General Patton’s Coat Hanger

If you have been kicking yourself for not having purchased General George Patton’s coat hanger at a Minnesota show many years ago, I have to apologize.  You see, that “rare” artifact made its debut at the very first show when … More »

Changing Faces of Veterans Day

When I was young, Veterans Day meant watching my Dad put on his American Legion uniform and then riding with him to the school parking where he met his buddies, also dressed in the dark blue of the American Legion … More »

Look Ma, I’m on Television!

A military collector isn’t short of television entertainment these days. Just a quick surf through the channels reveals a staggering array of militaria-themed shows from “how-to-shoot it” types to “what’s it worth” sensations. A visit with armchair generals at any … More »

Share the passion: Be an AMBASSADOR

We love our hobby. Whether it is collecting helmets, medals, weapons, vehicles or any other form of militaria, there is no doubt, we are a devoted bunch. We will forgo family parties to go to shows, eat macaroni to have … More »

An old timer’s advice

I ran into an old friend at the last Show of Shows. “It sure isn’t like the old days of collecting, is it John?” he asked after we exchanged greetings. “Whattya mean?” I asked incredulously, “I am one of the … More »