“Selling a militaria collection”

Can place you in a stressful position .


 Welcome to WW2Buyer.com

David Mattey of WW2Buyer.com

 is a conscientious dealer with over 40 years experience in the purchase and sale of Medals ,Decorations , Arms and Militaria.


David who has worked from his high street premises for the last twenty years acts as buyer to city investment groups ,Advanced collectors and  the premier specialist websites.

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David believes that investors are happy to pay a premium  for expertise, research and unconditionally guaranteed exhibits.

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WW2Buyer.com are engaged in the  purchase of  Allied And Axis  Uniforms ,Daggers,Medals, Awards, Orders, Decorations  and associated “Militaria.

German Medals


If you believe you have already obtained a fair offer David welcomes the opportunity of offering a confidential second opinion.

RAF Medals

Call or e-mail davidmatteybuyer@gmail.com  today for free advice and valuations. please feel free to use the contact form provided.

RAF Medal Collections

Our offers and valuations both  free of charge and confidential.

DFM Group for Sale

If you have by your own research, established an asking price or obtained  bids from other parties.

Royal Air Force

 Please include offers in your communications. 

WW2Buyer.com  are not in the business of haggling if we can see modest margin we will advance payment today.


Before consigning militaria for sale by auction please be aware that 35%-44% of the total paid by the buyer will be lost to the auctioneer. If you have obtained suggested reserve figures from auctioneers 

WW2Buyer.comwill pay 100% of these immediately.

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Contact: David Mattey

Tel: 01903-884602  Mobile 07860747027

 or e-mail:davidmatteybuyer @gmail.com


5% introductory commission

Whether it is an uncertain economy, life adjustments or simply a change in interests, the fact is that many militaria collectors are regularly divesting themselves of years of accumulation.

As a former collector myself I understand  how one might be ill prepared to sell their collection when the critical time comes.

The Three D’s of Liquidation
Having dealt with the marketing of numerous collections  We have learned to recognize the three D’s that lead to collection liquidation:

“Death,” “Debt” and / or “Divorce.” We have witnessed dozens of collections sold and most fall under one of those headings.


     Before contacting potential buyers,

You must decide that you actually wish to sell.

This is crucial.

War Relics Purchased

If you are not ready to sell your militaria , you will be wasting your time and that of anyone you contact to buy it.

Selling a collection is not a fishing expedition—

it is a business decision, plain and simple.

You have to break your emotional ties

with the items to be able to sell them.

     Don’t cherry-pick your own collection holding back the better pieces .




    When you try to sell a complete collection,

a buyer is probably looking at a huge pile with

an eye for a few key items that will help him

quickly recoup his investment.

 fast turn-around items for the buyer.

     Decide on an asking  price “wish price” before  contacting  any potential buyer,

  ask about their terms before you become involved in sending to much information.

This is an important step in the process:

Decide what you think is a fair price “Wish Price”

before you contact a dealer.

    You are selling the collection.

Research what you think it is worth and don’t rely on blind offers. But bear in mind, you are selling to a dealer: Don’t expect retail prices. He or she needs to be able to buy at wholesale.

The Big Day

    After deciding you are ready to sell and you have determined a “wish price” for the collection,  contact at least a couple of  potential buyers. Do not give them a complete inventory, but send them photos of the collection when it was displayed or ,create a group image

by placing everything on a table or the floor .

Such images will provide the prospective dealers a good idea of the scope of  you collection.

    Once the images are received you might ask the dealer “What is your standard rate of pay?”

You may receive an answer like

 “I look over the collection and make an offer.”


 “I examine the collection, make an estimate of how much I think I can sell it for and then offer you 60% of that price.”

The second reply is a straight-forward answer. 60 % of retail is a fair offer when selling a large mixed collection. You will avoid having to lug the stuff around from show to show, deal with dozens of small buyers or listing the non Nazi items on eBay.

     The Dealer will make an informed, quick evaluation and decide whether or not they can make a profit on the collection ?.

    Try and remain completely detached from the collection.

 The convenience of immediate payment and immediate liquidation might be enough to convince you to accept the dealer’s terms.

    Acquiring the collection might take you 20 years. Selling will take a couple of emails.


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