There are countless publications, many are authoritative works drawn from years of research and collecting experience while others are merely culling together of available information – all of which can be incorporated into researching militaria pieces. If you are seeking a single, all encompassing publication for militaria, you will not find it. This field of collecting and study is both broad and highly focused. Some collectors could author books covering with considerable detail, the nuances and variations of specific medals or uniform items while others could experts regarding soldiers’ combat uniforms and equipment during a specific conflict. This list will is a work in progress that contains many references that I use for my own collecting. Many others are often regarded by my collecting colleagues and thus are listed here (and may not be vetted by me).
- US Army Collecting Reference Books
- Unit Insignia
- US Navy Collecting Reference Books
- Awards and Decorations
- Ratings and Rank Insignia and Devices
- Veteran’s Collection Articles