Collecting Maritime and Nautical Antiques and Curios is and should be a fun hobby. Pieces in a collection all have a story to tell, not only about their construction and use but also on their acquisition. The chase is certainly an important part of collecting and the help of a collector and dealer who specialises in the Maritime market can certainly be beneficial in your quest for that special piece. We carry a large stock of Nautical Collectables and have the knowledge and the contacts to help in finding you that special piece. We search all the auction houses, antique fairs, boat yards etc. on a regular basis and with our many contacts in our field bring to you our extensive range at the best possible prices.
On the question of price and how much to pay. In all our years of experience collecting and dealing in Maritime items, we have yet to find a collector who regretted paying a high price for a particularly sought after piece. The golden rules are in my opinion, is to buy from a respected company and to buy the best you can afford. Buying purely for investment should be avoided, since fashions can change and prices could rise and fall due to many financial and political fluctuations. Whilst most pieces will always show some return in the long term, it is impossible to put a price on the years of enjoyment a piece will give to the owner during this period.