Bidder wars galore at spring RIAC sale

  The competition at Rock Island Auction Company’s April Premiere Firearms Auction was as spirited as ever as bidding wars seemed to break out hourly. At the end of three exciting days filled with beautiful firearms, collectors had won more … More »

How to Eat a Pig

During my many years as an “1840s farmer” at a living history site in central Illinois, I was tasked with engaging the public in dialogue. The goal was to demonstrate how people lived on the prairie at the time when … More »

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 »