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 »

Books in Brief

United States Navy & Marine Corps Aviation Squadron Lineage, Insignia, and History, Vol. 2: Marine Scout Bomber, Torpedo-Bomber, Bombing & Attack Squadrons, by Michael J. Crowder (ISBN: 076434755; Schiffer Publishing, 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen,PA 19310; 610-593-1777; www.schifferbooks.com. Hardcover, 11” … More »

10 collecting tips

Whether new to the hobby or a veteran, these will help you enjoy! During the past thirty years, I have collected in many areas of militaria, each with equal passion. In that time, I have made many mistakes. I have … More »

Building the Battlefield

“My son seems to really like military history, but he just sits in front of the television,” a young mother confessed to me this past weekend. “He really has a good imagination, but I am afraid it just won’t develop.” … More »

Going Once, Going Twice…

“I think the auction approach to collection sales is dying,” a dealer recently commented to me. “Sales seem to have really been down,” he added as to somehow bolster his argument. I listened through the phone cradled on my shoulder … More »

Where’d Those Photos Go?

“There’s a problem with the website,” a forum member posted to one of the many Internet boards I frequent. “Photos that I posted last year are no longer available!” I hadn’t thought about it until I read this post, but … More »