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Shipping & Deliveries
Unless otherwise requested, RareItems.com uses Fine Art Shippers or USPS with Insurance and Signature Confirmation to ship antiquities. For our Ancient Coins or Variety items, we will work with our clients to find a suitable shipping service that would be applicable to their location / the type of item being shipped. We make every effort to ship items with 48 hours of receiving payment. Typical delivery times range from one to seven business days, depending on size and destination.
International customers are responsible for all duties and taxes.
WE PROVIDE FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.
Returns & Exchanges
Items purchased outright on RareItems.com may be returned within one week of receipt for any reason. Customers are responsible for return shipment fees and insurance for the full value of the item(s) returned. Item must be returned in its original condition. If an item arrives damaged due to shipping, RareItems.com must be contacted within 2 days with a full description of the damages.
RareItems.com unconditionally guarantees the authenticity and ownership history of every item featured for sale on the website. Any claim disputing authenticity must be made in writing by the original purchaser upon discovering the lack of authenticity. The original purchaser must return the item to RareItems.com, along with proof of test results and expert reports, in the same condition and state as it was received.
- RareItems.com has developed one of the antiquities trade's most vigorous and stringent due diligence procedures for establishing provenance-the chain of ownership-to ensure that its pieces come from reputable channels on the open market and are in accord with the applicable legislation, as well as the governing body of international law.
- RareItems.com also goes to great length to establish the authenticity of any of its proposed works of art. From scholarly historical and style analysis and acknowledgement to scientific reports based on thermo-luminescence, “Carbon 14”, metallurgic, and other such testing, etc. All tests are done to ensure that each artifact is genuine to its description and dating.
Trade - Buying From Us
Our works of art have been purchased for public display by many of the world's pre-eminent museums. Our clients also include a vast array of private individuals, who all desire to acquire one or more unique works of art that will ultimately enrich their surroundings and lives, and in some cases, also view their purchases as prudent investments. These people all share one thing in common, besides their passion for beautiful objects; they are the custodian of each individual work of art’s right to life - to remain a testimony of humanity’s heritage. Indeed, they all feel that “they never really own any of these works, but merely look after them in their best possible interest (restoration, conservation, studying, publishing, exhibiting, etc…), for only a brief time span, until parting, and then someone else, be it an individual or an institution takes over that responsibility”.
Trade - Selling to Us
RareItems.com purchases works of art from private collectors, public auctions, art dealers, and art brokers worldwide.
RareItems.com has developed one of the most meticulous due-diligence procedures for establishing provenance-the chain of ownership-in the antiquities trade. This is done to ensure that pieces come from reputable channels and are in accordance with the law. Such scrupulousness requires RareItems.com to employ researchers who match artifacts against lost art registries, such as Art Loss Register Ltd, and who seek out documentation of prior ownership, including, but not limited to publications, sworn affidavits, dated photographs, invoices, customs documents, and insurance policies.
RareItems.com also offers an expertise service for anyone who seeks to verity the authenticity and/or value of an ancient artwork within our sphere of expertise. Please contact us for more information.