Blue vs Gray: How collectors seek understanding through Civil War relics

Collecting mementos and artifacts from the Civil War is not a new hobby. Even before the war ended, people were gathering remembrances. As with any period of warfare, the first collectors were the participants themselves. Soldiers sent home scraps of flags, collected minie-ball shattered logs, purchased privately marketed unit insignias, or obtained a musket or carbine for their own use after the war.
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Wheat or chaff Part II: How to identify, date and price antique and vintage farm collectibles without getting fleeced

In part two of three, expert Russell E. Lewis continues his tips on how to date, price and identify the most popular antique and vintage farm collectibles as well as how to protect yourself in the ever changing collectibles marketplace. This exclusive excerpt from his popular book, American Farm Collectibles, is reprinted here in three parts and with more than a dozen photographs.
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Wheat or Chaff? Part III: How to identify, date and price antique and vintage farm collectibles without getting fleeced

In part three, expert Russell E. Lewis continues his tips on how to date, price and identify the most popular antique and vintage farm collectibles as well as how to protect yourself in the ever changing collectibles marketplace. This exclusive excerpt from his popular book, American Farm Collectibles, is reprinted here in three parts and with more than a dozen photographs. Read More +

Wheat or Chaff? Part I: How to identify, date and price antique and vintage farm collectibles without getting fleeced

American farming is steeped in family and the tradition of hard work. Expert Russell E. Lewis shows you how to date, price and identify the most popular antique and vintage farm collectibles as well as how to protect yourself in the ever changing collectibles marketplace. This exclusive excerpt from his popular book, American Farm Collectibles, is reprinted here in three parts and with more than a dozen photographs.
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