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I have seen the memorabilia from most of the wars that America participated in become very collectible. It is early in the process of winding down the Iraqi war but this might be to our advantage. What do I mean by that you must be asking? I believe that this interest in wars will continue for all past and future conflicts that America is involved in.
The Revolutionary War and the Civil War have given us some of the most valuable collectibles in history. Just think if you are fortunate enough to have a document signed by George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. But remember when these men made history, their signatures were probably of little value but those collectors even then who took advantage of these situations did very well for themselves or their relatives. I have sold Civil war documents for thousands of dollars and even some of the coat buttons from certain commands in that war today will also bring thousands. We also have seen what items from the Great War, better known to us as the World War II, sell for today. If a person wanted to he or she could make the business totally focused on World War II collectibles. I believe they were very successful if this were their plan.
But let’s talk about the Iraqi War and what we should keep our eye out for from that war. Remember Colin Powell, he may be the best know person of color ever to lead the American troops. So you would think that history would treat him with favor and anything that is connected to him should have value now and in the future. How about all the scandals from this war and the collectibles that could come from them? Now is a great time to start looking for items about how Obama handles the close of the war. I would also like to have a few items from Guantanamo bay prison wouldn’t you?
It is important for you to keep looking ahead so that you will spot items that will be sought after before others wake up to the possibility that they may become valuable. When you come up with a list of items to watch for be sure to carry it with you at all times and continue to check it often so that these items will stay fresh on your mind.
Remember Dale Emhart’s best quote “the person that finishes second is only the first loser. This is how I feel if others have ideas about the business of Antiques and Collectibles before I do. Let’s continue to be first, what do you say?
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