Military and collectables specialist Adam Inglut has seen interest in Special Auction Services’ military sales take off in the last five years. Jane Hall finds out more
“E very item that comes in belonged to someone. It doesn’t matter if it’s a cap badge or a bayonet, it will have a story attached to it, whether it’s one we know about or one that has been lost to the mists of time,” says Adam Inglut, who is a militaria cataloguer and photographer at Special Auction Services (SAS).
“The two world wars have shaped the world as we know it today, and it is that historical context I find so fascinating.”
Inglut joined Special Auction Services in 2008 as a porter, and worked his way up to helping catalogue the antiques and fine art sales. His real passion was militaria, and although it was only a small part of SAS’ offering at that time, he was hooked – not because he is from a military background or glorifying war, but almost as an act of remembrance.