Browse | Capitol Coin & Stamp, political memorabilia and precious metals
Blogs
Viewing 13 - 21 of 21

Celebrate spring with us!

It’s time to do your spring happy dance! Wherever you live, the weather is finally looking up. If you are in the D.C. area, it’s cherry blossom time, and the weather has been warming up. Elsewhere in the country, there’s been some end-of-the-season snow.

What better way to recognize the season than with a good collectible. Easter eggs are perfect. We’ve been featuring them since the Reagan era. And there will be new ones again this year. We’ve got beautiful glass eggs and wooden eggs. And for you button collectors, we’ve got buttons from the White House Easter Egg Roll too.

If you are looking for something other than an egg or button, check out the website under Easter. We have programs from the Easter Egg Roll as well as temporary tattoos and recipe cards, posters and tickets. More merchandise is coming in daily.

This year’s White House event is April 6. Did you know that the White House receives more than 300,000 requests for tickets for the annual event? This year, they have awarded 35,000 tickets. The day includes the roll and many more activities in and around the White House. In 2001, the roll was cancelled due to rain. Now, there’s a system in place to relocate the roll to another location should it rain.

Commemorate the annual fun by adding to your collection today!   More

Fair price, fair value for your collectibles!

Find a silver dollar from Great-Grandma Minnie?

Unearth a box in your closet loaded with pennies and dimes?

Inherit all of your uncle’s precious button collection from FDR’s era?

We can help you put a value on your treasures and dispose of them so that everyone is happy.

With more than 50 years of experience, we can put a fair, accurate price on your coins, stamps and political memorabilia. Individual items or entire collections –– no appraisal is too big or too small.

Don’t let these items sit in a closet. They might have been a treasure to a family member, and they could be a treasure to another collector just looking for that item you’ve packed away. And with the price of gold and silver what they are, you will have a nice little sum to spend on something you want. We also can sell on consignment for a commission.

Gold, silver, coins, U.S. stamps, presidential items, we value them all!

Our prices are reasonable. Give us a call. Or stop by.

  More

Support your favorite 2016 candidates now!

Buttons are hot, hot, hot

Before you know it, the 2016 presidential race will be here. The political buzz has already started. Candidates are exploring their options.

We’ve got buttons from all the potential candidates, both Democrats, Republicans and more. Top runners. Long shots. We’ve even got buttons from some candidates you never imaged would jump into the race.

Do you know who Dr. Ben Carson is? How about Rep. Kristi Noem? We've got 'em! We’ve got buttons for lots of potential candidates, whether or not they eventually decide to run. That makes them especially fun to collect.

And all your favorites are represented in our extensive collection of 2016 campaign buttons for sale: Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Warren and Mitt Romney.

More and more women’s buttons are coming in every day. If you just want to support women in their run for office, explore our website to find all the potential female candidates.

So show your support and wear your choice on your sleeve … or your lapel. Or just grab a fun piece of history. Our 2016 presidential campaign buttons are just $2 a piece. Everyone can afford one or two! Visit us often. New buttons arrive daily.

  More

Christmas collecting!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And your collection can look that way, too.

Check out our big selection of presidential Christmas cards. We have cards from the White House, Marine One (HMX) and from Camp David. Our offerings cover the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ, Carter, Clinton, Obama and both Bush presidencies. Take a look. You might find something for your collection or a card that will make the perfect gift. And what a special item these would make to start a collection at this time of the year.

Prices are reasonable. These cards would make a meaningful gift for a loved one or for yourself.

Capitol Coin is your best source of political memorabilia, coins and precious metals in the Maryland, Virginia and D.C. area.

  More

Buttons, buttons, buttons!

Now that the 2014 elections are in the books, it's time to start thinking about 2016! Jump on the political bandwagon with our outstanding selection of political buttons.

We’ve got lots of Hillary buttons: Hillary as Wonder Woman or the Statue of Liberty or just as herself. There’s an assortment of other candidates as well. Are you a Chris Christie fan? How about Rand Paul? Peter King? Cory Booker? Think Elizabeth Warren will partner with Hillary? There’s a button for all those choices. And at $2 each, prices are reasonable.

These buttons are sure to be collector’s items as the election season heats up and the 2016 field changes.

Check out our massive array of political buttons here!   More

Check out these John Hancocks!

It’s the season for signatures. We’re talking autographs. And we’ve got plenty for you to choose from. Whether you are an established collector or looking for a new hobby, you’ll love our stock of interesting items.

Take a look at our collection of Mikhail Gorbachev Time magazine covers. This is a group of 15 covers from 1985 to 1991 featuring Gorbachev’s photo. Each one is signed by Gorbachev. The whole collection is for sale, as is, for $3,750. A great find for anyone interested in Gorbachev and that period of history!

Presidential autographs are always popular. One of the most interesting is a Woodrow Wilson signature on White House stationery. Items on White House stationery are always more valuable because they are from the era when he was actually in the White House. This letter is from 1917, and it’s $675.

If you’re interested in foreign items, there’s a great piece of history from Lord Louis Mountbatten. As you might recall, he was a cousin of the Queen and was assassinated by the IRA. This is an actual handwritten signature from 1955 and it’s yours for $150. We have other foreign items if you are interested. Just call to find out what we’ve got.

Check out the web site under autographs for more interesting items. If you are interested in history and politics, we’ve got something for you. Everything is unframed and actual items. Don’t hesitate to call with questions.

  More

Some really excellent Reagan stuff!

What a find! You never know what’s going to turn up when you clean out a closet. About a year ago, I bought some great Ronald Reagan memorabilia that I’m just now putting up for sale.

There’s a great trip folder from his 1985 trip to China. It’s beautiful and very scarce; it includes a writing tablet. Take a look at the photo on the website. It’s $250.

And we’ve got Presidential cufflinks and a tie clip, in their original boxes. The cufflinks are $150; the tie clip is $125.

But the very best thing is a set of 10K gold cufflinks from during the time he was governor of California (1967-1975). These are also very scarce, and they are really gorgeous. They can be yours for $450.

  More

Kennedy medal, Carter buttons now part of our growing collections!

This week I bought a 1964 gold JFK medal crafted by Italian designer Franco Fossa. The 22mm medal was used as an example of the sculptor's work at Italy's National Exhibit of Contemporary Medals. It’s a unique tribute to one of the country’s greatest presidents. Buy it for $350.

I’ve also got some new Carter campaign buttons that were part of a recently purchased large collection of campaign buttons. Let me know if you’re interested or if you are looking for any other campaign buttons. We may have just what you need!   More

What a find: Unusual African paper money

This week, I purchased some rare paper money from Somalia. It’s quite a find and fairly difficult to come by. A dealer bought them in Mogadishu. I don’t remember ever having anything from this country. The notes are from the 1960s and ’70s; the dealer’s had them for a while. They are important because they’re in great condition. Some are extra fine and some are uncirculated. There’s a rare note that’s worth about $500. Usually, money from this part of the world is well circulated so it’s not in great condition. The better the conditions, the greater the value.

Anybody who collects African or even foreign paper money will find this interesting. And remember, we have paper money from around the world. If you’re looking for money from a specific country, chances are, we have it — from A to Z! Shop our web site, give us a call or stop by.

  More

« Prev | 1 | 2
Ask Nelson
What's your question? (No more than 500 words)
*Your name
*Your email address
We'll only use this if we need to clarify your question. We won't publish your email address.