Monthly Archives: September 2018

We Buy Antique Hand Carved Painted Duck Decoy

Antique Hand Made Decoys

By Jimmy | Buying American Folk Art

We avidly buy antique decoys. We will earn your business. There are many types of decoys ducks and geese being very desirable but decoys also include water fowl, and even crows.  Any old carved life size hand made animal is of interest. Original old paint increases our interest.  Decoys are a special vein of American folk art. We are folk art buyers, avidly buying decoys. We are not bargain hunters.

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Civil War Flag McIntosh Guards Georgia

Civil War Antiques & Relics

By John | Actively Buying

We avidly buy Civil War antiques and relics. We will earn your business. If you find or have Civil War photos, letters, weapons, medals or anything else and are looking for a buyer we want to talk to you about your collection. Civil War relics are the most desirable of all military collectibles. We are militaria buyers from all American conflicts, but we are avid buyers of Civil War relics. We are not bargain hunters.

We buy all type of Civil War antiques & relics.

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Antique Southern Jar with Lug Handles from North Carolina or Georgia

Savannah Picker finds Antique Southern Pottery Jar

By John | Buying Pottery

We bought this North Carolina stoneware jar from a Savannah picker. Here are some tips for evaluating southern antique pottery.

Based on the color and glaze this most likely came from North Carolina or Georgia. It has some stylistic features of Isaac Lefever (1831-1864) who was a Lincoln County North Carolina potter but there is no identification. The maker of this storage jar may have studied under Lefever. Here’s an example of a signed Lefever piece on the Mesda.org website.

We’re avid buyers of southern antique pottery. Contact us if you have old southern pottery you want to sell.

Antique Southern Jar with Lug Handles from North Carolina or Georgia

Antique Southern Jar with Lug Handles from North Carolina or Georgia

The bottom is the best place to look for clues about the age of southern pottery.

The bottom is the best place to look for clues about the age of southern pottery.

  • High-Fired Glassy Ash Glaze
  • Look at the bottom for signs of age
  • Look for signatures or marks which are typically on the handle or shoulder. Also, check the bottom.
Ketucky Cabinet

Unique, Unusual, Handmade American Furniture

By John | Actively Buying

We go everywhere to buy unique, unusual, handmade American furniture.

Handmade Corner Cabinet from Virginia

Important: We are very selective about the furniture we’re currently buying. This is an example of unique, handmade, well-crafted, well-designed furniture we recently bought. We’re looking for furniture that is UNIQUE (see example photos), furniture we can not find in our area. 

See other things we are buying now.
Folk Hadmande Furniture and Folk Art
Folk Hadmande Furniture and Folk Art

We pay fair prices

We buy all types of antiques; we are not just antique furniture buyers. Due to the volume of submissions, we can not respond to everyone.

NOTE: If your furniture submission does not meet our requirements you probably will not get a response. Brand name furniture is not hand-made it is manufactured.

When you have antiques to sell, we want you to think of us every time. By paying fair prices, sellers return to sell to us and they recommend us to friends and family. We reward you every step of the way if you sell to us or if you refer to us.

Johnson-Jeffries Fight 1910

Sports Memorabilia and Collectibles

By John | Actively Buying

We go everywhere

We buy sports memorabilia the things that are sports-related. Older antique sports collectibles are best. If you want to sell something today give us a call. Click to see all the categories we like to buy.

  • Photos, Photo Albums and Real Photo Postcards
  • Uniforms, Hats, Trophies, Equipment
  • Antique Tobacco Baseball Cards
    Vintage Baseball Cards, Baseball Blanket Felts, and Sports Collectibles & Memorabilia

    Vintage Baseball Cards, Baseball Blanket Felts, and Sports Collectibles & Memorabilia

Our Buying Terms:

  • We are not hunting for bargains.
  • We pay fair prices.
  • We want to earn your business.
Colored Baseball Broadside from Georgia
Colored Baseball Broadside from Georgia

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  • Social History in Sports: Photos and anything related to women in sports, and African-Americans in sports the older the better.
  • Special Sports Events: Photos, photo albums and scrapbooks about playoffs, competitions, and trips to unusual locations.
  • Civil Rights in Sports: Photos related to early integration in sports. Jack Johnson, Joe Lewis, and other legendary sports achievers.
  • Women’s Sports: Photos and scrapbooks related to women’s early involvement in sports.

We pay fair prices for sports memorabilia

We buy all types of old, antique, and vintage memorabilia related to sports. Real photo postcards (RPPC), photo albums, individual photos, or just unique photos, cabinet cards, carte de visites (CDV), tintypes, and ambrotypes (glass).

When you have vintage photographs or sports memorabilia to sell, we want you to think of us every time. By paying fair prices, sellers return to sell to us and they recommend us to friends and family. We reward you every step of the way if you sell to us or if you refer to us.

We want to earn your business

We are avid buyers.   We constantly do research to understand current market prices. This research gives us the confidence to offer you a fair price. Once we come to an agreement we are responsible for the safety, storage, and marketing. You have become a successful picker.

Some people enjoy the experience so much they go out and look for more antiques. If that sounds like you; we’re already looking forward to seeing your discoveries.

WWII German souvenir, letter, death telegram and photos.

Preserving Military Photos, Letters & Correspondence from Storage Unit Auctions

By John | Buying Military Memorabilia , Buying Photos

We bought this collection of military items because it tells a meaningful story about military service during WWII.

WWII telegram and photos.

When we buy military items we’re drawn to collections of numerous objects that illustrate military service. Often this includes photos, letters, audiotapes, and correspondence.

WWII  photos.

WWII German souvenir

We do buy single items with strong significance to military service but we’d be more inclined to purchase military memorbilia in collections of items that might include military photos and military photo albums, military scrapbooks, tapes or letters that include details of the military service (particularly wartime) or a letter describing the writers military experience. We also buy military medals which include purple hearts.

Old Man Framed Photo

Vintage Photos & Photo Albums

By John | Actively Buying

We avidly buy vintage photos, photo albums and we pay for shipping.

We buy vintage photos and photo albums from ANY time period. We are vintage photo buyers of photography focused on historical events and interesting people.

  • Interesting People: For people there has to be something noteworthy about them newsworthy (activists, movement leaders, politicians, actors), notorious (criminals), infamous, unusually dressed, or odd characters.
  • Life in America: We also buy photo albums that tell a story or represent “life in the day”. Any work environments like stores, farms, and factories,
  • Social History Movements:  like labor, woman’s suffrage, civil rights, gay LGBT rights, & immigrant farm labor.

If your photos don’t seem like a good fit click to see all the other things we like to buy.

Selling Photography Terms:

  • We are not hunting for bargains.
  • We pay fair prices.
  • We want to earn your business.

We BUY from YOU!

  • Exotic Travel: Photos related to trips or travel especially exotic faraway places like Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Alaska, & Hawaii  the older the better.
  • Special Family Events: Photos about spectacular honeymoon trips to unusual locations.
  • Animals: Photos of wild animals or safaris
  • Civil Rights in America: Photos related to the civil rights movement, meetings, marches, protests, etc.
  • Women’s Sufferage: Photos related to women’s suffrage and the right to vote
  • Labor Movement: Photos related to the labor movement, farm later, immigrant labor

We pay fair prices for photography

We buy all types of old, antique, and vintage photography. Real photo postcards (RPPC), photo albums, individual photos by noted photographers (i.e. Van Vechten) or just unique photos, cabinet cards, carte de visites (CDV), tintypes, and ambrotypes (glass).

When you have vintage photographs to sell, we want you to think of us every time. By paying fair prices, sellers return to sell to us and they recommend us to friends and family. We reward you every step of the way if you sell to us or if you refer to us.

We want to earn your business

We are avid photography buyers.   We constantly do research to understand current market prices. This research gives us the confidence to offer you a fair price. Once we come to an agreement we are responsible for the safety, storage, and marketing. You have become a successful picker.

Some people enjoy the experience so much they go out and look for more antiques. If that sounds like you; we’re already looking forward to seeing your discoveries.

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar, Signed TR 2, Catawba County NC

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar from Catawba County NC

By John | Buying Pottery

We were pleased to buy this jug when a Florida picker called.

Thomas Ritchie (1825-1909) Signed T R and stamped 2, with an unbeatable, high-fired ash glaze and a high neck with three deep score lines under a bold collar that flares out to the spout. The loop handle is high and ribbon-like in movement. These characteristics of the jug that I have noted are shared with early American stoneware examples.

A sought after Catawba County, North Carolina potter. 

Antique Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar, Signed TR 2, Catawba County NC

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar, Signed TR 2, Catawba County NC

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar, Signed TR 2, Catawba County NC

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar, Signed TR 2, Catawba County NC

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar, Signed TR 2, Catawba County NC

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar, Signed TR 2, Catawba County NC

Candler Maker Pottery Edgefield SC

Chandler Maker Pottery Crock from Edgefield, SC

By John | Buying Pottery

We bought this Chandler crock from a teacher who is a “picker” on the side. She offered to help a friend with an estate. She knew by looking at the bottom this was an old piece of pottery. A quick search identified it as Edgefield, South Carolina pottery. The crock was in perfect condition. We were thrilled when she called us; we paid her four figures for it.

Crock stamped "Chandler Maker" from Edgefield, South Carolina

Crock stamped “Chandler Maker” from Edgefield, South Carolina

We’re avid buyers of Edgefield, South Carolina pottery. We also buy pottery from ALL southern states. Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina are the states we typically buy from, but we’re always happy to look. If you have antique pottery to sell send us photos using the form on our website.

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