Cox/Roosevelt Campaign Button From 1920 Sells for $185,850

The political button business has been booming. A Cox/Roosevelt campaign button from 1920 was auctioned for a six-figure sum this week.

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O.J. Simpson’s Parole Supervision Ends

The former football star served nine years in prison for robbery before he was granted parole in 2017. His supervision ended two months early because of good behavior.

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Luka Doncic Autographs Questioned Among Collectors

Handwriting experts disagree about whether the N.B.A. star’s signatures could be from one person. And collectors have brewed a bigger conspiracy theory — that Doncic’s mother signed his cards.

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Al Capone’s Possessions, Now for Sale, Show Two Sides of the Gangster

His granddaughters said they hoped an auction of his belongings would show that Capone was more than a ruthless mob boss. He was also a family man.

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What is An Olympic Gold Medal Actually Worth?

Some former Olympians have resorted to selling their medals because of financial hardships or to raise money for charity.

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Goodbye, Dolly: With Their Bids, Fans Hold Onto Carol Channing

Awards and autographs, costumes and wigs have recently been sold at auction. Even the glamorous red gown from “Hello, Dolly!” found a home.

#actors-and-actresses, #auctions, #channing-carol, #fans-persons, #memorabilia-and-souvenirs, #theater

Olympic Pin Trading Is Another Casualty of Covid This Year

The collapse of the pin trading market will hardly register amid the more than $15 billion cost of the Tokyo Games, but for avid traders, it’s a huge letdown.

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Opera’s Biggest Fan Leaves Behind a Sprawling Time Capsule

Pavarotti, Domingo, Sills, Fleming and many more: Perhaps 200,000 autographs are piled in a vacant East Village apartment.

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Lois Kirschenbaum, the Ultimate Opera Superfan, Dies at 88

In New York opera circles, an autograph request from her, the mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade said, was considered “a special type of approval.”

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The Pandemic Has Diminished Part of Athletes’ Jobs: Signing Autographs

Even where spectators can attend sports events, physical buffers between them and the athletes often prevent autograph seeking. Players and fans miss the interaction.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #memorabilia-and-souvenirs, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Presidents’ Day Auction Offers Lincoln’s Hair and Other Oddities

The auction feeds a thriving market for private collectors. Among the items: photographs, a lottery ticket signed by Washington, a Kennedy sweater, and a check from Donald J. Trump.

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For Sale: Souvenirs of Capitalism’s Failures

A bustling market for souvenirs of Lehman Brothers, Enron, and other casualties of the system.

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Paging Through Broadway While the Stages Are Dark

As she packs her things to make a move, a critic lingers over her memories, many slickly packaged, some not.

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Auctioning Off a Dead Mall

When a shopping mall closes, where does all of its stuff go?

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I❤️NY in Crisis: How Do Tourist Shops Survive With No Tourists?

After the coronavirus lockdown wiped out tourism in the city, souvenir stores remain empty.

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Augusta’s Green Jackets: For Winners, Members (and Buyers) Only

The club’s green jackets — awarded to its members and Masters winners — are not supposed to leave its grounds. A rare few have, becoming an expensive holy grail for memorabilia collectors.

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Trump Merchandise Outsells Biden’s, China’s Factories Say

The measure is unscientific at best. But merchants say sales of the president’s campaign merchandise at a major wholesale market are outstripping Biden’s.

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Washington Redskins Fans Collected Memorabilia for Years. What Now?

The Redskins’ decision to rebrand transforms decades of memorabilia into artifacts of a racist name.

#football, #memorabilia-and-souvenirs, #race-and-ethnicity, #washington-redskins

A Brooklyn Dodgers Fan Who Never Gave Up on Ebbets Field

Pursuing his dream of rebuilding the beloved ballpark, a die-hard follower found the stadium blueprints buried in a municipal subbasement.

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