Theodore L. Hake
Born in York, Pennsylvania. Received B.A. in 1965 and M.A. in 1969 from University of Pennsylvania. Married Jonell August 25, 1973. They have a son. Employed as a dealer in collectibles after 1967.
Hake DBA Hake's Americana & Collectibles has conducted 118 auction sales 1969 to 1992. In 1985 he was inducted into the American Political Items Collectors "Hall of Fame."
Author of Encyclopedia of Political Buttons, United States 1896-1972 published in 1974, @ $9.95. Political Buttons Book II 1920-1976 in 1977, Political Buttons Book III 1789-1916 in 1977 and Hake's Guide to Presidential Campaign Collectibles 1789-1988 in 1992. Author with Marshall Levin of Buttons in Sets in 1984. Author with Russell King of Collectible Pin-Back Buttons 1896-1986 in 1986.
bio by correspondence, 1992Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies