• Mons Military Antiques
  • Mons Military Antiques
  • Mons Military Antiques
  • Mons Military Antiques

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‘When next possible’

(Thanks for the orders that have come in. I am doing my utmost to get them ‘out’ as soon as is practically/safe to do so. ‘Your’ patience regarding dispatch is appreciated).


I ain't going to bang on about my own condition, but given current ‘health events’ I have to make this clear in relation to Mons’ working practices. Many are aware that I personally am undergoing an NHS treatment, placing me in the ‘second line’ of ‘at risk persons’ regarding the Covid 19 issue and all it brings,. (I’m OK and well, just suffering from side effects). This said I am strongly advised by my specialists (like everybody) at present to social distance, not ‘gather in numbers’ and only go out when absolutely necessary. This will now affect post out-put, with a reduction in post activity.

With a reduced infrastructure capacity, banks, post offices etc, suffering staff issues, this is also affecting dispatch, something beyond my control.

On the larger world stage regarding the C virus :- Mons Military Antiques is conducting its internet business as ‘usual’ (Post excepted). Orders can be made in the usual way. However with new UK government advice/rules, regarding ‘social interaction’, post outputs are subject too restrictions/delays (I’m trying to minimise such delays, considering personal safety as well). Please ‘respect/understand’ this when making an order, this is beyond my control, in these ‘exceptional’ times. I will help/assist all buyers as best I possibly can, I cant however move mountains!

UK post is at present ‘working well’ within UK borders (which I congratulate RM for) and is still dispatching overseas. You, that are overseas will know how your own postal services are working.

Canadian orders:- Canadian post seems to have torn up their convention with Royal Mail. With this in mind Canadian buyers pay particular attention to my terms ‘Post’ section. All things considered I don't need aggravation from Canadian orders because of Canadian post, something else beyond my control.

Mons’ has plenty of stock and will list at a ‘slow steady pace’. Sales of items not listed carry on as ever.

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

Keep in touch guys and gals, I’m on social media. Above all, stay safe and look after one another. People/loved ones are of paramount importance.

Best regards,  Richard

Latest News


Covid 19 updated.

Direct links on my social media ‘Home’ pages (Twitter, Face Book and Instagram) now fully work, and will connect you directly with this web site, from the social media page you are viewing.

I use SM on occasions to give a heads up regarding forth-coming listings. (Some enterprising souls are using these ‘heads ups’ to ask the price of an item before its listed and have secured the item, so well worth a look at my SM pages !). Keep in touch (chat) via Mons’ Twitter page.

Just an interesting ‘note’....Now that my ‘new site’ is Google ‘compliant’ its easier for site viewers to pick up on new listings of specific interest, when making a search. This I can confirm as my new site statistics are now far exceeding those of my old site, with the new site generating its own ‘internet traffic’ rather than just that of the old site directory.

                                                                             NEW WEB SITE

I have now had my new website up and running for just about 10 months now. 

During 2020, I’d hoped to have moved it forward, with good listings made on a fairly regular basis. This has of course been impinged upon with my own NHS ‘side effects’ issue and now the Covid 19 virus and all the problems it brings with it. As sales have fallen off with people having other things on their minds, I’ll list a few bits from time to time over the lockdown period. Mons’ is still here with plenty of ‘good stuff’ to list....in better times....role on better times !

(Please realise that 99.9% of my listings are ‘one-off’; when they are sold......’they are sold’).

Mons Military Antiques :- For the discerning, advanced & novice collector !

Good listings to come (and plenty of them), as I ‘press forward’ in 2020.

A little story:-

After a awful experience with a buy that truly messed me about, and telling him in plain (un-offensive) language that I cannot do ‘business in this manner’, I’m branded (by him) as un-professional. This collecting ‘lark’ is very easy; see an item you like, here or else-where, reserve it, pay for it, get it sent onto you. Reserve and pay and then want some money back (being asked to hold onto the original order made with me), to spend else where, is not really how its done....If not being prepared to do business in this manner makes me un-professional, then I suppose I am.

Clothing/equipment sizes.

I have to reiterate here that I do not sell items for actual wear, and as such will not involve myself with size requests. See my terms for a fuller description. Buyers wishing items to wear should contact an outfitters.

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 !