Militaria

Militaria

The Militaria Department’s knowledge and expertise is widely recognised, both nationally and internationally, and encompasses a broad range of items of historical interest. 

The four specialist Militaria auctions a year feature items across diverse areas of collecting, from European and Eastern armour to 18th and 19th century firearms, military uniforms and documents, edged weapons, World War I and World War II ephemera, and masonic regalia.

Medals are also sold in the Militaria sales and unusual groups with good provenance sell strongly. The department has a particular interest in rare groupings of gallantry medals and those from the Victorian Campaigns.

The thriving Militaria sales attract a loyal following of buyers and targeted publicity ensures that our auctions reach audiences on a global scale. The department has a strong reputation for selling private family collections of Militaria, with notable recent sales including the single-owner auction of the P. Lamaison Van Heenvlient Collection of Global Arms and Armour.

The departments’ specialists can advise on all aspects of buying and selling Militaria at auction, from single items to large private collections.

Department Specialists

Oonagh Drage

Oonagh Drage

Militaria, Ethnographica Specialist, General Valuer

+ 44 (0) 1969 623780
oonagh.drage@tennants-ltd.co.uk

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DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • A Japanese Edo Period Black Lacquer Shield, circa 17th Century

    A Japanese Edo Period Black Lacquer Shield, circa 17th Century

    Sold for £6,200
  • A Pair of Late 18th Century Flintlock Officer's/Duelling Pistols by Robert Wogdon of London

    A Pair of Late 18th Century Flintlock Officer's/Duelling Pistols by Robert Wogdon of London

    Sold for £6,000
  • A Comprehensive Early 20th Century Uniform to Major G O Sandys, Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry

    A Comprehensive Early 20th Century Uniform to Major G O Sandys, Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry

    Sold for £8,500
  • A Rare Peninsula War Pair, awarded to PATK.CAMPBELL, Able Seaman and later Captain, 48th Regiment of Foot

    A Rare Peninsula War Pair, awarded to PATK.CAMPBELL, Able Seaman and later Captain, 48th Regiment of Foot

    Sold for £17,000
  • A Good 19th Century Prussian Presentation Sword

    A Good 19th Century Prussian Presentation Sword

    Sold for £10,000
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