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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 08-25-2008 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Here, in America, the political convention process starts tonight. Does anyone have any convention / election Silver to share with us? I can image that it exists (trophies, awards, buttons, jewelry, etc) but I don't recall ever seeing any?

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Kayvee

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iconnumber posted 08-29-2008 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kayvee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Examples of silver presented to sitting presidents and examples of presidential silver gifts to heads of state abound, but silver presidential election memorabilia is harder. Here are two:
    Adlai Stephenson commissioned the California silversmith Allan Adler to make a pin for his most ardent supporters during the 1956 presidential campaign. The sterling pin is in the shape of the sole of a right shoe with a hole in it, after the famous photograph by Bill Gallagher of Stevenson with his feet up on a desk with a hole in his shoe. The photo had appeared in Life magazine and won Gallagher a Pulitzer Prize in 1953. This image of Stevenson came to symbolize his style. Adler made several thousand of these pins and they appear from time to time on that large internet auction site. I bought one for a friend a few years ago, and she is always surprised by the number of people who recognize the iconography of the pin when she wears it.

    In the following presidential campaign, Adler was commissioned by the financier Burt Lytton to make a coffee urn that was used at a major California fund-raising event during the presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy. The candidate was served the first cup of coffee out of the urn. The urn now is in a private collection.


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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 08-31-2008 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much.

I went looking and this is some of what I found:

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 03-20-2014 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not silver - Political/campaign jewelery.

I am not sure of the reference but I suppose the pantaloons & lock is a reference to William McKinley being a champion of protective tariffs.

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Scott Martin
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dragonflywink

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Not silver, but a piece I've had since the '64 election - my parents were active in the Republican party, I just liked the elephant in Goldwater glasses...

~Cheryl

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Paul Lemieux

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I posted this image 13 years ago of a Gorham 'Grecian' pattern salt spoon, but I guess it might fit in the category of political silver... I never did figure out what the meaning of the spoon was, if it was a campaign item, a souvenir, a presentation piece, or... ?

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-08-2016 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
bump.
While we are awaiting the results.

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