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A: We are open 24 hours, just not all in a row! But seriously, both Mark and Jerry have “real” full-time jobs in addition to running the shop. Mark works for a non-profit housing rehabilitation organization while Jerry works and teaches at a local college. So sometimes it may take a bit to get back to you – don’t worry we are worth the wait. Our store hours are odd but they are regular. But if you are coming in from out of town always good to call ahead, as we do several shows/displays a yea
A: We are Always Buying! We are constantly looking for additional items to add to our inventory and our own collection. We will purchase anything from one single item to an entire estate collection. We will also travel to buy collections.
A: Most people asking for an appraisal are just looking for a evaluation. We are happy to provide verbal valuations along with a cash offer. Ideally we need see the item in person before we can accurately value it. We also do written appraisals for estate probate, divorce or other reasons. Written appraisals have much stricter criteria and involve much more time, we do charge industry standard fees for conducting a professional appraisal.
A: We take great pride in being fair and honest with our customers. While many "hotel buyers" and other dealers offer low prices, we have found that being up front with people about what we will sell an item for and what we can pay has worked well for us. We are honest, fair, professional and confidential. We have great references from our past clients and believe that word of mouth advertising from happy clients is the best kind advertising we can get. References are available upon request.
A: We have been collecting and dealing in this business for many years and have invested a lot of time and money into researching the items that we sell. We have a library of over 3000 reference books, we research and study these items, and are active members of several collector groups that serve as a resource for us. We guarantee everything we sell to be authentic period items.
A: The only medal that is actually illegal under federal law to sell barter or trade is the Congressional Medal of Honor. While we do believe that it is best that medals stay in the family, the sad truth is that many times, medals and grouping like the Purple Heart have no family left to inherit it, or worse family members that just don’t care about them. We care. We as collectors cherish these medals and what they represent. We make sure that the memory of these brave men & women live on.
A: While other countries have laws prohibiting the sale of these kinds of items, thankfully we in the U.S. still have that freedom. We certainly do not condone or support any of the political ideologies of the fascists, communists or any other extremist hate group. Many of our customers are teachers who use these items to teach their classes about WWII and the Holocaust. We have done educational displays ourselves for schools and churches on various historical topics.
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