Keyword: collectibles
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Over the past year you have seen me heavily mention Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards when discussing the bull market of COVID. Within the world of TCG (Trading Card Game) those are the two that saw … more
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of British land pattern muskets from the 1730s to the 1770s. The look and feel of those sturdy guns is what makes them very attractive to me. These guns have … more
Brass hilted monster head hangers were in use with the British army from at least the mid-to-late 17th century. Sometimes they are fairly crude cast-brass and some with a little more discernable … more
Collecting is amazing! It can be the ultimate nerve-racking treasure hunt. There is no better feeling to anyone in this industry then finding the artist, comic, toy, porcelain sculpture, or tribal … more
Years ago, I bought my first reproduction flintlock, a Japanese-made Miroku copy of a British Pattern1769 musket. Back in the 1970s there were two decent models of reproduction muskets you … more
From time to time I am asked to visit local historical societies to help them identify artifacts in their collections. It’s always fun seeing what’s out there and learning from it. I have … more
So, how does the world of collecting enter the picture in 2019? How can a hobby become your second income ticket? Heading to retirement, and you just know that social security - savings - and a … more
As the American Revolution began on April 19, 1775, and the alarm spread, men from all over New England marched towards the outskirts of Boston. They were armed with a variety of older military arms, … more
On Saturday I drove up to the Concord Museum in Concord, Massachusetts, with Stuart Mowbray, Rhode Island publisher of Man at Arms Magazine, as well as many other arms collector publications. We went … more
There is always going to be stuff in your life that is truly priceless for sentimental reasons. Regardless of it being worth ten dollars or ten thousand you are never going to get rid of it. But if … more
American Medals presented during the late 18th and early 19th century are exceedingly rare and there are few examples known from the Revolution period to the War of 1812. About five years ago I had … more
As a Revolutionary War material culture guy, I get to see and handle some wonderful pieces of history. Swords, muskets, buttons, equipment, archival documents, and so much more. Being into the arms … more
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