eBay Selling Fetches $15,000 for Roosevelt Campaign Badge

WEBWIRE – Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Bids for a 1920 Roosevelt campaign (pin-back) badge recently skyrocketed to $15,100 while selling on eBay. The badge, found by the seller at an estate sale, was posted on eBay with an opening bid of only $10. Where it immediately ignited a bidding war among collectors. Seven days later the bidding escalated to the final price of $15,100.

The rare badge had been from the 1920 Democratic campaign where Franklin D. Roosevelt who had been selected as a running mate (Vice President) on the ticket headed by Ohio Governor James M. Cox. It included pictures of both Cox and Roosevelt.

According to James Massey, publisher of www.WhatSellsBest.com, a website which keeps an ongoing list of the top 20 best selling eBay items. ďItís not uncommon for rare Campaign badges to collect between $500 and $2,000 on eBay. But this badge, due to its rarity, is one of those exceptional examples of something collectors will pay almost anything to have.Ē

To see the Roosevelt/Cox Campaign Button, 19 other best selling eBay items, or find out how you can get a free auction estimate for your item. Visit: www.WhatSellsBest.com or use the links below.


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