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Where to start collecting WWII Memorabilia and Militaria Starting a WWII military memorabilia collection may seem like a daunting effort. Where do you begin? Who can you trust? What's even out there to begin with? These are all questions every collector has asked himself at one point. Here are a couple tips that every new WWII collector should know before starting a collection:  The actual collecting of original WWII military items is not that hard to do. Once you have located one or two reliable sources, there is no need to search endlessly through dozens of websites, Craigslist listings, misleading...

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This is among the most common question I’ve been asked over the 55+ years I’ve been buying, selling, trading and collecting WWII items. “How do I take care of my collection? What can I do to prevent damage to my precious items? I understand and appreciate their concerns. Once we take possession of these items, we have a responsibility as caretakers to preserve these pieces of history so that they can be enjoyed by future generations of collectors and historians. The answer to this question varies from one circumstance to another and from different environments. However, one recommendation is always...

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The Ruptured Duck is proud to announce the launch of its new website! We are also very happy to announce the launch of Bill's new blog where he'll be covering WWII memorabilia with an emphasis on German and U.S. militaria on a weekly basis. This is a must follow blog for new and young collectors. Stay tuned! 

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