Militaria has been sold by Thomas Del Mar Ltd since 2005, now a recognised world leader in this field.

Sales include military-edged weapons, firearms, uniforms, accoutrements and insignia from all over the world from the beginnings of the regular armies until the Great War.

We are pleased to offer lots at all levels ranging from a few hundred pounds to the highest level. A number of distinguished pieces have been sold from ancestral, institutional and modern collections including:

  • The Hart family collection of Uniforms sold for a total of £64,428
  • The Professor Charles Thomas Collection of Cap Badges sold for a total of £186,830

The staff include the former Sotheby's department that oversaw the dispersal of the Hanoverian Royal Gunroom and the Brunswick Ducal Armoury in 2005, which continues to stand as a World Auction Record for an ancestral collection. In addition to holding regular auctions the department has published Tobias Capwell’s acclaimed book ‘Armour of the English Knight 1400-1450’. Forthcoming publications include: the second part of Tobias Capwell’s ‘Armour of the English Knight’, covering the years 1450-1500 and ‘Tournaments: A Thousand Years of Chivalry’, published in association with Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.  The department also organises an annual antique arms, armour and militaria fair that is attended by international collectors, curators and dealers.