Michael Hingston Antiques

Purchasing from me:

Orders:

You may contact me by e-mail or phone to inquire about or purchase any object listed on the website. Please limit phone calls to 9AM to 7PM Eastern Time. Those items that are listed at the Antiques Collaborative are generally kept on display there and you may order them directly through the Antiques Collaborative. I try to respond quickly, but it may take more than 24 hours for your order to be acknowledged.

All items are subject to prior sale.

Inquiries:

General inquiries about the objects can be made directly to me using the form on the web page or directly to the Antiques Collaborative, if the item is listed at that location. I try to respond quickly, but it may take more than 24 hours for your inquiry to be acknowledged.

Location:

Each item is marked with a location. Those items that are listed at the Antiques Collaborative are generally kept on display there. You will receive a faster response to inquiries if you contact them directly about those items.

Guarantees & Returns:

I want you to be satisfied with your purchase. All items are guaranteed to be as described. They can be returned for a full refund of the purchase price for a reasonable time period after you receive them subject to the following conditions:
I must be notified of the return prior to your shipping the item back. The item must be returned in the same condition that it was in when I shipped it to you. Shipping costs (both directions) are your responsibility.

Descriptions:

I am particular about the objects that I sell. They are generally in the best condition that is available. I try to list any significant defects in the online description. Please remember, the items that I sell are antiques. Most are over 100 years old and many are more than 200 years old. They show signs of wear, typical of objects that have been used and loved for many years. I encourage you to contact me for a complete condition report for any item.

Art Pottery Descriptions: The art pottery objects listed do not have any restoration unless noted in the description. Items that are noted as "mint" are in the same condition as when they were manufactured. Items listed as "mint" may show glaze crazing, bubbles, drips and kiln pulls that are part of the manufacturing process.

Payment:

I accept payment by check or money orders. I am not able to process credit card sales or PayPal directly.

All purchases by credit cards or PayPal must be processed through the Antiques Collaborative. These purchases are subject to my return policy, but all payment processing, shipping and refunds will be handled by the Antiques Collaborative.

Shipping:

Items will be shipped as soon as shipping instructions are received and I receive good funds for the purchase.

Shipping costs are additional. I generally ship via UPS, although other arrangements can be made at your request.

Damage in shipping is the responsibility of the carrier. Packages that arrive visibly damaged should be fully inspected prior to accepting delivery.

Shipping of objects bought from the Antiques Collaborative are handled directly by them.