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ebay Bummer (12/19/07)
A week ago, I listed item for auction on ebay. It did fairly well considering the economy and the time of year. After the auction closed, I sent an email to the bidder with payment instructions and thought it was a done deal. About 4 hours later, I received an email from ebay stating, “ebay Listing Cancelled – Results Null and Void”. More >>


Rare “Sac Dollar” Error Coin Discovered (12/17/07)
It may come as a surprise to individuals outside the coin-collecting world that extremely rare and valuable US coins are still being minted today. These coins come in the form of mis-strikes or error coins caused by human or mechanical failure in the minting process. Billions of U.S. coins are produced annually. More >>


Special Forces Beret With Provenance (12/14/07)
A Researchers Goldmine!  Not common to find named berets.I recently won a Vietnam era Special Forces beret from an online auction. Prior to bidding, I emailed the seller with specific questions because the auction description was vague and the accompanying image was not great. The seller never responded to my questions, but I could tell that the insignia was a desirable variation, so I took my chances and placed a bid anyway. More >>


Imported Fake Antique Furniture (12/5/07)
Even arts and CraftsThis weekend I went to a flea market that had an “antique store liquidation sale” in an adjacent building. The building contained numerous rows of furniture. I would guess between 70-100 pieces total. The event was advertised on television and radio as an antique tag sale however; all the pieces were pricey reproductions. More >>


Hearing the Veteran’s Story (11/29/07)
The Veteran in 1918I just read an article stating there are only three living WWI vets left. It seems like they all faded away without receiving the recognition they deserved. I’ve only met one WWI vet in my life. He was my great uncle Benny. Benny served with the 88th Division and told me that he survived the war but nearly died on the troop ship coming home because of a serious flu outbreak. More >>


Military Collectibles for Investment (11/21/07)
Civil War Collectibles are highly collectible!I recently read a New York Times article about military collectibles that touched on two interesting subjects. More >>


Unlimited “Limited Edition” Collectibles (11/17/07)
A Limited Edition Classic!!!I grew up at the tail end of an age where most people bought toys with the intent of them being played with. As a small child, I had a neighborhood friend who would receive toys for his birthday or Christmas and never take them out of the packaging. His Star Wars and G.I. Joe figures remained on the blister cards. More >>


Not all Visor Caps are “Crushers” (11/8/07)
There is rampant misuse of the term “crusher cap” in reference to US visor caps in the WWII militaria collecting market. A crusher cap is a type of visor cap that is intended to be soft and pliable. Germans also had a crusher cap designed for field use, but that is another topic. US crusher caps were designed for pilots and air personnel to comfortably wear under their headset. More >>


WWII Airborne Reinforced M42 Jump Jacket ID’d To Vet (11/3/07)
I recently acquired my first M42 Reinforced jump jacket. This jacket was even CC-2′d (Chemical impregnation to protect skin from gas), which led me to believe that it was used on the Normandy jump. Based off the canvas used and the rigger sewing construction, I could tell that it was 82nd Airborne. More >>


CBS Fender Instruments: A Turning Point in Quality and Value? (11/3/07)
HeadstockJanuary 3, 1965 is an important date for Fender instrument collectors because it’s when Leo Fender and Don Randall sold their company to CBS Broadcasting for $13 million. Leo remained working in R&D and Randall became General Manager, but their company was never the same again. More >>


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