Collecting militaria has been my hobby and passion since I first got a steel helmet from my grandfather when I was 10 years old. After that my one and only mission was to collect a fully dressed WWII German, British and American soldier… and so it began.
After collecting for many years I gathered many contacts in the militaria world and I started selling items as well to fund the hobby. In 2019 I started Sandeboetiek, based on the word ‘Santeboetiek’ which by the Flemish-Ghent’s dialect means ‘a bunch of old antique rubbish’. Some outsiders might see our hobby like this, but of course we know better.
After 3.5 years I decided to change the name Sandeboetiek into Bevo-Militaria, for a wider international approach, as I came to understand that the word Sandeboetiek was hard to remember and/or spell by foreign customers. Bevo is easy to remember and refers to the famous factory ‘Bandfabrik Ewald Vorsteher’ in Wuppertal-Baren (Germany) known for its flat woven insignia as worn by German Wehrmacht, Political and SS forces. Today I mainly focus on selling original German WW2 insignia, such as Bevo examples, helmets, uniforms and equipment.
Bevo-Militaria is an antique shop that specializes in original World War One & Two militaria. This is a webshop for those interested in historic military antiques, including war souvenirs taken from defeated enemies. Do not confuse this intrest with extreme right ideology.
Enjoy shopping at the website!
Sander Van Wassenhove