Tips on Buying from Marcin Antiques

Purchasing items on this website is easy and secure! Here are some answers to “Frequently Asked Questions” to help you:


Are these auction-style listings? No, these are “Buy It Now” listings! You don’t need to wait around to see if you have a winning bid – if you see something you like, it’s yours!


What do I do when I’m ready to buy an item? Just click the yellow “BUY NOW” button. You can pay securely online using PayPal with your credit card, debit card or PayPal balance.


But I don’t have a PayPal account. Can I still buy an item? Yes! You do NOT need a PayPal account to purchase. After clicking “BUY NOW”, a window will open and you’ll see a button "Pay with Debit or Credit Card." Click there and simply type in your debit or credit card info.


What if I want to buy multiple items. Do you have a “shopping cart?” No, I decided to keep it simple and have listed each item as a separate purchase.


If I buy several items, is it possible to combine shipping? Yes, I love to combine shipping! If a combined, discounted amount is possible by shipping those items together, I’ll refund the difference back onto your credit or debit card in PayPal.

Can I pay by check or money order? Yes! Email me at, and I’ll pull the item down from the website. I’ll ship your item out the next day after the check or money order clears. Please understand -- there will be a lag time between when I receive and read your email, and when I can pull the page down with the item in question. If someone else purchases that item with a credit card before I am able to pull the page down, then the item would have to go to them.


Do you charge a handling or packing fee? No! I charge actual shipping costs with no fees added. If the actual shipping costs are less than what you paid, I WILL refund the difference.


How quickly do you ship? I ship within 3 business days of receipt of payment.


Can I pick up an item to save on shipping? Yes! I’m happy to arrange for free pick-up if you can come to Lancaster PA.


I’m worried about damage in shipping – do you pack carefully? I am well-known for my packing! I carefully wrap each piece in tissue, then surround it with many layers of bubble wrap, air pillows, Styrofoam peanuts and more. I ship in heavyweight boxes, Priority Mail Insured, with tracking. The only exception to Priority is for small paper items such as postcards, invitations, and so on, which I ship via First Class mail in padded envelopes.


What if I have questions before buying? The easiest way is to email me at I check email very regularly. You can also call me at 717-725-6373 – but please keep that to regular business hours: 9 am to 5 pm (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday.

What if I’m not happy with my purchase? I offer a 100% money back guarantee – including all shipping costs – if you are dissatisfied with your purchase within 30 days.


Do you ship internationally? While I prefer to ship to the United States only, I will ship overseas to interested collectors – but will need to quote actual shipping costs BEFORE you make your purchase. Please email me for an international shipping quote. All international sales will be shipped USPS Priority Mail International insured. I also cannot predict other fees such as tariffs or duty taxes for each country.


Do I need to pay sales tax on purchases from you? Yes, but only if you live in Pennsylvania. If you do, simply complete your purchase, and then I will send you a separate invoice by email for the 6% sales tax. But again, that is ONLY for buyers who live in the state of PA.

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Here are just a few of the thousands of fine pieces I have sold over the years!