The 3rd annual World War I swap meet and sale is presented by the East Coast Doughboys on Sunday, February 10, in the Bronx. At this event we’ll bring together reenactors and vendors with items specific to WWI, from boots to helmets. All impressions–Allies and Central Powers–are welcome.
Dealer/vendor set up is 9:00 a.m. and doors open at 10:00 a.m. The event ends at 3:00 p.m. There is free street parking around the building. Mass transit is nearby via subway.
Admission is free and dealer/vendor tables are available at nominal cost ($5 ea). The event is hosted at the historic Samuel Young Jr. American Legion Post 620, 1530 Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. It is easily accessible from all parkways. The event is endorsed by the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission and the World War One Centennial Committee for New York City.
In one room look for uniforms, collar discs, overseas caps, haversacks, cartridge belts, and more. Talk to others who are knowledgeable about World War I reenacting. If you are new to the community, come to the Swap & Sale and improve both your impression and your knowledge of the uniform requirements.
Vendor inquiries: reach out to organizer Kevin Fitzpatrick (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There will be a free consignment table: if you just have a few things you want to sell, put tags on and drop them on the table.
Immediately following the event we will once again visit the Bronx County War Memorial and have dinner in City Island.
Note: No firearms or ammunition permitted, due to New York City laws.
If you have any questions, please post them here, as others may also have similar questions.