Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor
2202 Ship Mechanic Row Galveston, TX 77550
409-539-5469 Email: PiecesOfShip@yahoo.com
Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Closed November 2017 for annual buying trip
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*As always, call or email for pricing and
availability info -
Yes, we ship within the U.S. Shipping costs vary
depending on the item
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(TBA: anticipated late July): Bangladesh ship salvage: 40' container of salvage from the ship breaking yard in Bangladesh including barometers, bells, blocks, flags, grates, instruments, lanterns, lights, liferings, oars, portholes, ship doors, etc...
April 13, 2017: India ship salvage (click here): 40' container of salvage from the ship breaking yard in India... Anchors, ship doors, instruments, lighting, flags, liferings, oars, builder plates, keyboxes, ship wheels, etc...
March 16, 2017: Haiti shipment (click here): new handmade metal / steel oil drum FISH art and wall decor: tuna, mahi, marlin, sailfish, redfish, mermaids, turtles and sea life scenes...
March 1, 2017: Indonesian shipment (click here): new, custom hand-carved wood figureheads, tropical decor, reclaimed boatwood furniture and more...
Annual buying trip November 2016 (click here): photos from our annual buying trip to the ship breaking yards each November... Watch this space for pictures from the upcoming 2017 buying trip around mid December and those items will begin arriving at the shop around April 2018...
Flotsam & Jetsam
local finds we acquire between full shipments of salvage; scroll to the
bottom for the most recent posts.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. Do you ship?
Yes! We ship within the U.S.
Shipping costs vary based on each item's unique packaged dimensions, weight and shipping destination. We package everything in-house to keep costs to customers as low as possible.
We ship items via USPS, UPS ground and LTL freight for large pieces or shipments weighing over 125 lbs.
We do not offer returns or exchanges on any items shipped.
Sorry, we do not offer shipping options outside of the U.S. We can ship to a freight forwarder of a customer's choosing but cannot insure or guarantee items shipped to a destination beyond the one we originate.
2. What condition should I expect my salvaged piece to come in?
All salvage we buy and sell is in what we call “good salvaged condition,” unless otherwise specified under that item's image.
This means that the piece was used aboard a working vessel, was removed and reconditioned before we display it at our shop. No salvaged items should be expected to be free from flaws or blemishes; in fact we think those are what gives each piece its own unique character and story. We do try to accurately describe and picture any “less than normal” instances from piece to piece.
3. Why are prices not listed on the site?
A number of reasons, really.
First, if we post prices on our website, the next time we purchase items from the ship breaking yards in India or Bangladesh - or from a custom carver in Indonesia - our costs dramatically increase and as a result, our customers' costs increase as well. With so many people around the world having access to the internet, the most basic reason is to protect our - and our customers'- prices from increasing. We all can appreciate getting the best deal possible, right?
Second, we sell many of our items to a number of retailers around the country who, in turn, resell those items. If you're finding us directly, that's great but we still try to respect the discretion of those outlets and their advertised prices...
Last, as the availability of salvage that we hand-pick each year diminishes, sometimes we have to pay more for a really awesome batch of brass portholes, for example, and the price that we were selling a similarly sized piece for last year might be different than what we have these specific pieces priced at this year. So sometimes we get to offer our customers a similar piece for less money than it may have been priced at another time, sometimes more – it's all variable based on what salvage we source and what we have to pay for it.
Here's the good news: finding out prices is super easy. Just call (409.539.5469) or email and we'll get that information to you asap! We are usually able to respond to email inquiries within an hour during business hours and by the next open business day (don't forget we are closed Tues/Wed) if you email us after hours!
4. How do I buy something I see that shows “available”?
Easily! Just call (409.539.5469) the shop during business hours; we can accept MasterCard, Visa or Discover over the phone.
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