Arms & Militaria
Christopher Mitchell is one of the nation's most active and knowledgeable arms and militaria authorities. He has led the field with his expertise in American and foreign military items spanning the periods of 1750-1945. Mr. Mitchell's education includes a bachelor of arts in history from Springhill College in Mobile, Alabama. He also completed the core requirement courses for the International Society of Appraisers.
Mr. Mitchell is highly regarded for his understanding of the period pertaining to the American Revolution through the American Civil War. He specializes in Confederate items as well as Civil War presentation items, which he has collected for more than 25 years. He is a frequent consultant to museums, auction houses and some of the nation's leading collectors of militaria from all wars.
Mr. Mitchell is a member of several antique military collector organizations, including the Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collectors Association, and the Southeastern Antique Arms Collector Association. He is also a life member of the Antique Bowie Knife Association. He has done numerous television and lecture appearances and is currently conducting research for a book about historical weapons of the American military, in addition to penning articles for the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Insider newsletter.