10 Questions with David Ginader

Operating a website, showroom, and show presence 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 … More »

5 Tips for Good Show Sales

It all comes down to common sense by John Adams-Graf, editor, MVM This is the age of “customer service.” Don’t like your hamburger? Post a bad review on Facebook. Didn’t like the look of your new Nikes when you put … More »

Analyzing M1 Helmets

More Virginia National Guard discoveries by Alexander F. Barnes and Major Brendan L. Barclay In the May 2017 edition of Military Trader, we shared our initial analysis of the M1917A1 helmets that the Virginia National Guard recently recovered. In this … More »

Silk in Service

By Chris William Popular soldier souvenirs for more than 100 years Throughout the years, countless US soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines left their families and friends to travel across the globe in order to insure the freedom of their country. … More »

21-day salute to America

There is a little-known law that sets aside a period to honor the United States. Passed in 1975, law 36 U.S.C. § 112 states, “…that Congress declares the 21 days from Flag Day, June 14th through Independence Day, a period … More »

 Wound Badges

Award in three classes for three wars By Chris WIlliam In the Spring of 1918, Kaiser Wilhelm II, the last monarch of the German Empire, instituted a series of Verwundetenabzeichen” (wound badges) to memorialize soldier’s wounds received during the bloody … More »