Saturday, August 18, 2007

A look at our first floor and some of its treasures...

Borat visited our store. Scenes here were highlighted in the movie. Do you recognize this fellow?

This is our first floor, where fine antiques are flanked by display cases filled with collectibles of every description.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Collectibles 1

Larry Walker, proprietor, is surrounded by display cases containing the hundreds of collectibles that are offered to the public.

American coins. Foreign coins. Tokens and medals. Numismatists and others are welcome to browse our selection.

From ordinary Coca-Cola bottles to the rare Biedenharn Candy company bottles and the many other glass containers designed and manufactured by early Vicksburg companies, we offer an outstanding selection.

We also cater to vinyl collectors, with several hundred of each type available for inspection and purchase.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Books, photos and art

We have a large selection of books that cover a very wide range of subjects with particular emphasis on Civil War and other military subjects. We also carry quite a few scarce volumes related to Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Our eBay store, 717 Antiques, carries a large selection of antiquarian books that may not be on display within our physical store.

Many books on the Civil War and featuring Vicksburg/Mississippi subjects are in bookcases located on the first and second floors.

Early photographs of local subjects are included with other art located on both floors.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Collectibles 2

We have quite a selection of diamond and gold estate jewelry, as well as many different styles of costume jewelry.

Early documents related to the Civil War, Vicksburg's thriving commercial enterprises, and to the slave trade are in especially great demand. We buy collections from time to time, then offer individual letters and other documents for resale.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Monday, August 6, 2007

Collectibles 3

Our selection of costume jewelry will surprise you. We have three different sales booths that contain a wide variety for your perusal.

We maintain a large variety of collectibles from the Civil War (that's War for Southern Independence for all you faithful), both dug and undug. Browse our selection; you'll be impressed.
Quite often we are able to buy collections of rare documents, including those related to the war, early Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and a plethoria of other subjects. Ask to see them.
Books are our true loves. From Civil War through local histories through cookbooks and on, our library of both common and rare volumes has something for everyone. The really rare stuff is kept under lock and key. If you're looking for anything in particular, ask us. We might just have it. Visit our ebay store to peruse a partial list.
What better way to collect Americana than through its currency? We stock many different types and denominations of US notes as well as a generous supply of Confederate issues.

Minie balls (bullets) and musket balls are a great favorite for tourists. We keep a supply on hand, all dug from the hills and hollows that saw the campaign for the defense of Vicksburg. They're inexpensive and authentic, and make great gifts for the folks back home.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

For the Civil War & military collector

Civil War reproductions...

Civil War art...
Civil War and later military artifacts...

Our artillery shells are dug in Vicksburg, disarmed either by ourselves or by those from whom we purchase the relics, and coated for long-term preservation. Seldom will you find a retail establishment that offers this type of relic for sale.
One of the finest offerings of antique firearms anywhere...
We even offer Civil War swords and other edged weapons...