Much like postage stamps, militaria, particularly badges, medals, and insignia, tell fascinating stories and bring history alive. Vintage WW1 badges are particularly interesting for their fine detail and rich iconography, which can approach coats of arms.
Some WW1 badges are known as sweetheart badges or brooches because they are intended for civilian females; these can be quite ornate. Military cap badges can also be richly detailed. Collecting authentic war insignia allows you to own a piece of history.