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You Ask We Answer ..... Sort of

You have questions. We have answers. When most of the time! Lori Ferber and Steve Ferber answers your burning questions about Lori Ferber Collectibles, political collecting and just about anything.

Welcome to our You Ask We Answer.... sort of. Here you'll find answers to serious questions, naieve questions, off the wall questions and other interesting and unusual information requests we have received from our customers!

Q: How come you sell some items for $7,000 and others for $2. Usually companies who sell $7,000 items only sell expensive stuff?

A: Because we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy pieces of history and sometimes a $2 item can have even more history behind it then an item costing 10x the amount. In other words, touching history shouldn't be reserved just for those who can afford more.  

Q: I have a dozen copies of Look and Life magazines from the date of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Given the popularity of this President I would think that each one would be worth a small fortune. But I've been told theyhave only limited value... how come? 

A: You're not alone, hardly a day goes by when someone doesn't email us with copies of magazines from President Kennedy's days in office or ones that were published right after his assassination. But the reality is that many of these magazines were printed in the millions, in fact several of the more popular ones had circulations of over 5 million. Add to that the fact that a large percentage of American familires saved the copies as momentos of the popular President and you can see why there are so many available today - and thus the supply is very large and the demand can't keep up with the supply.

Q: I noticed that you also sell of your items on ebay. Are all your items isted on ebay and how come they are often higher priced on ebay than they are on your website? 

A: Yes, we do list some of our items on ebay, but we generally list less than 20% of our inventory on ebay. And yes, sometimes the prices on ebay are more than they are on our website and the reason is simple: it costs us a lot more in commissions and fees to sell on ebay.

Q: I'd like to give an item as a gift do you have cards that I can buy? 

A: No, we have them available for free. Just ask!

Q: Are you (Lori & Steve) Republicans or Democrats? 

A: We'll never tell, but let's say we don't see eye to eye on that subject and it makes for interesting conversations aroudn the office!

Q: How come you have some spelling errors on your website? 

A: Because Steve's a lousy typist :)

Q: Do you buy presidential and political memorabilia? Is there a charge for appraisal? 

A: We always enjoy looking through and purchasing collections. There is no charge. We will make you a fair and reasonable offer. You can either email us photos of the items or you can ship them to us for our offer. If our offer is acceptable (it usually is) then we pay immediately by check or paypal. If its not acceptable then we pay to ship it back to you. 

Q: What's the craziest thing that someone has offered for sale? 

A: That's a tough one. We've seen some pretty nutty things. I'd say the top two would be: 1) The gentlemen who swore that if you looked closly you could see the image of Andrew Jackson in the bottom of a pizza tray he had for sale and 2) The school teacher from Illinois that wanted to know the value of a copy of Barack Obama's IQ score that he had saved all these years (we declined to get involved). 

Q: When i visit other websites they words i don't understand and special codes and numbers to explain condition of items. You use terms like Very good and small scratch at the upper left. How come?

A: We use terms that everyone can understand not just hardcore collectors with a dictionary sitting next to them. We also use the terms "Rare" or "Scarce" or Hard To Find" very sparingly. And when we do we use them in that order starting with an item that is rare and working down to hard to find in that ordre. 

Have a question for us? Email us at and we'll be happy to help!

  • Hi Lori & Team I have purchased items from you over the years, since what I guess was your beginning days. All items come perfect - they are what you say - I appreciate each purchase. Is there a website where I can say “ Lori and her team are amazing as are the items I purchase”….or something similar. If so, I’m happy to do that !! All my best, John W California
    John W August 18, 2018
  • I want to thank you both for your wonderful business. With my being deeply involved in the Political arena your business feeds to my love for Politics, I enjoy getting a hold of great Political Items that are part of History collecting these treasures are a personal Hobby to me! I have ordered from you both on a number of occasions and I have to say that I am truly amazed and I appreciate everything - the speedy response, to the great customer service, the speedy arrival of items purchased arriving on time to my doorstep when promised, and more. Thank again for all that you both do for this Country through your wonderful business. I endorse Lori Ferber Collectibles!
    Walter S, Michigan February 02, 2017
  • I just want to thank you for my recent order of political pins. I happen to stumble on your Website and glad I did. The items were just as advertised- and I will be ordering in the near future. Thanks again, Scott
    Scott K January 22, 2017
  • I appreciate everything - the speedy response, the customer service, and of course, the product itself. Often, I'm skeptical and think that online testimonials only post the positive feedback, or even make up feedback. I can tell from the service I received that not only were these testimonials legitimate (just like your products), but it is likely they are all so positive because I can't imagine you getting a negative review. Thank you so much. It was a pleasure working with you. This is how customer service is supposed to look and it is so refreshing! I'll certainly be back to purchase additional gifts for my history-buff boyfriend in the future.
    - Shoshana, Golden Valley Minnesota October 11, 2016
  • Lori, The poster arrived late yesterday afternoon. It is hanging on my wall, and it looks absolutely fantastic! I smile when I see the President staring down at me as I am sitting at my desk. Thanks so much! Well done! Best, Mike B
    Mike B June 18, 2016
  • Lori: After weeks of research, asking for referrals and conducting a competitive analysis - I landed with Lori Ferber Collectibles.My journey has been wonderful to say the least Steve & Lori are excellent!
    B. G. February 26, 2015
  • Lori & Steve: Your honesty and integrity are inspiring and conducive to an ongoing business relationship.
    P.W. February 26, 2015
  • Lori: Thank you ever so much for the Presidential Inaugural Invitation. I was moved because it means so very much to me. I was in Washington D.C. last year during the inauguration, however, I had been hoping to eventually obtain something this special (I even wrote to my Congressman and others). Again, thank you so much and may you have continued success in your business in the coming years.
    W.M. February 20, 2015
  • Thank you very much for your assistance in making sure that the gift is now perfect. I have been spreading the word about the excellent customer service I've received from you
    A. H. February 26, 2015