Scott Mussell, Americana Specialist
Scott Mussell is a serious collector of buttons, posters and other ephemera related to the civil rights movement, American presidential campaigns and the history of rock 'n roll. This site serves as an outlet for his continuous search for new material to add to his collection, as a way to share some of the artifacts he holds dear and to express his occasional musings on the state of the collectible industry.
Mussell began collecting alongside his father, Lee, at the age of eight. The families part-time estate sale business provided him an early education in the world of antique and collectibles. Mussell spent his college years studying journalism & communications and spent nearly a decade as a working photojournalist at papers in the midwest. Seeing the journalism industry in a perpetual decline he founded Mussell Americana in 2013 and devoted himself full time to the antique and collectible industries. In August of 2014 Ted Hake approached Mussell about working for Hake's Americana & Collectibles. In September of 2014 Mussell joined the staff as the Americana Specialist and has been instrumental in the researching, cataloging and marketing of American political campaign artifacts for the York, PA firm ever since. Mussell has been instrumental in expanding Hake's market share with civil rights relics including the record $49,000 sale of Martin Luther King's first book signed and inscribed to Chief Justice Earl Warren.
Mussell lives in York, Pennsylvania with the love of his life, Dawn Sagert, along with their siberian husky Loki and cocker spaniel Sparky. He is a buyer for quality single items to entire collections and is willing to travel, at his expense, for large collections. If you have material in his field you are considering selling don't hesitate to send him pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org and to contact him at 515.707.7250 anytime.
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