• The Militaria Market.com in Arundel West Sussex is both an evolving museum style collection, and a retailer of genuine vetted artefacts , Scale models and travel themed objects.

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  • Visitors are encouraged to bring along items which they intend to sell or simply wish to have appraised at no cost.

  • As buyers ,we have the edge  over web only based businesses .

  • The Militaria market has to retain it’s momentum by providing fresh exhibits to both market and display.

  • We simply have to buy regardless of cost .

  • By attracting thousands of visitors we are guaranteed to attract customers at all levels .Quite typically a visitor will enjoy looking at WW2 motorcycles ,deactivated guns and 10×80 binoculars. Before leaving our store he may buya vintage A2 leather jacket re created by the original 1930s contractors or a scale model Spitfire.?

  • Prices start from £7 for cap badges .

  • German 3-letter codes for manufacturers of military binoculars, telescopic sights, cameras and optical instruments of all types during World War TwoDuring the second world war German industry was extensively and successfully dispersed to lessen the effects of Allied bombing on its production. The main manufacturers of binoculars, such as Zeiss, Leitz, Hensoldt, Goerz, Busch and Voigtländer were often spread over various locations and many other companies were brought in to manufacture optical equipment for the military of the Third Reich. Such companies included some located outside of Germany, in occupied countries, such as France, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Holland. Austria and Italy also manufactured for the Reich. Often these companies were making equipment designed by the bigger firms such as Zeiss and Leitz. The equipment manufactured by this extensive network was, until near the end of the war, of the very highest quality and, from 1940, its origin was intended to be obscured from the enemy by the use of government-issued, three-letter codes. The following list of these codes is extensive but not exhaustive, one reason for this being that some further dispersal was undertaken as the war progressed.

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    beh Ernst Leitz GmbH, Wetzlar
    bek Hensoldt Werk für Optik und Mechanik, Herborn
    blc Carl Zeiss, Jena
    bmh K. Jirasek Fabrik für Feinmechanik und Optik, Prague
    bmj Hensoldt und Sohne Optische Werke A.G., Wetzlar
    bmk Srb & Stys Fabrik Praziser Messinstrumente, Prague
    bmt C.P.Goerz GmbH, Vienna
    bvf C.Reichert Optische, Vienna
    bvu Franz Kuhlmann, Wilhelmshaven
    bwt G. Heyde K.G., Dresden
    byg Jon Wyksen K.G., Katowitz, Poland
    bzz J.G.Farbindustrie A.G. Camerawerk, Munich
    cad Karl Kahles Optiker, Vienna
    cag Swarovski Optik, Absam, Austria
    cau Kodak A.G., Stuttgart
    ccx Hugo Meyer & Co., Gorlitz
    clb Dr. F.A.Wohler, Kassel
    clk F.W.Breithaupt & Sohne, Kassel
    cll August Baumgart, Rathenow
    clm Biedermann & Czarnikow, Berlin
    cln E.Sprenger Optische, Berlin
    cmc G. Wichmann, Berlin
    cmd G.Wichmann, Berlin
    cme G.Wichmann, Berlin
    crg W.Lambrecht, Göttingen
    crh F.Schmidt & Haensch, Steglitz
    crj Otto Fennel Sohne K.G., Kassel
    crn Friedrichs & Co., Hamburg
    cro R.Fuess, Berlin
    ctn Friedrichs & Co., Hamburg
    cwu Georg von Kremp, Wetzlar
    cxc Dr. Paul Mozar, Dusseldorf
    cxn Emil Busch A.G., Rathenow
    czn Emil Busch A.G., Rathenow
    ddv Oculus, Berlin
    ddx Voigtländer & Sohne A.G., Brunswick
    dho Nordmark GmbH, Prerau, Czechoslovakia
    dkl Jos. Schneider & Co., Kreuznach
    doq Deutsche Spielgelglas A.G., Leine
    dow Opticotechnal GmbH., Brerau, Czechoslovakia
    dpg Adox Kamerawerk GmbH., Wiesbaden
    dpv Zeiss Ikon A.G., Dresden
    dpw Zeiss Ikon A.G., Berlin
    dpx Zeiss Ikon A.G., Stuttgart
    dvh Berliner Physikalische, Berlin
    dxt Kadlec-Instrumente-Fabrik, Prague
    dyn Runge & Kaulfuss, Rathenow
    dys Heinrich Zeiss, Berlin
    dzl Optische Anstalt Oigee, Berlin
    eaf Aude & Reipert Optische, Babelsberg
    eaw R.Winkel GmbH., Göttingen
    eed Kurbi & Niggeloh, Radevorma
    emq Carl Zeiss, Jena
    emv Hertel & Reuss, Kassel
    eoc A. Ott, Kempten
    eos W. Feiler Feinmechanik GmbH., Berlin
    eot Fichter & Hackenjos K.G., Villengen
    eso Optische Werke G.Rodenstock, Munich
    esu Steinheil Sohne GmbH., Munich
    eug Optische Prazisions-Werke GmbH., Warsaw
    fco Sendlinger Optische Glaswerke GmbH., Zehlendorf
    fjt Photogrammetrie GmbH., Berlin
    fll Feinapparate-Bau, Gablonz
    flm Feinapparate-Bau, Thurn
    fln Franz Rapsch Optische Fabriken A.G., Rathenow
    fvs Spindler & Hoyer, Göttingen
    fvx C. Bech & Sohne, Kassel
    fwq Saalfelder Apparatebau GmbH., Berlin
    fwr Optische Anstalt Saalfeld GmbH., Saalfeld
    fzg Feinmechanik GmbH., Kassel
    fzp Hans Kollmorgan GmbH, Berlin
    gag F. Mollenkopf Optische Industrieanstalt, Stuttgart
    gcg H. Maihak A.G., Hamburg
    ghd Carl Kneusel, Zeulenroda
    ghp Rufs & Co., Kassel
    gpa Groos & Graf, Berlin
    gpr Berchtold, Tuttlingen
    gug Ungarische Optische Werke A.G., Budapest
    guj Werner D. Kuen Optische Industrie, Berlin
    gwr Dennert & Pape, Hamburg
    gwv Ernst Plank, Nuremberg
    gxh Nitsche & Günther Optische Werke K.G., Rathenow
    gxl Franke & Heidecke, Brunswick
    hap Max Kohl A.G., Chemnitz
    hdv Optische Werke Osterode GmbH., Harz
    hfo Valentin Linhof, Munich
    hkm Carl Braun K.G., Nuremberg
    hna Korelle Werke Brandtmann & Co., Dresden
    hrw Hohn & Hahne, Leipzig
    hwt Ihagee Kamerawerk Steenbergen & Co., Dresden
    hxh A. Kruss Optishe-Mechan, Hamburg
    jfn Tetanal Photowerk, Berlin
    jfp Dr. Karl Leiss, Steglitz
    jfu Wilhelm Lehmann & Co. K.G., Hamburg
    jfv Wilhelm Lehmann & Co. K.G., Magdeburg
    jkk L. Castagna & Sohn, Vienna
    jnh Hensoldt & Sohne
    jon Voigtländer-Gavaert, Berlin
    jux Nedinson, Nederlandsche Instrumenten, Venlo
    jve Ernst Ludwig Optisches Werk, Weixdorf
    jxn Helmut Korth, Berlin
    kgc Nahmachinenfabrik A.G., Sobeslav, Bohemia
    khc Otto Himmler, Berlin
    kln Ernst & Wilhelm Bertram, Munich
    kna Berning & Co. K.G., Dusseldorf
    kqc Jos Schneider & Co. Optische Werke K.G., Göttingen
    krg Emil Busch A.G., Budapest
    krq Emil Busch A.G., Rathenow
    kwe Gamma, Budapest
    kxv A. Jackenroll Optische Anstalt GmbH., Berlin
    lae Heinrich Zeiss, Gastingen
    lfn C. Richter, Tharandt
    lmq Carl Zeiss, Jena
    lwg Optische Werke Osterode GmbH., Harz
    lww Huet & Cie, Paris
    lwx Optique et Precision de Levallois (OPL), Paris
    lwy Societe d’Optique et Mechanique de Haute Precision (SOM), Paris
    mav H. Mailak A.G., Hamburg
    mbv I.G. Farbenindustrie A.G., Berlin
    mca Dr. C.Schleussner Fotowerke GmbH., Frankfurt
    mgf August Fischer, Göttingen
    mjc Feinmechanische Werkstaetten Warsitz, Amsterdam
    mny Gerhard Hoffmann, Berlin
    mnz Erich Holz, Berlin
    mtq Roland Risse GmbH., Florsheim
    mtr Voigtländer & Sohn A.G., Berlin
    mtu A. Lorenz, Dresden
    mtv A. Lorenz, Dresden
    mtw A. Lorenz, Dresden
    nac Feinmechanische Zentrale Overbeck, Herborn
    ndv Feinmechanische Werke Neumuhlen GmbH., Kiel
    nek O. Perlitz Prazisionmechanik und Apparatebau, Berlin
    nmh De Pleskot & Co., Prague
    nms Richard Holz, Berlin
    npx Ludwig Rossler, Munich
    nuj Schäper & Uebel, Dresden
    nxt S.A.I. Ottico Mechanica e Rilevamenti Aerofotogrammetrici, Rome
    ocp Aktophot GmbH., Prague
    ocv W. Klazer, Prague
    okc Hauff A.G., Stuttgart
    pvf C. Reichert, Vienna
    rln Carl Zeiss, Jena

    Militaria: A sound investment to be considered?

  • Experienced traders and collectors understand  that military”memorabilia” has proven to be a great hedge against inflation.

  • Investors who may have started collecting just for the thrill of it frequently realise a generous return when they come to sell.

  • Before you rush to buy the first thing that you come across it is worth remembering a couple of  points.

  • 1) Buy from someone who offers a guarantee of authenticity,preferably from someone who works from a  store or whom has been recommended .

  • 2) Consider  display space , security, as well as a theme ie WW1,WW2.Medals, Deactivated guns ,Allied field equipment,etc

  • Weapons, photo albums,uniforms, medals, badges, insignia, field  gear, All being popular areas of”militaria” collecting.

  • The practice of victorious armies picking up trophies from the battlefield is the oldest recorded form of collecting

  • Latterly before the shooting had stopped in 1945, GI’s were “liberating” souvenirs from Germans, and from the battle fields.

  • A brisk trade developed between your soldiers because they swapped products backwards and forwards, not necessarily understanding what they’d or the things they used to do, and basing their trades with an item’s purely personal appeal. For a number of years following the war these souvenirs were searched for with a couple of “hardcore” enthusiasts. They appreciated the historic significance and also the artistic characteristics from the artefacts. Yes, a “Nazi” officer’s full dress uniform could be a magnificent searching factor!

  • It had been within the 1960’s the hobby really “required off”. What led most to the attaining recognition was it’s throughout this time around that reference material began becoming available. Before this there is hardly any information open to the enthusiasts. Reference books resulted in an item might be recognized regarding what it really was. The “old German jacket” was now a Panzer captain’s parade tunic” and also the “swastika pin” was now an N.S.D.A.P. membership pin in gold.

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  • Since enthusiasts had an idea the things they really had, they could start putting realistic values on their own products. No more would someone trade an Iron Mix second Class (millions made) for any rare Military general’s dress dagger. The hobby was becoming organized.

  • Through the sixties there have been a number of “sellers” who bought and offered German militaria either on the part-time or, in some instances, a complete time basis. Interest was growing as more people (mostly males) recognized exactly what a fascinating hobby it had been. As interest increased, demand increased, so that as demand increased, prices increased. There is a stable increase in prices for the following 3 decades.

  • An entire good reputation for the hobby is past the scope want to know ,, so I’ll skip forward. It is 2007 and also the prices required for German militaria have skyrocketed! I’d estimate that within the last five years most German militaria has elevated in value 500%, and perhaps much more. Still the enthusiasts can’t seen to consume enough and also the prices carry on greater and greater without any finish around the corner. Some regions of the hobby will always be accepted others. Of these are daggers, which you will find more types and versions than imaginable, and also the SS. I understand the evil SS! Let us face the facts, the criminals will always be more interesting compared to good men. In the end, which may you rather own, the outfit worn by Luke Skywalker or even the one worn by Darth Vader?

  • So, exactly what does this suggest for you like a potential investor? It might mean large profits over time. An uncommon medal, dagger or uniform bought today for $5000 might be worth $25,000 inside a couple of years. That’s, or course, if things carry on how they are. Unlike the stock exchange, German militaria “never” goes lower in value. I base that on a long time within the hobby and private experience. At worst, the rise will decelerate for some time, but prices keep upgrading.

  • I am not recommending that you simply run out and purchase some “Nazi stuff” in the local flea market. On the other hand, caution is required within this, as with all trading. You will find some issues for that “newbie” within our hobby.

  • Regrettably, because the values from the memorabilia have risen, and so do the amount and excellence of the knockoffs or reproduction products. Investing a lot of money on one of these simple being an investment could end up being disastrous. Be cautious! Here are a few recommendations for a trader with limited understanding in our hobby.

  • 1. Buy high quality things. Do not buy pieces which are overweight. And do not buy poor quality pieces. It might be easier to purchase one really fine item than a lot of junk.

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  • 2. Make your decision via a trustworthy dealer. This can require some homework from you, however it pays off over time. The web is filled with sellers, good quality plus some not too good. Try them out before coping with them. Another spot to find sellers reaches “militaria shows” and gun shows. You will find also several internet auctions. Again, be cautious whom you cope with.

  • 3. You might like to have an experienced collector to do something being an consultant. Make certain it’s somebody that doesn’t have an economic curiosity about your possible purchase.

  • 4. Be ready to hold neglect the for some time. Pricier to purchase it eventually then sell it the following for any profit.

  • I can not guarantee you’ll make a killing by trading in Third Reich militaria… no-one can. However, if you purchase quality pieces in a fair cost and hold them for some time, you want to do very nicely!

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