2016 Registered Voter Limited Edition Lapel Pin (Made In The USA)

This magnificent Registered Voter pin for 2016 has a 1.5 inch diameter and will make a wonderful addition to any collection. We went the extra mile on this fine item and everything from the die cast, to the kiln fused glass center dome, to the box and packaging are all Made in the USA.

Lapel Pin
Lapel Pin

Collecting Historical And Political Memorabilia

Ever since the 1789 Inauguration of George Washington, presidential memorabilia has been popular to collect, and this enthusiasm continues to this day. Many of these fine collectibles have become family heirlooms and have been passed down from generation to generation, while some historical items have made their way into museums and historical centers across the country.

Back in 1789 during his inauguration, George Washington wore clothing buttons, each with an eagle on it. Vendors during that time sold clothing buttons very similar to the ones worn by Washington so that the general population could have the opportunity to collect such items. This tradition of collecting political memorabilia is not only part of history it is a tradition that lives on even today. If you or your family is lucky enough to own one of the original George Washington campaign buttons, know that some are worth up to $5,000 or more.

As you can see, collecting is not only fun, but it is profitable as well! The election of 1896 saw the creation of the first celluloid political campaign pin back buttons. The Golden Era of campaign buttons from 1896 to 1916 saw some of the highest quality campaign buttons come on the market. We have many of these rare pieces on our website. In the last 20-50 years, however, the candidates discovered that people all over the country collect campaign buttons, so they all started mass producing them in huge quantities during each election cycle. These have become the heart of all Presidential campaigns ever since. While there have been some fine items made in the last 50 years, very few of the campaign buttons or pins matched the quality of the buttons produced during the Golden Era.

This is all about to change and PresidentialElection.com, a non-partisan, national get-out-the-vote and presidential information center since 1998, has a tradition of high quality and excellent service. The bearer of this certificate for the 2016 Registered Voter Lapel Pin can be assured that we have exceeded the industry highest quality standards. This beautiful 1.5 inch gold electroplated lapel pin will make a wonderful addition to any collection and if you are just starting, this will be a great way to get started in the industry. We took no shortcuts on this fine item and everything from the die cast, to the kiln fused glass center dome, to the box and packaging are all made in the USA.

This process is hardly ever heard of in the industry because of the expense and time involved with the process of making each item. Further, every Registered Voter lapel pin comes with a matching numbered certificate of authenticity which has a gold foil seal and authorized signature to guarantee it authenticity. This is not only a very strong and beautiful piece, we are letting you know upfront that this is not cloudy acrylic or cheap resin like most companies use for the centers, our center piece is made of real fused glass and if you drop glass on a hard surface floor, it can break.

This magnificent item is proudly Made in the United States and will be limited to the number manufactured until Election Day 2016. When Election Day arrives, we will announce the 2020 collectible pin and will continue in this tradition for the next 100 years.

There is no better time to start collecting presidential and historical memorabilia than now. As long as you can keep it in a dry, safe, smoke-free environment, your items will grow in value year after year.

Optional Black Case

The black and gold case compliments the pin with sharp matching gold and black colors. The black and gold case compliments the pin with sharp matching gold and black colors. Made in the USA.

Lapel Pin
Optional Black Case

 

The back has a fastener pin and Made in the USA, PresidentialElection.com Limited Edition and the Series Number on the back. The series number will match your certificate of Authenticity. This pin is made of the highest quality and standards.

 Back View

The Side View Shows How The Lapel Pin Sits On The Included Stand. The First Thing You Will Notice About This Pin Is The Weight Of The Item. It Is Heavy Enough That You Will Know It Is The Read Deal And Light Enough That You Can Safely Wear It On Your Clothing.

The back has a fastener pin and Made in the USA, PresidentialElection.com Limited Edition and the Series Number on the back. The series number will match your certificate of Authenticity. This pin is made of the highest quality and standards.

Lapel Pin Back View
Lapel Pin Back View

Side View

Each pin comes with a beautiful acrylic stand accented with sharp corners which makes it display nicely. In addition to displaying it on the stand, you can also wear it on your clothing. During the next political event, wear this pin as it is an immediate conversation starter.

2016 Side View Lapel Pin (Made In The USA)
2016 Side View Lapel Pin (Made In The USA)

Box View Of The 2016 24 Kt Gold Electroplated Lapel Pin

Detailed View Of The Box The Lapel Pin Comes With. The Box Is Made In The USA.

The collectors box is white with a gold seal on the top. You can keep the black case in the box when not displaying your item. Made out of fine cardboard and 100% Made in the USA.

Lapel Pin Box
Lapel Pin Box

 

Certificate Of Authenticity 2016 Lapel Pin

Your Certificate Number Will Match The Number On The Back Of Your Pin. All COA Certificates Are Signed And Have An Official Seal Placed On The Document.

Each pin comes with a certificate of authenticity with a gold foil company seal. The series number on the certificate will match the serial number on the back of your pin. All certificates are signed by an authorized personnel.

Certificate Of Authenticity 2016 Lapel Pin
Certificate Of Authenticity 2016 Lapel Pin

The Story Behind The Design Phase Of This Pin

Robert Wajda
Robert Wajda

I have always been fascinated with the quality of the campaign buttons and pins of the “Golden Era” and wondered why nobody makes a high quality item anymore? It seems there is always a shortcut for profits somewhere and I wanted to go back in time and create something like nothing else out there. Something my company not only would leave behind as a legacy hundreds of years from now, but the beginning of a tradition that will continue for decades to come.

Of course with any new venture I already knew it would be research, trial and error, and just figuring out things on my own and with the help of my business associates. I designed a pin and started contacting lapel pin manufacturers and discovered something I never expected. They were all quoting on items that are made in China or India. I said, I cant have a US Registered Voter pin made in China, I need it made in the USA. Almost every one of them said “We all get our products in China because we can pass the savings on to you”. I told them, “I don’t want the savings passed onto me and I don’t want my products made in China because I do not believe they practice proper fair trade. Each US Made product supports 4-6 other US jobs so its a win/win situation for all Americans.

After a month of trial and error, I finally found a company in the USA that could make my die cast base exactly how I wanted it and could make it in the USA. It was more expensive but I did not care. My product is going to be made in the USA period.

After I secured the deal with the US manufacturer on the die cast mold, I needed the dome center piece. I thought wow.. this is going to be easy. All I need is a standard glass dome to fit my mold. I started my glass dome search and found resin domes, acrylic domes, plastic domes, and a few glass domes but guess what? They were all imported from China or India. I contacted almost all the big glass manufacturer and not one of them could make what I needed for my product. I did find an optical glass manufacturer that could match up my size but it looked terrible. I needed a simple cabochon that magnifies the image under it. After months of searching, I finally found a company that could fuse these center pieces in a kiln in the US. (Which turned out the most efficient way to make them)

Next, I needed the packaging. I found very beautiful packaging all over the Internet but guess what? All the packaging I liked was once again Made in China. I could not believe what was happening. This was so sad to me but I finally found a US Manufacturer that had a box made in Rhode Island that they could modify to my specifications. It turned out wonderfully. After six months of research, trial and error, sacrifice, and dedication, this project has exceeded all my expectations and I can sleep good at night knowing that I put my country before profits. What a great feeling knowing these pins will be here hundreds of years from now and each one sold not only supports 5 US jobs, all the money stays right here in the USA.

Each pin is numbered consecutively and comes with a matching certificate of authenticity, foil seal, and authorized signature.
Thank You To Purchase At PresidentialElection.Com
Robert G. Wajda
Founder/COO