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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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KOREAN WAR US ARMY ARTILLERY SHELL CASINGS
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
KOREAN WAR US ARMY ARTILLERY SHELL CASINGS
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $40- $80
$301 Bid
KOREAN WAR US ARMY OFFICER PORTABLE MESS KIT
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
KOREAN WAR US ARMY OFFICER PORTABLE MESS KIT
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$701 Bid
WWII - KOREAN WAR JAPANESE & SOUTH KOREAN FLAGS
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
WWII - KOREAN WAR JAPANESE & SOUTH KOREAN FLAGS
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$701 Bid
KOREAN WAR - COLD WAR US NAVY H-4 FLIGHT HELMETS
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
KOREAN WAR - COLD WAR US NAVY H-4 FLIGHT HELMETS
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$701 Bid
WWII - KOREAN WAR US NAVY PHOTOGRAPHER GROUPING
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
WWII - KOREAN WAR US NAVY PHOTOGRAPHER GROUPING
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $150- $300
$1101 Bid
Korean War US Navy Aviation Unit Patch VF 194
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
Korean War US Navy Aviation Unit Patch VF 194
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $200- $300
$101 Bid
US Navy Air Task Group 1 Unit Patch Korean War
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
US Navy Air Task Group 1 Unit Patch Korean War
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $150- $200
$101 Bid
WWII - KOREAN WAR US ARMY M1 HELMETS & JUMP LINER
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
WWII - KOREAN WAR US ARMY M1 HELMETS & JUMP LINER
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $100- $300
$701 Bid
WW2 Korean War Newspaper Articles
Mar 01, 9:00 AM MST
WW2 Korean War Newspaper Articles
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$101 Bid
1950s Korean War Flag
Mar 01, 9:00 AM MST
1950s Korean War Flag
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $75- $125
$101 Bid
WWII - KOREAN WAR US ARMY EM / NCO UNIFORM ITEMS
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
WWII - KOREAN WAR US ARMY EM / NCO UNIFORM ITEMS
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $100- $300
$700 Bids
WWII - KOREA US ARMY PERSONAL GEAR & GROOMING KIT
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
WWII - KOREA US ARMY PERSONAL GEAR & GROOMING KIT
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $150- $300
$1100 Bids
WWII - KOREAN WAR US ARMY HEADGEAR
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
WWII - KOREAN WAR US ARMY HEADGEAR
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$700 Bids
WWII - KOREAN WAR US ARMY M1 HELMET LINERS
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
WWII - KOREAN WAR US ARMY M1 HELMET LINERS
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $100- $300
$700 Bids
Korean War Victoria Cross winner Bill Speakman VC signed 2005 Military Far East cover. Set on A4
Mar 06, 10:00 AM GMT
Korean War Victoria Cross winner Bill Speakman VC signed 2005 Military Far East cover. Set on A4
by Chaucer Auctions
Est: £10- £14
£100 Bids
WWII - KOREAN WAR USMCWR OVERSEAS & DRESS CAPS
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
WWII - KOREAN WAR USMCWR OVERSEAS & DRESS CAPS
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1500 Bids
WWII - KOREAN WAR US FLAGS & MEDIC ARMBAND
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
WWII - KOREAN WAR US FLAGS & MEDIC ARMBAND
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $80- $160
$600 Bids
Korean War DMZ Barbed Wire Fence Segment
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
Korean War DMZ Barbed Wire Fence Segment
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$100 Bids
KOREAN WAR US ARMY GN-58-A-GY FIELD GENERATOR
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
KOREAN WAR US ARMY GN-58-A-GY FIELD GENERATOR
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $100- $300
$700 Bids
Korean War US RIA 38 Victory Model Holster
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
Korean War US RIA 38 Victory Model Holster
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$100 Bids
WWII - KOREAN WAR US ARMY PARATROOPER JUMP BOOTS
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
WWII - KOREAN WAR US ARMY PARATROOPER JUMP BOOTS
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1500 Bids
KOREAN WAR US ARMY FIELD JACKET, COATS, & TROUSERS
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
KOREAN WAR US ARMY FIELD JACKET, COATS, & TROUSERS
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $100- $300
$700 Bids
KOREAN WAR BRONZE STAR & KOREAN SERVICE MEDAL
Mar 06, 9:00 AM EST
KOREAN WAR BRONZE STAR & KOREAN SERVICE MEDAL
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $80- $150
$200 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Korean War


Centurion Auctions

Centurion Auctions

Davis Brothers Auction

Davis Brothers Auction

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

Chaucer Auctions

Chaucer Auctions