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1963 - JFK - A Memorial Album



"A Memorial Album" - LP

A Memorial Tribute produced and broadcast by Radio Station WMCA New York on Friday November 22, 1963.
Narrated by Ed Brown, Produced by Martin Plissner and Ed Brown.

1964 - KENNEDY Half Dollar


The Kennedy half dollar, first minted in 1964, is a currently struck fifty cent coin issued by the United States Mint.
Intended as a
memorial to the assassinated President John F. Kennedy, it was authorized by Congress just over a month after his death.
Within hours of the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, Mint Director Eva Adams called Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts, informing him that serious consideration was being given to depicting Kennedy on one of the larger silver coins: either the silver dollar, half dollar, or quarter dollar. Adams called Roberts again on November 27 and authorized the project, stating that the late president's widow, Jacqueline Kennedy preferred that he be depicted on the half dollar, replacing the previous design of Benjamin Franklin. Kennedy's reasoning was that she did not want to replace George Washington on the quarter.
Use of existing works by Mint sculptors Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro allowed dies to be prepared quickly, and striking of the new coins began in January 1964.
The coins vanished from circulation soon after their release in April 1964 due to collectors, hoarders, and those interested in a memento of the late president.
The Treasury Department made the coins available to the public beginning on March 24, 1964. A line a block long formed at the department's windows in Washington to purchase the 70,000 coins initially allocated for public sale. Although the department limited sales to 40 per customer, by the end of the day, the coins were gone, but the line had not shortened. Banks in Boston and Philadelphia quickly rationed supplies, but still sold out by noon. Sales in New York did not begin until the following day, and rationing was imposed there as well, to the disgruntlement of the head of the coin department at Gimbels, the largest dealer in the city, which had hoped to sell the coins at a premium.

2004 - JFK2 Presidential Campaign Badge


Original Badge "America needs another JFK".
Presidential campaign
pinback c.3" for John Forbes Kerry = JFK2.

Jacqueline Kennedy Bobblehead


This beautiful Jackie Kennedy bobblehead is a great memorial gift and because they are no longer being manufactured, is a valuable collector’s items. They were made out of lightweight polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, a thermoplastic polymer that is commonly used to make figurines because it can be molded into any shape and it is compatible with a wide variety of different paint finishes. This Jackie Kennedy bobblehead is packaged in a colorful cardboard collector's box with a cellophane display window.
Produced by Bosley Bobbers.


JFK Large Bust


JFK Large Bust, bought at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas.
On the base the famous JFK sentence "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country".

John F. Kennedy Bobblehead


John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States. He was the first President born in the 20th century, and the youngest elected to the office, at the age of 43. Kennedy is the only president to have won a Pulitzer Prize. This very high quality, hand-painted John F. Kennedy bobblehead from Royal Bobbles shows President Kennedy proudly holding his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Profiles in Courage".

JFK Paperweight


JFK Paperweight, bought at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas.
The images in the paperweight are mint-condition U.S. postage stamps.

JFK Cufflinks


Cufflinks with JFK image (1964), bought at shop "Collezionismo a 360 gradi" (
Via Etnea 504 - Catania.

 "Presidents of the United States" cards


A complete set of informative picture cards featuring every American President from George Washington up to G.W.Bush. Each card has a full-color reproduction of the President's official White House portrait (or photograph) on one side with text about the man and the important events of his term on the reverse.

 "First Ladies of the United States" cards


This companion pack to "Presidents of the United States" features America's First Ladies. Each card  has the First Lady's color portrait or historic photograph on one side with text about the woman, her times, and her life with the President on the reverse.



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