They rolled for General Pershing

Armored cars made in Cleveland, 1915-1918 As war tore apart Europe in 1914, the United States was reluctant to join the slaughter. President Woodrow Wilson was willing, however, to support a conflict closer to home. Wilson recognized Venustiano Carranza, the … More »

Convention fit for a Tank Plant!

How do you expose more than 14,000 people to the historic military vehicle hobby? Hosting the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s annual convention at the I-X (International Exposition) Center in Cleveland appears to be one way!  On June 22-24, 2017, that … More »

Devil Dogs?

No one can question the bravery and valor of the U.S. Marines. But is the legend about their “Devil Dogs” nickname based on fact? Every new recruit is instructed about how Marines came to be called “Devil Dogs.” The Marine’s … More »

Join a Club!

You’ll enjoy the hobby more when you share it with others. Orders and Medal Society of America, Ohio Valley Military Society, Military Vehicles Preservation Association, American Society of Military Insignia Collectors, etc…it’s that time of year to write out checks … More »

10 Questions with James McDuff

10 Questions about ASMIC and Insignia Collecting   We are all in this together. In an effort to report on the state of different facets of the military collectibles market, Military Trader strives to discover and share the opinions of … More »

Books in review April

U.S. Half-tracks Part II: The development and deployment of the U.S. Army’s half-track based multiple gun motor carriages and gun motor carriages. (ISBN 978-0-9861127-4-4 The Ampersand Group, Inc, 235 NE 6th Ave., Suite B, Delray Beach, FL 33483; 561.266.9686; jeff@ampersandpubco.com; … More »

What’s Hot in 2016?

What will be the hot military items in 2016? Trends in the military hobby are not always difficult to predict: Items that soldiers were eager to find as souvenirs have become the hot collectibles today. For example, German Luger pistols … More »

Books in Brief: December 2015

Third Reich Collectibles: Identification and Price Guide by Chris William (ISBN 978-1440244483, Krause Publications, F+W, 4868 Innovation Dr., Bldg #2, Ft Collins, CO 80525; 855.864.2579; www.krausebooks.com. Softcover, 240 pages, more than 1,000 photos, 2015, $27.99) Collectors haven’t see a good … More »