Genuine versus Reproductions
If an item is described as genuine it will be based upon our certainty of its provenance / and or having received trusted advice to this effect from our network of militaria and military advisors (veterans, museum curators, historians, re-enactors, collectors).
If we are not certain that an item is authentic or if it cannot be satisfactorily verified we will clearly say so.
We will also clearly describe replica / reproduction items.
As collectors ourselves we realise the importance of items being honestly described.
If an item is a change of mind return based upon an item not being fit for purpose or in any way justifiably not as described and is returned to us within 14 days of purchase in the same condition that it was sold, with proof of purchase, then we will happily offer a 100% refund excluding postage.
If there is reasonable and substantiated doubt on the authenticity of an item that has been described as genuine, irrespective of time, then we will also happily refund if the item is returned in the same condition that it was sold in.
You will be responsible for any costs and risks associated with returning the item to us including postage.
We aim to ship within 24 hours, but are open about the fact that this is a professionally run venture, yet hobby level for us, so worst case scenario will be within 48 hours. Prices currently calculate postage for Australian addresses, and please contact us for outside of Australia so that we can calculate postage for you before purchase.
Notes on Third Reich / Nazi Era Militaria
The sale and collecting of Nazi era militaria is often surrounded by emotive controversy, and naturally so.
As we will from time to time feature items from the era, here’s our take on this.
Australian military history has seen our soldiers confront many foes since the Boar War including South African Guerilla Forces, Imperial German, Turkish, Japanese, Italian, Nazi era German, Vietnamese forces etc.
As an historic aspect of WW2, Nazi era militaria is legitimately acquired and displayed by national, Regimental and private museums worldwide to reflect the military and political history of that era.
Many private collectors, especially those interested in WW2, will likewise have such items in their collections (often bring backs from relatives who fought in North Africa, just as my Great Uncle who was a Rat of Tobruk brought back such items, now proudly displayed in my own collection).
Whilst the symbolism and history surrounding the items has dark implications indeed, it does not make those who feature these items in a collection sympathetic to or condoning of the ideology or the politics from which they originate. If they are that way inclined, then that is beyond the control of the seller, who in this case is selling such items as part of a general offering of military antiques and collectibles.
If we do from time to time have any Nazi era militaria for sale the spirit in which we offer this for display and sale is as part of the legitimate hobby of collecting military antiques from all eras.
No offence is ever intended and there are no political statements being made. We feel that it is a legitimate aspect of the general collecting and preservation of military history.