A Practical Guide to Collecting Civil Warby James P. Mesker
This informative Civil War collector's guide will give you an idea of where to look, how much to pay, and how to keep mistakes to a minimum when collecting Civil War memorabilia. The author educates the reader on recognizing the value of items, emphasizes primary sources, and advises on collecting period representations. Additionally, strong focus is on the less obvious collectible with emphasis on detail and usage.
Tales of the hunt are also included! This book features specific experiences in the never-ending pursuit of Civil War artifacts and entertains you with anecdotes of rewards and retributions throughout the chapters.
The guide is annotated at every step with sources of information that the reader will learn how to access. And, since it is also illustrated with photos of the described items, the book gives the reader a strong base of knowledge in the specialized collecting field.
- White Mane Publishing Company, Incorporated
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- 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
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This interesting, easy to read collector's handbook is an excellent value. The price of the book is more than reasonable, based on the extensive amount of information in just 76 pages. As a beginning collector of Civil War memorabilia, especially paper items, I found the photographs to be very helpful. Also, this book has a lot of information on collecting Civil War soldiers' equipment and has two chapters on edged weapons and firearms. As someone who has collected a wide variety of items from toys to china over the past twenty years,I was pleasantly surprised to find some excellent basic tips and reminders for either beginning or more advanced collectors in any field.