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i have 5 programs and a ticket with the stub attached to jfk brithday when marlyin sang happy brithday and i also have the pre dinner ivataion would like a value on these items. I am considering sell them. thank you sandy

Hi Sandy. Thank you for your question. Memorabilia items related to the "happy birthday Mr. President" event at Madison Square Garden are always of interest to collectors. It crosses several areas of collecting including, John F Kennedy, Marily Monroe and historic Madison Square Garden. Condition is of course very important when it comes to items like this. Retail and auction values for these items tend vary wildly  and there is a big difference right now between "asking prices" and the prices they actually sell for.

I would also recommend (unless you must) that you do not sell all five programs at once time. The reason, that many hitting the market at one time would most certainly lower the value. A suggestion might be to consider consigning the items rather than selling them outright. in a consignment sale the seller almost always gets a higher value. The downside of a consignment sale is that you are not paid until the item actually sells.

Probably the best indication of value i can give you is to share with you what I have recently purchased these items for. I have purchased two of the programs for $500 and $850 each. The ticket with the stub $400. The invitation is not something that I am very famliar with but I seem to recall seeing one sell for $500 at retail.

I hope this information is helpful. If you do decide to sell the items one day, I would definitely be interested.

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I would be happy to answer questions regarding the value of political and presidential memorabilia and collectibles. This includes such items as campaign buttons, posters, inaugural invitations, presidential autographs, newspapers, magazines, white house memorabilia, white house christmas cards, campaign posters, one-of-a-kind presidential items etc. Presidents such as John F Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln and virtually every President from George Washington to Barack Obama.


My husband and I have been in the political collectibles business for over 37 years (gosh has it been that long!). We have helped thousands of people determine the value of their items and assist them in determining if an item is authentic or a reproduction. We are blessed with the reality that our business is also our passion. One thing you can always count on, is that we will give you our honest opinion of value. Sometimes that may mean a trip to the Caribbean for you and other times it may mean the item, unfortunately, may not have any value. Our company is Lori Ferber Collectibles located in Scottsdale Arizona.

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