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Everything You Should Know About Collectable Mining Memorabilia

Are you fascinated with mines and are looking for interesting and unique mining collectibles? If so, you will be happy to know that eBay has a substantial selection of inexpensive coal mining memorabilia for sale. Before you make your purchase, there are some things you should know about purchasing mining collectibles online.

Which categories of mining memorabilia can you purchase on eBay?

eBay offers a selection of coal miner collectibles, including several styles of miner lamps and an assortment of miner strike badges from various locations and years. Reminisce about the mining trade and its history with eBay's impressive selection of colliery pit checks and boys' clubs badges.

Other unique coal mining memorabilia on eBay includes British Coal Parker pens, record production tankards, commemorative medals and medallions, and decorative plates. You can find a varied selection of NCB memorabilia, including NCB Stafford colliery pit checks, NCB Miners Rescue Service plates, and NCB duffle coats.

Does eBay have mining antiques for sale?

Antique mining collectibles that are for sale on eBay include vintage desktop boxes, antique blasting cap cases, vintage MSA first aid kits and packets, and antique miners candlesticks.

eBay also has a selection of one-of-a-kind mining collectibles that pertain to specific locations or events. The selection of items in this group changes frequently, but can include items like a WWI mining service medal, a vintage photograph of miners from Durham, an original photo of Colorado's Durham County Mining Office building, or a vintage S. G. Goode advertisement.

Does eBay sell collectable books about mining?

The books you might find at a given time can include items like a vintage Ingersoll Rand Drill Doctors book, a 1949 Durham Coal Board issue of "Safety Hints & Advice to Boys Working at the Collieries", or even a set of miners strike books and manuals.

Although the selection of unique items varies frequently, this description should give you an idea of the wide variety of mining topics that are covered by the collectable books you might find on eBay.

How you can save money on your purchase of mining collectibles

You can sometimes save money on your purchase by participating in a mining memorabilia auction, rather than paying a pre-set price for an item you want. You might be also able to save money on memorabilia that is not accompanied by authenticity documents. The absence of documentation does not make an item any less authentic and, if having a certificate of authenticity is not your top priority, this type of purchase can result in significant savings. There is a range of pre-owned coal miner collectibles on eBay that could suit your budget and your needs.