How To Sell Militaria For The Correct Price?.


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David Mattey of

 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.

WW2 Militaria Collecting

WW2 Militaria Collecting

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

U.K. Buyers of WW2 Helmets are engaged in the  purchase of  Allied And Axis  Uniforms ,Daggers,Medals, Awards, Orders, Decorations  and associated “Militaria.

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

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

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Our offers and valuations both  free of charge and confidential.

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

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 Please include offers in your communications.  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

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Traditionally collectors who were dissolving a collection or selling off a surplus item would visit their local militaria show.

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Militaria Dealers with specialist knowledge is various areas would be given the opportunity of making offers resulting in the opportunity for the collector to sell.

Today the collector has access prices via the internet so questions regarding the sale of militaria must be asked and answers found.

Who is best approached when selling a militaria collection. A German sword buyer a Dealer of collector? Surprisingly selling to a dealer is the best option when wishing sell a diverse collection in one go.



Dealers have the capital at hand to purchase everything in one go in most cases. Collectors might pay a little more for individual items but they will not buy anything which represents a duplication. In buying a duplication that a collector will later wish to move on he becomes by definition a dealer.

  If you decide to sell your collection to dealer he will have customers in mind for all areas of your collection .

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How do you choose the  Militaria Dealer or German sword Buyer to approach ?

Dealers have their own strengths and weaknesses if your collection is centred around a German dagger Collection then it is better to approach a dealer who majors in that field. If you collections in mainly helmets,badges ,or whatever the same advice applies.

It is worth knowing that many items advertised online are not always the property of the website owner .

A websites offerings may include items sold to collectors who now wish to cash in their militaria  investments.

Some Crazy high prices seen on websites must be interpreted.

A German Helmet offered for sale at one thousand might in reality only have a market value of six hundred . Firstly the thousand asking price might be an optimistic marker for the trader who is happy  quite prepared  accept an offer of Nine Hundred.

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If to are expecting to achieve more that sixty per cent of the prices you have seen comparable items listed for sale at then you will require more than a little luck.

The militaria dealers profit is earned by firstly investing his or her money in the purchase of your collection.

The amount of time the militaria dealer has his money invested for is the next consideration.

The worth of the customer base (clientele)  of the dealer is impossible to evaluated.  If he is absolutely reputable  his collectors will buy at a frenzied rate for top prices.

If the dealer you approach is under capitalised he will have to sell quickly and be reluctant to pay the best prices.

If the dealer you approach is overcapitalised then he may well look down his nose on your collection claiming that he or she has a number of identical examples of such items already in stock. Perhaps you might consider approaching a traditional militaria store ? Shop keepers must maintain a level of stock for their loyal clientele.

Shopkeepers will be more receptive to selling the more obscure elements something new brightens up a militaria shop.




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