You may remember Hake’s Americana & Collectibles from the button collection interview with the founder, Ted Hake. Now his inventory of amazing, historic, and rare buttons includes his own promotional 1.5-inch buttons made custom by Busy Beaver Button Co.
Check out Hake’s for collectibles like the Wiley Post button featured above. Behind every pin-back is an amazing story:
In 1931, Wiley Post flew around the world in the airplane “Winnie Mae” with his navigator Harold Gatty. In 1933 he repeated the trip but this time did it solo. This button is likely from July 22, 1933 when 50,000 people greeted him at flight’s conclusion at Floyd Bennett Field in New York.
Two years later, Post and his passenger the famous humorist Will Rogers, were both killed in an Alaskan plane crash. Button is Exc. and displays Mint. We’ve seen only 2 or 3 examples in 40 years. Comes with Hake’s COA. (G – $100 to $200)
Wow. Check it out here!