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?
anyone have any tips ?
there is an antique shop in Macroom who has a good bit in their shops!
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.