Why is militaria so popular?

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 7:31 pm

Many people collect military equipment and war relics. Over the last few decades there has been a massive increase in the amount of people collecting these items and there are many reasons for this. War films such as saving private Ryan, Lone Survivor and Band of Brothers series has made many younger people more interested in war and wanting to own a piece of history.

Sites such as EBay now make it easy to find war relics and militaria and compare prices. Some people collect a bit of everything; uniforms, helmets, flags, belt buckles, medals. These collectors may end up with full sized mannequins on which to display their collections. Other collectors collect by nationality such as English, American or German. They may collect based on which war they were used in.  Collecting is sometimes carried on by relatives who have been left militaria by a family member who has passed away.

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