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buttons made by whitehead and hoag co. newark. N.J. april

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buttons made by whitehead and hoag co. newark. N.J. april 14 1896 july 21 1896 alton b parker for president and sweetcaporal cigarette looking for price of buttoms
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Frank replied 5 years ago.
Good Morning,
Your whitehead and hoag company produced many different types of political and advertising pins. They also produced pins for fraternal organizations and decorative pieces. The company opened it's doors in 1892 and became a strong member of the Newark and national business community. Your Alton B. Parker button is a rare piece of political advertising. A retail price of this piece would be between 100-165 dollars depending on condition. Political pins have gained power in the market in the past few years and are a hot seller. If you were looking for a quick sale a fair market price your pin would bring between 60-70 dollars. The sweet caporal cigarette pin is more of a novelty piece. The fair market price on this button would be between 8-12 dollars. These still have a market but just not as strong as the political pins, who have a much larger and more established customer base. The better the condition the pins are in the better figure you could possibly be see, look for any cracks in the celluloid or age spots. Also check for any deterioration in the metal.
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Best of luck with your buttons,
Expert:  Frank replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for your question on Just Answer, I would be happy to assist you with any further inquiries.
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