Santa’s Bag of Collectibles

Battles of the Civil War map

Yes collectors there is a Santa Claus! This Christmas has renewed my faith in younger generations. Yes children do have an interest. My 9 year-old grandson asked for folders for his presidential dollar and state quarter collections, along with maps of civil war battles.

My grandson’s request to Santa for maps of Civil War battles really got me excited for the hunt, as it has been a while since I’ve delved into historic map collecting. Since we live in Virginia – home state to historic battles, we have the opportunity to shop around in person and visit some of my favorite local haunts including Williamsburg and Fort Harrison. Onine, I can search through maps for sale at Art Source International to buy antique maps that reference Civil War battlegrounds.

http://www.rare-maps.com/antiquemaps_cwa.cfm

With Santa bringing him a metal detector as well we will have fun hunting for those elusive artifacts of the past and old rusted objects that have found their way into the earth.