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Presidential, First Lady, White House Memorabilia Auction Sale Now On

The auction of my presidential memorabilia collection on Everything But the House has begun. Nearly 200 lots, almost all with multiple items of Presidents, First Ladies, First Families representing those from George and Martha Washington to Barack and Michelle Obama,… Read More ›

The Black Peep Scandal: An Easter Candy Mystery & The Father of the Jellybean

Fruitcake at Christmas, hot dogs on July Fourth, beer for St. Patrick’s, turkey on Thanksgiving. And, the¬†quintessential American food favorite for Easter? Surpassing the hard-boiled matter once those decorated eggs are cracked, not to mention asparagus, jellybeans,¬†lamb or ham, and… Read More ›

A Reagan Country Song & California Classic by ABBA: His 1980 & 1984 Campaign Music

The presidential campaign year of 1980 marked the beginning of what might be termed “theme music” being adopted by presidential candidates, rather than the traditional campaign song. 1976, the year Ronald Reagan lost his challenge to incumbent President Gerald Ford… Read More ›

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