Autumn Auction of Hermann Historica oHG

Approximately 7,300 lots from all specialist areas represented by the auction house – antiquities, arms and armor, works of art, hunting antiques, orders and collectibles from all fields of history and military history – were auctioned at the 71st Auction of … More »

Books in Brief

United States Navy & Marine Corps Aviation Squadron Lineage, Insignia, and History, Vol. 2: Marine Scout Bomber, Torpedo-Bomber, Bombing & Attack Squadrons, by Michael J. Crowder (ISBN: 076434755; Schiffer Publishing, 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen,PA 19310; 610-593-1777; Hardcover, 11” … More »

The New MAX

by Peter Suciu A show is “reborn” For 31 years, the Military Antiques Extravaganza (“MAX”) has been a  definitive show in the United States, but even long-time dealers admitted it wasn’t really the same in recent years. The hobby really … More »

Papers Please

Membership booklet of the Fraternal Order of German Police Officials By Bruce Kipp Prior to the Third Reich, there was no unified police force in Germany. Each constituent state (Land) had its own. After coming to power in January 1933, … More »

Not all Pilots

by Chris William Luftwaffe Specialty Patches By the time Adolf Hitler and the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (N.S.D.A.P. – Nazi party) had taken control of Germany in 1933, the German government had already been immersed for some time in a clandestine … More »

Early Fort Discovered

By Chris Crola, Associated Press Uncovered at NY Colonial Battleground dig An archaeological dig at an 18th-century military site in the southern Adirondacks has uncovered large sections of stone walls that are believed to have been constructed within a larger … More »

10 Questions with Gary Cunningham

Talking about collecting U.S. Bayonets   We are all in this together. In an effort to report on the state of different facets of the military collectibles market, Military Trader strives to discover and share the opinions of the hobby’s … More »