The Northern Arms Fairs was established in 1978 and has for many years been the leading organizers of antique arms, medals and militaria collectors’ fairs in the north of England and further afield. They take place in four different locations in the north of the UK: Leeds, Newark, Scotch Corner in Yorkshire and Liverpool. By now, they have amassed quite the reputation for being leaders in the militaria collecting field, and anyone with an interest in these kinds of items should have these fairs at the top of their list of shopping goals.
As well as the incredible items for sale, the Northern Arms Fairs are obviously superb places for those with an interest in militaria to meet like-minded folks. It is not just the vendors that carry with them an incredible amount of knowledge, but most of the shoppers at these events have more than a passing interest in warfare through the ages. At every stall, visitors will hear conversations about the items and everyone is welcome to ask questions and learn a little more about moments in history represented by the items for sale. A visit to these fairs is like strolling around an interactive museum, where you can buy all the pieces on display!
Many of the dealers at the Northern Arms Fairs are regulars (as are many of the visitors of course) and bring with them many years worth of knowledge and experience, which is always highly appreciated by the attending collectors. The items for sale include guns, swords, edged weapons, medals, antique armor, badges, bayonets, books, ephemera or uniforms, posters and so much more.
Whatever aspect of war and the military that sparks your interest, it is sure to be represented at these fairs. Items are also accepted as currency at the Northern Arms Fairs. So, if you have a collection that you would like to revamp, you can bring along some goods for trade and spruce up your favorite collection.