Joel Bohy


Skinner, Inc.
Director, Historic Arms & Militaria
Boston, MA
Toured In
18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Joel Bohy has had an enduring passion for the material culture related to military history. A lifelong resident of Concord, Massachusetts, Joel began collecting at an early age and developed a passion for the arms, equipage, and uniforms of the common soldier from the American Revolutionary War through World War II.

Through dedication and study, Joel developed the ability to reproduce highly authentic reproductions of clothing and equipment and has become highly sought after as a material culture consultant to museums, historical societies, and historical artists. He has provided replicas for museums, historical societies, and historical artists including the Concord Museum, the National Park Service, the Museum of the American Revolution, and private collectors.

Joel has published articles on the American Revolutionary War, including "The Arms of Lexington and Concord" in The American Rifleman, with co-author and longtime collaborator Don Troiani. He is currently writing a book documenting extant objects related to the events of April 19, 1775, and the Battle of Bunker Hill.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is an antiques appraisal event and television production; we do not buy or sell objects, and conducting any business with an appraiser at the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event is strictly forbidden.

If you decide to do business with an appraiser who has appeared on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, please keep in mind these tips before consigning or selling an item:

  • Get more than one referral and check references
  • Get valuations of your item from more than once source
  • Compare options between different types of sellers, i.e., a dealer versus an auction house
  • If you are considering consigning an object for auction, be sure to inquire how the item will be priced, the size of the fee, and the expected amount of time the process may take. Find out what will happen if it doesn't sell.
  • Check the appraiser's professional associations (such as International Society of Appraisers, American Appraisers Association, National Auctioneers Association)
  • Consult an attorney before signing a contract
  • Whatever kind of transaction you decide to enter into, always get a detailed written receipt for your records

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s pool of experts are professionals with a wide range of experience in the antiques, fine art and collectibles community, and they are from a diverse background of auctioneers, dealers and appraisers.

All ROADSHOW appraisers are independent volunteers who donate their time and expertise to PBS and who pay their own expenses to be on the show. All business transactions are independent from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.