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Korean War

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when solders from the North Korean People’s Army entered the southern Republic of Korea. Just after World War II, the invasion that began the Korean War was also the first military action of the Cold War. Uniforms produced during the time vary but many were designed to resist brutal winters. Much of the equipment used in the Korean War is equivalent to World War II weaponry and technology. Soldiers in this era carried web gear, complete with belts and H harnesses.

The Korean war was the last war during which there was widespread use of semi-automatic battle rifles and carbines. Many of these weapons can be acquired by civilians. Today, classics like the M1 Garand, the M1911, and the M1 Carbine are enjoyed by collectors.


Quick Facts

  • The United States never officially declared war against North Korea or China
  • The American M1 Garand was used by American forces in Korea. To this day, it is one of the more popular collector's rifles in existence
  • Due to the support of Soviet Russia and Communist China, many Korean War collectibles are Russian and Chinese items, including bayonets, flags, weapons, and uniforms

Recommended Items at Auction

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U.S. OFFICER IN KOREA PLAQUES
Oct 31, 8:00 AM EDT
U.S. OFFICER IN KOREA PLAQUES
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $80- $100
$401 Bid
A U.S. M1 CARBINE BAYONET DAGGER
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
A U.S. M1 CARBINE BAYONET DAGGER
by Helios Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
KOREAN TANSU
Nov 12, 11:00 AM EST
KOREAN TANSU
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $600- $800
$3000 Bids
[MILITARIA]. SCRAPBOOK OF U.S. MILITARY PHOTOS, MAINLY KORE...
Nov 20, 10:00 AM CST
[MILITARIA]. SCRAPBOOK OF U.S. MILITARY PHOTOS, MAINLY KORE...
by Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
KOREAN TUBERCULOSIS STREAMERS
Oct 31, 8:00 AM EDT
KOREAN TUBERCULOSIS STREAMERS
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $60- $80
$300 Bids
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KOREAN PRINT
Nov 03, 10:00 AM GMT
KOREAN PRINT
by Sheppards
Est: €50- €80
€300 Bids
Large Ancient Chinese or Korean Iron Spear Battle Lance Head with Bronze Elements.
Nov 13, 10:00 AM CST
Large Ancient Chinese or Korean Iron Spear Battle Lance Head with Bronze Elements.
by Sofe Design Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
Korean Monkey and Grapes Kotanke Stone Ink Stone for Calligraphy
Nov 15, 12:00 PM GMT
Korean Monkey and Grapes Kotanke Stone Ink Stone for Calligraphy
by Orion Asian Art
Est: £0- £0
£200 Bids
6 STERLING SILVER B-29 F102 BI PLANE PIN BADGES
Nov 17, 9:00 AM EST
6 STERLING SILVER B-29 F102 BI PLANE PIN BADGES
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $40- $80
$100 Bids
SIGNAL CORPS US ARMY TELEPHONE REPEATER TP-14
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MDT
SIGNAL CORPS US ARMY TELEPHONE REPEATER TP-14
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$100 Bids
PAD FOR KOREAN WAR T7 PARACHUTE BACKPACK
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MDT
PAD FOR KOREAN WAR T7 PARACHUTE BACKPACK
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$100 Bids
KOREAN WAR COLT 1911 .45 PISTOL MAGAZINE
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MDT
KOREAN WAR COLT 1911 .45 PISTOL MAGAZINE
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$100 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Korean War


Davis Brothers Auction

Davis Brothers Auction

Alexander Historical Auctions LLC

Alexander Historical Auctions LLC

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC