American Heritage Background
American Heritage was established in 1979. Over our history we have offered
original nautical decor, antique reproductions, furniture, and carousel figures.
Our present selection includes coin-op, automobilia,trade stimilators, candy machine,
soda fountain, and 50's memorabilia. It has always been our goal to offer "Quality
and Unique Investments for a Reasonable Value." Our strength is in the team of artisans
that work with us, each an expert in their own area of antiques. We learned though
experience that no one individual can master all skills and a team effort is unbeatable.
Quality is always the most important criteria, especially in investing in a lifetime
American Heritage has recently relocated to our expanded gallery at 15020 South Main Street, Gardena, Ca. 90248. It offer ample free parking for your convenience. Most
of are items are one of a kind representing a return to pleasant memories
of the past. The unique advantage of our museum quality collection is that you can
actually invest in the past and bring it home.
Our clientele is World Wide and always returning to add to their personal collection.
We take pride in offering a "One Stop Shopping" for your game room or decoration
of your retail store. Some of our services include:
- Personal Decorating Services
- Restoration Services
- Customizing Antiques for a Unique Theme
- Liquidation of Estates
- Personal Buying Services
Investing in American Heritage antiques will make your "Fantasies become a Reality"
by bringing back past memories. Though often not as important, our antiques of investments
of the past that will do nothing but appreciate in value. We welcome you to visit
us and become part of our family and to share in our collection.
We ship within 24 hours of receipt of your order and do not back order. We normally
ship by UPS in which there is a typical $12.00 freight minimum to a private residence.
There is an approximate $3.00 savings from UPS shipping to a valid business address
vice a private residence. We only charge the actual UPS freight fees, which the
price quoted at check out is only an approximation due to daily fuel surcharges
shipping costs are changing daily. On orders for metal signs in quantity of fifteen
or more (excluding bargain or oversized signs) they will be shipped Free freight
ground service within the Continental USA. If a alternate service is requested you
will be charge the difference from ground service and the service requested. If
an incorrect address is provided that requires correction by UPS there will be a
$15.00 address correction fee as charged by UPS. If an address is provided that
requires delivery via USPS American Heritage will not be responsible upon delivery
of the request by USPS. American Heritage will assist in claims though it is agreed
by the terms of this agreement that American Heritage will not be held finically
responsible for delay of delivery or lost of the shipment. Any claims to be filed
to USPS is the responsibility of the receiver. For small orders shipped International
(excluding Canada) we ship via USPS Priority Air Priority. Requests over 250 pounds
we ship via DB Schenker or MainFreight. We do have a three sign shipping minimum.
Due to past experience a 100% potential of damage does occur in shipment less than
the minimum. Under the preceding circumstance we can not ship one sign for correction
or shortage. If there is a challenge, upon confirmation, a credit will be provided
vice reshipping. If there are any discrepancies with your request in receipt of
shipment, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org specifying your order number
and the details of the challenge. We will respond by return email within the same
day. Challenges on deliveries, damage, and shortages can not be resolved by telephone
inquires. Upon report of your details we can more effectively investigate the details
and provide an accurate response. In the unlikely situation that a claim is made
with Merchant Services over a transaction and if the claim is proven invalid, I
understand I will be held financially responsible for the fees accessed by Merchant
Service and processing fees which is typically $25.00 which will be charges to my
account. If not resolved I will be responsible for any and all exspenses associated
with additional collection costs including attorney fees. We attempt to ship the
most economical method possible and if you have a specific carrier please provide
this information under Special Instructions. The freight cost noted are approximations
and could vary. To better confirm more accurately please refer to www.ups.com considering
each metal sign weighs one pound each for orders within the continental US and Canada.
For all other locations please refer to www.usps.com . American Heritage can not
control freight costs and upon agreement of this contract the purchaser agrees to
pay any and all freight expenses. If there are any questions concerning the preceding
please email American Heritage in advance at www.americanheritage.us All sales are
final and returns will not be authorized. If there are any questions please contact
us at email@example.com prior to your investment so we can clarify any challenges
in advance. When shipping your investments, they are in perfect condition at the
time it leaves our facility. Upon acceptance of this agreement it is agreed American
Heritage will not be held responsible for any damages . We will assist you, but
at the time of delivery it is your responsibility at the time the item is received
to inspect the item. Upon signing for a delivery any damages should be noted on
the Bill of Lading. If there is a discrepancy, please keep the original packing
materials for inspection and immediately notify the shipper and follow their claim
procedures. If there is a damage from United Parcel Service (UPS) please contact
their customer service at 1-800-742-5877. Please email providing us your customer
order number and the details of the damage. If any additional charges are occurred
due to the purchasers actions or fault (chargeback or collection fees) the purchaser
agrees to pay any and all monies that can be charged to the credit card provided.
The preceding terms and conditions are agreed to in full with no exceptions for
this transaction. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the volume of items offered and the daily changes of inventory, a catalog is not practical for our bussiness. A catalog would literally be out-dated prior to shipping. Our web site enables us to offer our antiques World-Wide at a more competive values. We do up-date our web site daily and encourage you to bookmark our web site to note the new inventories.
Tin Signs ( Volume Discounts)
We offer volume discounts as noted:
Orders for 15 metal signs are offered at free freight.
Orders for 30 metal signs are offered at free freight plus an additional 10%
Orders for 60 metal signs are offered at free freight plus an additional 15%
Orders for over 120 metal signs are offered at free freight plus an additional 20%
Free Freight program only applies to the 48 contiguous states (does not include
Alaska or Hawaii). A 5% additional discount will be offered in lieu of the Free
Additional discounts are available on purchase of 25 signs of the same image. Please
call 714-289-2241 for a price qoute. Please specify the signs you are interested
Tin Signs ( Custom )
We can custom make a sign of your choice with a minimum produdtion of 5000 signs
with a $1500. set up fee. Upon approval of the art work, anticipated delivery is
ninety days. Metal signs with an enamel finish are available in a custom finish
with a minimum production of fifty signs. The set up fee is $500. per color not
including the background color. Price qoutes will be provided upon your submission
of your art work
If you request free information, the value of the information is worth what you
paid for it. Undoubtedly, appraisals are like opinions, with each individual you
ask, each will offer a different value. When I first started I invested in a large
Disney Collection for a lump sum value of $25,000. I invested in every book related
to Disney Collectibles, I interviewed everyone who indicated knowledge of Disney
Collectibles, went to Disneannia Collector Shows, reviewed auction results, etc.
The only thing I found consistent in my extensive research was that there was no
consistency A particular Disney Magic Kingdom Key was valued from $50 to $500. In
all honesty, the true answer to most individuals who request to know the value of
their possession is: " An item is worth what one individual is willing to sell it
for an another individual is willing to pay for it at a particular moment." I fully
understand that the preceding does not satisfy most individuals but the truth is
not what most individuals want to hear. In our retail store the majority of the
individuals enter our store for free entertainment or to gather free information
to what their item is valued at. Value of an item is based on basic economics: "Supply
and Demand" When there is a limited supply and a tremendous demand the value of
the item is at its peak. An example is a frantic parent attempting to buy their
child the last Woodie Toy Story figure the day before Christmas. The opposite is
true when there is unlimited supply and no demand the value of the item is at its
lowest. An example is the sale the day after Christmas on Christmas decorations.
Another major factor of the value of an item is condition. As a child if you ever
invested in coins, the text would specify a significant difference between a coin
in an brilliant uncirculated condition and a coin that is badly worn. In dealing
with antiques the subjective feelings of one individual examining an item can greatly
differ with another. Experience is a major factor in appraising condition. It is
really challenging for an individual to evaluate an item when they have never seen
the item in their life.
At American Heritage we are attempting to honestly assist you by utilizing our extensive
staff of individuals who are working with the items in question on a daily basis.
We limit our appraisals to items we offer. In the present economy, that is changing
rapidly and the introduction of the computer internet, current experience is critical.
Appraisal texts, that we have reviewed, often reflect the view of an individual,
that by the time it is published the information is outdated. If you desire accurate
and a present appraisal, please submit $25 with detail photos so we can accurately
assist you. We are looking forward in assisting you.
The Staff of American Heritage
Purchasing American Heritage is always investing in additional inventory related
to coin op, automotive, and soda collectibles. If you have an item you desire to
sell, please quote a value you request and provide detail photos so we can determine
the condition of the item. Please note, the value we pay you on an item is only
a small percentage of our final retail. Additional costs include shipping the item
to our warehouse, restoration, showroom expenses, warrantee to the final consumer,
credit card fees, and discounts. The better the value you can offer on the item
the more likely we will purchase your item.
If your objective is to obtain maximum dollar value for you item, then I suggest
you sell your item directly to the retail public. Unfortunately the preceding is
often very time consuming and challenging dealing with bargain hunters. If you value
your time or have experienced the preceding, then please allow us an opportunity
in purchasing your past treasures.
When describing your item, please inform us of any missing parts or imperfections
that might be present. Condition is an important criteria. Thank you for considering