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!
Guidelines to Keep in Mind:
- Please keep in mind we are primarily interested in works over 100 years old.
- We deal almost exclusively in engravings, old maps, and documents, as well as antique globes, scientific instruments, and atlases produced from the years 1500 - 1900.
- The small amount of twentieth-century material we possess is almost exclusively limited to:
- Houston and Texas history
- The oil and gas industry
- Fine WWI & II items (excluding firearms)
- Original photographs.
WE DO NOT PURCHASE the following items:
- Old frames
- Oil or watercolor paintings
- Sports memorabilia
- Musical instruments
- Vinyl records
- Televisions and appliances
- Reference books or textbooks
- Comic books
Appraisals and Opinions of Value
- We are not licensed to perform official appraisals. However, we can offer an opinion of value if we are 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.
- For emails inquiries, please include photos of the piece. An appointment may be scheduled during regular business hours for items we wish to review.
- We always appreciate hearing from our clientele. However, we do receive many inquiries each week; while we strive to respond promptly to anyone who contacts us, at times we may need to limit our replies to those inquiries in which we have potential interest.