Captain Mark Longson is an ex Royal Tank Regiment officer and having commanded tanks his main interest is in Military historical collections, but he also has an in-depth data of swords and weaponry and other associated areas. Mark has appeared on television as both an auctioneer and valuer and also as a daily militaria consultant on BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex. He is also one in all our auctioneers and a normal valuer, with over 20 years of experience in salerooms.
Whilst controversy churns over the Pentagon’s switch of navy gear to native civilian police departments, the Protection Logistics Agency (DLA) despatched the primary batch to public sale via IronPlanet’s Since bidding started at $10,000 a couple of weeks ago, pent up demand has yielded bids on almost all the Humvees — promoting for off-highway use only.
So by now, you understand our April Premiere Public sale could have two colossal German collections contained within in it. Did you additionally know that amazing single items have come in as properly, creating an ideal storm for German and international navy collectors? Here are additional highlights for collectors sure to be wringing their arms with anticipation.
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German collectors, do we have now your attention but? These two collections combine to kind a spectacular choice, the contents of which have the potential to show good collections into great ones, and nice collections legendary. The weapons talked about listed here are a effective, yet small, sampling of a cornucopia of European arms. Not solely are there German arms, but the Shattuck Assortment also contains such gems as an unusual Japanese Pedersen, a uncommon Czech ZH29, a Heinrich Himmler inscribed Jacquemart double barrel shotgun, a 1908 Mondragon semi-automatic rifle, and lots of more.