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Thank you for your purchase.  Please note payment must be made in U.S. currency. You will be given an opportunity to provide special shipping instructions, comments, etc. on Step 4 of the check-out process. If you are located outside the U.S., please read the note at the bottom of this page regarding S&H.

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S&H for Domestic Destinations


S & H (U.S. Destinations): Orders usually ship within 24-48 hours, M-F. We reserve the right to ship using either USPS or UPS, whichever is least expensive. If the order is less than $100 and weighs less than a pound, it will likely ship by 1st Class Mail. If you need us to ship using a specific carrier, we are happy to accommodate your request, but if the cost is higher than the cost of using our preference, we ask for you to pay the overage (i.e., the difference) - even if your order was to receive free shipping.

ALERT (important - please read): We typically ship by USPS Priority Mail which in the past has been both reliable and reasonably priced. However, of recent it has been extremely slow and the USPS has been missing scans (which impacts tracking... which impacts confidence). Although orders are not getting "lost in the mail", on occasion they are taking several weeks (instead of days) to arrive. If you are okay with this there is no need to read further. As an alternativewe do offer UPS as an option, but since it is often more expensive, we ask those who prefer this method to cover the cost - and understand that the free shipping threshold (details below) would not apply. With this in mind, if you would prefer for us to send you a UPS Ground quote to consider, would like quotes for UPS 1, 2, and 3-day guaranteed delivery, or would like us to ship using UPS Ground (no quote needed - just adjust the cost and send), please be in touch by phone (570-326-1045) or by email (select one of the following email options):

Since we endeavor to ship as quickly as possible, the above requests need to be made at the time your order is placed, or the order may have already been shipped. :)

S & H is auto-calculated as follows: $9 for the first issue ($5 for smaller issues such as London Gazettes, Gentleman's Magazines, etc. - and will likely ship by 1st Class Mail), and $1 for each additional issue within the same order. Exclusions: large custom quotes, most bound volumes, all eBay items, certain wholesale lots containing 5 or more issues, orders containing presentation cases, portfolios, and/or large folders (those 20"x14" and larger), and items purchased in bulk. The S&H for these will appear at checkout.

Free Shipping: U.S. orders which total $150 or more receive free shipping. Exclusions: large custom quotes, most bound volumes, all eBay items, certain wholesale lots containing 5 or more issues, orders containing presentation cases, portfolios, and/or large folders (those 20"x14" and larger), items purchased in bulk, and all orders which require expedited shipping.

Please Know: If the actual S&H is less than the auto-calculated S&H, we will adjust the cost downward. You will never pay more than the actual S&H! If the actual S&H is greater than the auto-calculated S&H, we will cover the difference.

Expedited shipping: Overnight, 2, and 3-day shipping via UPS is available upon request. The cost to the buyer will be based on the actual size and weight of the package. Be in touch if needed (info@rarenewspapers.com), or include a note in the comment field at check-out (please include phone #). While we are happy to provide this service, if we do our part and ship on time, we do not take responsibility for orders arriving late due to the carrier not fulfilling their commitment. However, if we are able to obtain a refund for the shipping from the carrier, we will pass this along to the buyer.

S&H for Non-Domestic Destinations

The S&H displayed at checkout is for U.S. destinations only. If you are from outside the U.S. and we already have your payment information on file, we will make small adjustments to account for the increase in international shipping costs. This adjustment will be shown on your final invoice after the order has been processed. However, if the increase is significant (greater than $28), if you have already paid (by check, PayPal, or similar), or if you include a note in the comment field at final check-out informing us that you would like to be contacted even for small adjustments, we will be in touch with a final quote before processing your order.

Non-Domestic orders do not qualify for the free shipping threshold.

Refund/Return Policy

All items are guaranteed to be genuine and as described.

Returns are permitted, and a full refund happily provided, under the following conditions:

  • The item must not be as described.
  • The item must be returned within 14 days of receipt.
  • The item must be returned in the same condition as it was sent, packaged safely and securely.

Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers will also pay the cost for returns meeting above criteria.

* We do not accept returns or provide refunds for any other reason other than what is stated above. However, if you order the incorrect date when purchasing a birthday paper, while we do not accept the original newspaper ordered as a return, we do our best to provide you with the correct date needed at a reduced price - assuming it is available and it is not an issue with key content.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and will only use the information we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).

We collect information about you for a variety of reasons:

  • so we can process your order,
  • so we can contact you in case we have a problem with your order,
  • so we can send you our regular newsletter.

You always have the option to easily unsubscribe from our mailing list.

We do not sell your details to advertising companies... ever!

You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us (info@rarenewspapers.com) or by calling us (570-326-1045). If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly.