I decided to offer replicas after numerous emails from
collectors asking if I knew where they could get high quality reproductions
to fill holes in their collection of very expensive and rare items that
they knew they would never be able to afford or find. Many are young or newer collectors
who wanted something that would look convincing and the market was not
offering very many choices.
As a result, I am offering higher quality replica items
for both those who want fillers for their collection or are unable to find
or afford some of these pieces as originals, and the reenactors who like to
portray high ranking officers.
The focus of the replicas is representative of the website itself in
that the pieces I offer all have a “high ranks” nature and
center around all the General officer and higher ranks. The bulk of the re-enactor suppliers
focus on enlisted and combat oriented items with few choices for the high
ranks, so I think this section will offer a ‘go to’ spot for
those who are looking for a higher rank. I’ll be offering the highest
quality replicas that I can find and will be presenting some pieces that
have not been offered anywhere else.
some might think it is controversial to offer reproduction insignia on the
same website as original militaria, I think it offers an excellent
educational perspective for newer collectors and those not familiar with
General Officer insignia. It
allows one to compare photographs of original pieces to reproduction
pieces, all on the same website.
Replicas also offer young and
newer collectors an opportunity to get into the hobby and retain
interest, as without affordable replica pieces, many would simply give up
on the hobby. Young and newer collectors are future
buyers of original militaria.
Without future buyers, the value of many of our items will not be
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