World War I Collectibles

World War I or the First World War, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1, was a global war started in Europe in 1914 and lasted to 11 November 1918. Also known as the Great War, the World War, and "the war to end all wars. It involved over 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history and one of the deadliest conflicts.

WWI Militaria collecting offers a wide variety of object to collect, from Spiked German Helmets (Pickelhaube), painted American Doughboy helmets, uniforms, patches, and trench art.

It is important to well educated on the authenticity of these items, as many of them are reproduced. It is helpful to talk with other knowledgeable collectors in the fields, join clubs and online forums. You can also attend in person military collector shows that are held around the world.

What types of collectible WWI items are there?

Common categories of military collectibles include Headgear (helmets, caps, hats), Edge weapons (daggers, swords, knives), Awards (medals and badges) wings, patches, flags, banners, photographs, pins, uniforms, field gear, vehicles, and postcards.

How do you care for WWI military collectibles?

As with all collectibles, it is best to store or display them in climate-controlled areas and keep them out of direct sunlight. Sunlight can fade colors and dry out old leather. Whenever possible it is best to leave items in the same condition as found. Avoid polishing or cleaning medal, as the patina that has developed over the years adds to the value of the items.

It is also important to protect wool items from moths and other insects.

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Pre-WWI US & British Allied Celluloid Pin  (7673240) $24.99 Quick Bid $24.99

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30s Civ Military Training Corps Shooting Badge  (7687843) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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WWI Son In Service Pin  (7687667) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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1907 Spanish American War Scene Postcard  (7613078) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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Sailors Coming Home Best Wishes Postcard  (7612029) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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Italian Troop Transport Ship Real Photo Postcard  (7611429) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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Jackies of The US Navy Learning To Roll A Hammock Real Photo Postcard  (7610746) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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Sailors Preparing Sea Mines Real Photo Postcard  (7610369) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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Submerged Torpedo Tube on Torpedo Rack Real Photo Postcard  (7609992) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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1920s Marching Unit Real Photo Postcard  (7609513) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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"Passing In Review" K Co 10th Inf NYNG- Camp Smith 1933 Real Photo Postcard  (7609289) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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1932 "5 Min Break" Basic Rifleman Camp Real Photo Postcard  (7608912) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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Pre WW1 5000-Troops At St. Joseph, Mo Hospital Corp Contest Real Photo Postcard  (7608382) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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Pre WW1 Soldiers Boarding off Ship Real Photo Postcard  (7607954) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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WW 2 AN 5735-1 Directional Gyro Gauge Indicator Instrument  (7593879) $45.50 Quick Bid $45.50

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1930s Troops Returning Home On Train Real Photo Postcard  (7607486) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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1930s Military Parade Real Photo Postcard  (7607262) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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WW1 US Officer In Uniform French Studio Taken Real Photo Postcard  (7606508) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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Dreadnaught's Guns Firing Real Photo Postcard  (7606284) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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USS Mercury Transport Vessel Real Photo Postcard  (7605907) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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HMS Revenge Real Photo Postcard  (7605581) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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HMS Agincourt Real Photo Postcard  (7605204) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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"The Barking Dogs of War" WW1 Dreadnaught Real Photo Postcard  (7604827) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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WW1 Dreadnaught's Sailing In Column Real Photo Postcard  (7604450) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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WW1 Battle Cruiser Firing Shells At Submarine Real Photo Postcard  (7604073) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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