|OUR SHIPPING POLICY:|
WE SHIP TO: The U.S. & WORLDWIDE (Excludes: China, Korea, South, Russian Federation, Haiti, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Somalia).
IMPORTANT NOTES: We ship all of our Antique & Vintage Items Safely & Securely Hardpacked, and Secured in between Oversized Cardboard, AND/OR shipped in Heavy-Duty Tubes with Archival Paper or Glassine with Bubble-Wrap added for Protection. Our customers have greatly appreciated their well-packed & well-protected artwork as our feedback clearly shows. -We have unfortunately been on the receiving end of poorly-packed artwork and we wouldn't wish that on our worst enemies.
***To save our customers MORE $$$, ALL Shipping Rates (Domestic & Overseas) 'DO NOT' include Handling/Packing Fees and are extremely close to the 'Actual Shipping Costs' based on eBay's (estimated) Shipping Calculator that we use exclusivley on all of our auction listings.
"eBay's SHIPPING CALCULATOR": We exclusively use eBay's "SHIPPING CALCULATOR", which is built right into the auction page itself and is accessible at the top of the page via the 'See all details' link or via the 'Shipping and payments' tab next to the 'Description' tab at the top of the page. You simply type in your Zip Code or choose your Country from the Drop-Down list provided & it displays the shipping amount for you. HAWAII & ALASKA, would be shipped by either USPS Priority Mail or UPS 2nd-Day Air.
*DOMESTIC BIDDERS PLEASE READ:
-For U.S. (lower 48 States): We normally ship via UPS-‘GROUND’ since we have daily pickup here at the Art Shop, but we do also offer USPS (United States Postal Service) Shipping Service as an alternate choice. We recommend UPS since they cover up to the 1st $100.00. We will provide a tracking number and will email it to you when the item(s) have shipped.
SHIPPING RATES: In the continental United States are based on the estimated size of the item (with extra spacing for Hardpack and/or Heavy-Duty Tube & Bubble-Wrap for protection) & estimated final weight.
HAWAII & ALASKA: Would be shipped via USPS Priority Mail or UPS 2-Day Air based on estimated size with extra spacing for hardpack and/or shipped in a heavy-duty tube, bubble wrap and estimated final weight.
**INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE READ (IMPORTANT!!!):
-For CANADA & WORLDWIDE: We normally ship via USPS International (United States Postal Service), and within their size restrictions. Please visit the USPS website for further information regarding your country and its respective 'Rate Charts', complete information & 'Conditions for Mailing'. We would fill out the appropriate Customs Forms and provide the 'Winning Bidder' with the 'Customs Number' via email as soon as the item has shipped (Items can be tracked via the USPS website). PLEASE NOTE: Any Customs Clearance or Import Duty Fees and/or Taxes (normally collected upon delivery and/or pickup), are the 'Winning Bidder's' sole responsibility, and are not included in the item price or the shipping charges. *Please check with your country's Customs Office/House prior to bidding/buying to determine what those additional fees will be*. We normally ship within 2 business days of cleared payment, but PLEASE NOTE: Please allow extra delivery time for your item(s) to clear all Customs Houses (U.S. and Abroad-typical delivery time about 14 business days +/-). We also would need a VALID INTERNATIONAL ADDRESS to 'Ship To'.
***IMPORTANT NOTE*** Customs charges/fees & duty taxes are based on the final value amount of the item(s) that we are required by U.S. law to declare on Customs Forms before shipping the item. Under U.S. law we are unable to mark a smaller amount or to declare the item a gift, sample, or anything other than merchandise prints/paintings etc, so PLEASE DO NOT ASK. We are a respectable business & must transact our auctions honestly & by the law. We would be liable and would get in trouble if there were any complications. The value marked on the Customs form will be the final auction price for any or all prints/paintings & will not include shipping. Most items will be shipped rolled in a Heavy-Duty Tube to save on shipping costs. Some may be shipped flat/hardpacked at our discretion.
NOTES FOR ALL BIDDERS:
COMBINED SHIPPING: We offer Combined Shipping, for multiple winning auctions if the items can be put into the same package. Note: Some Combined Rates may be higher due to Combined Weight changes or Oversized (OS1) dimensions, for items such as: Framed items, multiple paintings on canvas, oversized items etc. Please wait until we email you an appropriate invoice reflecting the discount for any multiple item auction wins before you pay via PayPal, or you can email us for an invoice after auction end.
We normally ship items within 2 business days of receiving cleared payment. Please Note: Our gallery is closed Sundays & Mondays. We make every effort to pack artwork securely and carefully as per the items’ specifications.
Due to the Antique/Vintage nature of MOST of our items, at our discretion we ship items flat or in heavy-duty tubes and they are securely & safely packed with each item wrapped in packing paper or archival glassine, then secured in between oversized cardboard or rolled in a heavy duty tube, then bubble-wrap is added, as per the item's specifications. Smaller items (like postcards & small prints) will also be securely & safely packed with each item wrapped in packing paper or archival glassine, then secured in between oversized cardboard, then shipped in a bubble-lined envelope.
*UPS DOES NOT SHIP TO P.O. BOXES*
Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc. is NOT responsible for service transit time. Transit times, provided by UPS, exclude weekends and holidays, and may vary with package origin and destination, particularly during peak periods such as; Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day etc.
Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc. is NOT responsible for Customs Clearing & Delivery Times. Delivery &/OR Pickup times for your package may vary from country to country, so please be patient.