Antique Payment Policy: agreement statement notice information
How to Pay for Your Purchase
We accept and prefer the following methods of payment: PayPal, Personal Checks, Bank Drafts, Money Orders, Wire Transfers, Layaway We also accept Visa, Master Card, Debit Cards
Internet credit card purchases taken via email, telephone or our secure server are limited to a maximum of $1000.00.
This is because if we process credit cards any way other than in person, such as through email or by phone, we have no signed credit card receipt on file and we cannot validate cardholder identification. This policy was recommended by our credit card processing company to limit our exposure to the growing problem of credit card fraud. Suggestions for customers who wish to use credit cards for larger online purchases are as follows:
Checks drawn on credit card accounts can be used because we can deposit them as checks and you can pay your credit card statement as you normally do.
Wire transfers and bank drafts can be paid for at your bank with your credit card. Again, you can pay your credit card statement as you normally do.
Credit card purchases made in person, in our gallery, are limited only by the amount of your personal line of credit. Standard methods of identification must be provided.
Your check is welcomed, but it must clear the bank before we can ship your purchase. Most of the time, checks clear within seven days of deposit. If you pay for a purchase in our gallery with a personal check, standard methods of identification must be provided.
Like a personal check, a bank draft must clear the bank before we can ship your purchase. We received a $5375.00 bank draft “drawn” on the Bank of Minnesota that was returned to us as counterfeit. Since that happened, we wait seven days for bank drafts to clear.
Like a personal check, a money order must clear the bank before we can ship your purchase. We have received money orders that appeared authentic, even with a watermark, but they have turned out to be fraud.
This is the simplest way to pay for an online purchase. We email you with our bank account and rotating numbers, and you notify your bank that you wish to transfer the purchase amount from your account to our account. Wire transfers usually take less than 24 hours, which means we can ship your purchase as quickly as possible.
We are happy to put your purchase on layaway for you. We ask for a 25% deposit, then three additional, equal payments of 25% each per month, for a total extension of 90 days.
All shipments paid by credit card must be shipped to the credit card holder's billing address. This is because our charge card processing company requires address verification.
All orders must include a contact telephone number. UPS, Fedex and most common carriers will not allow a shipment to be sent without a telephone number. If you plan to order from us, please be sure to provide a telephone number with your order information.
We accept domestic and international orders, as well, we ship to domestic and international locations.
Art and rare, fragile pieces are crated and packed by professionals and delivered by known shipping companies.