Rare Button Sells for $15,100

Last month, a rare button sold for $15,100 on ebay.  The button is from the 1920 United States presidential election.  It features a picture of the Democratic nominee for President Governor James Cox of Ohio and the Vic Presidential candidate Franklin D Roosevelt.

The seller described the button as the “holy grail of political buttons”.  The auction had 18 bids.  The seller had little knowledge of the actual value of the button until it was listed.  The seller even threatened to cancel the auction if a higher bid wasn’t reached.  A few pictures of the button can be found below.

Cox and Roosevelt Political Button

Cox and Roosevelt Button - 2