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Welcome to A Nice Mess!

We are delighted that you have stopped by our web site. This site is a continuing venue of
Eagle Sales Militaria from the 1980s, Forty Thieves Collectibles from the 1990s and
A Nice Mess Military & Collectibles from 2000s.

For more than 30 years we have been buying, selling and trading military goods,
reenactment supplies, hunting gear and collectibles of all genres. We have almost two
decades of experience selling online and are avid photographers and make it a point to
takes numerous photographs of each of our items. We describe them to the best of our
ability so our customers are not surprised or disappointed when they receive their

We are military veterans and have working knowledge of the military collectibles and
surplus market and have added staff to fill out the collectibles categories.

We have a continuous supply of current and vintage military equipment used by Soldiers,
Sailors and Marines from WW1 through the present day. Military collectibles such as Nazi
items, medals and souvenirs are always on our shelves. We attend WW2 reenactments and
stock the original uniforms and field gear necessary for the hobby.

We always have a heavy load of vintage Railroadana and are constantly picking up the much
sought after Pre-war Lionel train sets and accessories.

Vintage is an active word on our site. Vintage means the item is at least 20 years old and
our site is filled to the brim with vintage collectibles. We do occasionally get antique
items; that is, items that are at least 100 years old, but our main focus is vintage. Games
and toys from childhood, grandparents’ treasures, stuff that makes you smile and
remember the old days.

We also accept consignment items from any category and you will see contemporary
collectibles in stock as well to brighten up your home and garden.
Please visit every so often to see our latest acquisitions, we’re sure you’ll find something
you like.

As always, our items are available for pick up on the South Side of Chicago.