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Who hosts railroad memorabilia auctions?

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There is no one group that hosts railroad memorabilia auctions; however, local collectors may host their own private auctions or railroad memorabilia may be auctioned off on sites, such as eBay. Railroads originally helped to secure America's trade as well as acted as the primary transportation option, which makes memorabilia from this time especially exciting.

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Most collectors of railroad memorabilia will look for collector's items that follow a specific railroad or look at a specific geographic location such as railroads from New York, Baltimore, Ohio, Santa Fe, Denver or Rio Grande, notes Collector's Weekly. There are a lot of different railroad memorabilia that is sold at auctions from calendars and posters to photos, railroad passes, lanterns, china pieces, silverware, badges and railroad signs.

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