WELCOME TO OUR NEW SITE. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF CORRECTING ERRORS, ADDING NEW MATERIAL AND PHOTOS THAT DID NOT TRANSFER FROM OUR OLD SITE, SO BEAR WITH US AS WE PROCEED DOWN THAT ROAD. WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK YET TO DO. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THIS PAGE TO TO SEE HOW THIS ALL WORKS. IT HAS BEEN A YEAR IN THE MAKING.
Our business is rather unique in that we carry mostly “one of a kind” items, thus we cannot do business like major on line stores that have piles of the same thing. For this reason we do not ask for payment up front until we confirm the item(s) are still available and then calculate shipping.
Once we send confirmation with shipping cost you can pay via PAYPAL (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call with your credit card number. PAYPAL is always the best and most secure method. We ship only by UPS and Priority Mail and usually within 24 hours during business week days.
We have been in business since 1982 and always gave a lifetime guarantee on everything we sold. Our rational has always been that if the item is genuine there is no risk to either party. Returns are handled without question.
If you need additional photos of any items just ask. We are also in the process of taking new and better (and multiple) photos where need (some are not that good!). Our new site will allow us more flexibility to add additional stories on our historic and unique gun projects that we became involved in over the last 40 years. In short – our site was as old and needed updated.
Our hours of operation are approximately 0900 to 1500 Monday through Saturday. If you plan to visit the shop please call ahead to make sure we will be here. We still take unusual and scarce things on consignments. Many items in our stock come from those who are thinning out their collections and specializing in one area. We all started out in the general WWI field but as time goes by we often zero in on one favorite subject. I started in Civil War, then went to WWI and ended up in 18th century material when we got into the rare weapons of that time period to reproduce. Now we are offering some of those unique and interesting items on the site.
who we are
WWI Original Collectibles
We are the FIRST business in the world dedicated to the WWI hobby, in both original uniforms and equipment. Great War Militaria was founded in 1982 as a direct follow-up to the founding of the WWI hobby in 1978. Most WWI reenactors that were involved in those early years will agree that Great War Miliatria made it happen.