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Welcome to the history shop! I've been collecting coins and other assorted antiques for over 35 years. My ambition has always been to work in history - to study historical events, preserve their memory by specializing in their artifacts, and promote interest in and awareness of history. To these ends I opened this online shop.

My specific areas of interest are Israel, Europe and wartime periods from the 19th Century to the present day - since the age of the photograph; I also enjoy economic-history, old technological objects, architecture and literature. As a history enthusiast and collector myself, I deal with many areas of interest to me with an especial emphasis on researching materials in order to give them (or return to them) their names and identities. Everything is interesting if you look at it closely enough - if you pay a little attention to it.

One of my goals in opening this shop is also to promote Israeli memorabilia to the collecting and researching community. Few online dealers carry Israeli/Jewish memorabilia, and the area is little-promoted on the internet. While many collectors and dealers, like myself, delve into history and heritage of other countries, there is a whole world of worthwhile historical and collectable memorabilia in Jewish-Israeli history, and I hope to promote further interest in this field here as well.

In visiting the various corners of the site you will find traces of my personal interests: as such, when you have dealings with my shop you will encounter not just a simple dealer of artifacts but a keen and enthusiastic hobbyist as well. I hope my interests in history will kindle yours, and I look forward to making your acquaintance.

Best Regards,
Alex

Arabian & World [War] Militaria

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"Signal" - the German wartime propaganda magazine, French edition 9, 1st issue for May 1941. Issued toward's Germany's zenith in World War II, this issue features a cover shot of two airmen and...

Sales price: $12.00
Item code: 0010088

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"Signal" - the German wartime propaganda magazine, French edition 6, (April-May) 1944. Reflecting Germany's changed fortunes in the Second World War, the magazine cover features the nurses of the Red...

Sales price: $12.00
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Belgian Army mark II (mkII) helmet shell, circa. 1949-51, in khaki color. The helmet is not maker-marked, bears the Belgian tricolors on one side, and though missing the liner, it has the Belgian...

Sales price: $40.00
Item code: 0120010

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'Belgium: The Official Account of What Happened, 1939-1940', published by the Belgian Ministry [in exile] for Foreign Affairs in London, July 1941. Released around the time of Germany's invasion of...

Sales price: $15.00
Item code: 0010182

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Great Britain 'Daily Mail' War Atlas observing the opening months of the Second World War, undated (circa Feb. - March 1940). A hardcover 32-page color atlas detailing all continents with present and...

Sales price: $25.00
Item code: 0010179

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Great Britain civil defense book: "Home Guard for Victory!", by Hugh Slater;published by Victor Gollantz, London, 1941, 5th impression; 120 pages. Part of the 'Victory Books' series (this one is #...

Sales price: $20.00
Item code: 0010188

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"Norge i Fest" - 'Norway Celebrates': a pictoral commemorative book celebrating Norway's liberation from German occupation at the end of World War II. Many pages of interesting photographs depicting...

Sales price: $25.00
Item code: 0010178

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"Norway Revolts Against the Nazis", book by Jacob Worm-Muller; published by Lindsay Drummond, London, 1941. First edition. Part of the "Europe Under the Nazis" series of publications, the book...

Sales price: $12.00
Item code: 0010189

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'The Military Strength of the Powers', by Max Werner (translated by Edward Fitzgerald); Victor Gollancz, London, 1939. First edition; Left Book Club edition. A fascinating view of the supposed...

Sales price: $12.00
Item code: 0010183

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Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) tunic, 1987. A 5 front-button light-weight dark green tunic with 4 scalloped pockets and shoulder straps, and collar fastener. Buttons are metal, maker-marked...

Sales price: $50.00
Item code: 0120026

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Chinese political commissar tunic, 1982. A 5 front-button olive green tunic with 4 pockets, of which the top two are scalloped with concealed buttons; bottom pockets are fastened on the inside to the...

Sales price: $75.00
Item code: 0120027

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Norwegian 'Freedom March' pin, 1945. Issued to commemorate the country's liberation in May of that year. The badge has a scaloped back with an iron pin soldered to the rear. Not maker-marked. מילות...

Sales price: $75.00
Item code: 0010131

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German World War I propaganda postcard - title reads: "A transport of 4000 English prisoners of war at a collection-point in Arras". Appears to be issued from 1917-18, and relating to the 2nd battle...

Sales price: $10.00
Item code: 0010034

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