Shipping Notes

Shipping Notes
For domestic or international fixed-price shipping quotes on individual items, please click on the Shipping Rate Calculator button [image of button] on the item listing and enter your shipping information into the required fields.

Our default international shipping method is USPS Global Express Mail (the most reliable and least expensive option providing a tracking number). All amounts listed in the shipping rate calculator include packing materials and insurance costs. Packing materials may include: box/boxes, bubble wrap, packing foam, packing peanuts, tissue paper, tape, etc. We do not charge a handling fee.

Our domestic & international shipping rates are based on the size and weight of the item after it has been packed (weight includes 1.0-5.0lbs. for packing materials depending on the dimensions of the item).

Please Note:   All domestic & international shipping rates offered through the Shipping Rate Calculator are considered quotes only. We reserve the right to adjust the shipping rate of any item if the actual shipping cost (after packing) differs greatly from that quoted by the Shipping Rate Calculator.

Our Shipping Rate Calculator is not currently able to calculate the international shipping rates for items which meet any of these criteria: the item is valued over $1500.; the item weighs over 9.0lbs.; the item is considered oversized by USPS (after being packed) or the shipping address is outside of our designated shipping zones. If you are having difficulty with or are unable to use the Shipping Rate Calculator above, please contact us directly for a shipping quote at: officeassistant@BloomAntiques.com

Shipping Time:   Items are generally shipped out within 5-10 Business Days from the receipt/ clearing of payment. Items shipped using UPS Ground should arrive in 1-5 business days. We will send you an e-mail confirmation (including your tracking number) as soon as your item is shipped.

Special Requests:   If you need an item shipped to meet a specific schedule due to an event or traveling plans, please contact us and we will try to accommodate to the best of our ability.

At your request, we can charge your UPS or Fed Ex account; however, we will charge a fee for packing materials.

Due to the value and nature of our inventory we require that all items shipped internationally be mailed using a mail service providing tracking information as well as insurance. As USPS Airmail Parcel Post provides neither tracking numbers nor insurance, we will not ship by this means under any circumstance.

Due to international shipping regulations we are not allowed to designate any item as a "gift" or mark the value of the item less than the actual cost of the item when it was sold at auction. However, at the customers request we will be happy to highlight any item as an "antique" or “"100+ years old" if this is in fact true.

We are happy to combine shipping/packing for customers who purchase multiple items (when possible). For a domestic or international combined shipping quote, please contact: patrick@BloomAntiques.com or (718) 438-6444.

Customs:   International shipments are occasionally held and inspected by Customs officials for a period of time. We are not responsible for covering the shipping costs on any item returned to us by international customs agents.

VAT Taxes/Duties:   We cannot anticipate VAT or other foreign duties. If you are an international customer, please be aware that your country may assess import duties/taxes. Any taxes or fees assessed on an item are the sole responsibility of the customer. In the event an item is returned for any reason, we are not responsible for covering these fees.

Returned Packages:   We are not responsible for any item returned to us as "undeliverable" if the address provided by the customer matches the address printed on the shipping label. In this event, the customer is required to provide an alternate shipping address and cover the additional shipping costs before the item will be shipped again.

Lost or Damaged Items:   Unfortunately, boxes are occasionally lost, damaged or go missing during transit. In the event of loss or item damage, we are required to notify the carrier so that a trace can be started. Following their procedure, the insurance claim can usually be filed no sooner than one (1) month after the carrier has started their trace of the package. The customer will be refunded only after the insurance claim has been completed which may take a few months.

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding shipping, please contact: patrick@BloomAntiques.com