WE BUY EDGED WEAPONS AND MILITARY ARTIFACTS - We are constantly in need of collectible-quality flags, medals, armbands, buckles, uniforms, insignia, daggers, swords, engraved bayonets, miniatures or accoutrements, et cetera, of the Imperial or Third Reich periods. Items of a non-German pedigree will be considered on an individual basis. Please let me know what you have for sale. You may call during office hours, or contact us via email. If you are going to email us, a good set of digital photos will be extremely helpful for us in determining the value and desirability of your item. Send your artifacts to:
Via US Mail - P.O. Box 350
Via Fedex or UPS - 279 West Main Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: (856)866-8733 / 856-231-0323 or (856) 235-4954 fax
HOURS MONDAY - FRIDAY, 10:30am - 4:00pm EST
ORDERING - Do to the nature of our inventory, our ordering system is not automated. You may call, email, or fax us with your order during our office hours, 10:30am to 4:00pm EST. Please be prepared with the name and stock number of the item you are interested in purchasing!
APPRAISALS - Tom is a member of the New England Appraisers Association and is available to authenticate any dagger, sword, armband, cutlass, or other militaria artifact you wish to send to him; however, keep in mind that his main field of expertise is German and Imperial edged weapons. If you would like to have your militaria artifact appraised, contact us via phone or email, or just send it to us with a note asking for an appraisal. Please don't forget to include return postage! We ship via UPS and insure all parcels so your artifact is always safe. For items valued at up to $1000.00, appraisal cost for the first item is $100, and $50 for each additional item. For items valued in excess of $1000.00, pricing is available upon request.
CONSIGNMENTS - If you have a collection or one outstanding piece you would like to consign, please let me know. The Wittmann website reaches a world-wide collecting community. Highest quality artifacts, fetch highest quality prices! Commissions are generally 20% of the sale price. Please call during office hours to discuss your individual needs. Consignments are an outstanding method of disposing of collections when changes in life such as retirement, divorce or illness dictate this action. If immediate cash is required, usually an outright sale may be the answer. But when there is some time available, consignment will net you your best price.
GUARANTEE - All artifacts, unless otherwise stated, are offered with a lifetime (mine!), money-back warranty as to authenticity. Should the artifact be altered in any way, i.e. cleaned, buffed blade, or anything I deem detractive to the value, or ownership subsequently transfered, the warranty is void. Great efforts have been made to fairly describe each artifact in minute detail, the good points and the bad. In fact, I try to go overboard to point out any flaws, so that prior to ordering, the reader should have a fair mental picture of the condition. In all cases we use photography in order for the viewer to better judge the quality and condition of each piece. If further photos are required, please contact us and we will accommodate your needs. After receiving your collectible, if you feel it still was not properly described, please return it within 5 working days, for an immediate, no questions asked, refund. However, if the item has been cleaned, disassembled or altered in any way, this could jeopardize the guarantee and lower the amount of the refund. In some cases, a re-stocking fee may be imposed. If you purchase a consigned item, it absolutely must be returned within the five day period, as once the consignor has been paid, a refund cannot be made unless there is a question of authenticity. Consigned items have a letter "C" behind the stock number.
PAYMENT - Money orders are preferred, however, if we have done business before, your personal check/credit card is fine. I accept VISA, MASTER CHARGE, AMERICAN EXPRESS AND DISCOVER. However, I no longer accept credit cards from first time buyers. If you use of any type of credit/debit card, a 4% processing fee must be added to the sale price. If you are a New Jersey resident, a 7% sales tax will be added to your purchase price.
BANK TRANSFERS - We accept bank transfers directly into our account. Please allow two weeks for bank notification of your transfer. We bank with PNC and they are slow to notify us. If you let us know you have sent the transfer, we check the bank on a daily basis to see when your transfer arrives. Give us a call during office hours for additional details.
LAYAWAYS - I will also accept layaway plans, as I realize with the price of artifacts these days, this may be the only method by which some of us may acquire something for our collection. I require about 1/3 advance payment, and you may work the balance out with me. If nothing to the contrary has been arranged, monies paid will be forfeited if the balance is not paid within 90 days from the date the deposit was made. Under no circumstances will I relinquish ownership of the merchandise until payment in full is made. Layaways running over 90 days have no return privilege.
PRICING - Although I have been "dealing" since 1981, I have been a dedicated collector since 1965. I believe I have a good handle on "collectible condition" artifacts. My prices may be slightly higher than some, but, you will be receiving a value from me. For, you are not only receiving the benefit of my experience, but you are also buying an artifact guaranteed to be authentic. With reproductions and altered originals constantly entering this marketplace, I believe a little "insurance" is well worth a little extra money spent initially. In the time I have been involved with this hobby, I have seen prices rise ten fold, in some cases. Given current world economic conditions, a collection held for some years will almost surely increase in value. This, of course, is not an investment inducement, but past performance has certainly been dramatic in this hobby!