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WW2 memorabilia

  • 20-10-2021 1:06pm
    Registered Users Posts: 7,298 ✭✭✭ greenspurs

    Would anyone have any tips, or know , where you can buy WW2 memorabilia?

    Either online or at markets etc?

    Also has anyone gone 'treasure hunting' in Europe looking for shells/cartridges etc?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,298 ✭✭✭ greenspurs

    anyone have any tips ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 877 ✭✭✭ celica00

    there is an antique shop in Macroom who has a good bit in their shops!

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,128 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore

    Europe or the uk are far better hunting grounds than Ireland, regular flea markets and dedicated fairs, but beware the avalanches of faked and reproduction items.

    Suggest you join a FB group or dedicated online militaria forum and they should put you right on genuine vs dodgy and guideline prices. Most collectors are happy to point a newcomer in the right direction. Research average prices items fetch at auctions.

    I would be wary of general antique dealers and auction houses here unless you are versed about what you want to buy. More often than not they don't have a clue and many things tend to be overpriced.

    Treasure hunting, I dunno about digging around old and potentially unstable explosives. Sounds like a good way to lose an extremity.