Matthew Raptis was live on WPBF 25 News speaking on Presidential inauguration memorabilia.

 

Here is the Transcript:

WHEN DONALD TRUMP TAKES THE OATH OF OFFICE IT WILL– THERE WILL BE A LOT OF MEMENTOS.OF COURSE THERE ARE A LOT OF HISTORICAL ITEMS FROM PAST PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATIONS. JOINING US NOW TO TAKE A LOOK AT SOUVENIRS FROM PAST INAUGURATIONS IS MATTHEW RAPTIS, OWNER OF RAPTIS RARE BOOKS ON PALM BEACH. LET’S GO THROUGH SOME OF THEM, BECAUSE IT IS AN EXCITING TIME FOR OUR COUNTRY.>> HERE WE HAVE THE INFAMOUS CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, “DEWEY BEATS TRUMAN” THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN LARGELY FORGOTTEN IF IT HAD NOT BEEN GIVEN TO PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMAN TWO DAYS LATER.WE KNOW THAT TRUMAN FAMOUSLY HELD THIS UP AND OBVIOUSLY THE JOKE WAS ON CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE. STEPHANIE: WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE?YOU HAVE A MEMENTO, KIND OF A PALM BEACH CONNECTION. JOHN F. KENNEDY.>> PALM BEACH COUNTY’S MOST FAMOUS RESIDENT UP UNTIL NOW.WE HAVE THE INAUGURAL TICKETS TO THE CEREMONY IN 1961. STEPHANIE: THESE ARE ALL ORIGINAL ITEMS?>> THESE ARE ALL ORIGINAL. THIS IS WHERE JOHN F. KENNEDY SAID THOSE FAMOUS LINES “MY FELLOW AMERICANS, ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY.” THIS IS ALSO THE FIRST INAUGURATION TO FEATURE A POET, ROBERT FROST. STEPHANIE: YOU HAVE SOMETHING WITH MAYA ANGELOU.>> SHE READ AT CLINTON’S INAUGURAL IN 1993. STEPHANIE: WHAT ARE THE VALUES OF THESE ITEMS?>> THEY ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE, BUT THEY ARE IN HIGH DEMAND. PEOPLE WANT A SLICE OF HISTORY, AND IT LOOKS GREAT ON THE SHELF OR THE WALL. STEPHANIE: DEFINITELY AN ITEM TO TALK ABOUT. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE UPCOMING ELECTION, IF PEOPLE ARE HEADING TO D.C. SHOULD THEY HANG ON TO MEMENTOS? >> ABSOLUTE EVERYTHING –ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING IS COLLECTIBLE. STEPHANIE: YOUR STORE RECENTLY OPENED ON PALM BEACH.>> THEY SHOULD COME TO THE GALLERY AND WE WOULD LOVE TO ASSIST YOU IN ANY CAPACITY.

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