Nevada political memorabilia included in national show and sale

Attendees at the Largest Political Collectibles Show & Sale in the West will not only see a cross-section of national political memorabilia, but also have an opportunity to see rare political items from Nevada.

For the first time, the Nevada Historical Society is collaborating with the American Political Items Collectors (APIC) for their convention July 12-13 at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno. The convention offers attendees the chance to shop from more than 100,000 political campaign mementos including buttons, posters, advertising pinbacks, women’s suffrage, sports, protest and social justice cause items, World War I, World War II and popular culture.

The Nevada Historical Society will be displaying historical artifacts from its collection related to statewide elections and campaigns.

Collectors and dealers from nearly 20 states are expected to attend this two-day show, now in its eighth year. The show is known for offering free appraisals of political items by experts (imagine “American Pickers” meets “Antiques Roadshow”), daily live auctions and unique displays of political Americana.

Displays will feature the 2020 Presidential Campaign, Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, and vintage political cartoons.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 12 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 13.

Admission is $8 for both days, $12 for families for both days. Children and students are admitted free of charge and first-time attendees will receive free buttons.

The American Political Items Collectors is a non-profit hobbyist organization dedicated to the study and preservation of material relating to America’s political heritage. Its members range from students to stockbrokers, history teachers, political scientists, elected officials, and armchair historians.

Founded in 1904, the Nevada Historical Society seeks to advance the study of the heritage of Nevada, the Great Basin and the West. The mission of the NHS is to collect, preserve, and educate the public about our shared history through exhibition, artifacts, books, photographs and manuscript materials relating to the state of Nevada, the Great Basin, and the West.

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