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Back to the Past Collectibles is always on the prowl for interesting memorabilia finds and we love bringing those interesting tidbits of past eras to you!

Have you ever used the word “memorabilia” to simply mean collectible? The truth is that most memorabilia might be collectible, but lots of collectibles aren’t memorabilia!

Who Sells Collectible Memorabilia?

The official Oxford definition of the term is: “Objects kept or collected because of their historical interest, especially those associated with memorable people or events.” What does this mean and what does Back to the Past Collectibles handle that is memorabilia?

we buy collectible memorabilia

Items that were signed as a part of an event or location. For example, getting Adam West’s autograph while you were attending Autorama at Cobo Hall in Detroit in 1988! Or grabbing Justin Verlander’s signature on your baseball glove as he was walking off the field during spring training in 2006.

Items connected to historical culture or entertainment events, like publicity stills (photographs), movie posters, press kits for Star Wars, or ticket stubs and programs.

Types of Memorabilia We Sell

Here’s a sampling of just a few of the types of collectible memorabilia we handle:

  • Autographs
  • Jerseys
  • Press kits
  • Casino chips
  • Mementos
  • Tourist keepsakes
  • Scenic locale postcards
  • Political buttons
  • Trading cards
  • Carnival mirrors
  • And much more!

Our Back to the Past Collectibles HQ is in Wixom, Michigan, in the Metro-Detroit area.

Click here for hours, location and directions.



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Back to the Past Collectibles is the premier auction house for vintage collectibles and memorabilia of all kinds!

We offer treasures from both our own warehouse and other consignors from across the country.

Main event auctions are held in our physical showroom (COVID-safety permitting) and are broadcast online via, so you can attend whether or not you’re from our local neighborhood. Most auction events have a 1-hour inspection and registration window, so you can take your time looking over the lots.

The buzz you’ve heard is real. It’s a lot of fun to attend our onsite live events, so we invite you to come and check it out!

If you’re unable to join us in person on auction day, we highly recommend using Proxibid to place absentee bids and attend online.


Cool People With Cool Stuff!

Purveyors of the Best in Vintage Collectibles Since 1990

When you step into our Wixom headquarters it’s obvious that we possess a relentless passion for vintage treasures. You’ll always find something new in our weekly auctions, and on our eBay store with new inventory listed every week!

If you’re looking to make some cash or do some trading with your comic books, figurines, vinyl, magazines or just about any vintage collectibles or memorabilia, we’d love to meet you.

Come and visit! You’ll feel right at home.