World War One fanatic’s collection of bombs and shells is set to fetch £5,000 at auction

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A World War One fanatic’s collection of bombs and shells is set to go under the hammer and could fetch up to £5,000 at auction.

The huge collection of arms is made up of around 100 inactive field gun and aeroplane shells.

The collector, who is in his 60s, and has not been named, became obsessed with memorabilia because his grandfather, who fought in the Royal Artillery, brought shrapnel home from the war.

The small fragment was passed down the family tree and inspired the impressive collection.

The inert ballistics are expected to fetch between £4,000 and £5,000 when they go under the hammer on Saturday, June 22, at Yeovil Auction Rooms.

Auctioneer Shaun Rock, who valued the items, described the owner’s man cave in Yeovil, Somerset, as ‘amazing’.

Shaun Rock said: ‘His grandfather was in the Royal Artillery and fought from the trenches.

‘When he came back, he brought back a piece of shrapnel and handed it to his son. 

‘His son then passed it on again to our collector. This small fragment sparked the obsession.

‘There’s around 100 shells weighing a tonne and a quarter. Some have original timers on the top, but are all inactive.’

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