Bidding begins at 8:00 PM CST, Friday, April 11th, 2014 – Inaugural MEARS Military Auction

MEARS is proud to announce the start of our Inaugural Military Auction. Headed by the Vice President of Military Auctions, Wisconsin resident Craig Luther of Military Connections oversaw the first sale. An Army Historian, Craig brings 30+ years of experience to the MEARS team.  

Feeling it was prudent to crawl before we walk, Craig selected 100+ lots that had the broadest appeal to our bidder base. Our focus was on items that spanned WW1, WW2, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. Uniforms, Helmets, Pennants, Medals, and Vintage Photography are some of the lots you will see in our first sale. 

The second MEARS Military Auction is scheduled for July 2014 and will contain 200+ quality lots, with the introduction of more advanced items. When asked why Military, company president Troy R. Kinunen explained, “The field of military collectables is a fascinating study of warfare through the centuries. Many similarities are found between the military and sports memorabilia fields. Army uniforms have many of the same characteristics of baseball jerseys that can be studied and compared with respect to tagging, manufacturer, materials, and style. Many of our methods created for our baseball jersey authentication division can be applied to the field of military memorabilia. The items themselves have similarities and  you will also see carry over items such as pennants, photography, and personal items such as ash trays and lighters which are also found within the sports field. I am very excited to enter the military arena.”

Initial bidding begins at 8:00 CST, Friday, April 11th, 2014 and runs through April 19th, 2014. All current MEARS bidders are automatically registered for the Military Auction Event. Questions can be direct to Troy R. Kinunen at (414)-828-9990(414)-828-9990 or email