Joel Bohy

Director, Historic Arms & Militaria

Joel Bohy

Director, Historic Arms & Militaria

Skinner Inc.




Joel Bohy is the director of Historic Arms & Militaria at Skinner, Inc., and a frequent appraiser on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow. He has an enduring passion for the material culture related to military history. Joel began collecting at an early age in-and-around Concord, Massachusetts and developed an eagerness to study the arms, equipage, and uniforms of the common soldier from the American Revolutionary War through World War II.

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. A profile on Joel appeared in the January 2019 issue of The Magazine Antiques.


Appraisal Videos

Watch Joel Bohy on the PBS TV series Antiques Roadshow:

Jacob Hurd Small Sword, ca. 1720
APPRAISED VALUE: $8,000-$12,000

Civil War Mounted Services Jacket
APPRAISED VALUE: $5,000-$7,000

Civil War Lincoln-signed Commission & 34-star Flag
APPRAISED VALUE: $3,000-$5,000

Militia Cap Plate, ca. 1825
APPRAISED VALUE: $800-$1,200

General George Washington Getty Silhouette & Civil War Presentation Cane
APPRAISED VALUE: $2,000-$3,000

1865 Copy of General Robert E. Lee’s Order No. 9
APPRAISED VALUE: $6,000-$8,000

1876 Gettysburg Veteran’s Cane
APPRAISED VALUE: $1,500-$2,500

Savage Navy Model Pistol, ca. 1862
APPRAISED VALUE: $2,500-$3,000

Early 19th-Century Royal Regiment of Artillery Powder Horn

Froelich Confederate Sword & Journal, ca. 1862
APPRAISED VALUE: $18,000-$22,000

Civil War 6th Michigan Cavalry Soldier Journals
APPRAISED VALUE: $4,000-$6,000

Engraved Ames Sword, ca. 1845
APPRAISED VALUE: $1,500-$2,000

Revolutionary War Small Sword & Belt, ca. 1740
APPRAISED VALUE: $2,000-$3,000

Col. George Wray Revolutionary War Papers
APPRAISED VALUE:  $5,000-$7,000

Model 1851 New Jersey Militia Shako Cap with Box
APPRAISED VALUE: $3,000-$5,000

Louis Mountbatten Cigar Case & Letters
APPRAISED VALUE:  $1,000-$1,500

14th Regiment Light Infantry Militia Cap
APPRAISED VALUE: $13,000-$15,000

Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 with Case
APPRAISED VALUE:  $1,000-$1,200


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