The Official Price Guide to Civil War Collectibles

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Random House Information Group, Jun 1, 1999 - Antiques & Collectibles - 480 pages
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THE DEFINITIVE SOURCEBOOK TO ONE OF THE HOTTEST NEW AREAS OF COLLECTING--HEIRLOOMS FROM THE CIVIL WAR!

-- COMPREHENSIVE. The Official Price Guide to Civil War Collectibles features updated price listings and current market values for thousands of Civil War items, including the maps and battlefield orders of President Lincoln, Confederate paper money and tokens, antebellum black memorabilia, civilian and military diaries, the uniforms and weapons of Confederate and Union officers and soldiers, advertising signs and trading cards, flags, sheet music, daguerreotypes, tintypes, photographs, personal papers, and much more! Plus sections on period glassware, textiles, paintings, and political memorabilia.

-- SPECIAL FEATURES. Expanded section on Lincoln memorabilia, and brand-new sections on Civil War reenactments (including where to purchase reproductions of uniforms and firearms), historical sites, and battlefields (including POW prisons)--plus a comprehensive list of periodicals and organizations that specialize in the Civil War.

-- CLEARLY ORGANIZED.  This invaluable guide is arranged alphabetically by category and item for easy, effortless access.

-- WRITTEN BY AN EXPERT.  Richard Friz has been a collector of Civil War memorabilia for more than fifteen years. He writes articles for several national publications covering auctions and antiques and collectibles shows. He is the author of several popular House of Collectibles price guides, including World's Fair Collectibles and Political Memorabilia.

-- FULLY ILLUSTRATED for fast, efficient identification.

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Contents

History of Civil War Memorabilia Collecting
11
Displaying Storing and Preserving Your Civil War Memorabilia
22
How to Use This Guide
31
Ammunition and Miscellaneous
41
Autographs
58
Badges Medals and Tokens
75
Ballots
87
Antiquarian
95
Novelties
223
Paintings Cartoons and Other Art Media
229
Photography
237
Reenactments
288
Sheet Music
306
Stamps Postal Covers Letter Sheets
323
Statues Statuettes Plaques and Other Figurals
338
Textiles
349

Broadsides Prints Posters and Maps
103
Canes
155
Currency
169
Diaries Letters and Documents
184
Folk Art Abraham Lincoln
195
Furniture and Decorative Accessories
203
Lighting Devices
210
Newspapers and Newsweeklies
214
Timepieces
371
Toys and Games
383
Weapons
403
Bibliography
434
Auction Houses
448
Current Civil War Periodicals
461
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About the author (1999)

Friz writes articles for several national publications covering auctions and antiques and collectibles shows.

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