Roosevelt held the Office of the President from 1932 to his death in 1945. He
had almost completed 4 terms as President of the United States. While it was
expected that the incumbent President would win the elections, particularly
in wartime as Commander in Chief, vocal opponents still ran for office. These
elections were heated, inflamed by the passions of the developing and
ultimately raging war. As a result, many campaign gimmicks and hence
collectibles were produced. These items are cross collectibles coveted by
political memorabilia collectors as well as WWII buffs.
In addition to the wartime campaign trail, there were the pressing duties of
the Office of the Presidency. The Allied leaders met on several occasions to
discuss major war issues. These conferences were held around the world and of
utmost secrecy. Afterall, with hitler's spies spread out across the globe
forming a vital German intelligence network, the opportunity to kill all
three Allied leaders in one swoop, would have proved irresistible to the
opportunistic hitler. Some of these conferences included: Yalta, Potsdam,
Teheran, Washington among others. There are a good number of collectibles
relating to these strategic rendezvous' and are avidly sought by collectors.
Finally, WWII brought countries together perhaps as never before united in a
common cause. This led to discussions regarding the formation of a neutral
international political body. Ultimately, the United Nations emerged from
these efforts and remains an important although at times a marginally
effective entity for the resolution of international conflicts. Lots of
United Nation collectibles were created in the immediate postwar period and
are the subject of several specialized collections.