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  • Jul 31 2015
  • 31 Jul 2015

The Last Battle of the Civil War Was not in Texas; The Confederate Flag as a Collectible

It was a month after Confederate Lieutenant General Robert E. Lee surrendered to U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia that the […]

  • Jul 1 2015
  • 1 Jul 2015

Taking the Vex out of Vexillology: Correcting Five Myths about the U.S. National Flag

Countries around the world have routinely changed their flag colors or designs to correspond to political upheaval, independence or because, well, they just can. No […]

  • Jun 27 2013
  • 27 Jun 2013

Treasures That Aren’t: The Most Faked Collectibles

In antiques and collectibles, you’ve got your share of frauds and scams. We’ve been shocked by stories of imposters who can create “authentic” paintings by […]

  • Apr 4 2013
  • 4 Apr 2013

Dealing with Dealers: Online Sale, Auctions and Pawn Shops

In the last two articles of this series I mentioned how to quickly dispose of glassware, vases, figurines, and items of value when handled through […]

  • Mar 4 2013
  • 4 Mar 2013

Two Historic Lots Relating to Gen. George Armstrong Custer to Cross the Block

FAIRFIELD, Maine — Two lots related to Gen. George A. Custer and featuring historically important and museum quality materials, including wartime documents, letters, photographs, medals […]

  • Mar 1 2013
  • 1 Mar 2013

The Stars Tell Its Age: Collecting the 27 Flags of the United States

There are about 200 official countries in the world, each with its own national flag design. But few national flags can tell their story at […]