A Very Civil Gathering in Chicago

By Peter Suciu This year is notable for many milestones – the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. April 9 marked the 150th anniversary of General Lee’s surrender … More »

10 Questions on buying Military Surplus

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 the hobby’s leading dealers and collectors. This month, … More »

Collectible Rocks

Waiting in line at our local Ben Franklin to pay for a PT-109 model back in 1975, I looked at a small stack of painted stones on the counter. The sign said, “Pet Rock—$3.95.” Though I have long since developed … More »

Confederate plate at heart of Texas debate

  The Supreme Court struggled March 23 in a dispute over a proposed Confederate battle flag license plate to balance worries about government censorship and concerns that offensive messages could, at worst, incite violence. Nearly 150 years after the end … More »