Thursday, May 26, 2011

Does this look like a George Bush button?

According to one eBay seller the button on the left is a George Bush button. Take a look at eBay # 380258372934. It is an Oregon button for the national convention, but the Republicans went to Houston that year. New York hosted the 1992 Democratic National Convention.  The disclaimer on the curl reads, "Paid for by WYDEN FOR CONGRESS". Ron Wyden is currently a U.S. Senator from Oregon, and he is a Democrat. I obtained the button myself at the convention. Included in the picture is a Clinton Gore match to it as further proof. I did inform the seller of his error, and he has ignored me. eBay is a never ending source of amusement.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Does this really look like a Carter button?

You really have to be missing a few bricks to think this is a Carter button, but try to convince some eBay sellers it isn't. I contacted one seller last year with a polite correction, and my message was ignored. He never corrected his listing, and retaliated by blocking me from bidding. Is that a sign of maturity? It should be obvious from the message on the button that it is advertising low prices for manufacturing buttons. It is from a company called Hantico and I picked up some in their booth at a trade show back in the 80s. Yes, I've done sales in the industry, so I know what I'm talking about.