Have you ever come across something that’s interesting but have no idea what it is or what its potential value may be? Officially known as a “Thingamajig,” I’ve come across many of these in my travels and have found a few places that have been helpful in my attempts to find out “what the heck is this thing?” Let’s take a look at a few of them… Read more

Civil War Bible

While violence and destruction reigned supreme during the Civil War, the American Bible Society (ABS) waged another kind of war; a war for the souls of the fighting men. The ABS, along with other religious-based organizations, began to distribute pocket Bibles to both Confederate and Union soldiers. By December 1861, the ABS was printing and distributing approximately 7,000 New Testament pocket Bibles a day to soldiers in both armies. Read more

metal-detector-travel

If you’ve ever traveled by air, chances are you’ve had at least one friendly encounter with our Nation’s most competent and resilient aviation security force, the TSA. The sound of latex gloves snapping into place, followed by a deep gravelly voice letting you know that things are about to “get real” can be quite an experience. Read more

Antique & Collectible Investments

Despite what TV created pickers, flippers, and pawn stars would lead you to believe, investing in antiques and collectibles is not as easy as it looks. While I do not consider myself an expert in the area of collectible investments, I have learned a few things that have worked (and not worked) for me. Here are my 6 tips for investing in the antique and collectible markets. Read more

When I look through my collection of knives, coins, arrowheads, and antique juicers (thanks mom), I’m reminded of the many items that weren’t always deemed “collectible.” While it’s true that many collectibles were created to be just that; a collectible (think collectible card games), many more got their start for more practical reasons. For example, let’s take a look at a few items that have made the transition from a tool to a collectible.  Read more

4 Reasons

“I don’t need an inventory management system, my notebooks and spreadsheets work just fine. Besides, I don’t trust putting my personal info online.”

I hear those objections from time-to-time when speaking with collectors and dealers about our online collectible inventory management system, RelicRecord. And here’s the thing, I get it. We all find comfort in using the same methods that we’ve always used; and for the most part, we’re resistant to change – I’m no different in that regard. After all, Momma always said “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”… right?

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Civil War Tokens

One of the most significant casualties of the Civil War was pocket change. That’s right, pocket change. When it became clear that our nation was in for a long and bloody conflict, government-issued coinage began to disappear.

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Video Tutorials

Let’s face it, most people don’t like to read! That’s why we’ve created a few video tutorials showing you how to use RelicRecord.com’s inventory management software to securely document and organize your collection.

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Dwarf Brigade in Camp

At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, hundreds of little people from Aquidneck, a small isolated island in the Atlantic Ocean, enlisted in the Union Army. Some joined ordinary—that is, non-little people—regiments, but others formed an all-dwarf voluntary infantry: the 13th Rhode Island Infantry Regiment, organized at Providence, RI. This regiment would form the core of what would come to be called the Dwarf Brigade.

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Easter bunny blog

No matter how many times I thumb through the Bible, I can’t seem to find the story of the happy little bunny who delivers colorfully decorated eggs to all of the well-mannered children on Easter Sunday. So what the heck does the Easter bunny have to do with Christianity’s most significant holiday?

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