Ian Kelly (Militaria) - Mail Order Insignia Dealers since 1990
Original uniform buttons & insignia bought and sold with money-back guarantee of authenticity
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Ian Kelly (Militaria) Help Page

Contact Address & Postcode

Our address for all correspondence is -

Ian G Kelly (Militaria)
P.O. Box 66
SY12 0YS
United Kingdom

As a spare-time business, we do not operate a telephone service, but can be contacted online via our message form.  Please read our Common Questions page before attempting to contact us.

Common Questions About Collectable Buttons

We run the Militaria business in our spare time, and our full-time work often involves working away  without internet access.  We have made a 'Common Questions' page to give you a speedier response - please read this page before asking questions by e-mail.

Privacy Policy

We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties

Delivery Policy

We use UK Royal Mail for almost all of our deliveries.  If it is more cost-effective, we sometimes use a cheaper courier for large items such as a quantity of military hats. 

In all cases, we retain 'proof of posting' documents and ensure that postal compensation arrangements are adequate to cover the value of the goods that we send.

The Militaria business is run in our spare time (normally at weekends).  We tend to despatch orders once a week - normally on Mondays. We take the mail to the Post Office very early so orders must have been processed at least a day beforehand.

UK Orders.  Depending on insurance value, mail is sent by First Class post, Signed-For, or Special Delivery: all are normally next-day delivery within the UK. This means that most UK orders are delivered on Tuesdays.

Overeas Orders.  Depending on insurance value, mail is despatched by Royal Mail Air Mail, International Signed-For, or Airsure.  Delivery time-scales are shown on the Royal Mail website.

Please be patient. - this is a small family business which is run in our spare time.  Occasionally we have holidays and catch-up with orders when we get home.

Items Delayed, Lost or Damaged in Transit

Although First Class Mail is normally an overnight service within the UK, the Royal Mail does not regard an item of First Mail mail as 'lost' until 15 'working days' after the due date of delivery.  We cannot begin any compensation claim or give a refund until that time has elapsed.

Very occasionally, items are lost in transit and we regard it as the sender's responsibility to deal with this as follows:

Refund / Cancellation Policy

To give you confidence in buying by mail order, everything we send is 'on approval' - if the item you receive is not what you want, simply send it back well-packaged, within 7 days of receipt.  We only sell items that we believe are genuine and in good condition, and we ask that you pay postage costs both ways so that we are not out of pocket.  Despite you paying the postage, mail order is still a lot cheaper than driving to a militaria fair, auction or shop in town.

Refunds.  Our bank charges us a fee for every cheque we issue.  Most of our customers are collectors who return time and again for more insignia from us.  Unless you request otherwise, we prefer to hold small refund amounts as a credit against your future purchases.  The exception to this is if you originally paid via PayPal, in which case we will send you a refund via PayPal.  We will only issue a refund after we have received the returned goods from you or after the Royal Mail delivery has been officially declared 'lost'.

Cancelling an Order.  If you decide to cancel an order before it has been despatched, please use our  website message form to the cancel the order.


This page was updated on Friday 28 March 2014

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Button Catalogues

We publish button catalogues by post about 10 times per year. These cost £1.50 each and include fresh stock before it appears on this website.  In effect, postal subcribers get first-pick of the rare items.

Button Identification

The British Button Society has an identification service.

The British Button Society

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The British Button Society was founded in 1976 by a group of people interested in collecting buttons and researching their history. The Society has collectors of all types of button and publishes 4 excellent journals per year called 'Button Lines' - click for details

Insignia Images

Pictures of insignia on this website are taken from items owned by Ian G Kelly (Militaria). Images and text are copyright © Ian G Kelly (Militaria)