The Cortez Maritime Antique Store is closing | Catch My Job


CORTEZ – After 25 years, the popular Cortez antiques and curio store, The Sea Hagg, is closing its doors. An online auction is currently underway to sell the store’s contents and will close at noon on October 27th.

Historic Cortez Village is one of the most popular destinations for nautical and nautical themed antiques and curiosities. The property that houses the eclectic cottage has been sold.

Among the more than 1,000 lots is a 1991 Mercury Capri painted mermaids with a sculpted tail. The “art-o-mobile” (which doesn’t run) served as an iconic sign, one of the first things passers-by notice in front of the store as they travel down the Cortez Byway.

You can bid on Sea Hagg’s iconic mermaid car sign in an online auction.

The auction gallery features a variety of statues and sculptures, decorative iron gates and fences, garden and interior art, shells and corals, glass bottles and buoys, and countless other eclectic treasures.

The Sea Hagg is open for auction items on Saturday, October 22nd between 10am and 3pm and on Wednesday, October 26th between 11am and 5pm.

Bidders can view the online catalog of lots by visiting and selecting “The Sea Hagg” from the live auctions menu.

In a recent social media post on Facebook, The Sea Hagg shared some words about the bittersweet closure, writing in part: “We all agree that it is a sad farewell to this treasure. But the spirit of the Sea Hagg lives on, showing in restaurants, homes and in gardens. Jan had a creative vision 25 years ago and throughout that time focused on nautical decor, antiques and salvage. It just got better and better! It’s proof to all of us that we are living our own creative dreams…”

By e-mail to the address TBTFreedom Auction Company’s Brian Hollifield said The Sea Hagg’s owner, founder and visionary, Jan Holman, has plans for the future, but those plans are not yet ready to be announced.

To learn more about The Sea Hagg, its closure and the upcoming auction, visit The Sea Hagg Facebook page here.

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