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We sell 19th Century original antique prints,

offer a great variety of subjects,
and Satisfaction Guaranteed service.

Shipping Updates
Last update: March 2014

Click here to visit the official site of the US Postal Service.

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES:
Effective May 14th, 2007 the US Postal Services has eliminated certain types of services and introduced new types/names and rates (see the table below). Most of our prints were mailed via Airmail Letter Post, the name of which has been changed to First-class Mail International. Economy mail is no longer available. Heavier parcels were on occasions mailed via Parcel Post which has been changed to Priority Mail International. The fee for registered mail was increased from $7,90 to $10,15 to $10,80 and after another increase in May 2009 the fee now stands at $11,50. Check the latest USPS rate increases effective 1 Jan 2011. US Postal service again increased rates for postal services in 2014.  For example, a 17 x 23 cm bubble mailer with 10 pen nibs will go to $6,55 from $3,00. An average size parcel with one or two prints is now $11,50 and a package with larger prints costs now between $13 to $16.
  


 
Method of Shipping: The majority of your prints will be mailed flat, secured between several layers of stiff cardboard. Some of the largest prints (over 14 inches, or 36 cm) may be mailed in a 3- or 4-inch (7,5 or 10 cm) diameter tube to save you the postage, as the overall weight of a  package with the protective cardboards is much higher. Only the prints that can be easily rolled will be mailed in a tube. The majority of prints are printed on paper that would be damaged if rolled into a tube and they will be mailed flat.

Domestic buyers: Please note that any package weighing 13 ozs. or more must be mailed via Priority Mail. A large print (over 14 inches) mailed in a tube weighs less than 13 ozs. A large print mailed flat with the protective cardboards weighs appr. 16 ozs. You can use THIS LINK to calculate the approximate Priority Mail postage (replace "to ZIP code" with your ZIP code) for a large print mailed flat.

Multiple purchases: We automatically combine multiple print purchases into one package. You do not need to email us a request for combined mailing. eBay's automatic checkout often includes separate postage for each print and you may end up paying much higher postage than is due. If this happens, you need not worry about this, as the extra postage you may have paid will be always and promptly refunded.
Proof of mailing: Domestic buyers: Unless you request otherwise, all packages will be mailed without a proof of mailing, signature confirmation etc. If requested, such services cost extra.

International buyers: Packages mailed internationally via 1st Class Mail International can be sent via Registered Mail (requiring a signature)  for additional $11,50 to assure the delivery. This is the most secure method of mailing. A registered package is automatically insured up to $45 or the declared value, whichever is lower. If you want to insure your package to its full value, it has to be mailed via Priority Mail International. Unless you request otherwise, all packages will be mailed without insurance, proof of mailing, signature confirmation, Internet tracking etc. 

Internet tracking: Domestic buyers: Any Internet tracking services cost extra. If you are interested in such a service please email us. Unless you request otherwise, all packages will be mailed without a possibility of Internet tracking.

International buyers: Any Internet tracking services cost extra. If you are interested in such a service please email us. Internet tracking is automatically included for registered packages and for packages mailed via Priority Mail International. Unless you request otherwise, all packages will be mailed without a possibility of Internet tracking.

What to expect in the mail: Click on the links below to see the photos of what you should expect in the mail (not all sizes of envelopes are shown, but they will look similar):
Domestic Mail:
1st CLASS: Flat 10 x 13 , 14 x 18 inches envelope.
1st CLASS: Flat white envelope 9 1/2 x 12 inches.
1st CLASS: 3 inch diameter TUBE.
1st CLASS: 4 inch diameter TUBE.
PRIORITY: Flat 14 x 18 inches envelope.

International Mail:
1st CLASS: Flat 10 x 13 inches (25 x 33 cm) envelope.
1st CLASS: 4 inch (10 cm) diameter TUBE.
1st CLASS: 3 inch (7,5 cm) diameter TUBE.

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