FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions
- Are the artifacts authentic ?
Absolutely. Before any item goes onto our site, it is examined very carefully. And for the peace of mind for our customers, all items come with a 30 day guarantee.
- Would you be interested in buying my item or collection ?
We are always interested in purchasing Native America Indian artifacts. Send us a description, photo and the price you are willing to sell. See our How to Sell section for full details.
- How do I place an order ?
The first step is to reserve the item(s) in which you are interested. See our How to Purchase section for full details.
- If I order how and when will I get it ?
All orders are processed immediately shipped same day if order is placed before 2:00 PM central time. All orders in the continental US normally are received within 5 business days since we are centrally located.
- Could you give me an idea what my item(s) is worth ?
I'm sorry, we do not do appraisals at this time due to the overwhelming number of emails. I do suggest the consideration of purchasing a book that contains market values from our Book Section. This will give you a good idea of the price of your item.
- Do you have any relics from my area ?
We do have relics from all over the western hemisphere, specializing in North American artifacts. If you need assistance in finding artifacts from your area, drop me a line and I will do my best to help.
- How do I get authentication papers ?
You need to contact an artifact consultant, they range in different areas of expertise. We recommend using authenticators from the same region the artifact was found. The authenticator will be more familiar with the characteristics of items from their area and they will be able to give you a more accurate opinion.
- Is it legal to buy, sell, and collect artifacts in my area ?
You cannot physically pickup artifacts from any lands owned or administered by an agency of the US Federal Government, including Indian Reservations. To hunt on private lands you must receive permission from the property owner. The following states may have a law that restricts transfer of items deemed archaeological WA., OR., AK., HI., WV., MA., your best bet would be to contact your local Department of Conservation. We will not be held responsible for incorrect information.
- What is the difference between "Papered Artifacts" versus the others ?
Papered means is that it has been sent to a an Authenticator and his
opinion is the artifact is authentic. The examination usually cost between
$20.00 and $30.00. Authenticators issue the papers call COA which is
a certificate of authenticity. Most Authenticators are self taught and
their papers credibility is based on the Authenticators standing in
the community. There are over 30 across the country. COA's and multiple
COA's can add value to the resale of an artifact.