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Flags: collectibles that are keys to art and politics (9/28/08)
When seven-year-old Tom Carrier watched the 1963 televised funeral of the assassinated President John Fitzgerald Kennedy what caught young Carrier’s eye was not the black-draped caisson or the rider-less horse, boots inserted backwards in the stirrups, or the color guard – it was the solider marching behind the coffin with the Presidential flag. More >>


The Birth of a Collector (9/4/08)
MikeI was talking with my friend Mike Bockman, a militaria dealer and owner of BBmilitaria.com, when we got on the subject of the Niobrara River that runs across the Northern part of Nebraska. I had canoed this river several times in Boy Scouts and Mike had canoed it with his family when he was young. More >>


Hello Beijing! (9/4/08)
Gentleman wearing a 1950s MA-1 Flight Jacket After spending over 15 hours on a to jet to Beijing, my rubber legs ambled off the plane, through customs, towards the baggage carousel, where I waited to be reunited with my luggage. I was not too groggy to notice the gigantic Kentucky Fried Chicken mural and chuckle over its absurdity. Across the airport, I saw a man wearing something that caught my eye. More >>






WWII Inland Paratrooper Liner: A Treasure Found in an Unlikely Place (8/26/08)
Early Inland Unpainted HardwareOf all WWII US Airborne military collectibles, Original helmets are one of the hardest items to obtain for a collection. There were three main types used in WWII. A fiber (cardboard) liner was used early on. This was soon replaced by high pressure (fiberglass) liners made by Inland and Westinghouse. More >>


Condition and Provenance in US Militaria (8/22/08)
Inside shot of a WWII M1-C paratrooper helmetGrading condition for military collectibles is not a simple process. Militaria is different from many other collectibles, where flawless examples are ideal and items with condition issues have less value. More >>


A Bang Up Job: Gun Collectibles (8/16/08)
For most of his life, Chris Lucero has been collecting antiques and collectibles— everything from antique fishing lures, to Elvis … More >>


The 51-Star Flag of the United States (8/4/08)
50 star flag of the United StatesIt is the longest-serving national flag of the United States. Since July 4, 1960, after the addition of Hawaii as the 50th state, the flag of the United States with its 50 stars has served longer than the 48-star flag, the national standard from 1912 to 1959. More >>


Antiques Alamo sword, bad guy’s briefcase & collectibles, rare bills not for deposit (7/16/08)
In collectibles, antiques and art news, an Alamo sword and the personal effects of a notorious outlaw hit the auction block, a bank returns valuable rare bills to its customer, a stolen Renaissance masterpiece is sold and a distinctive Babe Ruth home-run ball goes up for sale for the first time. Wild West Antiques and Militaria More >>


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