Mons Military Antiques :- For the discerning, advanced & novice collector !
Current situation up-dated.
Good listings to come (and plenty of them), as I ‘press forward’ into 2020. This was my aim. Covid 19 has placed a much changed complexion on things. People have other things on their minds, militaria collecting is now a ‘true’ luxury when compared to every day life and ‘survival’. Here’s to better times and the listings I promised
‘Little stories’ from this year, that will make you ‘laugh’.
I have tried, especially this year to help ‘collectors’ that have approached me with specific requests, with still a 100% failure rate (I’ve tried to help every request). All have turned out to be absolute time wasters of the first order.
See below for just two examples:-
1 ‘This collecting lark should be easy’:- After 20 plus e-mails the ‘buyer’ orders the item after I meet all his criteria (I’m trying to help). Following day, I’m asked for two thirds the money back as he wishes too buy something elsewhere; hold the item ordered with me, it being paid for (again) next month. I pointed out I cant do business in this manner, I’m accused of being un-professional. If not being prepared to do business in this manner makes me un-professional, then I suppose I am.
2 ‘One-one service’:- Receives order, immediately wishes to return, as is his privilege. Out of interest I asked what the problem was.....Reply, ‘I didn’t get the wow factor I expected on receiving the item’. I sell military antiques not ‘wow factors’!
Also, if you contact me with a request, have the good grace to see the request through to a conclusion, one way or the other, its called good manners.
I have to reiterate here that I do not sell items for actual wear, I’m not an outfitter, and as such will not involve myself with size requests. Mention size and no further contact from me. See my terms for a fuller description.
Visitors to my new on-line shop can view and are able to buy items from many of the major nations contributing to 20th century (1914 – 1945) world conflict. Viewers will find, good quality WW1 & WW2 British militaria of most types, with a wide selection of items from major European and World protagonists represented in most sales categories. Site sales listing subject matters cover, Aviation, Field Equipment, Uniform & Headwear, Badge & Formation Sign, Ephemera, Document & Photograph related items….and more.
With over 40 years experience as a collector and now over 25 years trading as Mons Military Antiques, I specialise, as my trading name might suggest in WW1 British militaria & personal equipment of most types. I also offer when available one of the best/historically researched ranges of pre-WW2 British Fascist & Communist Party related artefacts & ephemera.
Attending regularly militaria fairs as a site promoter/exhibitor and on occasions a visitor only, affords me the opportunity to meet new & old site viewers/buyers alike, with a chance to discuss our hobby !
I’m always pleased to buy/part exchange surplus to collection items for stock, so feel free to mention in person or via my site, items you might wish to ‘move on’ (see my terms page on offering items).
New listings on Mons’ site are carried out on a perpetual, un-announced basis, with single or groups of ‘like’ items listed regularly.
Mons Military Antiques only handles items in terms of their historic / collector interest, in two words ‘military antiques’. I do not countenance or expound political, ethnic, social, national or emotive affiliations on any item offered for sale, I purvey ‘moments in time’ only !