Battleground Antiques has been actively engaged in the collection and trade of antiques, coins, fine arts, and collectibles since 1981.
As a nationally-known specialist in antiques and original American Civil War-era Union and Confederate memorabilia, we have actively consulted to the industry for decades, on both the private collector and national institution levels. Will is currently retained by several national museums as an authenticator and certified vendor.
We offer a wide range of appraisal and authentication services. While our field of specialization is the American Civil War, our militaria and artifact expertise spans from the 1500’s to modern times – including the recent appraisal of artifacts found on the Blackbeard’s pirate ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge!
We have experience in estate settlements and giving expert court witness testimony, and can travel to accommodate your needs!
Sell or Trade Your Item
We’re always on the lookout to buy great antiques. We’re also not opposed to a good old-fashioned barter! Shoot us a note if you have something you think might be of interest!
Want access our extensive buyer network to sell your item to select buyers?
Let us know and we’ll let you know how our success-based brokerage process works!
Research, Evaluations & Appraisals
We provide expert research, consultations and fee based valuations of your antique items. Our standard rate for a walk through evaluation is $250 per on-site hour plus the standard NC state rate mileage cost, round trip (or additional related travel expense, if air travel is required). Itemized evaluations on letterhead are available at additional cost. We do not charge for travel time unless the trip is over one business day (8 hours).
If a collection or individual item is purchased by us at the time of visit, consultation and travel fees are waived. We generally purchase at 80% of current retail but items of lesser quality and demand may be as low as 50%. Cash payments can be arranged if so desired.
- Member, International Society of Appraisers (ISA)
- Member, Asociation of Online Appraisers (AOA)
Textile Restoration & Conservation
Historic Textiles Studio houses an 80 square foot stainless steel wet tank serviced by a deionized water system.
We offer fiber analysis, fabric dating, stabilization, exhibition mount construction, wet cleaning, and storage evaluation / consultation.