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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.

Recommended Items at Auction

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Rare Dudley Masonic Lancaster Pa. Pocket Watch
Feb 27, 7:00 PM EST
Rare Dudley Masonic Lancaster Pa. Pocket Watch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $10,000
$85019 Bids
Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey Circus Poster, Framed
Feb 05, 5:00 PM CST
Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey Circus Poster, Framed
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$16015 Bids
(3) Worlds Columbian Exposition 1893 Tickets (no Return)
Feb 18, 9:30 AM EST
(3) Worlds Columbian Exposition 1893 Tickets (no Return)
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$15014 Bids
Souvenir - First Man in Space - GAGARIN - Nice Detail
Feb 06, 5:00 PM EST
Souvenir - First Man in Space - GAGARIN - Nice Detail
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$2610 Bids
MERVYN RAY CIRCUS CLOWN SHOES
Feb 05, 11:00 AM EST
MERVYN RAY CIRCUS CLOWN SHOES
by Freedom Auction Company
Est: $300- $600
$3258 Bids
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Dress Worn by Girl to Mourn Lincoln
Mar 11, 10:00 AM EST
Dress Worn by Girl to Mourn Lincoln
by Fleischer's Auction House
Est: $2,500- $5,000
$1,1008 Bids
1oz Masonic-Freemason Seeing Eye .999 Gold Clad Bar
Feb 09, 9:30 AM EST
1oz Masonic-Freemason Seeing Eye .999 Gold Clad Bar
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$457 Bids
1675 American Colonial Land Grant
Feb 11, 12:00 PM EST
1675 American Colonial Land Grant
by Blackwell Auctions LLC
Est: $200- $400
$2757 Bids
Lincoln, Abraham - Note signed by Abraham Lincoln - 1864
Feb 07, 7:00 PM EST
Lincoln, Abraham - Note signed by Abraham Lincoln - 1864
by Champagne Auctions
Est: $1,200- $2,500
$1,6007 Bids
RINGLING BROS. BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS POSTER
Feb 05, 11:00 AM EST
RINGLING BROS. BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS POSTER
by Freedom Auction Company
Est: $200- $400
$2507 Bids
Lot of 4 Early Independent Order of Odd Fellows I.O.O.F Pins and Ribbons
Feb 27, 4:00 PM EST
Lot of 4 Early Independent Order of Odd Fellows I.O.O.F Pins and Ribbons
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$356 Bids
A Masonic Jacobite Rising fob seal,
Feb 07, 10:00 AM GMT
A Masonic Jacobite Rising fob seal,
by Sworders
Est: £200- £300
£7006 Bids
COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION ISSUE 1892-93 HIGH FACE VALUE
Feb 11, 12:00 PM EST
COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION ISSUE 1892-93 HIGH FACE VALUE
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $1,100- $1,300
$1605 Bids
Apollo 16 "Casper" NASA Poster
Feb 18, 12:00 PM EST
Apollo 16 "Casper" NASA Poster
by Bid Again Auctions with American Space Museum
Est: $300- $500
$1005 Bids
ROYAL AMERICAN SHOWS WINDOW CARD
Feb 05, 11:00 AM EST
ROYAL AMERICAN SHOWS WINDOW CARD
by Freedom Auction Company
Est: $200- $400
$4255 Bids
RBBB CIRCUS SILVER COIN
Feb 05, 11:00 AM EST
RBBB CIRCUS SILVER COIN
by Freedom Auction Company
Est: $200- $300
$1105 Bids
Apollo Era Snoopy Manned Flight Awareness Poster
Feb 18, 12:00 PM EST
Apollo Era Snoopy Manned Flight Awareness Poster
by Bid Again Auctions with American Space Museum
Est: $300- $500
$1505 Bids
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Lincoln’s Assassination Discussed by Washington Insider
Mar 11, 10:00 AM EST
Lincoln’s Assassination Discussed by Washington Insider
by Fleischer's Auction House
Est: $500- $750
$4005 Bids
United Space Alliance Desk Weather Station
Feb 18, 12:00 PM EST
United Space Alliance Desk Weather Station
by Bid Again Auctions with American Space Museum
Est: $200- $400
$905 Bids
2 - Apollo 11 VIP Passes
Feb 18, 12:00 PM EST
2 - Apollo 11 VIP Passes
by Bid Again Auctions with American Space Museum
Est: $300- $400
$1255 Bids
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1903 Parade Flag Welcoming Teddy Roosevelt to Wyoming
Mar 11, 10:00 AM EST
1903 Parade Flag Welcoming Teddy Roosevelt to Wyoming
by Fleischer's Auction House
Est: $1,250- $1,750
$7505 Bids
USSR YURIY GAGARIN FIRST MAN IN SPACE 1961 DISPLAY
Feb 08, 9:00 AM EST
USSR YURIY GAGARIN FIRST MAN IN SPACE 1961 DISPLAY
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $80- $150
$404 Bids
APOLLO 11 PAPERWEIGHT & BURNS LE EDITION PRINT
Feb 08, 9:00 AM EST
APOLLO 11 PAPERWEIGHT & BURNS LE EDITION PRINT
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $40- $70
$604 Bids
Lot of 4 Early Independent Order of Odd Fellows I.O.O.F Pins and Ribbons
Feb 27, 4:00 PM EST
Lot of 4 Early Independent Order of Odd Fellows I.O.O.F Pins and Ribbons
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$254 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Historical, Political & Space Collectibles


Freedom Auction Company

Freedom Auction Company

Bid Again Auctions with American Space Museum

Bid Again Auctions with American Space Museum

Matthew Bullock Auctioneers

Matthew Bullock Auctioneers

GWS Auctions

GWS Auctions