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I have been a buyer and collector of wartime antiques and relics since the early 1970s, and have been a full time antique dealer in such antiques for thirty years. If you are looking for a Gun, Sword, Knife, Uniform, or Flag,… Medal, Badge, diary, photograph, daguerreotype, tintype… Please call, write or email me.

I also deal in historical letters, as well as autographs of historical figures, and military leaders. We generally have on hand photos and/or autographs of many of the famous military and polictical leaders of the 1860s period including Lincoln, Lee, Grant, Sheridan, Sherman, etc…

And if you have items you wish to sell… remember I’ll BUY ANYTHING and pay top prices for good clean material! Right now we are looking for World War Two items, such as: Japanese Nambu’s, German Police Items, Combat boots, Military Cigarettes, Tunics, Medals, Badges, Dogtags, WW2 Helmets, Field Gear, Hats, World War 2 Documents, Flags, Uniforms, Presentation Sash, Belt Buckles, Tanker Helmets, Pith Helmets, Luftwaffe Items, Military Parka, M36, Military Boots, Deutch Jugend, Gottmituns, Kriegsmarine, U.S. Military Items, and much more.

If you have something to sell please call to get my price.

I have been a collector and dealer , buying and selling military items from the period 1861 to 1950 for over 30 years. It is my passion. Feel free to call or email If you have questions about artifacts or relics… anything from the War Between the States please call. I’ll be happy to give you a free appraisal for authenticity if you can send pictures by email.

Confederate artifacts are actively sought. If you have any Confederate material please call to let us know, as the Southern material from the period 1861 to 1865 is the most valuable and desirable material to the advanced collector. The most sought after Confederate items are belt buckles, swords, coats, and photographs. If you desire an appraisal of your antiques this can be arranged also. Appraisals for authenticity are free, appraisals for monetary value are executed on a fee basis. It is best if you are able to send a jpg picture to us by email.

If you would like to receive a copy of our photo illustrated mail order catalog please call or email. We carry a full selection of original antique belts, buckles, cartridge boxes, cap boxes, bayonets, guns, muskets, carbines, rifles, buttons, camp and personal items, flags, drums, uniforms, coats, hats, caps, trousers, knapsacks, haversacks, swords, sabers, bowie knives, daggers, boots, shoes, medals, badges, insignia, shoulder straps, canteens, battlefield relics, artifacts, GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) items and badges, letters, diaries, autographs, photographs, photos, daguerreotypes, tintypes, ambrotypes, CDV photos, carte de visite photos etc………. I generally say that if I don’t have it on hand I can probably find it for you.

Please feel free to email me and I’ll be happy to tell you what I know about your item. I can appraise your World War 2 items best by viewing jpg pictures. There is no charge for a verbal or email “appraisal for authenticity”… Written appraisals for value are available on a fee basis. You may also call me or write me an old fashioned letter here..

Dave Taylor/Civil War Antiques

P.O. Box 87

Sylvania, Ohio 43560

(419) 842-1863 weekdays eastern time, or (419) 351-3940 evenings.

The purpose of this page is to bring together buyers of and sellers of relics & artifacts, and to exchange information and data on these items.

This is not simply a hobby, but a full time obsession. Thanks! Dave Taylor


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I am always interested in buying ANYTHING from the American Civil War… Guns, Swords, Civil War Muskets, Knives, Uniforms, Flags, Medals, Badges, Diaries, Letters, Autographs, Buttons, photographs, tintypes, daguerreotypes, Insignia, Camp Items, Battlefield Relics, canteens, Drums, Etc… Call 419-842-1863 and ask for Dave Taylor.

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