COLUMBIA — Mark Farnen owns between 5,000 and 6,000 political campaign buttons. It's a collection that started roughly 50 years ago, when Farnen was 3 years old. Now, one has only to look at the plywood sheets and glass display cases to see Farnen's enthusiasm for his hobby, but as a kid his first button — the origin of his collection — was a bit of an afterthought. Ice cream was what he was after.
Avid campaign collector adds to collection
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