• Mons Military Antiques
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IMPORTANT:- Covid & Post news.

General, daily up-date 04/12/20. Many, many thanks too those that showed extreme patience related to orders while I was ‘indisposed’, its very much ‘appreciated’. I’m still observing a gentle convalescence period after my spell in hospital, but am slowly getting back to some sort of ‘normal’. Your continued patience is still appreciated.

POST UK/OVERSEAS

‘Next post out’:- ASAP. (See here for details).

Orders are being dispatched at a steady pace within the new UK ‘Covid tier parameters’ with no undue delays. With Covid alert level still high, I have reduced post output to avoid person to person contact. Please be aware that any postal delays due to the UK/world health situation is beyond my control.

I must say a thank you to the band of people (you know who you are) checking in via message and telephone to see how I am, and wish me well. I’m doing ‘OK’ and am enjoying life, while (gently) just getting on ‘with it’; as we all have to. Its very up lifting to hear from ‘you’................THANKS GUYS !

Exceptional times, with sadly all the problems that go with it.

PAYING BY UK CHEQUE:- Please make sure you make cheques payable to MONS MILITARY ANTIQUES, not me personally.

Look in on my social media pages Twitter, Face Book & Instagram. 

Best regards and stay safe,  Richard.

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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.

Below just one example :-

‘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.

Clothing/equipment sizes :-

MONS MILITARY ANTIQUES DOES NOT SELL ITEMS INTENDED FOR WEAR. ITEMS WE HAVE SUPPLIED TO COLLECTORS OVER THE YEARS, FIT MANNEQUIN FORMS IN KEEPING WITH PERIOD BUILDS WELL;  AND AS SUCH, MONS’ IS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN PART OF SOME SUPERBLY ‘BUILT’ MILITARY UNIFORM REPRESENTATIONS. THIS SAID, BODY ‘FORMS’ 70 PLUS YEARS AGO ARE NOT IN KEEPING WITH ‘MODERN BUILDS’ AND AS SUCH OLD CLOTHING RARLY FITS MODERN BUILDS. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ITEM FOR WEAR PLEASE USE AN OUTFITTER. I CAN/WILL NO LONGER REFUND FOR ITEMS RELATED TO ‘FIT’ IRRESPECTIVE OF ANY SIZE DETAILS THAT MAY ACCOMPANY AN ITEM LISTING.

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 !