Military Eras: Vietnam War Collectibles on the Rise
Over the last 15 years, Vietnam militaria has become an increasingly popular collectible, with strong collector communities in unlikely places, such as Poland, France, Japan, […]
Military Eras: Top 5 U.S. WWII Collectibles
Most would agree that World War II militaria is the most popular military era to collect, and fortunately, “out of the woodwork” WWII items continue […]
Seven Tips for Collecting Militaria
1. Invest in Reference Books Collecting militaria can be a minefield (pun intended), filled with misrepresented items and down right fakes. A good reference book […]
Remembering the Good Old Days of the Early 1990s
By Chris Hughes WorthPoint Worthologist Over the last two decades the Internet has increasingly impacted culture and commerce, but for most of us in the […]
Not all WWII Visor Caps are “Crushers”
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 […]
MACV-SOG 1-0 Jacket: A Symbol For Vietnam’s Elite Among The Elite
Until recently, little was known or published about MACV-SOG, an elite US Special Forces reconnaissance unit in Vietnam. SOG was under joint command by 5th […]
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.
Selling My Vintage Vans Shoe Collection
A few months ago, I decided to redirect some of my collecting energy towards new frontiers. In doing so, I made the decision to liquidate my collection of vintage Vans shoes. Skateboarding was a big part of my adolescence, and I always loved placing my order for a customized pair of Vans, made to my exact color specifications.
Rare Vinyl From The Heartland
Last night, I met up with Mike Garber, WorthPoint’s vinyl record Worthologist and owner of Zero Street Records in Omaha, NE to see how things were going in the record collecting world. Mike just returned from a buying trip in Colorado and said that he had a good time finding records for the store and for trade.
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.