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QUESTION: I have a small silver plated cup with the saying "Ivans Platform" "I, like Harding, want to see a quick return to normalcy" engraved on it. The cup is silver plate over copper, about 2 inches tall and 2 inches in diameter. There are psuedo hallmarks on the bottom. Any idea on what this might be or what it may be worth?

ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. Sounds like an interesting item but not one that I am familiar with. Return to Normalcy was a campaign promise by President Warren Harding in 1920. If you would like to attach or email me a photo of the item I would be happy to do some research for you through my resources and collection and see what additional information i might discover for you. Sincerely, Lori

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QUESTION: Here is an image of the piece in question, I've tried to get additional information but have had no luck. Tim

Hi Tim: I've checked all my resource books and asked two more political collectibles experts, and none of us have been able to come up with any information on this item. I will be happy to keep an eye out if i come across any information for you. Sincerely, Lori

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Lori Ferber


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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