Welcome to Talbot's Fine Accessories

Talbot's Arms Talbot's Fine Accessories has been in business since 1990. It is run by Doug Strong who has been building a personal collection of medieval antiquities for the past 30+ years. He is especially interested in acquiring "objects of everyday life" of the medieval time period: buttons, buckles, munitions grade armour, brooches, rings, shoes, clothing, spurs, coins, etc... Doug holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, a Master of Science degree in Communication Education, a Master of Arts in Special Education, a Master of Arts in School Administration and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Dr. Strong serves on the Board of Directors for the Armour Research Society. He is well known in the medieval living history community and has been active since the early 1980s. There are three pages offering a variety of original Medieval and Renaissance antiquities, reproduction artifacts and how-to books and videos.

Our entire site now uses a single, integrated, secure ordering and shopping cart system. You can order books, accessories, and antiquities and only have to check out one time!

   Dr. Strong's newest book.

 Surviving Bascinets



If you are interested in how-to books, pamphlets, CD ROMs, and DVDs click on this NEW and IMPROVED site!! It features dozens of newly updated books in downloadable Adobe Acrobat format. Talbot's Fine Accessories: Books and Pamphlets.  Published by Historical Research Press. 

If you are interested in authentic historical artifacts click on this site!! Talbot's Fine Accessories: Historical Antiquities
The largest antiquities site on the web!!! About1000 original artifacts for sale.

If you are interested in Viking, Saxon and Medieval jewelry, buckles and others accessories click on this site!! Talbot's Fine Accessories: Medieval Jewelry and Accessories 


We Accept PayPalWe Accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Talbot's Fine Accessories Home     Talbot's Fine Accessories Links Page

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This will not search the antiquities database!

Our return policy:

Talbot's Fine Accessories will gladly accept returns, no questions asked, on jewelry and antiquities providing the item is unmodified and in original condition and the item is returned within two weeks of purchase. Please see the antiquities page for our authenticity guarantee. Refunds will be made in the amount of the purchase price only. Shipping hand handling costs are not refunded. Books may only be returned if they are damaged or incomplete. A new, undamaged, copy of the book will be sent.

Shipping info:

Most items are shipped out within 72 hours of receipt of payment. Please allow 10-20 days for delivery within the continental United States. We use USPS or UPS depending on what we are shipping unless otherwise requested and standard shipping is $6.75. Larger orders will have a higher shipping charge. 

Payment info:

We now are processing all credit cards through PayPal. You DO NOT NEED A PayPal ACCOUNT to buy with a credit card. PayPall will simply be doing the processing.  To access this option you will see a link that looks like the image below on the PayPal payments page. It is near the bottom. Click on the word CONTINUE to pay with a credit card through them. You will not need to setup an account. 

Talbot's Arms

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Talbot's Fine Accessories is located at:

1 Wooded Lane

Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047



You may also be interested in seeing the virtual museum for our private collection of medieval artifacts The Strong Collection To learn about The Strong Helmet follow the link. Click here to See the auctions we have running on eBay or follow the link to Pay for your eBay Auction   Click here To See a list of the Arms and Armour books we own.  You may also be interested in a statistical analysis of 1300 medieval effigies dated from 1300-1450. 

Here are some page related to other periods of  Reenacting we have created: 




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