In my experience there are three things that matter most in Antique Guns, Swords and Militaria. Condition, Condition and CONDITION. Buy the best quality item you can afford.
Why do you collect?
I meet a lot of people in my travels as a Salesman. I have met people that collect the strangest items, some really valuable, some pretty much worthless. After seeing random collections of everything, I have become fascinated with why we collect the things we do. I collect for the history and feel of an item.
Letter to Rush Limbaugh Sells for $2.1 million
Recently on Ebay, a letter signed by 41 Democratic Senators including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joe Biden and Barbara Boxer. It sold on Ebay for $2.1 million to benefit the Marine corps Law Enforcement Foundation. They will provide scholarships for children of those killed in action, according to the buyer, the Eugene B. Casey Foundation.
Primary and Caucus Schedule
Just so everyone can keep track, I include a complete official primary and caucus season for the 2008 presidential election cycle.
Date State Primary/Caucus/Convention
Jan 3 Iowa caucus
Jan 5 Wyoming (R) convention
Jan 8 New Hampshire primary
Jan 15 Michigan primary
Jan 19 Nevada caucus
Ron Paul Dollars
Ron Paul, the former Libertarian turned Republican candidate for president in 2008 has an energetic following to say the least. They are very creative when it comes to getting funds for his long shot campaign. Recently, they set a record for the most money raised at an event, some $14 million in one day!
Flags of Political Parties
With the recent assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, any national funeral will feature the flag of the national party she headed. This great leader of independence for her country also featured flags of other political parties throughout Pakistan, both large and small.
The Movie That Changed Militaria
“Pre – SPR” is a term commonly read on web boards, or heard from the mouths of militaria collectors at shows. It signifies a romanticized time period prior to the 1998 release of the movie Saving Private Ryan (or SPR). This Spielberg masterpiece revived so much interest in WWII and military history that overnight, countless new collectors were born.
Drugs, Baseball, and Collecting
With recent news of the Mitchell Report accusing 86 baseball players of using steroids and other performance enhancing drugs, people have been talking about the players and the sport, but what is going to happen to the value of cards and memorabilia?