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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Original WW1 Postcard of German Soldiers Enjoying Their Beer. #2 Good Condition

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Original WW1 Postcard of German Soldiers Enjoying Their Beer. Good Condition

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Original WW1 Postcard of Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia and Family VG cond.

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Original WW1 German Postcard Of Sailors Preparing Large Mines Good Condition.

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Original German Postcard Of Soldiers With War Souvenirs Very Good Condition.

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Original German Postcard Of Torpedo Mate in WW1. Rate on Shoulder.Good Condition

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Original WW1 Postcard of Central Powers Troops In Macedonia Very Good Condition

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Original WW1 Postcard of German Naval Artillery Troops Very Good Condition

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Original German RPPC of German Cavalry On Parade With Mounted Band

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Original German Postcard Of The International Air Ship Show In Frankfurt 1909

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Original German Postcard of Count Von Zeppelin Printed in Berlin Excellent Cond.

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Original German Color Postcard Of Pilot And His Bride. Good Condition

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Original WW1 Postcard Luftshiff LZ 127 "Graf Zeppelin" Being Pulled Out Hangar

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Original WW1 Real Photo Postcard of Crashed German Aircraft Very Good Condition

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Original Photo From 1921 Showing Vets of Co. K 40th Infantry on Memorial Day

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Original Postcard For The Marine Band On Parade Excellent Condition!

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Original WW2 Postcard Of Hap Arnold and USAF Insignia Excellent Condition

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Original WW1 French Color Postcard With Flags Poilus Sent 11/12/1918 Good Con.

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Original WW1 Studio Photo Of Major O.B. Zimmerman signed to Weisgerber

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Original WW1 German Postcard of Prussian 2. Chevalier Regiment, early 1800's

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Original WW1 Postcard of German Shell stuck in tree in the Argonne 1918.

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Original WW1 French Postcard Of General Maunoury Commanded French 6th Army

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Original WW1 French Color Postcard French Army On Parade 1918 Pantheon Series

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Original WW1 French Postcard Allied Troops Standing over German Regimental Flag

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Original Circa WW1 Ottoman Turkish Cavalry At Constantinople Good Condition

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