About Us

Perry Adams Antiques traces its roots back to 1980, with the publishing of Bill and Ben’s Relics’ first catalog of Virginia Civil War relics for sale. Since that humble beginning, Ben Greenbaum and Bill Irvin have helped a plethora of individuals and institutions expand and enhance their collections. Objects that we have evaluated, authenticated and appraised are now components of some of the finest collections in the world. While private collections are, of course, just that, some of those to which we’ve contributed our expertise are in prominent institutions. They include:

  • The U.S. Army Museum system
  • The Virginia Military Institute Museum system
  • Yale University
  • Washington & Lee University
  • The Atlanta History Center
  • The Virginia Museum of History and Culture
  • The Valentine, Richmond, VA
  • Tryon Palace, New Bern, NC
  • Pamplin Historical Park and Museum of the Civil War Soldier
  • The Schenectady County Historical Society in Schenectady, NY
Appraiser Ben Greenbaum
Appraiser William D. Irvin

Over the past 30 years, our offerings have expanded well beyond our early, singular focus on high-quality authentic militaria; we now host an extensive array of antiques and decorative arts, as well as fine Civil War relics, for sale. We hope you’ll find something that will accent your home or office, or an item that will enhance or upgrade your collections, whatever they might entail. And, as always, anything purchased from us is fully guaranteed to be expressly like our description, to include condition and originality.

In addition to offering a fine array of Civil War memorabilia for sale, we are always interested in pursuing the purchase or consignment of exceptional items, as well as entire collections. We encourage you to consider using our professional appraisal services for estate planning, asset-based lending, asset liquidation, equitable distribution, and insuring your collectibles against casualty loss.

We welcome the opportunity to put our experience and expertise to work for you, and we look forward to being in touch!

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