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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 »

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 »