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A queue to dress up

PUBLISHED: 14:29 03 December 2009 | UPDATED: 14:47 24 August 2010

WAR uniform collectors and fancy dress enthusiasts were out in force at a special costume sale. The Angels Uniform Sale in Wembley, saw thousands of shoppers pour through its doors last weekend, eager to grab hold of one of 250,000 heavily discounted item

WAR uniform collectors and fancy dress enthusiasts were out in force at a special costume sale.

The Angels Uniform Sale in Wembley, saw thousands of shoppers pour through its doors last weekend, eager to grab hold of one of 250,000 heavily discounted items of authentic military uniform and equipment.

Angels the Costumiers, an Oscar-winning costume supplier, was selling off authentic uniforms, helmets, headgear and equipment used in war productions including Saving Private Ryan, The Great Escape, Dad's Army and Band of Brothers.

Tim Angels, chairman of Angels the Costumiers, said: "The first shoppers started queuing from 2am on Saturday morning and by the time we closed the doors 2,000 people had passed through the warehouse.

"The eclectic mixture of collectors, re-enactors, fancy dress fans and fashion enthusiasts hunting for a bargain gave the day a fantastic atmosphere."

A sales of 1970's, 1980's and 1990's retro fashions is planned in February next year.


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