How To Find And Buy Collectables

Written by janes-place

Are you a collector? It doesn't matter what you collect, you can find some great pieces and great information onrepparttar internet, if you know where to look.

If you collect antiques, you will find a whole new world onrepparttar 116144 internet.

Not only will you find information about your collectibles, you can find people with similar interests and can enjoy chatting about your hobby.

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Enter a word inrepparttar 116146 search box. For this example, we will use antiques. Click 'Search' or 'Go'. You can even hit 'enter' on your keyboard.

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At: , you will find live auctions for all kinds of collector items (ie--dolls, toys, trains, estate....).

Civil War

Written by Paula and Coach McCoach

5 Tips on Cleaning Your Civil War Uniform by Paula and Coach McCoach

How necessary is cleaning your Civil War Uniform?

The every day Confederate or Union soldier’s uniform was actually never made to be washed. They wore out so fast that many of them were never cleaned - ever.

This leaves us withrepparttar question –

Do you really need to wash or dry clean your Civil War uniform?

Some reasons for cleaning a uniform may be

1. To prevent it from smelling really bad.

(Some hardcore reenactors feel that smelling really bad is part ofrepparttar 116143 mystique? What do you think about having an “authentic smell?)

2. To preventrepparttar 116144 various body chemicals thatrepparttar 116145 uniform can absorb or acquire like sweat, body oils, from destroyingrepparttar 116146 integrity ofrepparttar 116147 fabric.

3. To have your uniform look good.

4. To do some type of seasonal, yearly, monthly maintenance to preserve your uniform.

So, considering all of these things, if you still want to clean your uniform, here are my suggestions. 1. Do as little as possible. Less is better.

2. Jackets, pants, and vests (wool/jean cloth) - None of mine have ever been laundered.

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