Entries by Will Adams

What Was In That Ginger Beer Bottle?

Many relic hunters and collectors have one or more “Ginger Beer” or “Ginger Ale” bottles in their collection. Such bottles are often found in trash pits near Union and Confederate Civil War camps. The bottles were also common Civil War period crockery, often used by civilian home brewers to make homemade Ginger Beer. This also […]

Appraisals – How Much Is This Worth?

How much is your collectible or antique worth? If you’re a seller, what price should you assign to an item? If you’re a buyer, how do you know you’re getting a fair deal? Instead of schlepping your items to an appraiser, consider an online valuation service. Such services typically offer DIY research tools and estimates […]

Winner of the Great Relic Giveaway

RelicRecord.com would like to thank everyone who participated in the Great Relic Giveaway. The entries are in and the winner has been declared. Join us in congratulating Steven V. of Austin, Minnesota for winning some really cool Civil War relics!

5 Tips for Negotiating with Antique Dealers

When it comes to negotiating the asking price of an antique, most dealers expect it. Now that’s not to say that every dealer likes it; but again, they expect it. In fact, most dealers have already accounted for what they’re willing to let go in a negotiation by adding extra margin into their asking price. […]

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Wow. Now That Was Fun.

The Dalton Civil War show has always been one of our favorite shows to attend. This year was no different. There were well over 400 dealers putting their relics and knowledge on full display for the thousands of attendees to enjoy and learn from. Needless to say, it was a tremendous experience. This show was […]

RelicRecord.com Roadshow: Dalton, GA

The RelicRecord.com team will be in Dalton, GA for the Chickamauga Civil War Show on February 7th and 8th, 2015. We’re looking forward to seeing so many of our great friends and meeting some new ones. And of course, we’re excited to check out all of the great relics. Stop by our table to enter […]