Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor
2202 Ship Mechanic Row Galveston, TX 77550
409-539-5469 Email:
Store Hours:
Thursday - Monday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-4pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
1-1-15 Named's "Best Antique Store 2014"!

*Sat, April 18th: Early Closing at 5:00pm



Coming soon:  Check out photos from our annual buying trip (Nov. 2014) here.  Watch THIS homepage of the website for updates when shipments are due in; join our email list** to be sure to receive an email when shipments arrive.
Custom, hand-carved figureheads, mermaids and sea life, tropical decor shipment due in around March 20th* delayed
**Please note: we recommend saving to your contacts, so our mass email doesn't get missed in your spam box!

March 19, 2015 (click here):  India ship salvage has arrived... Salvage includes: 90 degree brass passageway lights (regular and XL), salvaged wooden handrails, ship name boards, block pulleys, *a few ship wheels, foxlights (new & limited number of salvaged), 4-bar lights (new only), lifeboat oars, liferings, brass and aluminum portholes and deadlights, porthole tables, new brass cleats, ship doors (8 total single doors), foghorns, sounding boards, pilot/jacob's ladders, lifeboat anchors, galvanized lanterns, keyboxes, grates (138 pieces), box compasses, builders plates, flags (*about 1/10th of what we normally get as these are no longer salvageable), telegraph receiver, ship crockery, brass running lights, skull & crossbones flags, sextant, etc etc... Pictures are being posted as quickly as possible; thanks for your patience

March 11, 2015 (click here):  Turkish ship salvage has arrived... Salvage includes: liferings*, lifeboat oars*, 3 unfinished ship doors, brass builder's plates, salvaged ship telephones (incredibly unique pieces we've only ever found in Turkey), beautiful aluminum port and starboard running lights, a very nice British brass repeater compass, only 6 salvaged brass and copper foxlights (BEAUTIFUL), a few grates (less than we expected, but more coming in the India shimpent...), lifejacket benches, sounding boards, 1 double wheeled Polish helm station, some instruments and some vintage olive baskets.

July-2014 (click here):  Ship salvage has arrived... Includes flags, salvaged lighting (curved passageway lights, post lights, etc), new brass hardware, lifeboat oars, doors, bumpers, horns, anchors, portholes, clocks, liferings, name boards...

Turkish salvage (January-2014) (Click here): This shipment of salvage from Turkey includes hand-picked lifeboat oars, aluminum portholes (19 1/2" diam), large shipping line logos, liferings, a few instruments
and salvaged lighting, small ship doors from Turkish and Greek passenger ships.

Flotsam and Jetsam (updated 2/27/15) (click here): Check this page for the great local finds we acquire between full shipments of salvage; scroll to the bottom for the most recent posts.

- Jan 5, 2015: What an honor!  We were just named's "Best Antique Store 2014"!
- Thanks for the nod, Island Guide July 24, 2014
- One of our favorite videos thus far of a beaching in Turkey!
- Nautical Antiques as seen on the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa and 1893 USS Olympia
- Check us out in the July/August issue of Country Living Magazine!


AAARRRRGGGHHHH!!Hello and Welcome to Nautical Antiques & Decor, the premiere supplier of Nautical Antiques. We are wholesalers and retailers of most everything that is nautical salvage. We carry a numerous amount of items including: Compasses, Sextants, Code and Courtesy Flags, Old Glass Net Floats, Ships Wheels, Brass, Copper, and Galvanized Navigation Lights, Life rings, Oars, Binnacles, Engine Order Telegraphs, Rope, Buoys, and much more.

We buy and sell worldwide and spend a month of every year abroad searching the ship yards and chandleries of the world as well as the large wrecking yards and breakers of Asia and the Near East.

You are always invited to come by the warehouse at 2202 Mechanic in Galveston, TX. (We're just a short 40 minute drive south of Houston, Texas) Our regular business hours are Monday - Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday from 11AM - 4PM.  We are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Please call anytime to check before you come down due to our busy travel schedule (we'd hate to miss you).

If you would like to join our mailing list which informs you of special sales and when/what is coming in our next shipment, please click the "mailing list" button from the index on the left side of the homepage above and enter your email - it's that easy!

You can also e-mail or call us if we can help you in any way.

Thank you again,

Michael & Adrienne Culpepper
(409) 539-5469
2202 Ships Mechanic Row
Galveston, TX 77550

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map of all Galveston antique stores.

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