PROCEDURES- Shipping, Grading, Fees, Returns, etc.

Shipment Timing – At times I am away from my inventory and won’t be able to fill your order immediately.  Prices reflect this potential inconvenience.  If I'm not away, I'll fill your order the same or next business day after I receive payment.

Shipment Method – The shipment method and cost are stated in the listing.  If you want a different method, email me.  Buyer pays any increased shipping and packaging costs.

Shipping Costs – Buyer pays all shipping costs.  I make no money on shipping.

Packaging & Handling – I use special packaging for fragile items (78 rpm records, framed pictures, etc.).  Packing materials costs are included in Handling for Domestic orders and in Shipping for International orders.  Buyer pays any increased packaging costs for a non-standard shipping method (see Shipment Method above).

Insurance – I always insure fragile items (for example, 78 rpm records; framed pictures) and orders over $50.00.  The cost is included in Shipping.  Email me if you are unsure if your item(s) will be insured.  If you order other items (for example, $40.00 of books) and you want them insured, email me.  Buyer is responsible for the cost of insurance.

Multiple Item Orders:  If you wish to order more than one item, please email me at before you place your order.  I may be able to consolidate your order’s items and save you some money on shipping and/or handling costs.

Canadian and other non-U.S.A. American Orders – Your shipping costs are less than the listed International Shipping charges.  Email me and I’ll tell you your lower costs.

Customs Fees:  Buyer is responsible for all customs fees.

Grading – Grading standards vary.  I don’t give grades such as “mint”, “near mint”, etc., to records or books.  Rather, I inspect each item carefully, list all the flaws I find (for records this includes scratches, label tears, condition of sleeve, etc.; for books this includes condition of text, boards, dust jacket, etc.) and include a photograph of the item.  If you have questions about condition, email me at

Returns - If you aren’t satisfied with an item, I’ll accept a return it you email me within five days of your receipt.  Items must be returned in original condition with all original packing material.  Buyer pays return postage, insurance, and customs fees, if applicable. 

Terms Used on Site – I use “antique” for all books 80 or more years old.  I use “collectible” for all books 40 or more years old.

Questions/Additional Pictures – Please email me if you have a question or want another picture of an item.  No charge.