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Militaria: 6 books on warfare

ancient Greek battle

A brief overview of six books that are widely considered as major works on military strategy and operations.

How much is that in notgeld?

notgeld

Notgeld is the most commonly collected emergency currency.

Does that glass have blemishes?

vintage glass bowl

Learn how to recognise manufacturing flaws and wear-and-tear damage in antique, vintage and collectable glass objects.

Vintage wooden kitchen tools

rolling pins

Add a touch of character to your kitchen with vintage wooden rolling pins, meat mallets or potato mashers.

Tips for collecting die cast cars

die cast cars collection

You should be aware that a die cast collector never completes his or her collection. Keep on browsing bidorbuy for new pieces!

Collecting sneakers

sports shoes

The history of sneakers goes back almost two centuries, but they became an object of interest to collectors only about four decades ago.

Vintage writing instruments

fountain pen

Beautiful writing instruments inspire us to make our writing worthy of them.

The edge of a coin

R5 coin

Have you ever noticed that many coins have engravings around their edge, usually in the shape of miniature vertical lines? These edges are usually referred to as reeded or milled in the United Kingdom, and ridged or grooved in the United States of America. Early coins had smooth edges. As they were made of precious […]

Movie stars on stamps

If you are bitten by the thematic stamp collecting bug, sooner or later you will stumble on a stamp depicting a movie icon… and you will want to start collecting those. There is no denying it. Famous actors and actresses make an attractive subject for collectors of thematic stamps. Many countries have recognized this and […]

Antique scientific instruments

vintage globe

If you appreciate the beauty of an old globe or a microscope, visit the bidorbuy antique scientific instruments section.