Buying Colonial Leftovers From Britain’s Best Attics Since 1984

John Morgan Hire Company has provided pre-war luggage to the film & television industries since 1984. We need to buy more things! Ready money is paid for redundant leather goods, officers’ effects and colonial leftovers. Please enjoy browsing this website and give your neglected kit the chance to relive days of glory.

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Since 1996 we have occupied extensive premises at Muston’s Yard in the beautiful Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury. Take a virtual tour of our Coaching and Military Museum. Visitors are most welcome, but please make an appointment.

John Morgan (a serving Army Reservist) combines frequent visits to military training areas throughout Britain with detours via attics, box rooms, stables and cellars.

Our restoration department is second to none. We buy items in any condition, in small or large quantities.

We will already have bought from many people you know, in every part of the British Isles.

Avoid ridiculous auction charges and enjoy the personal services of a firm that understands the kit like no other.

“I first heard of John Morgan’s Hire Company when my father sold him some family military items which were truly “relics of empire”. He was much taken with John’s collection. When I left the Army I disposed of my uniforms and various military oddities and antiquities through John who has an uncanny ability to turn the most unlikely items into cash. If you have the slightest interest in our nation’s military history from Victorian times to the Cold War then a visit to John’s web site is an absolute necessity.”

Lt Gen Sir Philip Trousdell, KBE, CBE.

“You’ll always find something of interest in John’s unique collection. He rises to the challenge of finding those useful things that are difficult to get anywhere else. For example, box-spurred mess wellingtons are just one of the versatile, family christmas gifts he’s supplied me with this year.”

Jools Holland OBE, DL.