Identification, Pricing, Appraisal of Medical Antiques

Identification and Pricing of Medical Antiques

Please understand a couple of points about evaluating medical antiques:  No one can be an expert in all fields of medical antiques and we are only able to help you with items like you see on this Web-site. 

We are not dealers.  Dealers buy from you, double the price, and re-sell to collectors. We are collectors, and one motivation for maintaining this site is to find items that fit in our collections BEFORE they go through dealers. 

While we are not certified appraisers, we have seen, studied, and purchased enough medical antiques to courteously help you with identification and values. We are happy to share our knowledge!  We also may be able to put you in contact with other collectors who may be interested in your antique and  most likely pay much more than a dealer. 

We want to continue to learn about this exciting field and would like to hear about your items whether they are for sale or not.  

If you have items similar to those on this Web-site, please get in touch with us and we'll try to help you identify and price your antique.  If you can provide digital photos via e-mail, that is a great help in quickly responding to your needs.  If you need to mail print photos, the mailing address is on the contact page.

Please send E-mail to Dr. Doug Arbittier

 

Medical Antiques Index

American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques Index
 

Contact Dr. Arbittier or Dr. Echols

 

 

Civil War Medical Collections 

 

Direct links to all medical & Civil War collections on this site                         

American Surgical Sets:

Pre-Civil War:  1 | 2  -   Post-Civil War:  3  -  Civil War 1861-1865:  4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   INDEX

Medical Text-Books:

1 | 1a | 2 | 2a | 3 | 3a | 4 | 4a | 5 | 5a | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 9a | 10 | 11 | 12    INDEX

Surgeon General's Office Library printed catalogues: 1840 | 1864 | 1865
Medical Lecture Cards: 1 | 2 | 34 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21    INDEX

Medical Faculty and Authors:

INDEX

Navy Surgeon Exams:

1863 Navy Surgeon Applicant Exams with Biographies   INDEX ONE | INDEX TWO

Surgeon CDVs, Images:

Army: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8    INDEX

Navy: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   

Hosp Dep't Bottles, Tins, 

U.S. Army Pannier:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

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Please note: information on this site may not be normally referenced as this is an active and long-term educational research project.  Personal notes may not be properly cited for publication.  Various articles are digitally reproduced under the 'fair-use act' of the copyright laws and are intended for educational purposes only.  Many citations are from Google digital 'books' and can be traced backwards via a search of a unique string in the citation.

 

 Arbittier Museum of Medical History Tour:   1 | 2 | 3

 

Last update: Monday, December 12, 2016