Frequently Asked Questions
  1. What is an ancient antique?
  2. Where are they found?
  3. Why are your items priced so low?
  4. How do I know they are authentic?
  5. Where can I go to read more about these items?
  6. What type of customers order these items?
  7. What forms of payment do you accept?
  8. How can I trust buying from you?
  9. Do you offer quantity, dealer or educational discounts?
  10. What if I am looking for an item that you don't have posted?
  11. How can I clean these items?
  12. When will my item be shipped?
  13. Do you ship internationally?
  14. Who do I make my check payable to?
  15. Do you offer a printed catalog?
  16. What is your return policy?
  17. How much is shipping and handling?
  18. Will you purchase my antiques?

What is an ancient antique?

Technically, an antique is a man made or manufactured item that is 100 years old or older. In other words, natural items (rocks, trees, etc.) are not classified as an antique. Since a majority of our items are at least 1500 years old or older you can be sure you are owning an "ancient antique".

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Where are they found?

These ancient antiques are found throughout the world. A majority of our items are found in the Middle East and its surrounding area. Due to the large volume of business, it is difficult to pinpoint the area where each item originated.   Since there were no banks in ancient times, many people buried their items (particularly coins) in the ground,caves, and tombs. Some of the items (Egyptian Mummy Beads and Ushabtis) were intended to be used used in the afterlife (according to belief). Many items had remained buried because people either forgot where they buried the items or had died themselves. Due to the increased amount of building taking place throughout the world, many of these buried treasures are now being discovered.

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Why are your items priced so low?

We sell unique, one of a kind items.  Part of our mission is to provide quality products at an affordable price. We believe that everyone who wants to own a piece of history be given the opportunity. We work directly with our contacts who search and explore  around the world to acquire items for us.  Then we purchase in bulk and pass the savings onto our customers, which is why most our items are are significantly less then our competitors.

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How do I know these are authentic?

All orders come with a Certificate of Authenticity, suitable for framing.  In addition, the certificate may be needed for your personal or business insurance policy. If you have any doubt as to its authenticity, we encourage you to take your item to a museum or university for confirmation. Most museums and universities will examine items free or for a nominal fee. We have an excellent reputation to protect and would never jeopardize it by intentionally selling a replica.

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Where can I go to read more about these items?

We recommend viewing our museum link to learn more about ancient history and the history of your antique.


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What type of customers order these items?

A number of different types of clients order these items; museums, teachers, colleges, doctors, lawyers, investors, accountants, collectors, resellers, wholesalers, catalog companies, pastors, fraternity members, grandparents, parents, companies, and individuals that wish to own a unique one-of-a-kind item or keep as a family heirloom. A majority of our customers collect or give these items as gifts. We can’t think of anyone who wouldn't appreciate an item that may be found in a museum.

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What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, VISA, MasterCard, money order or bank/cashier's, personal or company check.  In addition, we accept wire transfers to our bank (please e-mail us for instructions).  Checks are subject to a hold (for up to 14 days) in order to clear the bank.  All funds are required to be in USD (United States Dollar).   If your check is returned for NSF (non sufficient funds) you will be charged an additional fee of $25.  We will turn over all NSF checks to our collection agency.

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How can I trust buying from you?

CCC is licensed in the state of Arizona and the city of Scottsdale to conduct business. We have satisfied customers from around the world and continue to grow on referrals and reorders. All orders receive a 100% satisfaction and 7 day inspection period. Make sure you read what our customers have said on the testimonials link.

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Do you offer quantity, dealer or educational discounts?

Occasionally we offer quantity discounts to resellers and educational institutions. Usually our minimum quantity discount is offered only if 100 or more of the same item is requested, depending on our supply. Please provide a detailed e-mail to sales@AncientAntiques.com for further information.

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What if I am looking for an item that you don't have posted?

Not all of the items we sell are posted on our web site. Since the items we sell are unique one-of-a-kind, we never know what new items will be discovered. We keep a database of customers who are interested in specific items. We encourage you to e-mail your request to sales@ancientantiques.com   In addition, sign up for our specials/newsletter for updates.

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How can I clean these items?

We do not recommend cleaning items, as any chemical you use may ruin the one-of-a-kind antique. Most of our items are at least 1500 years old,and are not supposed to look brand new.

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When will my item be shipped?

You are notified within 24 hours by us after receiving your payment and a majority of our orders are shipped within 24 hours after receiving certified funds (longer for personal and business checks).

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Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we will ship internationally. However, you are responsible for clearing customs in your country and paying your country's duties/taxes (if any). We declare the value of the item at the price you paid (which is lower than most competitors).

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Who do I make my check payable to?

Please make your check payable to CCC. The mailing address is PO Box 13292, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85267, USA.

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Do you offer a printed catalog?

Since our items are extremely limited in supply, it is difficult for us to offer a printed catalog. We have many items that become reserved as we receive them. If you are looking for a specific item, please contact us directly or subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

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What is your return policy?

We offer a 100% satisfaction on our antiques. You have a 7 day inspection period for items purchased from us. We will refund the price of your antique, minus shipping/handling and any other applicable fees. The item should be in the same condition, not altered or mounted, as you received it. Certain restrictions apply. Please contact us prior to returns for shipping instructions.

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How much is shipping and handling?

Shipping and handling charges vary per destination and weight. You can save on the shipping and handling charge by ordering more items at once.   The postage and handling charges consist of first class postage, packaging, data processing, warehousing, customer service, and advertising recapture.

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Will you purchase my antiques?

We may be interested in purchasing and/or a trade. Please visit our we buy link for more information.


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