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Historical, Political & Space Collectibles

Historical memorabilia includes any items associated with famous historical people, events, places, or organizations. The item must be associated with something or someone historical. This of course includes a huge range of collectible items, so collectors usually focus on one category within this area of collecting. For example, some people collect circus posters, others collect labor union memorabilia, and still others collect police and firefighter memorabilia.

One specific area of collecting that falls within historical memorabilia is political collecting. This includes any items, both historical and modern, that are associated with politics. Campaign buttons are very popular political collectibles, as are bumper stickers, posters, banners, watch fobs, medals, and other items that were produced for political campaigns. More specific yet is the area of space memorabilia, which involves collecting items associated with various space programs. Autographed photos and movie footage of space landings are popular with space collectors.

Historical memorabilia is often faked or reproduced, so collectors need to be knowledgeable about originals and aware of approved reproductions. Some types of reproductions are required by law to be labeled as such.

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Group of Early Political Buttons; Wilson, Taft, Roosevelt, McKinley, Whisk Broom
Feb 24, 9:00 AM EST
Group of Early Political Buttons; Wilson, Taft, Roosevelt, McKinley, Whisk Broom
by Dana J. Tharp Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$57519 Bids
Linda Lima Fiberglass PTC Stander Carousel Horse
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
Linda Lima Fiberglass PTC Stander Carousel Horse
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$42513 Bids
1992 PRINCESS DIANA SIGNED CHRISTMAS CARD
Feb 26, 3:00 PM EST
1992 PRINCESS DIANA SIGNED CHRISTMAS CARD
by Omnia Auctions
Est: $300- $400
$3109 Bids
CUT COIN MASONIC CREST
Feb 26, 1:00 PM CST
CUT COIN MASONIC CREST
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$187 Bids
Group of FDR and Truman Political Campaign and Satire Buttons
Feb 24, 9:00 AM EST
Group of FDR and Truman Political Campaign and Satire Buttons
by Dana J. Tharp Auctions
Est: $150- $200
$9507 Bids
Vintage Boy Scouts Of America Patches Official Jacket
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Boy Scouts Of America Patches Official Jacket
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$906 Bids
ROYAL FAMILY MEMBERS AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOS
Feb 26, 3:00 PM EST
ROYAL FAMILY MEMBERS AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOS
by Omnia Auctions
Est: $50- $150
$1706 Bids
1960 J.F.K. for US PRESIDENT ELECTION NIGHT PIN
Feb 25, 12:00 PM EST
1960 J.F.K. for US PRESIDENT ELECTION NIGHT PIN
by John McInnis Auctioneers
Est: $100- $300
$2005 Bids
QUEEN ELIZABETH II & PRINCE PHILIP SIGNED GIFT TAG
Feb 26, 3:00 PM EST
QUEEN ELIZABETH II & PRINCE PHILIP SIGNED GIFT TAG
by Omnia Auctions
Est: $300- $600
$3105 Bids
The Union Flag (1801-1901)
Mar 03, 2:00 PM AEDT
The Union Flag (1801-1901)
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD60- AUD90
AUD705 Bids
Leather Bound Presidents Book With Metal Presidential Seal
Feb 23, 9:00 AM EST
Leather Bound Presidents Book With Metal Presidential Seal
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$355 Bids
Group of US Presidents inauguration souvenirs, and Ephemera
Feb 24, 9:00 AM CST
Group of US Presidents inauguration souvenirs, and Ephemera
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$354 Bids
10k Notre Dame 1956 Class Ring
Feb 23, 9:30 AM EST
10k Notre Dame 1956 Class Ring
by Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $200- $400
$2504 Bids
Group of 50+ Vintage Political Campaign Buttons
Feb 24, 9:00 AM CST
Group of 50+ Vintage Political Campaign Buttons
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$404 Bids
QUEEN VICTORIA AUTOGRAPHED CARTE DE VISITE CDV PORTRAIT
Feb 26, 3:00 PM EST
QUEEN VICTORIA AUTOGRAPHED CARTE DE VISITE CDV PORTRAIT
by Omnia Auctions
Est: $50- $100
$504 Bids
(4) NASA Space Shuttle Belt Buckles
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
(4) NASA Space Shuttle Belt Buckles
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$254 Bids
Group of 5 1933-34 Chicago Worlds Fair Souvenir Compacts
Feb 24, 9:00 AM CST
Group of 5 1933-34 Chicago Worlds Fair Souvenir Compacts
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$354 Bids
1960 J.F.K. for PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN BUTTONS & PINS
Feb 25, 12:00 PM EST
1960 J.F.K. for PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN BUTTONS & PINS
by John McInnis Auctioneers
Est: $100- $300
$1503 Bids
PRINCE ANDREW & SARAH SIGNED CHRISTMAS CARD
Feb 26, 3:00 PM EST
PRINCE ANDREW & SARAH SIGNED CHRISTMAS CARD
by Omnia Auctions
Est: $50- $150
$453 Bids
Kennedy for President Campaign Poster
Feb 24, 9:00 AM EST
Kennedy for President Campaign Poster
by Dana J. Tharp Auctions
Est: $50- $100
$403 Bids
1961 Inaugural Ball Ribbon for John F. Kennedy
Feb 24, 9:00 AM EST
1961 Inaugural Ball Ribbon for John F. Kennedy
by Dana J. Tharp Auctions
Est: $40- $80
$403 Bids
1971 JUAN CARLOS I KING OF SPAIN AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO
Feb 26, 3:00 PM EST
1971 JUAN CARLOS I KING OF SPAIN AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO
by Omnia Auctions
Est: $80- $180
$703 Bids
1922 PRINCE ANDREW OF GREECE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO
Feb 26, 3:00 PM EST
1922 PRINCE ANDREW OF GREECE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO
by Omnia Auctions
Est: $150- $250
$1303 Bids
KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN MOTHER ELIZABETH XMAS CARD 1951
Feb 26, 3:00 PM EST
KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN MOTHER ELIZABETH XMAS CARD 1951
by Omnia Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1703 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Historical, Political & Space Collectibles


Bid Again Auctions with American Space Museum

Bid Again Auctions with American Space Museum

John McInnis Auctioneers

John McInnis Auctioneers

International Autograph Auctions Europe, S.L.

International Autograph Auctions Europe, S.L.