Reawakened to the Cold War

Reports of a Navy plane missing over the Baltic Sea flooded the news in early April 1950.  The lost aircraft, a PB4Y Privateer (“BuNo 59645,”) and veteran of WWII, was known to its crew as “Turbulent Turtle.” The Turtle was … More »

What’s Next for Surplus Sales?

It’s no secret—collectors don’t like change. Heck, it’s probably that single characteristic that most fuels us to be collectors!  We like a sense of order—we want to know that everything has a place and strive to put items into those … More »

IMA uncovers cache of WWI helmets

  In the summer of 2012 Christian and Alex Cranmer of New Jersey based International Military Antiques traveled to Estonia to purchase a massive cache of German-produced helmets that may have been used during and after the Second World War … More »