Militaria Auctions & Valuations

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We hold four dedicated Arms, Militaria & Firearms auctions each year and offer a free appraisal service as well as a free collection service for items consigned to these auctions.

Militaria Auctions Overview


Arms, Militaria, Medals and Firearms (Shotguns & Airguns) are sold 4 times per year in our popular specialist auctions. The sales always feature a good selection of popular brands including BSA, Webley, Enfield, Colt, plus quality selections of Swords, edged weapons & daggers, Section 58 antique guns, re-loading equipment (both vintage and modern), uniforms, ephemera and of course medals. 



What is Militaria and Why Do People Collect It?

Militaria is a term used to describe weapons, uniforms, and other military equipment. It can also refer to historical artifacts. Collecting militaria can be a fun and profitable hobby and there are various ways to go about starting a collection. Some people collect just for monetary value, while others are interested in the history behind the items.

Militaria may be a small item, but it's often more than meets the eye. In fact, militaria can be an excellent investment if you find a rare item with a unique provenance. A WWII helmet is a popular example. These helmets were made to be sturdy and they were usually worn by specific units that were identifiable to both enemies and allies. As a result, helmets are one of the most expensive items to be found in militaria collections. , 

If you are interested in collecting militaria, the golden rule is to check the authenticity of your item. If, on the other hand, you have discovered militaria items you intend to sell at auction, these will be checked for authenticity prior to listing. Submitting your item for an auction valuation by militaria experts will also provide you with an excellent (and free) way to value your items before selling them.   

The best way to get started on your militaria collecting journey is to do your research. Check out online forums for advice from experienced collectors. Also, get a feel for the market by browsing for yourself. There is a wealth of information available online. 

As one of the UK's leading auction houses for Arms, Militaria & Firearms, our established client base and our extensive advertising schedule means that we can achieve the best possible prices for our vendors selling militaria items. Our specialist Chris Large is himself a member of 3 rifle clubs and shoots regularly. Chris has extensive knowledge in this field and would be delighted to discuss the sale or valuation of your items. We will travel anywhere in the United Kingdom to look at larger collections. 

Click below to see our Militaria & Firearms Directory for more detailed information about some of the gunmakers whose work we regularly sell. 

Militaria & Firearms Directory

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