There’s a growing interest in civil war antiques and avid collectors are breathing in life to an antique dealers’ thriving business. There’s some good sense into collecting these war relics since people often see them only in historical sites and museums. Civil war antiques can match the décor in any well-preserved Victorian house that a lot of people have a penchant for.
Often, these are homes owned by people fascinated by the colorful colonial era. The civil war signaled the ushering of all changes that transpired thereafter. Today more than ever, Black Americans trace their roots in American history. Some were even successful in tracking down and buying the plantation house where their ancestors lived during the pre-civil war era. Civil war brought them there today as owners and not as slaves.
Operators of civil war antiques shops find their business nostalgic and equally exciting. They are into buying relics of the past from private individuals who were able to preserve their family’s cache of civil war antiques handed down from generations. These artifacts include a wide range of collections from uniforms, guns, swords, knives, helmets, knuckles, buttons, coins and different leather goods. Nevertheless, the buying and selling process also require intensive authentication procedures before a sale is actually consummated.
The Civil War Antiques Preservation Society
The Civil War Antiques Preservation Society is a non-profit institution who assists groups or individuals in selling or buying civil war antiques. The institution conducts the researches to validate or authenticate every single piece of artifact. They may also be commissioned to do the procurement in behalf of another group or institution.
In fact, the society digs and delves for these relics that are not properly cared for or in danger of being lost. They seek assistance from groups who are likewise interested in their cause to preserve the historical value of these civil war antiques. Private individuals who own any of the memorabilia mentioned above may hire the institution’s services in looking for a legitimate buyer as well as prepare the necessary documentation for their civil war antiques. In the same way, collectors rely on the authentication made by the Civil War Antiques Preservation Society before closing any deals.
The institution provides their services not for profit but purely for the preservation of civil war antiques. They feel strongly against indiscriminate selling and buying merely for profit or investment without any regard for preserving the historical significance of the antique. Instead, they extend their services to buyers who are genuine collectors or museum exhibitors or antique dealers knowledgeable in preserving artifacts.
The society maintains that the memorabilia of the civil war heroes should be preserved, displayed and presented for historical appreciation as a way of showing respect. Keeping them in trunks and boxes like some form of inventory stock or merchandise does not conform to their advocacy of civil war antiques preservation.