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Wartime Tales

Flog It: Trade Secrets, Series 2 Episode 10 of 15

Delving into Britain's wartime history, the Flog It! team offer tips and advice on buying, selling and collecting militaria.

Expert Philip Serrell describes discovering a letter written to his POW grandfather; David Fletcher explains why he would never part with a plaque commemorating his great uncle's death in the Great War; and presenter Paul Martin looks into the history of that most fearsome fighting force, the Ghurkhas.

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Fri 25 Oct 2013 08:25

Trade secrets tip of the day

Trade secrets tip of the day

2014 marks a century since the outbreak of World War I.  It’s certain that there will be renewed interest in the conflict and we’ll see a spike in prices for related objects.  If you can wait to sell, you’re likely to see a greater return.


Militaria includes everything from guns, to medals, helmets to flags – and all points beyond.  Given the sheer scale of this collecting area, you might want to focus on one thing in particular: medals from a single conflict, for example, or insignia from a specific battalion. 

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterPaul Martin
DirectorEmma Fitzmaurice
ProducerClare Brook
Series ProducerChloe Rawlings
ExpertWill Axon
ExpertJames Lewis
ExpertAnita Manning
ExpertClaire Rawle
ExpertCharles Ross
ExpertPhilip Serrell
ExpertMark Stacey
ExpertChristina Trevanion