Anyone Here Collect Civil War Relics?

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Anyone Here Collect Civil War Relics?

Postby Brian » Sat May 08, 2010 4:24 pm

I've just started looking on Ebay because I'm fascinated by the history of the period. So far, I got the button that I posted in another thread, and I won a few other buttons that haven't arrived. I also put a bid in on a bullet. (It's only a couple bucks. :))

If anyone has any experience, I'd appreciate your insights. :)
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Re: Anyone Here Collect Civil War Relics?

Postby Librtyhead » Sat May 08, 2010 5:10 pm

Years ago back in I think 89 I was taking part in a a few re-enactments in Pittsfield, I met Kenny Burns and we had a nice chat about a project he was working on. It really is cool to hold something from that era and I have a few pocket knives and spoons from the civil war. Good luck with the bullets.
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Re: Anyone Here Collect Civil War Relics?

Postby Brian » Sat May 08, 2010 5:17 pm

lady cop wrote:Brian, you have probably seen it, but if not...Ken Burns (who Lib mentions) did the absolute last word in Civil War documentaries for PBS, it is an INCREDIBLE historical record! and can be purchased. there is no better source for photos, letters, narrative, etc. simply superb. :thumbleft:

http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/


That's the first thing I rented with Netflix when I started my subscription, LC. :)
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Re: Anyone Here Collect Civil War Relics?

Postby Brian » Sat May 08, 2010 5:18 pm

Librtyhead wrote:Years ago back in I think 89 I was taking part in a a few re-enactments in Pittsfield, I met Kenny Burns and we had a nice chat about a project he was working on. It really is cool to hold something from that era and I have a few pocket knives and spoons from the civil war. Good luck with the bullets.


Thanks, LH. :)
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Re: Anyone Here Collect Civil War Relics?

Postby Millennium » Sat May 08, 2010 6:11 pm

Buying buttons for the most part is a relatively safe thing to do on eBay and the internet...but be very careful if you expand to belt buckles and the higher end collectibles. They are one of the most faked things in collecting. The pros can make a week old buckle look 150 years old. :thumbleft:
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Re: Anyone Here Collect Civil War Relics?

Postby Brian » Sat May 08, 2010 7:21 pm

Millennium wrote:Buying buttons for the most part is a relatively safe thing to do on eBay and the internet...but be very careful if you expand to belt buckles and the higher end collectibles. They are one of the most faked things in collecting. The pros can make a week old buckle look 150 years old. :thumbleft:


Thanks, Mill. :) For now, the belt buckles are too rich for my blood. The most I've paid for a button so far is $14. :)
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Re: Anyone Here Collect Civil War Relics?

Postby Brian » Mon May 10, 2010 3:40 pm

Got another button I found on Ebay in the mail today. This one's from Maine. It's smaller than the first one.

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Re: Anyone Here Collect Civil War Relics?

Postby Millennium » Mon May 10, 2010 3:51 pm

That's a beaut, Brian!....A lot of gold still on that one... :woo:
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Re: Anyone Here Collect Civil War Relics?

Postby Brian » Mon May 10, 2010 4:10 pm

Millennium wrote:That's a beaut, Brian!....A lot of gold still on that one... :woo:


Thanks, Mill. :)
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Re: Anyone Here Collect Civil War Relics?

Postby Librtyhead » Mon May 10, 2010 9:48 pm

Is that about 1/2"- 5/8" round? I like it! :heart:
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