The Elf Not On the Shelf

Elf Not On The Shelf

Comfortably nestled in bed, drifting to sleep, I’m tapped on the shoulder by my wife. “Did you remember to move the elf”, she whispers. “Ugh. No. I’ll go do it”, I mumble. I begrudgingly slip out of bed and schlep myself down the stairs to cleverly “relocate” the elf―that beady-eyed, smirking, creepy little elf. Read more

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Is It Okay To Buy, Sell, Trade, Or Collect Nazi Military Artifacts?

Nazi Military Artifacts Blog

Military antiques, known by collectors as militaria, are closely associated with military and police artifacts, and collected for their historical significance. Within the militaria trade, there’s one category of memorabilia that evokes controversy and heated debate among collectors, dealers, governments, and the general public; Nazi artifacts. Inevitably, a familiar question is posed: Is it okay to buy, sell, trade, or collect Nazi related artifacts, especially those bearing the swastika? Read more

Must-Have Toys of Christmases Past

The Christmas season has arrived. For many of us, we think back on Christmases past with a bit of nostalgia―finding and decorating the perfect Christmas tree, attending Christmas Eve church services, feasting at (multiple) family dinners, preparing milk and cookies for Santa, and marveling at the boundless excitement of children opening presents. Read more

Estate Planning for Your Collectibles

Estate Plan

My good friend, Charles, now in his 80’s, was faced with a gut-wrenching choice several years ago. Having passionately collected Civil War artifacts for more than 70 years, his attention was turned to the question of what would happen to his beloved collection after he died. Like Charles, many collectors can spend a lifetime amassing a collection, but pay little attention to what will happen to it after they’re gone. Read more

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Georgia Folk Pottery

Georgia Folk Pottery Blog

Folk pottery is just as synonymous with the state of Georgia as peaches and pecans are―or at least it should be. Long known for its rich deposits of clay, Georgia inhabitants have long used it to create pottery. Native Americans that once lived along the Savannah River, made cooking and storage wares of the naturally abundant red clay. In fact, earthenware recovered from this region are some of the oldest ever discovered in North America (~2500 B.C.). Read more

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Psychedelic Rock Posters

Psychedelic Rock Posters

Among the most prolific psychedelic rock bands of the 1960’s and 70’s, the Grateful Dead’s intoxicating music moved its fans and inspired a new era of artists, and art – rock posters. Read more

11 Warning Signs That You’re Addicted to eBay

eBay Addiction

As a self-proclaimed, modern-day picker, you spend your time and fortunes on eBay. Not only is it filled with the things you’re looking for, it’s also chock-full of things you never knew existed; but now that you know they exist, you must have one of each. And being the fearless treasure seeker that you are, you spend your days scrolling and clicking your way through the endless rabbit hole of junk treasure. If this sounds like you or someone you know, you may be addicted to eBay. Still not sure? Read on… Read more

Mrs. Jones, My Deepest Condolences

BIll Jones and Will Adams

As I’ve previously shared on our blog, the fun of being a picker or collector are the people you meet and the friendships you make. I was reminded of this once again due to the recent passing of my good friend, Mr. Bill Jones. Read more

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What if Twitter Existed Throughout Human History?

Twitter Throughout History Blog

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you may be aware of our peculiar interest in one simple, but very profound question: What if Twitter existed throughout human history? In a very poor attempt to answer that question, we present some of history’s greatest figures in 140 characters or less… Read more

New Feature – Custom Item Printing

Custom Printable Views

A new feature we have added to RelicRecord recently is for collectors to create custom print views of single items or all items in an entire collection. Read more