Espenlaub Militaria is located in Estonia, city Tallinn (European Union) and operated by Espenlaub Ltd.
Espenlaub is the name of the German Airfield - "Flieger-Horst Kommandatur 19", which was based in the years 1941 to 1944, in Laksberg, Tallinn, Estonia (“espenlaub” means the “aspen leaf” in German). We decided to use this name because we first found items there in the old buildings about 20 years ago. We started collecting then and later, in 1986 we first time in our life came to collectors meeting in Riga (Latvia) and we established our first contacts with the other great collectors.
Later, we found our collectable items in the theaters of Russia and former USSR republics, and a lot of things you may saw in Europe and USA with some theater stamps inside, actually came pass us or our partners.
Most of Espenlaub Militaria's items are purchased directly from WW2 veterans, Russian military stocks, theatres, other dealers. Also we have valuable contacts in Russia and Belarus. Several trips are made each year to evaluate and purchase militaria in countries such as Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland and Germany. We find a lot of stuff in old attics and buy it from the old people. A network of contacts is established in USA, Central and Eastern Europe.
Espenlaub Militaria hopes to provide you with new and rare items, many of which have never before been in collector's hands.
On our website you can find the items like original uniform, headgear, steel helmets, equipment & awards, personal items, battlefield relics and may be the items you need for your collection. Also we offer some items for reenactors and post-1945 collectables. Our main interest and specialty has always been WW2 German and Russian militaria, but we always have a selection of other militaria on display, such as Imperial German militaria and Imperial Russian militaria.
We would like you to pay your attention to the fact that we live and work not the thousands miles from the battlefields of the WW2, but exactly at the places where the real WW2 actions were happening. It greatly helps us in the searching and buying the interesting and rare items of the War times. The results of our work you can see on this web site.
We are also a collectors of WW II uniforms, so when you deal with us, you deal with the collector who loves the subject and military history as much as you do.
We do not support any political ideas, and our collectibles and regalia is only for historical interest.
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