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Posted on Feb 22, 2010 in War College

Show Time For Militaria: A Vision Visit to the 2010 Show of Shows, Louisville, Ky.

By Peter Suciu

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If the real stuff was too expensive, the scale miniatures from The Michigan Toy Soldier Company could make anyone feel like a kid again. And while this battle scene is a little farfetched, it just shows off the fun that can be had at SOS!

Not even some of the worst winter weather in decades could keep the big show from happening. Dealers and collectors of militaria traveled from far and wide for the annual event known as the Show of Shows, and this year it was a big show indeed. While the recession shows no sign of receding, prices remained firm but so did the quality of items offered for sale and viewing at the annual Louisville, Kentucky event sponsored by the Ohio Valley Military Society (

With more than 1,600 tables at Louisville’s massive Kentucky Exposition Center there was truly something for everyone looking for military collectibles. Here is a recap of what you could find at the 2010 SOS (February 18-21).