Our store is primarily operated by Michele L. Jackson, a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) and New Jersey State Police licensed firearms dealer, and Barry Smith, who began collecting World War II memorabilia with his father, Edward “Mickey” Smith, in February 1974. Mickey, who loved working at the shop, sadly passed away on March 23, 2020. Barry is still an avid collector and is always seeking quality items for his personal collection.
The idea to open a store for collectors of militaria began in January 2014 when Michele and Barry visited the Glasstown Brewing Company at the Millville Executive Airport in Millville, New Jersey. At that time, they decided the airport would be the ideal location for a military collectible shop for several reasons, namely because it was the home of the former Millville Army Air Field and the current home of the Millville Army Air Field Museum. They soon inquired about renting one of the former wartime buildings, and as luck would have it, were offered what formerly served as the finance office and post office of the Millville Army Air Field during World War II. After renovating the building for a full year, Smith & Jackson Military Antiques and Firearms opened its doors in November 2015. Besides Michele and Barry, Smith & Jackson Military Antiques and Firearms has seven other staff members. We guarantee you will have a pleasant experience when visiting our shop.