All items are wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes.
We ask for your understanding with respect to the shipping materials
as we try to recycle as much as possible. We will reuse boxes from
other shipments in an effort to save trees and reduce waste. All boxes
are in fine condition, as new. Most simply have some marking or writing
on them as their only faults. Please ignore any other marks on the
boxes. All the boxes are inspected for damage and sturdiness. If the
corrugated material has been crushed, its protective ability has been
compromised and the box will not be used. If you receive a crushed or
smashed box in shipment, note it to the shipping carrier immediately
(UPS, Fed-Ex, USPS). If the book or item is damaged they need to know
this immediately for insurance purposes and they will need to see the
We package our books and items in such a manner that
they will arrive safely and that they can be unwrapped straight
forwardly. Over taping will only make unpacking more difficult,
risking damage to the books or item.
Please note that shipping materials are not archival.
Please do not leave any of your collectibles, whether purchased from us
or another dealer, in the shipping materials for any extended period.
Be especially careful with invoices, packing lists and printed
descriptions. Most likely these papers are not archival or acid free
paper and most certainly the ink is not archival or acid free. Even
Coconut Rose stationary and invoices are not archival. Our certificates
are archival. If you wish to insert the certificate into a
book for storage, please fold the certificate inward so the printed
sides face each other. If you are storing descriptions and/or invoices
with the book, put them in glassine envelopes or thin poly-propylene
archival page protective inserts. Costco has a good quality archival
page protector available (they are heavier/thicker and are good for
storing documents in binders). Any office supply store will have
protectors made with thinner material and in smaller quantities. Be
careful with PVC envelopes and sleeves, most are not archival. For
more discussion on archival materials please go to archival.