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Part 2...      Back in the Fall of 2014, Bill was interviewed by Military Trader Magazine, and asked several questions pertaining to the health of the Third Reich Market.  We plan to post many of these interview questions as Bill provides some great pointers, as well as some amazing stories.  The following is what was included in this interview.      Although Bill offers a wide range of military relics, he is best-known for his expertise on WWII militaria. With more than 50 years’ experience (now 60 years) in buying, selling, trading and collecting, he has a very good sense...

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Back in the Fall of 2014, Bill was interviewed by Military Trader Magazine, and asked several questions pertaining to the health of the Third Reich Market.  We plan to post many of these interview questions as Bill provides some great pointers, as well as some amazing stories.  The following is what was included in this interview.      Bill Shea of The Ruptured Duck making a presentation to a group of young executives at the Collings Foundation in Stow, MA. His talk was centered around leadership. Major Dick Winters from E Company, 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment is being discussed.  ...

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  I'm sure we often wonder why "NAZI" items are worth as much as they are in today's market. After all, the Third Reich planned on being around for a long time and even called themselves the "Thousand Year Reich" (Tausendjähriges Reich).         They certainly had a full fledged industrial colossus in multiple occupied countries cranking out everything from pins, medals, flags, banners, statuary, posters etc...the list goes on ad infinitum.     Just take a look at this video, supplied by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©, and it will provide you with some additional perspective on this...

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The M-16 German Helmet from Right Next Door   I’ve always been fascinated by the fact that veterans took the time to send home so much stuff.  I guess it proves the old cliche that “to the victor, goes the spoils.”  The post office made it easy enough for doughboys and GIs to send their souvenirs home by allowing free postage during the war and setting up local post offices right on military bases.  I’ve encountered many helmets and other relics where the soldier simply wrote the address he wanted it sent right on the item itself.        One...

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