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Christmas Delivery Info:
-For unframed or pre-framed pieces, the last day to order for pre-Christmas ground shipping is: West Coast - 12/15, Mountain West -12/16, East of Mississippi River - 12/19.
-After 12/19, all orders will require expedited shipping for delivery by 12/23.
UPS Ground shipping and handling starts $9 for the first $150 (higher charges may apply for oversized pieces). Faster delivery methods are available for an extra charge.
An important note about international shipments (particularly those to Canada):
Due to incredibly high international shipping charges by UPS (and other carriers), we will attempt to ship all of our overseas orders via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Our biggest problem with USPS shipping is their size limitation. To most locations, packages can not exceed a total of 108 inches (length plus girth). That means that larger packages must go via UPS and shipping charges can be much higher than quoted.
You also need to be aware that our shipping charges do not include any customs fees, duties, taxes, or brokerage fees. These very greatly from location to location.
We have recently become aware of a problem related to Canadian shipments via UPS. In addition to national, provincial, and local sales taxes, and customs duties, UPS also charges our customers and outrageously high customs brokerage fee of somewhere between about 5% and 15% of the value of the item ordered.
In an attempt to avoid these high fees, we will attempt to ship most packages to Canada via the postal services. This should help keep the brokerage fees down, but shipments may still be held for taxes and duties.
We apologize for any inconveniences caused by the complex and convoluted process of shipping packages overseas.
Each piece receives individual care and is matted and packaged by hand after you order it. It takes an average of 1 to 3 business days to ship most matted orders. Custom framing adds about 1 week before we can ship your order. That means that even a Next Day Air order is not likely to arrive the day after you order it (please call us if you need something that fast and we will try to help).
International shipping times are extremely unpredictable! We have had pieces take from 2 days to 3 months to arrive overseas. Delays are usually due to local customs officials.
Our on-line gift certificates will be delivered via e-mail with 24 hours.
If you have any questions about delivery times or costs, please contact us.
We will do all we can to make your experience totally satifying. To that end we offer a
-Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee on Antique Pieces
-30-day Satisfaction Guarantee on Everything!
We absolutely guarantee that each antique piece we sell is authentic. Should a qualified cartological dealer or historian determine that any piece is not an authentic 19th Century antique (except those pieces in our new PastPresent Repro Gallery - which are noted as reproductions), please return it to us along with a written statement from the expert and we will gladly refund 100% of your purchase and shipping costs (we are absolutely confident this will never happen). If, within 30 days of receipt, you are unhappy with your purchase, we will gladly refund your purchase price (less shipping and handling charges) as long as the merchandise is returned to us in its original condition and matting.
Unlike many othe web sites, we believe that your PRIVACY DESERVES PROTECTION. We will NEVER provide information about you to anyone without your consent!
Florida Residents will be charged 7% sales tax on their purchases.
Some frames and maps may be unavailable, if we are unable to fill your order with the as requested, we will attempt to offer a substitue, but cannot guarantee availability.
PastPresent Gallery accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club for online orders.
We also offer and accept Past Present Gallery Gift Certificates.
All credit card orders are taken via the Yahoo! Store secure server. This is much less risky than ordering over a phone line.
All charges are made in U.S. dollars.
For other payment methods, please call, write, or e-mail us:
All sizes shown are approximate. Matted maps or prints are smaller than the "matted" dimensions shown by about 6".
All of our authentic, more than 100-year old, maps and prints come double matted within museum quality, archival rag mat boards at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
Due to the INCREDIBLY high shipping prices charged for OVERSIZE shipping, shipping charges may be higher than quoted for items that measure more than a total of 70" (matted height + width). For example a matted piece measuring 32" x 40" would be considered OVERSIZE (72"). For complete delivery information, see Information page.
All our authentic antiques are one-of-a-kind items. Since they are actual old works of art expect small imperfections. In some cases we may have more than one of a particular map or print. Since each is unique they may vary slightly from the item shown (when we have more than one if a particular item, the colors may be different than those shown). Each antique map or print has been dry cleaned by hand and are conservation mounted and protected in attractive rag mats. Every work in our gallery carries a lifetime guarantee of authenticity (authentic antiques only) and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee (see Information page for details). Again, the sizes stated are approximate.
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