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    Special: Politically Collect (2008)

    Electing and Collecting: These two great American traditions combine in one historic hour! ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s Politically Collect commemorates political battles long past, with treasures that hail from red states and blue.

    ROADSHOW's Kennedy Tribute

    In conjunction with the broadcast premiere of JFK, a new biography from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW pays tribute from its archive.

    Kennedy and Johnson Archive

    More letters and photos from the collection of JFK's White House photographer (Orlando, Hour 3)

    Want to Meet General Sickles?:
    A Rapscallion's Résumé

    A look at the life of Civil War General Daniel Sickles proves they just don't make a good old-fashioned scoundrel like they used to. (Albuquerque, Hour 2)

    Eleanor Roosevelt Archive

    An interactive collection of White House mementos from Eleanor Roosevelt's friend and personal maid. (Philadelphia, Hour 3)

    See John Quincy Adams' Diary Online

    The Mass. Historical Society has digitized 51 volumes of Adams' personal diary, which he kept for almost 70 years.



    Benjamin Harrison Presidential Rocker, ca. 1890
    Leslie Keno

    $5,000
    Politically Collect


    Revolutionary War Discharge Signed by George Washington
    Stephen Massey

    $6,000-$10,000
    Politically Collect


    Two 1947 American Political Cartoons
    Colleene Fesko

    $300-$500
    Politically Collect


    John Quincy Adams' House of Representatives Chair
    Wendell Garrett

    $4,000-$6,000
    Politically Collect


    Early 19th-Century George Washington Mantel Clock
    Gordon Converse

    $50,000-$80,000
    Politically Collect


    20th-Century American Political Buttons
    Rudy Franchi

    $2,000-$3,000
    Politically Collect


    World War I Binoculars & Franklin Delano Roosevelt Letter
    Selby Kiffer

    $2,000-$3,000
    Politically Collect


    19th-Century Necklace with Mary Todd Lincoln Provenance
    Berj Zavian

    $2,500-$3,500
    Politically Collect


    1848 Zachary Taylor & Lewis Cass Campaign Drum
    William Guthman

    $10,000-$15,000
    Politically Collect


    19th-Century Folk Art Horse & Rider
    C. Wesley Cowan

    $40,000-$60,000
    Politically Collect


    Samuel Osgood Miniature Portrait, ca. 1790
    Alan Fausel

    $10,000-$15,000
    Politically Collect


    Jimmy Carter Affidavit from the 1976 Presidential Campaign
    Mike Gutierrez

    $4,000-$5,000
    Politically Collect


    Haviland White House Bowls, ca. 1880
    David Lackey

    $7,000-$9,000
    Politically Collect


    Eleanor Roosevelt Archive, ca. 1941
    Ian Ehling

    $8,000-$12,000
    Politically Collect


    Autographed Diploma with 20th-Century Presidential Signatures
    Christopher Coover

    $7,000-$10,000
    Politically Collect


    John F. Kennedy & Lyndon B. Johnson Signed Photographs
    Francis Wahlgren

    $75,000
    Politically Collect


    Congressional Desk and Chair, ca. 1857
    Brian Witherell

    $40,000
    Politically Collect


    Civil War Autograph Collection
    Rafael Eledge

    $75,000-$100,000
    Politically Collect






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