Civil War Appraisers- Who to Trust
Just like any other historic memorabilia, Civil War merchandise is something that must be done by professional Civil War appraisers before making a large purchase. While a majority of people that sell this merchandise are good, there will always be scammers and shady people looking to make a quick buck. Here are some things to look for before purchasing any Civil War Era merchandise.
- Background- Check the appraisers background before taking the word, ask them their history and any associates that they have worked with. If one will not give you an honest answer or does not at least have a legitimate website, I would look for someone else.
- Reviews- If you are buying online make sure to buy from someone with good reviews and not a newbie
- Attend Trade shows- Trade shows of Civil War memorabilia often have many experts available, if you are planning on buying something from there it is usually legit, as people that bring fake items are immediately called on it by many experts.
- Finding a Civil War Appraiser- You can always look online, but make sure you ask many questions before making a decision.