Bosleys (Militaria and Medal Auctioneers)
The company has established itself as one of the leading international specialist auction houses dealing with every aspect of military antiques, from humble soldier's uniforms to groups of medals and fine Georgian campaign furniture.
Their four regular sales each year attract buyers from all over the world, and the company also holds quarterly postal auctions featuring smaller items such as military badges, shoulder titles, collar badges and formation signs.
Expertise and services
The company provides an extensive service for customers selling unidentified and unresearched items, using their comprehensive reference library combined with a number of specialist consultants based around the world, many of whom are leading authorities in their chosen fields.
Bosleys also provide a service where by details can be lodged with solicitors and family on what to do after a collector's demise to provide the best return for the family.
They regularly help and advise museums, including the National Army Museum, film and television companies, collectors, deceased collectors' families and widows as well as the general public through national and local radio phone-ins.
Several world record prices have been achieved at Bosleys auctions, including:
- RM Helicopter pilot's Falklands DFM group - £11500
- Helmet Plate. Dublin Met Mounted Police - £9200
- Cap Badge. Canadian NWMP 1886 Officer's - £4978
Other notable sales include:
- 2nd Mercian Afghanistan 2007 Conspicuous Gallantry Cross - £42,000 - Historic D-Day MM to the First Para dropped in Normandy - £28,000 - Outstanding Kuwait 1991 RAF George Medal Group - £26,000 - Important Historic Zeebrugge 1918 CGM, DSM group - £21,000