Q. Do you ship? A. We ship all items large and small -- US and International shipping available. We work with professional freighters for shipments of oversized and delicate items requiring specialty packing.
Q. Why are there no prices on your pictures? A. We don't make our items available to the general public, and we have a large inventory that changes often.
Q. Where do your items come from? A. This is a 50 year collection and continuing. These items came from closed churches, monasteries, convents, and importing from Europe. Hard to find them today, most are from collectors or individuals contacting us.
Q. Do the pictures show all your inventory? A. No, our web site shows an available sampling of an ever changing inventory in our warehouses. We have thousands of items.
Q. Are your items restored? A. As antique dealers we know the value of keeping items as untouched and original as possible. Most items are left in their original condition however our conservator makes repairs and adjustments when necessary. Many items we had gold plated or restored over the years. Prices always reflect condition.
Q. Why are some categories not purchasable individually? A. We reserve those items for churches doing large projects -- older versions of these are difficult to find, yet often necessary, and we don't have many to go around.
Q. Should we visit? A. If you need a significant amount of items, an airplane trip could save you many thousands of dollars by buying direct, no middleman, and you get to see most of the inventory. Before anything is setup, we ask that you run some items by us in in email so you can get an idea of pricing and availability.
Q. Do you consign items for churches? A. No, consignment is not ideal for most situations. These hard to find items take a very long time sitting till the right church comes along. Often retailers will promise big money to sell the items in your church, and never deliver due to time constraints and a host of other reasons. Plus any potential customers would typically want direct access to the seller and/or item, which won't be permitted with a consignment.
Q. Do you buy religious articles? A. Yes, just snap a few pictures and email them to us -- our goal is to save these cherished items for other churches who need them. If you cannot find another parish to give them to, please consider us instead of abandoning or discarding the items - we'll find a proper home for them. We purchase singular items as well as a complete church including furniture, windows, bells, statues, etc. All purchases are strictly confidential.
Q. Do you accept trades? A. Sure, if you have some items no longer needed feel free to send us some photos.
Q. What type of payment do you accept? A. Checks preferred, Money Orders, Wire Transfers. We can accept Paypal and Credit Card as well.