Blogger:  Tom Peeling

Tom Peeling

Tom Peeling lives in South Florida and has collected political items since the 1972 Nixon/McGovern election. While specializing in Theodore Roosevelt items, Tom admits to an extreme interest in Abraham Lincoln and just about any other presidential winner or loser. In the past, he has collected coins, matchbooks, glass telephone insulators and a number of other things. His wife, Becky, collects American Fostoria glassware and his two sons mostly just think he’s a hoarder.

He can be reached at tom@collectorsquest.com.

Tom's Recent Posts

Looking Sharp: Political Knives Stand the Test of Time

Political campaign items come in many sizes, shapes and types. While a lot of them such as buttons, pamphlets and posters are used for a short time, and in many cases discarded,... more

Celebrities and Auctions Make for Bad Bedfellows: Kennedy Memorabilia

Sometimes, as a collector, you just have to take a look at auction results and laugh. Then remember the quote that, rightly or wrongly, is attributed to circus giant P.T. Barnum: A... more

One Collector’s Top Ten Political Pins: 1920-1944

There’s nothing like a good political debate. And I’m not talking political philosophies here. A few weeks ago, I chose my 10 personal favorite campaign buttons from 1896-1916, the Golden Age of... more

Eyebrow raising price draws attention to Humphrey pin

For collectors, common sense can sometimes be fleeting. Quite fleeting. Take last week’s Anderson Americana political collectibles Internet and mail auction out of Troy, Ohio, for example. A very simple green and... more

One Political Pin that is a Real Marvel

When you think of politics and buttons, you might think of campaign buttons. But not every button was for a campaign. It’s not uncommon to this day that when a president visits... more