AUTHENTICITY ...... ACCURACY ..... ARTIFACTS ..... AWARD-WINNING
Publishers of North South Trader's Civil War,
the first and foremost magazine for Civil War collectors,
relic hunters, researchers, and historians.
Vol. 39 No. 6 of the magazine is now available!
Our Autumn Gettysburg Show
at the All-Star Complex at the Eisenhower Resort
in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
is on October 29-30, 2016
We are also hosts of the National Civil War & Antique Arms Show
in Richmond, Virginia, in the summer
and the Maryland Antique Arms Show in
Timonium, Maryland, in the early fall
See our calendar for these and more events tailor-made for collectors.
PIVA awards won by North South Trader's Civil War:
2010 FIRST PLACE 2009 BEST OF SHOW
2003 Award of Excellence 2000 Award of Excellence
1999 Award of Excellence 1996 Award of Excellence
1995 First Place 1994 First Place 1993 First Place
Welcome to the award-winning North South Trader's Civil War magazine, the first and finest periodical dedicated to collectors, relic hunters, historians, and researchers of the War Between the States. Since 1973 we have celebrated the Civil War artifact as a contextual, tangible document of history. We have published well over 1,000 articles focusing on every type of relic that exists, from minie balls to uniforms to gunboats. The artifact is our niche, and whether brought home as a war trophy by a veteran, preserved by descendants, stored in a museum, housed at a historical society, or excavated from the soil, all have important places within our pages.
We have been active in historic preservation since our first issue, and we are proud of the fact that we were in the vanguard of publicizing the crucial fight against rampant development of the primary relic: the battlefield. Long before ARPA ever existed, we were the first to publish the ethics and etiquette of Civil War relic hunting, including but not limited to obtaining permission for private property and never encroaching on protected lands.
Please join us as we continue to investigate Civil War history through the untold stories of its artifacts.
Back-issue inventory with searchable author and title features
(All 38 years of back issues are now listed ~ more than 200 distinctive issues to collect)
You can complete your set of North South Trader's Civil War from the comfort of your home with our online list of available back issues. You can browse the inventory or check for article titles and authors by using the Search function above. Find out what you've been missing, and get it from the source!
Issues in volumes 1 through 20 are pictured by volumes.
Issues in volumes 21 through 39 are shown individually.
When back-issue images are shown in groups of six, they represent the entire volume. They are shown, left to right, top row, issues 1, 2, and 3; bottom row, left to right, issues 4, 5, and 6. Purchase prices shown are for single copies only. Feel free to inquire about discounts for multi-issue purchases.
Our triennial Civil War Price Guide
As the fluctuating market dictates, we publish the official Civil War Collector's Price Guide. Our current edition is the 12th.
This 300 pg. edition of The Civil War Collector's Price Guide features not only updated values but also 700 black-and-white images, numerous full-color pages, scores upon scores of new listings, and even an all-new category. Please call 540-672-4845 during business hours to order your copy or simply order online. (Click on Catalog > Books > Price Guide.) $39.95 + $5.75 shipping, priority mail.
Each year we host three major Civil War and Antique Arms shows. Our National Civil War & Antique Arms Show is held every summer in Richmond, Virginia. Our first National show was held in 1974 and we now boast the finest Civil War show in the field ~ plus, we've expanded to include the National World War I & II Show under the same roof. Two great shows for one ticket! We also host the Maryland Antique Arms Show held at the Timonium Fairgrounds at Baltimore Maryland during the Fall of the year. Additionally, we co-host, with Thomas Publications, the Autumn Gettysburg Civil War & Antique Militaria Show held the last weekend of October at the AllStar Complex at the Eisenhower Inn & Conference Center. Battlefield tours, an outlet mall, and fine dining are just minutes away from this location, making it a favorite weekend getaway for the entire family.
Our shop in central Virginia, J.S. Mosby Antiques & Artifacts
You are cordially invited to visit our shop, J.S. Mosby Antiques & Artifacts, in historic Orange, Virginia (directly across from the visitors' center in the restored train station), or shop online at jsmosby.com.
Top image is a closeup of the haunting eyes of an unidentified Confederate, courtesy the Liljenquist Family Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs. Don't miss an online visit to this stunning collection of Northern and Southern soldiers.