What was WWII?

World War II or the Second World War, often abbreviated as WWII or WW2, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved most of the world's countries forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis powers. In a total war directly involving more than 100 million personnel from more than 30 countries, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources.

Aircraft played a major role in the conflict, enabling the strategic bombing of cities and the only two uses of nuclear weapons in war to this day. World War II was by far the deadliest conflict in human history, and resulted in 70 to 85 million fatalities, a majority being civilians.

Since WWII was the largest conflict in history millions of objects were made during the war and all are collectible. The price for a particular collectible usually depends on the rarity and as its overall condition. Items from WWII can sell from $5.00 to $1,000,000.00!

What types of collectible WWII items are there?

Common categories of military collectibles include Headgear (helmets, caps, hats), Edge weapons (daggers, swords, knives), Awards (medals and badges) wings, patches, flags, banners, photographs, pins, uniforms, field gear vehicles, tanks, planes and postcards, just to name a few.

How do you display military collectibles?

People who amass collectibles take a lot of time to collect them, and usually, store them in locations where they will not be ruined. Large display cases with glass doors, shelves to place headgear on, “Riker Mounts” (flat display cases with a glass top) for small items like patches and medals. Even full mannequins with complete uniforms can be used.

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WW2 CATERPILLAR CLUB MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE, HELLS ANGELS, DFC AND AIR MEDAL  (7617807) $225.00 Quick Bid $225.00

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WW2 US HEADQUARTERS PATCH ETO ADVANCED BASE, PRINTED VERSION.  (6198147) $8.95 Quick Bid $8.95

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WW2 GUNNERS WING, REVERSE PIN BACK STERLING, WK HALLMARK, DIE STRUCK, 3 INCHES  (7865285) $68.95 Quick Bid $68.95

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BEAUTIFUL KEEP EM FLYING USAF PENDANT, HOMEFRONT  (6504497) $14.99 Quick Bid $14.99

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1940 THE BLUEJACKETS' MANUAL Illustrated US Naval Institute 10th Edition WWII  (7416362) $14.50 Quick Bid $14.50

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9TH US ARMY AIR FORCE SHOULDER PATCH, PRINTED VERSION -FIELD JACKET OR RAIN COAT  (6198167) $8.95 Quick Bid $8.95

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Orignal M36 Mantel / Great coat made from captured Czech wool  (10766523) $385.00 Quick Bid $385.00

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