Royal and political memorabilia has been collected since sovereignty became akin to riches, power and celebrity. The individual behind the monarch or the government is attached an iconic status which lends to the value of the memorabilia. Rare clothing, coins, notes, statues, and/or plates are all seen as collectibles which reflect a country's economic and political history and can be sold on the market.
Recent public events in the British Monarchy led to a saturation in the market of mass-produced royal memorabilia, such as commemorative plates from the royal wedding. For this reason, extremely rare or unique pieces of royal memorabilia do very well at auction. If you'd like to get a Royal & Political Memorabilia valuation from our online specialist, simply upload a photograph and tell us any other details you know about the item.
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Our Royal and Political Memorabilia expert is a respected authority on royal and historical memorabilia, autographs and manuscripts. He has worked as a senior consultant at Spink, using his outstanding connections in the UK, South Africa and throughout the world to his advantage.He is a well known face at the London Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair, a chairman of the Cape and Natal Study Circle, and one of the board of directors of the BPA Expert Committee. An expert in the field, he writes and lectures regularly on royal subject.
Our American Political Memorabilia expert is a MAX/GD Certified Dealer who graduated from Hood College, receiving a Master's degree in Humanities (American Studies) with a concentration in U.S. Race Relations. He began collecting military antiques and political memorabilia at an early age, and continues to collect, study and lecture on militaria and military history from the American Civil War to present day. He worked as the Militaria/Firearms/Historical Artifacts Expert at the Frederick Coin Exchange and appraised items for the American Legion in Frederick, MD. His specialities include presidential memorabilia, militaria, antique and modern firearms, U.S. coins and other American historical artifacts.
Within the current political framework, political memorabilia is becoming a very topical area of interest among collectors. Political memorabilia can be of different kinds and types, and in the following a guide to help to identify which memorabilia can be worthwhile to collect.