With the upcoming United States political conventions the next few weeks, I dug around in the Archives for some related items.  I found some stuffed "mascots" that take us back to the 1972 Presidential campaigns.  That year, The Coca-Cola Company had a rather unique promotion.  For a mere $ 5.95 (and the ever required 'proof of purchase') you could have your choice between a Democratic donkey or a Republican elephant.  We have examples of both in the Archives.  As collectibles, they items have not appreciated as much as one would think.  Both plush figures are worth around $ 30.00.