We'll be adding more books in the future. For now, here are some popular ones for relic hunters to reference. We encourage our customers to call to speak with Sal if you have any questions before placing an order. If you don't see what you're looking for, please use our contact form or call. If you are ordering multiple products, such as a detector and accessories, we can sometimes combine shipping costs.
This book is a "must have" for all serious relic hunters. I have a well worn copy in my library. -Sal
By Howard R. Crouch, 238 pages, 8.5 x 11 Hardbound, tons of pictures;
The new, comprehensive and complete guide to Civil War artifacts. From both the Eastern and Western theaters of war, US and CS items are clearly pictured and carefully identified. Many show detail views with maker’s marks, dates and soldier’s inscriptions. Data on the manufacture and issuance of many of the items are included. From the commonest pack parts to the rarest buckles, it’s all here, with over 1700 artifacts shown - many full scale.
This New Standard Reference Features: Tools, Artillery projectiles, Hat ornaments, Bottles, Pistols & Longarms, ID pins & tags, Musical items, Swords, Medical items, Knives, Insignia, Coins, Gun tools, Stencils, Jewelry, Horse equipment, Cape pins, Carved bullets, Spurs, Personal items, Buttons, Bullets and Plates.
It also includes a chapter on both early Colonial and post-war items often found on Civil War sites and much data on the preservation of various types of artifacts. All categories are grouped by chapter and page for ease of reference. This book is completely indexed with a full bibliography.
Civil War Artifacts - A Guide for the Historian by Howard Crouch, $44.95
Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons - Albert, $54.95
This has for years been known as the "button bible" and is a MUST HAVE for any metal detectorist interested in learning more about the buttons they find.
These are new books, still in shrink wrappings. Bicentennial Edition by Alphaeus H. Albert. Hardbound, 511 pages.
A definitive listing of buttons from the armed forces, governmental, service and veteran organizations, educational and military training institutions, State seals, Confederate armed forces, political campaigns and illustrations with relative values for buttons from 1775-1976.
These are getting harder and harder to come by.