Special thank you to Ruralite magazine for their great story "Making a business of political history". They featured Lori Ferber Collectibles in their October online edition. https://www.ruralite.org/memorabilia/
"Celebrating the Art of Resistance," will be held Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Professional Musicians Union Local 47, 817 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90038. The Center for the Study of Political Graphics collects, conserves, documents and exhibits historic and contemporary social movement posters. CSPG has more than 85,000 domestic and international posters, including the largest collection of post-World War II human rights and protest posters in the U.S.
The Results are in! In our latest poll where we asked "Do you think the heads of the Democratic Party screwed Bernie Sanders?".
A whopping 71.92% of those people who voted said yes they believed the Democratic Party screwed Bernie Sanders.
Frankly, we had imagined the vote would be much closer, but you have spoken and our visitors and customers have a great track record of predicting Presidential elections and voter opinion.
Authentic "D. B. Cooper" 1971 Ransom Money. Series 1969 $20 Federal Reserve Note. Certified and encapsulated by PCGS Currency with insert picturing the 1971 artist's sketch of the sunglasses-wearing skyjacker. If you're looking for a unique and iconic piece of Aviation history this is it. These notes rarely come up for sale.
We are honored to be able to offer one of the original recovered bills that were found by eight-year-old Brian Ingram along the banks of the Columbia River in Washington on February 10, 1980. This is one of the only known group of currency notes that can be linked to the historic and infamous event.
All the notes from this group were damaged by their exposure to the weather. This bill is approximately 3.75" x 1.5" in size and irregular in shape. It features a near-complete Hamilton portrait, two partial serial numbers, and a near-complete San Francisco "L" Reserve Bank designation.Serial #L47621840A which has been certified and authenticated according to the serial number. One of the largest fragments ever found.
This bill has been in a private collection since it was purchased at auction in December 2009 and the original auction bill will be included as well as the PCCS Currency Certificate of Authenticity which includes the signature of Brian Ingram, finder of the note, and the President and Vice President of PCGS Currency.
Fun times at the 2016 Politicon convention in Pasadena, California this weekend. In our opinion the highlight was the display of amazing and controversial artwork from the 2016 presidential campaign. The exhibit included an artist's rendition of a Trump University Diploma machine and a Hillary Clinton room freshener display,
When computers and political correctness go just a bit too far: We noticed recently that Google disapproved of several of our listings of campaign items. Curious, we called Google to find out what we could possibly be wrong with listings for civil war envelopes, bobbleheads and campaign buttons. Instead, we got an interesting lesson in what happens when computers make decisions in the world of political correctness.
Our listing for 100 Magazine and Protective Bags for storing publications was rejected. The reason? The computer thought the word "magazine" was referring to the type of magazine used in weapons rather than the type you and I read everyday. No, I'm not kidding.
The next listing was for a Tea Party Patriot bobblehead. Could it be that someone at google doesn't like the Tea Party? Is it a Democratic conspiracy? Or maybe they don't like Sarah Palin? (after all there some people that might agree with that) No, the reason it was rejected is because they thought "tea party " was some type of supplement, and supplements are not allowed to be advertised on Google without permission. No, we don't make this stuff up folks.
The third one was equally amazing. But at least we got a chuckle out of it. Apparently Google thinks we're now porn kings. Many of you will remember the famous commercial that Republican candidate Bob Dole was seen in promoting Viagra many years ago. Well, there was also a campaign button that we sell that says "Elizabeth Dole Causes Erectile Dysfunction" that was an Anti Bob Dole campaign buttons from the 1990's. So the ad was rejected as pornography. Of course, not only is this an historical item, but the commercial played in prime time on national television.
So I guess we're now Porn Kings and Queens. Do you think this rates us a visit to the Playboy mansion?
Our customers did it yet again! When it comes to predicting the outcome of presidential races political memorabilia collectors continue to show that they really know their politics. Recently in our community poll we asked "who will drop out first? Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz?
Well, by a vote of 55.79% vs 44.21% our readers and customers overwhelming predicted Marco Rubio would drop out first. They were proved correct yesterday, March 15, 2016.
Over the years, polls on www.loriferber.com presidential memorabilia website have proven amazingly accurate in predicting the voting patterns of presidential elections.
Here's an interesting website that matches your personal views on various popular issues of the day with those of each of the 2016 Presidential Republican and Democratic candidates.
It strips away your subjective and personal impressions of candidates and focuses on the facts and issues and where you match with the candidates stated campaign views.
Take the quiz and see where you stand. We had three people in our office take the quiz and found it pretty accurate. In fact, we found out that we had more in common with one particular candidate than we ever thought.
Visit the website and take the quiz at www.isidewith.com
Last week we received an order from Laura in Texas for three collectible items from the 1984 Republican National Convention. That in itself is nothing unusual. We sell a lot of different items every day. We often wonder why certain people buy certain items from our inventory. Is it for their collection? For a friend or relative or maybe they ordered a Reagan item just because their last name is Reagan.
Well today, we got a follow up email from Laura. She told us that she purchased the items for her boss who had worked at the Republican Convention in 1984 and always wished he had kept some souvenirs from that event.
So for this holiday season, thanks to Laura and her thoughtfulness, her boss is going to be the proud owner of an original badge, postcard and sign from the Convention, and his wish will be fulfilled.
And as Laura said in her email... she can't wait to see her bosses face!