Objects collected for their historical significance, for the memories they evoke — often sentimental. Examples include old posters and other advertisements, election campaign buttons, party invitations, packaging, theater tickets, and other realia and ephemera.a collection of printed memorabilia of the Beatles When history remembers these people and events, their memorabilia can become highly collectible.

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