Ten Valuable Lyndon B. Johnson Collectibles
Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973) served as the 36th President of the United States. A former congressman and U.S. senator from Texas, Vice President Johnson ascended to the presidency on November 22, 1963, following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. LBJ was elected president in 1964 in his own right, serving until 1969.
Here are ten valuable Lyndon B, Johnson collectibles that are sure to interest historians and political memorabilia collectors. "To shatter forever not only the barriers of law and public practice, but the walls which bound the condition of many by the color of his skin. To dissolve, as best we can, the antique enmities of the heart which diminish the holder, divide the great democracy, and do wrong — great wrong — to the children of God..." President Lyndon B. Johnson, Howard University commencement, June 4, 1965
Lyndon Johnson For United States Senator Poster
Lyndon Johnson first ran for the U.S. Senate in 1941, losing to W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel in a special election. In 1948, Johnson again ran for the U.S. Senate, this time winning a seat from Texas. An early poster (13x22-inches) depicting a youthful LBJ in his senate run sold at auction for $507.88.
Lyndon Johnson U.S. Senate poster $507.88
Lyndon Johnson Signed Photograph
An 8x10-inch photo signed/inscribed by Senator Johnson – "To Parnell Hammons with best regards Lyndon B Johnson" – brought $286.80 at auction.
Lyndon B. Johnson signed photo $286.80
Lyndon Johnson 1964 Alaska Campaign Pin
A 1964 campaign pin sporting the slogan Alaska Needs Johnson sold at auction for $657.25. It's a rare collectible LBJ button.
Alaska Needs Johnson pin $657.25
Lyndon Johnson 1941 Cardboard Sign
A 1941 cardboard window sign from LBJ's first senate run brought $191.20 at auction.
Lyndon Johnson Civil Rights Portrait Pin
A 1964 pin touting Support Johnson and Civil Rights fetched a top bid of $1,553.50 at auction.
Lyndon Johnson civil rights pin $1,553.50
Lyndon Johnson U.S. Senate Mechanical Pencil
A Compliments of Lyndon B. Johnson Your United States Senator mechanical pencil sold at auction for $62. These political pencils were common in the 1950s and '60s.
Lyndon B. Johnson Autographed Calling Card
An embossed calling card autographed by Johnson when he was Senate Majority Leader brought $562.35.
Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater Remco Dolls
Democrat Lyndon Johnson and Republican Barry Goldwater faced off in the 1964 presidential election. A pair of 1964 Remco dolls still in their boxes representing each candidate sold at auction for a reasonable $59.
LBJ/Goldwater 1964 Remco dolls $59
Lyndon Johnson 1965 Inaugural Committee Badge
Lyndon Johnson was inaugurated on January 20, 1965. An inaugural committee badge from that historic event brought $51 at auction.
Lyndon Johnson 1965 inaugural medal with ribbon $51
Lyndon Johnson 1965 Dell Comic Book
In 1965 Dell produced a Lyndon Johnson comic book priced at 12 cents. One graded example in CGC near mint+ 9.5 condition brought $65 at auction.
Lyndon Johnson Political Memorabilia & Top Image
- All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Trio of 1964 campaign pins: N.J. Young Citizens For Johnson-Humphrey, Young Texans For Johnson, Bristol Twp. Ladies For Johnson Democrat Organization $203.15
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