The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Friday, Jan. 10, listed a full set of Garry Trudeau-designed Winter Carnival buttons on the eBay auction website to raise money for the annual event.
The highly collectible set includes all buttons from 1981 to 2014, plus a bonus button from 1980 that Trudeau did not design. The award-winning author of the “Doonesbury” cartoon, Trudeau was raised in Saranac Lake.
The starting bid for this set is $750. The sale includes a signed certificate from Garry Trudeau on Doonesbury letterhead (dated Jan. 20, 2013) that states: “With appreciation for your support of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.” Most of the set is in excellent condition; however, there are a few stains on the 1983 button, which is the rarest of all the buttons.