Tank Museum to host militaria fair and auction


06 May 2021
The Tank Museum is partnering with Dorset auction house Duke’s to present a new autumn militaria fair and auction.

Taking place on 6 November 2021, The Tank Museum will host an array of trade stalls, selling a range of military collectables and memorabilia, vintage uniforms and insignia, plus second-hand books and reproduction militaria for re-enactors.

Museum spokesman Nik Wyness said, “This is the first time The Tank Museum has held a militaria fair, and we are now welcoming applications for traders for what we hope will become one of the leading militaria events on the circuit.”

The highlight of the event is set to be the Duke’s militaria and medals auction, featuring an estimated 300–400 lots ranging from medals, militaria, arms, armour and even military vehicles. Previous Duke’s auctions have included a cigar box belonging to Winston Churchill, which was sold for £79,000 earlier this month.

Julian Smith of Duke’s said, “We are delighted to participate in this joint event with The Tank Museum. The historic venue partnered the wide variety of military themed items to be offered, from medals to military vehicles, will hopefully attract exciting international bidding.”

The auction will take place on Saturday, 6 November 2021, with all lots on public display for browsing at the Museum between 3 and 5 November. The auction will be live streamed on easylive.com, thesaleroom.com and The Tank Museum YouTube channel.
For Visitors, normal ticket prices will apply, with Annual Passes valid for the event – but booking in advance will be essential due to expected capacity limitations.



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