Sale and Appraisal Inquiries

At The Antiquarium, we are passionate about acquiring interesting antique prints, maps, documents and photos. Many times, these items can be found in private collections; if you think you have something we might be interested in, please contact us by phone or email. We typically don't buy directly from individuals unless the piece is particularly exceptional.

Email: info@theantiquarium.com
Phone: (713) 622-7531

For emails, please include photos of the piece. An appointment may be scheduled during regular business hours for items we wish to review.

Please keep in mind we are primarily interested in works over 100 years old. We deal almost exclusively in engravings, old maps, documents, and some early 20th century photos. We also deal in antique globes, scientific instruments, and atlases. We are interested in items related to Texas history, Houston, the oil industry and fine WWII items (excluding firearms).

Items We Do Not Purchase:

Old Frames
Oil or Watercolor Paintings
Furniture
Jewelry
Sculptures
Pottery
Sports Memorabilia

Musical instruments
Vinyl Records
Toys
Radios, Televisions, or Appliances
Reference books, Text Books, Comic Books
Newspapers

We can offer ideas on what a piece might be worth if we're familiar with the work. Because we deal almost exclusively with objects and images over 100 years old, we do not offer opinions on the value of contemporary imagery or objects. As value cannot be determined from a picture, accurate appraisals of an object's worth require an in-person assessment.