(not combined with the purchase
A flat rate shipping charge is applied to all stamp
orders (same charge whether you order a single stamp or
hundreds of stamps). Unfortunately, the United States
Postal Service dramatically increased First Class
International Package rates on January 27, 2013.
International customers: please see the notes below.
To a United States Address:
USPS Zone 3: $9.45 (Examples: Europe,
Asia, Australia, Russia)
USPS Zone 4: $9.15 (Examples: Central and
South America, New Zealand, South Africa, India)
for our international customers:
A 6 x 9 inch
hard-board mailer (hard-board mailer necessary to protect
stamps) meets the USPS First Class International Letter
rate if the package does not exceed 1/4" in thickness
or 3.5 oz in weight. If your packaged order meets
these specifications, we will reduce the shipping charge
listed on your order confirmation (via a
reduction in charge to your credit card or a reimbursement to
your PayPal account) to the following levels:
To Canada: $2.10
To Mexico: $2.75
To USPS Zone 3: $3.50
To USPS Zone 4: $3.20
Customs / duty
fees: We are legally required to provide
detailed descriptions of package contents on customs
declaration forms (e.g., "Philatelic items",
with quantity, weight and value; the shipping charge is
not included in this value). Please note that the
buyer assumes all responsibilities for customs and/or duty
fees as may be assessed by their home country.
The Collectible Stamps Gallery cannot accurately predict
whether or not you will be assessed these fees or how much
they may be (the buyer, from their home country, is in the
best position to determine this; you may contact your
local customs office for guidance).
Shipping charges for supplies
are based on weight
and the location of your address (USPS rate zone). This fee is
calculated by our shopping cart software; you will see this
charge before you process your payment.
If your purchased
items can be shipped safely and less expensively within a USPS
Flat Rate Priority Mail box, we will do so with a reduction
in your shipping charge to the actual postage cost.
Please note that this reduced charge will not be calculated on
the automated order confirmation you receive from our shopping
cart software (the possible combinations of purchased items
are endless; we will not know whether your purchases meet the
Flat-Rate Priority Mail specifications until your order is
assembled). You will, however, be informed of this
shipping charge reduction in the shipment confirmation you
receive. Shipping charge reductions are handled according to
your payment method: by reducing the charge to your credit
card, by reimbursing your PayPal account, or by including a
reimbursement check in your shipped package.
If you order both stamps and supplies:
We will save
you money by carefully packaging the stamps within the box
used to ship your supplies. The shipping charge will be
based solely on the weight of the ordered supplies.