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  • Official Inaugural Medal Still Strong

    Posted on April 5, 2014 by Lori

    We continue to see strength in the official inaugural medal market. Just this past month we were fortunate to have acquired a 1901 William McKinley Silver inaugural medal - it sold in 24 hours. With only 55 of these silver medals produced they truly are rare.

    Just last week we acquired 1933 and 1937 Franklin Roosevelt medals. While not as rare as the Mckinley silver medal, both have relatively low mintage (1,500 and 1,006 respectively).
    None of these medals even made it to our website.

    So if you are searching for more of the low mintage rare medals? Let us know which ones are on your wish list and we'll be happy to let you know the next time we acquire one. Or, if you have one for sale, please let us know and we will make you a very fair offer. Contact: lori@loriferber.com or 1-888-477-9222.


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  • Yes, There Are Items We Won't Buy Or Sell

    Posted on April 3, 2014 by Lori

    Last week we were asked if there were any political memorabilia items that we will not sell. Good question, and one we had an answer to. There was a collectible that immediately came to mind that we refused to purchase or handle on consignment. In fact, we decided we would not even offer an opinion of value.

    It was... well... startling. It was just an ordinary weekend and we received a call from a gentlemen that started to explain that he owned an item that he thought we would be interested in. He was obviously uncomfortable and did not immediately share with us what the item actually was. His stated reason for the call was to discover the value of the time, although we had the impression that if we offered the right price he would have seriously considered selling it.

    What was the item that we wouldn't buy and wouldn't handle on consignment? Well if this were a TV show or American Idol, we'd cut to commercial now and leave you wondering. But its not, so here we go.

    The gentleman explained to us that at one time he worked as a school teacher in Illinois. At that time there was a young man that attended the school where he taught. And that young man had taken many tests - including an IQ test - which the gentlman still had in his possession after all these years. It was the young man's IQ test.

    And that young man whose IQ test reportedly still sits in the desk drawer of this former teacher is.... President Barack Obama. And now, as Paul Harvey used to say "you know the rest of the story".


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  • JFK, RFK and Japan - Free Seminar

    Posted on March 18, 2014 by Lori

    Free Seminar to be held at the JFK Presidential Museum and Library. "JFK, RFK and Japan." To be held Friday, March 21, 2014. The seminar is free and open to the public. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open one hour before the program begins.

    In 1962, to prepare for a diplomatic trip he planned to take in 1964, President Kennedy asked his brother, Robert Kennedy, to travel to Japan. Join RFK's oldest child, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, as she discusses her parents' historic visit with Dartmouth College Professor Jennifer Lind and Harvard Professor Emeritus Akira Iriye. This event is co-sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Boston.


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  • JFK Library Launches New Website

    Posted on November 20, 2013 by Lori

    Boston, MA – The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Foundation has launched AnIdeaLivesOn.org, an online tribute to President John F. Kennedy that aims to create a multi-generational conversation about the many ways in which the legacy of our nation’s 35th president lives on today.

    Named for President Kennedy’s poignant observation that, “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on,” the project invites the public to participate in the creation of an interactive documentary, putting a modern, human face on the enduring impact of John F. Kennedy. Stories from Congressman John Lewis, comedian Conan O’Brien, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, actor Martin Sheen, and Lori & Steve Ferber from Lori Ferber Collectibles.

    "We are very pleased to have been selected to participate in this amazing film and historic project" said Steve Ferber co-owner of Lori Ferber Collectibles. "John F Kennedy has always been the most collected President and we hope that our small part in this amazing endeavor helps to spread the word about the joys of political and presidential collecting".

    To watch our segment in the movie:
    John F Kennedy Collectibles


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  • Featured in German Daily Newspaper - If Only We Could Read German!

    Posted on November 15, 2013 by Lori

    Lori Ferber Collectibles was featured in an article this weekend in one of Germany’s biggest daily newspapers Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung or FAZ. The store focused on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Click Here To Read The Story. Wish we spoke German so we would know what the article says!

    Apparently it is titled Still Crazy About Kennedy and discussed the fascination of Americans "for their former president and his glamourous family is unbroken to this day".


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  • Political Memorabilia Collectors to Gather for Fall Show

    Posted on October 15, 2013 by Lori

    Arizona Political Items Collectors Show/Sale

    Come see the old, new and everything in between! The Arizona Chapter of the American Political Items Collectors organization will hold its Fall Show November 9th, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S. 48th Street, Phoenix Arizona. Free appraisals, buy sell and trade political collectibles, pinbacks, ribbons, buttons,medals, posters, postcards, and other interesting historical items.


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  • Lots of Changes to Our Website This Week

    Posted on September 22, 2013 by Lori

    We are constantly improving our website to make it easier and easier for our friends to find what they are looking for.

    1. This week we've added an often requested feature called "newly listed". Now you can see the most recent items we have added to our website by selecting the "sort by" drop down menu from most pages. Its not perfect (for instance when an item was sold out and now replenished it will not show up.

    2. We are starting to add "hopeful" candidates by name and party. You will find that under the "View By Category navigation bar at the top of the page.

    3. Also on the top you will now see a listing for Autographs. Since our collection of autographed presidential and political items has grown we thought it deserved special attention.

    4. We've also added 126 new items this week to our item and we're listing more as fast as we can!


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  • Over 305 New Political Memorabilia Listings

    Posted on August 25, 2013 by Lori

    We've been busy again. We have listed over 300 new political collectibles at www.loriferber.com. These include; a scarce "The Democratic Book 1936 signed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a program to the 1967 inauguration of Governor Ronald Reagan, a replica of the famous White House resolute desk, over 145 campaign buttons, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton campaign posters, a William McKinley official inaugural medal, and many other interesting items. Check them out at www.loriferber.com.

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  • Saddle Up For APIC Reno Convention

    Posted on July 24, 2013 by Lori

    Head west this August for the APIC Western Regional Convention in Reno. It will be held August 2 - 3, 2013 at the Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa. Join fellow collectors at the Western Regional Convention. If you have political memorabilia you'd like to sell, there will be dozens of the country's most prestigious dealers in attendance who are always looking for purchase interesting items. For additional information, Contact Cary Jung at letsbackjack@comcast.net.


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  • Free Admission to John F Kennedy Library

    Posted on July 3, 2013 by Lori

    Free Admission for All. On July 19th, the Museum at the JFK Library will be free of charge for all visitors as part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays summer programming. Over 60 cultural venues around the state will take part in this year's fifth anniversary of the Free Fun Friday program. For more information visit http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html.


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