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Collectors Build Their Collections On War Memorabilia

Jul 18, 2008
Collectors all over the world search daily for unique collectibles to add to their collections. Collectors will often specialize their collections on certain types of war memorabilia that was worn by soldiers during a particular war.

Some collectors will specialize in memorabilia from the Korean War with their focus on clothing that was worn by soldiers, which was warm during the cold weather or perhaps combat boots. This war lasted over several warm summers where the temperatures reached above 100 degrees and dropped well below thirty degrees. The cold weather gear worn by the soldiers was not designed until after the first winter when many troops has suffered from frostbite making it evident that the cold weather gear was not they had was not protecting the troops adequately from the elements. Collectors also focus their collections on popular military items such as weapons, letters, photographs, medals, and vehicles.

Other collectors specialize their collections on memorabilia from the Spanish American War with their focus on the guns used during this conflict. It has been found that the main item of particular interest was the .38 caliber Colt Model 1892 Revolver or the .30 caliber Krag Jorgensen Carbine. Other items that collectors are interested in from every war are vintage military uniforms, which can be purchased from a large variety of sources such as military surplus stores, on-line auction websites, trade shows, and magazines. Collectors should be sure to see that the authenticity of these items are verified before making any purchase.

It is certain that memorabilia from the Civil War era can be quite expensive, but there are some inexpensive alternatives for collectors who are searching for quality items to add to their collections. Some of these items may be replica shells such as the 3 inch Mullane Shell, 5.1 inch Dahlgren Naval Blind Shell, 3.8 inch James Shot Type I, 6 pound shell with Bormann Time Fuse, and the 12 pound shell with Bormann Time Fuse.

Collectors also collector recruiting posters from all branches of the military and these posters have been used in recruiting for a variety of wars and even for general recruiting purposes as well. Collectors have found that authentic posters can be quite valuable, which can be found with a description for each poster including the title of the poster, the artist, size, price, and condition at the Rare Posters website. Collectors should also know that the condition of the poster is important because the better the condition, then the more valuable the poster.

The placing of value on military memorabilia is not an easy task, no matter what the collection features. The value will definitely depend on a number of factors such as the rarity and the condition of the items. Appraisers can assist collectors with finding the value of many military memorabilia as well as on-line auction websites. When collectors specialize on particular war or battle during a war, then the collector can also focus his research their knowledge about their collectibles from that particularly era as well. This is very important because any well informed collector is much more likely to be able to verify the authenticity of memorabilia from a particular war.
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