Dancing Bears Can Help Your Show

Being a child of the 1960s, my first encounter with the term “dancing bear” was on Captain Kangaroo. For those who aren’t familiar, the Captain hosted a kids’ show on television. One of his regular guests was a life-size teddy … More »

Little Brass Cannons

Like the long lines of artillery on Gettysburg’s Cemetery Ridge, scale cannons with cast iron carriages and brass barrels can be found in most US battlefield gift shops. I hadn’t really given these little field pieces much thought until the … More »

Wanna Trade? Not Me!

Standing behind my table at the Show of Shows, I listened as a customer described a WWI Tank Corps photo to me. “He has his cap cocked to one side, his boots are muddy, and he’s holding his .45 in … More »


April 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the “Great War.” While most military anniversaries seem to only create a blip in the spectrum of collecting activity, I couldn’t resist surveying our readers to get their reaction. … More »