THE WITTMANN 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. All returned items are subject to a re-stocking fee. 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" following the stock number.
Due 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, 11:00am to 4:00pm EST.
Please be prepared with the name and stock number of the item you are interested in purchasing! This is very important if we are to assist you in a timely fashion.
Mr. Wittmann 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 $1,000.00, appraisal cost for the first item is $100, and $50 for each additional item. For items valued in excess of $1,000.00, pricing is available upon request.
If you have anything, from a collection, to one outstanding piece, or even a teetering pile of odds and ends you would like to consign, please let me know! The Wittmann Antique Militaria reaches a world-wide collecting community. We will be happy to take most items, but remember: Only highest quality artifacts will fetch highest quality prices!
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.
UPDATE: JANUARY 2018
Effective 1/1/18, Wittmann Antique Militaria is changing our commission structure on consigned items. The new rates are as follows:
Consigned items with a List Price of $2,000 or less will be sold at a commission of 30%, an increase of 5%
Consigned items with a List Price over $2,000, but under $2500, will be sold at a commission of 20%, a reduction of 5%.
Consigned items with a list price of $2,500 or more will be sold at a commission of 20%, which is no change.
This commission increase on the items under $2,000 is necessary in order for us to continue to do our usual excellent job with consignments. The amount of work necessary to describe, photograph and perform the computer work to put up a $100 item is the same as a $10,000 item. Unfortunately, many, many of our consigned artifacts are in the lower dollar scale and we find that we are not meeting our profit margin without this increase.
We feel that our website quality and photographs are second to none and are viewed daily throughout the world collecting community. We are a leader in the industry and offer much more on our website than other dealers. We continually receive compliments on our in-depth descriptions, outstanding photography, our free YouTube videos of militaria shows and, of course, our Banter Section which gives our prospective on our hobby and its current state. We do all of this in a continual effort to maintain our current customers as well as develop new ones.
There are few dealers that offer consignments today, as frankly, this business is not generally as lucrative as a straight sale. However, with our 5 person staff, coupled with 50 years of expertise and experience in this hobby, we believe that our services are welcomed by those not having the means or ability to sell their own artifacts. In general, not only are we able to sell your collectibles, but usually, it is at a higher rate than others. We are now in about the third year of a down-turn in collectibles, so it is more important than ever that consignors are able to rely on a company like ours. We hope that all will understand this new commission policy and we look forward to being of service to you for many years to come. If there are any questions on the above, please feel free to give us a call.
Please call during office hours to discuss your individual needs.
I accept VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, and DISCOVER.. 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. Due to constant difficulties with the service we will no longer accept PayPal.
We also accept bank transfers directly into our account. Bank transfers are subject to a 15.00 USD fee. Please allow two weeks for bank notification of your transfer. 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.
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 are considered a Final Sale and have no return privilege.
We normally ship Priority Two Day Mail. All shipments are insured and are sent signature required. Costs are subject to the destination, weight and size of the box. Please contact us for an estimate.