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Flags of Political Parties (12/27/07)
Flag of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of Benazir Bhutto, image by Joe McMillan of Flags of the WorldWith 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. More >>


Flag Etiquette Around the World (12/27/07)
Flag of the United NationsThe Flag Code of the United States is rather precise when it comes to dealing respectfully with the flag of the United States. More >>


The Movie That Changed Militaria (12/23/07)
Original D-Day Ranger Assault Vest as used by Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan“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. More >>


Distinctive Patches of the Office of President of the United States (12/22/07)
A patch for the crew of HMX-1, the presidential helicopter, but commercially produced for resale, not officialThere are many support agencies dedicated to the office of president of the United States. More >>


A True Historical New Orleans Experience (12/19/07)
Finding a person who is truly content with their job is not easy, but walk down to the Sword and Pen at 528 Royal Street and you will meet the happiest antique dealer in New Orleans, Larry Marsh. As manager of Sword and Pen, a French Quarter antique store, Larry has the opportunity to talk about his first love, history. 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 >>


The Unofficial Flags of the US (12/6/07)
The Since the United States first adopted the stars and stripes as the official flag design on June 14th 1777, it has been changed 27 times. At first an additional stripe as well as a star were added to the new flag when new states were recognized. That resulted in the only 15 star and 15 stripe US flag on May 1st, 1795. More >>


Which is a better collectible: A 48 or 49 star flag? (12/5/07)
49 star US flag official patternIt isn’t surprising that when asked to choose between a 48 star US flag or a 49 star US flag, invariably the 48 star flag is always chosen first. The reasoning is that the 48 star flag is older than the 49 star one and hence more collectible. The short answer is yes and no. 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 >>


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