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Army

Generally, an army is an all-terrain, land-based fighting force. Armies have historically been mobile through a combination of vehicle, horse, and foot travel. The army is the oldest organized fighting force and revolves around infantry forces. Because every major nation developed an army over time, there are countless military collectibles available.

The uniforms, weapons, and equipment used by an army change with the nation and their tactics. Thus, collectors can focus on one category of item, one historical time period, or geographical area when amassing items.


Quick Facts

  • Uniforms have always evolved to match contemporary tactics. The famous red coats of the British were used so commanders could effectively identify their own troops, whereas camouflage is often used today
  • Armies lived on their feet, so most revolutions in footwear were due to the military
  • The basis of the modern army has always been the rifle. Since the 1700s, the rifle has been the main weapon for the infantry

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14 Militärmützen UdSSR - 14 visor caps Soviet Army
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
14 Militärmützen UdSSR - 14 visor caps Soviet Army
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€1655 Bids
LOT OF 2: LATE 18TH CENTURY BRITISH OFFICER GORGETS.
Dec 13, 9:00 AM EST
LOT OF 2: LATE 18TH CENTURY BRITISH OFFICER GORGETS.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7503 Bids
4th Army Corps Metal on Chain 1st Div.
Dec 10, 9:30 AM EST
4th Army Corps Metal on Chain 1st Div.
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$302 Bids
1884 US Army Indian War Infantry Cape , EC
Jan 21, 1:00 PM EST
1884 US Army Indian War Infantry Cape , EC
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
14th INFANTRY PATCHES, FIGHTING FIRST
Dec 15, 11:00 AM EST
14th INFANTRY PATCHES, FIGHTING FIRST
by Vintage Auctions Online
Est: $20- $50
$101 Bid
US Army horse bit
Dec 16, 9:00 AM EST
US Army horse bit
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $2,000
$251 Bid
Lot Ausrüstung und Uniformteile NVA - Collection of military equipment National People's Army
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
Lot Ausrüstung und Uniformteile NVA - Collection of military equipment National People's Army
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€601 Bid
Uniformjacke Marschall der Sowjetunion - Tunic of a Marshal Soviet Army 1943-1955
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
Uniformjacke Marschall der Sowjetunion - Tunic of a Marshal Soviet Army 1943-1955
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€1001 Bid
Feldbinde für Offiziere faschistisches Italien
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
Feldbinde für Offiziere faschistisches Italien
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€451 Bid
Wandteller Infanterie-Regiment Freiherr von Sparr - Wall plate Infantry Regiment Freiherr von Sparr
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
Wandteller Infanterie-Regiment Freiherr von Sparr - Wall plate Infantry Regiment Freiherr von Sparr
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€801 Bid
Regimentsteller 3. Königlich Sächs. Husaren-Regt. Nr. 20 - Regiments plate 3rd Saxonian Hussars Regiment Nr. 20
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
Regimentsteller 3. Königlich Sächs. Husaren-Regt. Nr. 20 - Regiments plate 3rd Saxonian Hussars Regiment Nr. 20
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€1001 Bid
Dienstzeit-Erinnerungskrug Minenwerfer-Kompanie 21 Fürth - Service commemoration jug Reichswehr
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
Dienstzeit-Erinnerungskrug Minenwerfer-Kompanie 21 Fürth - Service commemoration jug Reichswehr
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€501 Bid
2 Uniformröcke - 2 German tunics 18th/19th century
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
2 Uniformröcke - 2 German tunics 18th/19th century
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€501 Bid
Uniformrock für Infanteristen Preußen mit Patronentasche - Tunic for riflemen Prussian Army and cartridge bag
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
Uniformrock für Infanteristen Preußen mit Patronentasche - Tunic for riflemen Prussian Army and cartridge bag
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€501 Bid
Uniformrock für Grenadiere des Leib-Bataillons - Tunic for riflemen Prussian Guard Battalion
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
Uniformrock für Grenadiere des Leib-Bataillons - Tunic for riflemen Prussian Guard Battalion
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€501 Bid
ARMY CABOCHON ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Feb 06, 1:00 PM CST
ARMY CABOCHON ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
LOT OF 6: PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA DOCUMENTS, WHISKEY REBELLION.
Dec 13, 9:00 AM EST
LOT OF 6: PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA DOCUMENTS, WHISKEY REBELLION.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$3000 Bids
Antique Infantry Rifles US Army Military Hat Pin, Marked B. Pasquale & Sons S.F.
Jan 21, 1:00 PM EST
Antique Infantry Rifles US Army Military Hat Pin, Marked B. Pasquale & Sons S.F.
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
6 UNITED STATES UNIFORMS FROM 1880-1900.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
6 UNITED STATES UNIFORMS FROM 1880-1900.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
A PAINTED REGIMENTAL DRUM OF THE 3RD BATTALION
Dec 07, 11:00 AM GMT
A PAINTED REGIMENTAL DRUM OF THE 3RD BATTALION
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£1000 Bids
Ordres über Schriftverkehr und Dienstbetrieb
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
Ordres über Schriftverkehr und Dienstbetrieb
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€450 Bids
Feldmanöver Bayerisches 2. Feld-Artillerie-Regiment
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
Feldmanöver Bayerisches 2. Feld-Artillerie-Regiment
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€250 Bids
6 Dienstzeit-Erinnerungsfotos Preußen Heer
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
6 Dienstzeit-Erinnerungsfotos Preußen Heer
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€350 Bids

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