08 February 2018

Relic Hunting On ebay

As I hope to wrap up filming the 1st episode of my new vlog this evening, I thought I'd share the first page of my latest article in Western and Eastern Treasures Magazine. For those interested in collecting, relics and treasure hunting, W&E T is a great publication. There are a number of other publications on this topic as well and we'll be discussing them in an upcoming episode of the vlog. (You can enlarge the image below to read if interested. If you have questions about any of the items, feel free to ask them in the comment section and I'll address them in one of the vlog episodes.)

2 comments:

Pam in Virginia said...

Richard:

What's one more week? It all looks so enticing in the post before this. The ebay stuff is interesting, too.

I have a question:

My husband and I would like to begin searching for relics to preserve our heritage, but where can we go (besides starting on our own five acres in Albemarle County) without getting into trouble? Is it allowed on public lands? If we found anything who would we turn it in to?

Pam

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

On any land other than your own, ALWAYS seek permission from the owner. Federal, state and local laws vary but many locales still allow metal detecting (I assume that's what you're referring to) in local parks etc. I don't hunt parks due to the amount of trash, but many do. Federal land is PROHIBITED(including National Forests) as are, of course, all NPS battelfields and other historical sites. Your best bet is to start with friends who own older homes or farm sites. Also, use old maps for research. I keep most of my finds, but also offer them to landowners. Most are curious to see what I find, but rarely want to keep the item.

Let me know if I can be of further service or assistance.