Do you have militaria you would like to sell?

I accept consignments and will get your quality pieces seen by the right market.



Converting your militaria to cash is something every collector is faced with at some stage, whether it’s turning over items to pay for an unexpected personal expense, moving a piece to fund a new item you want, or finally exiting the hobby. If you’ve ever been faced with selling some of your “stuff”, you know that it can be quite challenging and can take time to find the right buyer.


Nearly all of my listings in the “For Sale” section of this website are items consigned to me by collectors, just like you.  If you’re thinking about selling items out of your collection, I’d certainly welcome the opportunity to represent you by brokering your pieces via consignment on this website, and am interested in individual items, or an entire collection.  The Marshal’s Baton has a customer base specifically looking for higher quality and hard to find items, as well as the more common pieces that are in nicer condition. As a result, I’m always looking for high quality consignments that I can market to my customer base. 


Consignment is a great opportunity for you to get a better return on your money by having your militaria marketed worldwide by a dealer recognized for offering higher quality pieces.  If you check around you’ll find that I’ve built a solid reputation with many collectors and dealers in the hobby, and am known for being fair in my dealings and excellent in communications.  I also have a sizeable list of specific items my customers are looking for…and you may have something I can sell quickly.




Why Consign?


As a collector, your options to achieve a maximum return on selling your militaria are limited. First you can try and sell to the collectors you know, but once you run through them and the piece hasn’t sold, your choices are more limited; 


1.   You can wholesale to a dealer for quick cash, but at a loss to you of 40% or more of the current value.  And that is only if the dealer is interested in what you have.


2.   You can send it to an auction where it could be tied up for a year before you see payment and combined commissions for both the seller and the buyer can easily add up to 40% of the final sold price, which can affect how high your piece will sell, or IF it sells.  (In comparison, if you list with me, it gets marketed immediately at a current market price we agree on.  If I sell it this week, it gets delivered and approved in one week, then you get paid the following week).


3.   You can consign it here with the potential to achieve 80% of its value.


In summary, consignment is a great way to sell your items quickly and achieve a maximum return….and you get paid quick, no waiting on an auction to run through its process. So, if you have nice pieces to sell, I’m interested in helping you.




How do you Consign an item?

First, contact me by email about what you have so that we can initiate a discussion.  I am also often available to talk by phone and enjoy establishing a comfort level and relationship with potential consignors and collectors…something that isn’t always possible by email only. 


If you have any decent photographs that can be emailed this will also help in my initial evaluation, as from there I can assist you in determining whether I have a market for your item.  If we agree on a consignment, I will need to get your militaria in my possession so that it can be examined in hand for originality before we proceed to the selling process. 


My sales efforts consist of marketing the items directly to my client and prospect base first, then listing it for sale on this website and potentially exhibiting select items for sale at any militaria trade shows that I attend. 


Terms of Consignment

I take items on consignment with an 8-month minimum and exclusive right to sell.  You will be provided with a written agreement documenting agreed upon pricing and commissions.


Consignors are responsible for shipping consignment items to me, and for return shipping of any unsold items. 


Commission Fees: As a fee for providing the venue to market your item to other collectors I have a couple of options on commission structures, and you can choose one that is most comfortable or appropriate to your needs.  Please feel free to contact me about the fees and we can determine what will work best for you.



Do I buy items too?

Occasionally I will also purchase items directly from collectors if it’s something I’m interested in and have a market for.  Please realize that when purchasing items for resale I will make an offer based on what I am willing to pay, and like the other dealers it will not be the retail value, it will be a wholesale price.  Also be aware that anything presented to me for a direct purchase must be sent to me so that it can be examined in hand first for evaluation, before any payment is made.