What is Militaria Collecting?

Militaria, also known as military memorabilia, are military equipment which are collected for their historical significance. Such items include uniforms, swords, knives, bayonets, helmets and other equipment such as field gear, military orders and decorations, wings, patches, badges and insignia.

In addition, it can include items related to the home front or civilian organizations during war time. This can include posters, flags, photographs, magazines and papers.

Military collections can range from the smallest of objects (buttons from the Civil War) to the largest (tanks, planes and Jeeps). It's a fascinating area, combining history, politics, technology and more.

The most valuable of these objects are usually original/genuine, with some historical significance, and in good condition. Replica items can also fall in the category of militaria and are sometimes desirable when the original items are difficult to find.

There are also reenactors that collect only reproduction items to use at living history events.

Why collect militaria?

The origin of military collecting is as old as modern man, warriors have taken souvenirs for as long as there have been conflicts!

As with many collectibles, items can increase in value over time.  It can also be because of one’s own service or a family member. A simple love of history, artifacts, and there are limitless items to collect.

Where can you find items?

Militaria Collectibles can be found at yard sales, flea markets, antique shows, auctions and online. There are many clubs related to collecting that have specialized Military shows where dealers only sell military items.

Some of these clubs can be reach by clicking the links at the right of this page.

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WWI Assistant Band Leader Chevron W/ Darker Embroidery

USPS Priority Mail   $8.00

  $25.00    Buy Now

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1902 Pattern US Army Uniform Massachusetts 8th Infantry Captain w Shoulder Knots

USPS   $45.00

  $425.00    Buy Now

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France 5th Infantry M31 Lieutenant Frock Uniform, Tunic and Trousers, Dated 1936

USPS   $50.00

  $250.00    Buy Now

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Uniform, Frock, US Civil War, 1876 Centennial, Indian Wars Era, Staff Buttons

USPS   $45.00

  $695.00    Buy Now

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1902 Pattern US Army Officer, Infantry Major, Formal Dress Uniform

FedEx   $35.00

  $425.00    Buy Now

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Circa 1890 Maryland 5th Regiment National Guard Army Uniform Tunic Near Perfect

USPS   $35.00

  $450.00    Buy Now

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1900s Knights Templar KT Frock Coat Uniform & Medals, Ames Mfg, Exemplary Cond.

USPS   $30.00

  $175.00    Buy Now

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Circa 1900 Knights Templar Sash with Silver Bullion Fringe Spectacular Condition

USPS   $25.00

  $175.00    Buy Now

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New Hampshire Militia Tailcoat, Trousers, Epaulettes & GAR Medal, Staff Buttons

FedEx   $50.00

  $1,495.00    Buy Now

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WWI Imperial German Kaiserlichemarine Reichsmarine Navy Dress Enlisted Uniform

FedEx   $45.00

  $695.00    Buy Now

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Epaulets US Army NY Buttons Likely Pre-1872 & Civil War for Major Fine Condition

FedEx   $40.00

  $450.00    Buy Now

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US WWII Army Artillery Colonel Uniform, Shoulder Straps, Trousers, Exc Quality

FedEx   $35.00

  $395.00    Buy Now

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USMC VMA-513 'ATTACK SQUADRON OF THE YEAR' '2004' COLOR

USPS First-Class Mail   $1.00

  $7.00    Buy Now

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US ARMY B CO 2-149TH AVIATION 'HOOKMASTERS' PINUP COLOR

USPS First-Class Mail   $1.00

  $7.00    Buy Now

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US ARMY B CO 2-149TH AVIATION 'HOOKMASTERS' 'OEF 13-14' MULTICAM

USPS First-Class Mail   $1.00

  $7.00    Buy Now

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US ARMY B CO 2-149TH AVIATION 'HOOKMASTERS' 'OEF 13-14' FULL COLOR

USPS First-Class Mail   $1.00

  $7.00    Buy Now

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US ARMY B CO 2-149TH AVIATION 'RED RIVER' 'OEF XIV' MULTICAM

USPS First-Class Mail   $1.00

  $7.00    Buy Now

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US ARMY B CO 2-149TH AVIATION 'RED RIVER' 'OEF XIV' FULL COLOR

USPS First-Class Mail   $1.00

  $7.00    Buy Now

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US ARMY C CO 2-25TH AVIATION 'WOLFPACK' FULL COLOR

USPS First-Class Mail   $1.00

  $7.00    Buy Now

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77th Bomb Squadron 28th Bomb Group AAF A2 Jacket Patch

USPS First-Class Mail   $4.50

  $350.00    Buy Now