Found 15 articles matching Uniforms and Footwear category.
  • Feb 8 2016
  • 8 Feb 2016

How I Overcame my Fear of Consigning Things for Sale at an Auction

Last year I decided to get into the auction game. I had a couple of items that I thought would bring a nice return, to […]

  • Feb 8 2016
  • 8 Feb 2016

How I Overcame my Fear of Consigning Things for Sale at an Auction

Last year I decided to get into the auction game. I had a couple of items that I thought would bring a nice return, to […]

  • Nov 12 2014
  • 12 Nov 2014

Only ‘Double’ RAF Distinguished Flying Cross Awarded to Indian Pilot under Gavel

LONDON – The first Royal Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross ever awarded to an Indian pilot, later to be dubbed the “Father of the Indian […]

  • Jan 24 2014
  • 24 Jan 2014

Imperial Russian Garde Du Corps Officer’s Helmet Hammers for $17,050 At Mohawk

BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. – An Imperial Russian Garde du Corps officer’s helmet, made circa 1900-1917 and in overall excellent condition, with a gilt finish skull and […]

  • Feb 28 2013
  • 28 Feb 2013

Collecting U.S. Naval Uniforms from the Second World War

When I was younger, we used to have this debate: If you were in combat in the Second World War, which branch of service would […]

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

The Birth of a Collector

I 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.

  • Aug 26 2008
  • 26 Aug 2008

WWII Inland Paratrooper Liner: A Treasure Found in an Unlikely Place

Of 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.

  • May 24 2008
  • 24 May 2008

Always a Marine: Reuniting history with a collectible uniform

My favorite antiques and collectibles tell a story. It’s been my experience that unearthing the story is more rewarding than the challenge of obtaining the item. My most recent “story” began at the Hastings, Nebraska military collectibles show in March 2008. I had just set up my dealer table and started walking the floor to see what other dealers brought to sell.

  • Mar 30 2008
  • 30 Mar 2008

William Leigh – Confederate Buttons

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  • Dec 14 2007
  • 14 Dec 2007

Special Forces Beret With Provenance

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.