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Confederate Soldier with Weapons, Sword & Rifle
Sep 21

Civil War Antiques & Relics

By John | Actively Buying , Buying Military Memorabilia

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.

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Antique Southern Jar with Lug Handles from North Carolina or Georgia
Sep 20

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 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 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.

 

Antique cornet cabinet handmade in Grayson, VA before the civil war.
Sep 15

Unique, Handmade American Furniture

By John | Actively Buying , Buying Antique Furniture

We go everywhere.

We buy unique, handmade, well-crafted, well-designed furniture from ANY time period. We’re always buying furniture, especially American antiques, but we also buy well-designed modern furniture by noted designers. Art deco furniture, mid-century modern furniture, and more contemporary furniture are all desired. We’re looking for furniture that is UNIQUE (see example photos). Furniture we can not find in our area.
 

Handmade Corner Cabinet from Virginia

Example Submission: Antique Handmade Corner Cabinet from Virginia

    We pay fair prices.
    We are not bargain hunters.
    We want to earn your business.

However, we’d sincerely like to buy from you. Look here for other things we are buying now.

We buy from YOU!

We are always buying!

We pay fair prices

We buy all types of antiques; we are not just antique furniture buyers.

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.

WWII German souvenir, letter, death telegram and photos.
Sep 14

Military Photos, Letters & Correspondence

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, audio tapes, 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.

Photo of an old man in a unique frame.
Sep 13

Vintage Photos

By John | Actively Buying , Buying African-American , Buying Photos

We go everywhere for vintage photos or 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 people of any type. We also buy photos that tell a story or represent “life in the day”. Click to see all the categories we like to buy.

Remember:

  • We are not bargain hunters.
  • We pay fair prices.
  • We want to earn your business.

We BUY from YOU!

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. Vechten) or just unique photos, cabinet cards, carte de visites (CDV), tin types, 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
Sep 10

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

Southern Pottery Crock stamped
Sep 05

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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Antique Folk Furniture, Art, Pottery
Jul 04

Painted Spool Table

By John | Buying Antique Furniture

Painted Spool Table

This sewing spool table is a great example of unique handmade furniture we buy.

We always buying unique handmade antique furniture.  The table has several characteristics we look for when we buy handmade antique furniture.

  • Painted furniture adds a special touch
  • Unique Design using spools which convey this came from someone who loved making things by hand.
  • The table is well crafted,  sturdy, made for everyday use and has an extra flair of artisanship.

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