The New MAX

by Peter Suciu A show is “reborn” For 31 years, the Military Antiques Extravaganza (“MAX”) has been a  definitive show in the United States, but even long-time dealers admitted it wasn’t really the same in recent years. The hobby really … More »

Papers Please

Membership booklet of the Fraternal Order of German Police Officials By Bruce Kipp Prior to the Third Reich, there was no unified police force in Germany. Each constituent state (Land) had its own. After coming to power in January 1933, … More »

Not all Pilots

by Chris William Luftwaffe Specialty Patches By the time Adolf Hitler and the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (N.S.D.A.P. – Nazi party) had taken control of Germany in 1933, the German government had already been immersed for some time in a clandestine … More »

Early Fort Discovered

By Chris Crola, Associated Press Uncovered at NY Colonial Battleground dig An archaeological dig at an 18th-century military site in the southern Adirondacks has uncovered large sections of stone walls that are believed to have been constructed within a larger … More »

10 Questions with Gary Cunningham

Talking about collecting U.S. Bayonets   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 … More »

WWII history in the classroom

ABMCeducation.org features lesson plans that personalize American involvement and sacrifice in WWII  National History Day (NHD), the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media are launching a new, free digital resource for … More »