|Text on Button||1997 APIC National Convention Las Vegas, Nevada August 5-7 Monte Carlo Resort & Casino James Kotche Rockford, IL|
Green and black text and an illustration of a cowboy with an I Like Ike button on it on a yellow background with a red then blue outer edge with white text on it.
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The American Political Items Collectors (APIC), founded in 1945, is a non profit organization that promotes the study, collection, and preservation of political campaign memorabilia. Every two years, they hold a national convention where both collectors and the general public gather to attend seminars, exhibit collections, and attend auctions to buy, sell, and trade items. In 1997, the annual convention was held at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada. Dealers exhibiting and selling pieces in their collections likely distinguished themselves by wearing special ribbons with their pins.