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My father joined the U.S. Army when he migrated from Hannover at the start of World War II. After his death, I continued collecting items from different parts of the country. For those who want to start a collection, here are some items to consider:
Vintage photos. If you are a visual collector, vintage photos taken during World War II can be a great starting point. You can find a lot of them online with replicas starting from $5. If you are looking for something more authentic, however, get ready to spare hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Autographed photos of famed generals like General Eisenhower, General Patton, and General MacArthur can be worth thousands of dollars apiece.
Uniforms. American and German uniforms are widely available for purchase at online stores like eBay. They come in many styles from a variety of countries. Some of the most popular uniforms include jacket, shirt, and trousers. Other items like helmets and cuffs are also available but are more expensive ranging from $1,500 to $4,000 or more.
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World War II items bring back lot memories about our past as well as lessons about honor and pride. These items serve as a reminder of our history that helped shape what our country is today.
Hello everyone, I am John Eilermann, and I am deeply interested in World War II. Follow me on Twitter for more discussions on World War II items and memorabilia.