We feel that knowledge is a prerequisite for collecting, and that our decades of experience can, and should, serve as an effective resource for collectors. We have authored several books on this subject. This section of our website is an effort to make our advice accessible to collectors for free, and gathered in one central location.
Building a Collection
Like in all fields, collecting historical documents is a more enriching and successful endeavor as you learn more. Knowledge is the key. This section is devoted to arming the collector with tools to help him or her. We encourage you to ask questions.
The Eternal Question: How do you know it’s real?
This is a valid concern, and because of the internet, a greater one than ever. As a lawyer, you learn to dig for facts, accept what the evidence shows (rather than what you hope to be true), be skeptical, and not just believe whatever you are told. Learn the tell-tale signs of danger, and remained a collector.