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Heraldry of Modern Militaria

Heraldry of Modern Militaria

Every area of life has its own language. I remember when my wife began working as a State Historian, she began using acronyms I had never heard before- and I had to ask for translations. By the way, TCP translates as “Traditional Cultural Property!” I have been...
Why Lindbergh?

Why Lindbergh?

A Life Long Collection Recently Brian and I had the opportunity to view an amazing life time collection. It had been started when the late owner had been a small child, back in 1927, and added to over the years until his passing, just four years ago. It was clear,...
The Girl I Left Behind Me

The Girl I Left Behind Me

The hours sad I left a maid A lingering farewell taking Whose sighs and tears my steps delayed I thought her heart was breaking In hurried words her name I blest I breathed the vows that bind me And to my heart in anguish pressed The girl I left behind me! This is one...
Hamilton Signed War Document

Hamilton Signed War Document

Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton.  Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.  Bank of New York Founder Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton the Musical.  Colonel Alexander Hamilton?  Yes! With the success of the Broadway and touring productions of “Hamilton”, we all know much...
The Lion of Judah

The Lion of Judah

Many military items have symbols on them: swords, medals, badges, uniforms—pretty much you name it, other than the most basic field equipment, and there will be one or more symbols on it. Studying the symbols on the items that you collect can help you to understand an...
The Brave Volunteers

The Brave Volunteers

European armies were traditionally fueled by conscripts—men who were pulled unwillingly away from their homes and families to serve at their king or dictator’s pleasure until the war ended, or they died, as likely from disease as from a wound. America has always been...