All articles and prints ship in heavy cardboard book boxes. Making them virtually indestructible by your local mail carrier.
Most items under 12 ounces ship first class by the U S Post Office with tracking and delivery confirmation included. Packages over 13 ounces ship either media mail, or priority mail depending upon contents.
Please keep in mind - Magazines that contain advertising cannot (legally) ship media mail. I know everbody does it, but if they get caught they can be fined, or lose their mailing permit. Historical journals and bound magazines (without advertising), books, and videos can go media mail.
Insurance is extra on all shipments, While not required, we strongly reccomend it on higher priced items. Loss or damage, can and does happen in transit.
Shipping times vary, but normally we get to the Post Office Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Sometimes more often. If all things go smoothly on our end, and at the Post Office, your package should arrive in 5 to 10 days. If you have not received your item in 10 days - Please e-mail us for tracking info.
International orders are shipped in rigid cardboard photomailers, designed to help make the trip safely. We charge $8.99 for international shipping on articles and prints, whether we ship one or one hundred items, so be sure to check our store for more related items.
International shipping time is normally 10 to 14 days from date of mailing, but can, and does often, take from 4 to 6 weeks - depending upon the Post Office, and clearing customs. We ship all international items once a week (usually on Wednesday, because they take a special trip inside of the post office), so depending upon when you pay, it can be 6 or 7 days before we ship your international item.
Also, be aware that we are REQUIRED BY LAW to declare the correct value on all customs forms. It is a FELONY to check off gift, or to declare a phony value on customs forms. Please do not ask us to fudge it.
Over the past seven years we have successfully shipped over 25,000 packages to every state, and just about every country in the world. Of these - Maybe 15 or 20 have gone astray.
Unfortunately, some packages do get caught up in Post Office HELL, and can take a month or more to arrive. In the worst case scenario, we had one item that took over six weeks to deliver.
Other things that have gone wrong are - We send the wrong item to the wrong person. With your help, we can normally correct these very quickly. We are not perfect, alas. And, Nick malfuntions do sometimes slip in on those long drawn out days. Please accept my apologies - now.
e-Mail Us With Questions
If your item does not arrive in ten days (US), or 21 days international - email us. The sooner we know your item has gone astray, the sooner we can do something to make it better.
No matter what happens, we will do whatever we can to make sure your item arrives safely. If it comes down to it, and your item totally disappears in transi, we can ship another one, if it is available.