Limited Edition Buttons
Bringing rarity into the 21st century
Ever since the Inauguration of George Washington in 1789, presidential campaign buttons have been very popular for collectors and this enthusiasm continues to this day. There have been some campaign buttons that were made in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s that sold for more than $30,000 each. The reason some of these buttons fetched so much money is because of a couple different reason.
1) Rarity – Many campaign buttons were made by third party manufacturers which were not part of the presidential campaigns of the time. In fact, some of the most expensive buttons of all time are not from the campaigns at all. The campaigns mass produced millions of buttons so they were classified as “commons”. The third-party manufacturers, made very few buttons and ironically it is those rare buttons that are worth the most. So, the rarity of the button is one factor that determines the future price decades later.
2) Quality – The next factor that determines a future price of a campaign button is the quality. Back in the 1800’s to early 1900s, each button was made by hand with the highest quality materials. Some of those buttons in mint condition still look new today. The reason they help up to time is because of the high-quality materials. We use only the highest quality materials made in the USA.
3) Commission them During a Presidential Campaign – Did you know that any button made from the time a candidate officially announces his/her intentions to run for president until the end of the presidential campaign (Election Day) become an official part of history and of that campaign cycle? Some of rarest buttons collectors look for are not even made by the candidate’s campaign but are made by third party manufacturers. We commission all the buttons we make and number the back of the button on high quality back paper and create a Certificate of Authenticity for each button. Every one of the Limited Edition Buttons are one-of-a-kind and when the series has been printed and made, there will be no more made.
Placing your order
For numbers 1 through 10 and number 500 of 500, they will be on a first come, first serve basis. If a button says “1” available and you place the order, it’s yours. Numbers 1 through 10 and number 500 will sell out first and all the rest of the buttons are $15. All numbers are already made so if you want a specific number, such as a birthdate or special number, please let us know in the “Special Instructions” section and if your number is available, we will let you have it. Also, if you would like a series of numbers such as 100-110, just order 10 buttons and let us know your preferences.