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Terms and Conditions

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The original items offered for sale on this site are mostly pieces consigned by fellow collectors with similar interests.  Purchases made here will be treated the old-fashioned way; with an examination period of one week (seven calendar days) for you to determine whether you’re satisfied with the piece, and a full refund (less shipping) no questions asked if you’re not. All sales are final once the examination period has expired, and the consignor will be paid. Pretty simple.  Some consignors may permit different examination periods if requested.  Details below.



(Terms Updated as of 5/16/24)




Ordering Information


  • Please contact me via email with both the description and the item number of the piece that you are interested in to make sure it is still available.
  • Also please include all of your contact information including shipping address (zip code in U.S. or the name of your country if international) so that your shipping charges can be estimated into any final cost estimate as well.




Payment Options


Payments Made Within the United States:


  • Preferred payment methods are; Personal Check (all personal and bank checks must clear prior to shipping), Certified Bank Check or Money Order, Postal Money Orders, Bank Wire Transfer or Western Union. 
  • All items must be paid for in full prior to shipment.


Credit Card Payments:


Credit cards are not accepted at present time.


International Payments:


  • Payment is due in U.S. dollars, for the full amount. 
  • Preferred payment method is via direct Bank Wire Transfer.  For orders under $1500 there is a $50 wire fee.
  • Any items that are put on a payment plan are subject to a $50 wire fee for each wire payment, regardless of value.
  • I also accept Western Union payments
  • Items must be paid for in full prior to shipment.





Shipping Within the United States


  • I will ship most packages domestically in the U.S. via FedEx, fully insured by my private insurance carrier.
  • Shipping charges are mandatory and in addition to the price of the item purchased.
  • All FedEx packages are sent fully insured within the United States and will require signature upon delivery.
  • I can ship via the postal service on smaller value items under $1000, insurance costs are additional and included in the USPS charges.
  • Any damage to the items during shipment via the USPS is payable to the buyer by the carrier.
  • Items are generally shipped within one to three business days of receipt and clearance of payment.  When shipping by FedEx you will receive automated email updates from FedEx with detailed tracking.


International Shipping (outside the United States)


  • I ship via FedEx, which I find to be fast and safe, and can provide you an estimate on this cost.  Other options are available, depending on value and payment method.
  • When shipping via FedEx, I can ship fully insured against loss or damage during transit (it does not cover seizure or destruction of property by order of governmental authority including under quarantine or customs regulations or damage or loss due to acts of war or nuclear hazard).
  • Requests to ship at a lower value may negate insurance.
  • Buyers are liable for any customs or duty fees.
  • Shipments to countries that ban militaria-related items are at the buyer’s risk and the buyer is liable if the package is seized by customs.
  • All shipping fees for returns or cancellations are deducted from refunds.




Examination Period and Returns



  • There is a seven calendar day examination period upon receipt of the item.
  • After the examination period expires all sales become final. 
  • If satisfied with the purchase, a buyer may also inform me that the sale is final prior to the expiration of the seven-day period.
  • Items may be returned during this examination period, for a full refund less all shipping costs and restocking fees (if applicable) if you are not satisfied with your purchase provided that the item is returned in exact, un-altered and un-damaged condition.  Any items that are found to have been switched for a similar item or damaged or altered in any fashion (including cleaning, polishing or disassembly) will be returned to the buyer and the sale will be considered final.
  • Notice to return items must be documented by email, before expiration of the seven-day examination period. The item must then be returned within seven days of providing notice to return.
  • The majority of original items for sale on this site are consignment.  At the end of the examination period sales are considered final and the consignor is paid off.  Your acceptance of these terms is acknowledged when you place an order.
  • Buyer pays for all shipping costs for both the initial shipment and any returns.  Refunded balance, less all shipping/insurance costs, deposits or re-stocking fees will be mailed within five days of receipt of returned item provided it meets all conditions of the return. 
  • International returns that must be refunded via bank wire payment will be subject to a deduction of a $140 wire fee.







A quick note about layaways and payment plans;

Over the years as prices have increased and purchasing some items can be a challenge for the collector to pay for in one lump sum, the dealer community has adjusted and allowed their customers to purchase items on payment plans.  This has always been a “good faith” effort on the dealer’s part to help the collector purchase an item. 


Unfortunately, as the number of payment plans and layaways has exponentially increased, so too have the issues of collectors breaching the agreement and not paying on-time after dealers have essentially provided an interest free loan.  Where this creates problems with my business is with the consignors, as they expect to be paid off within the time frame agreed upon.  The consignors are the foundation of the quality merchandise that I’m able to uncover and offer for sale, so keeping payment promises to them is vital, not to mention expected. 


If you need a payment plan I will work with you and do everything possible to arrange something that will work for all of us.  I do, however, have strict requirements in following the agreed upon timeframe for this so please carefully read my terms below. 


Please also note that I do have some consignors who will not permit a payment plan, and this is because of previous problems with collectors not paying on time as they had agreed.



Layaways/Payment Plans/Deposits


  • Layaways and payment plans may be available, depending on the item, and what the individual consignor will agree to.  If you are interested in a layaway, please ask and we can discuss what can be worked out.  Please also read the Standard Payment Plan terms listed below.
  • The listed price of an item is not negotiable if you want a layaway/payment plan!
  • A deposit of 1/3 of the sale price will be required. 
  • Deposits for payment plans are NON-REFUNDABLE if sale a is canceled by the buyer, the item is returned for any reason or if final payment is not completed as agreed.
  • If you have multiple items on a payment plan, nothing will be shipped until all items are paid for.  Each item will require a separate deposit to hold.


Holding/Reserving Items


  • If we have done business before, I will generally hold an item for one week pending receipt of either the full payment or a deposit to hold the item.
  • I do not hold items unless a commitment to purchase is indicated and a deposit received.


Standard Payment Plan


Typically, I will agree to a payment plan for items with prices over $1000 and have standard terms for this.  However, I do have a few consignors who will NOT accept a payment plan, so this may not be available in every case.


Standard Payment Plans are as follows.


    1. 90-day term from deposit to final payoff, in which I am providing you with interest free financing.
    2. A non-refundable Deposit of 1/3 of the item’s value is due within 7 days of commitment to purchase.
    3. If full payment is not received within 90 days, the sale will be considered in default, the non-refundable deposit forfeited, and the item re-listed for sale. If additional progress payments have been made beyond the deposit, those will be refunded.



Extended Payment Plan


Occasionally a consignor may offer extended payment plans on some of the higher value items.  There also may be an additional charge for this.  Except for the length of term, and any additional fees, all other terms will be the same.