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MapsPast

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 We collect and sell antique maps, antique prints, and general antiques or vintage items. All our maps and prints are 100% authentic originals with documented provenance. We do not sell reproductions of any kind.

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FREE AIRMAIL SHIPPING

for a total purchase of $200 or more*.

U.S. Customers: Spend $200 on total purchase and get FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING (3-10 days, includes tracking): a $25 value!*

 

*Excludes certain items in Books & Atlases category.

If free shipping does not appear on your invoice when it should, please let us invoice you before making payment.

 

 

We ship using high quality clear-plastic acid-free bags, foam-core backing, or rigid mailing tubes for larger items.

 

We use Canada Post for most items and we are well-versed in all the rates and options for the U.S., Canada and Overseas. Our shipping rates are below the actual cost, and we combine items for free (or only a small fraction of the cost). You can verify the rates at: canadapost.ca.

 

We combine shipping on all maps and prints. There is no 'per item' charge.

 

Note that, since we are located in Canada, shipping to the U.S. takes longer than it does between two points within the U.S. We ALWAYS ship within two working day of receiving payment, and often ship the same day; however, we have no control over how long it takes from here.

 

Based on economical reasons (item types, price, lower cost for buyers, etc.) and as part of Ebay Deals, most of our standard shipping methods have NO TRACKING. All our shipping methods are shown below. Of course, we can always provide some options when tracking is required. Please contact us If you require express delivery with tracking or for special assistance. We normally use XpressPost™ or Expedited Parcel™ by Canada Post, or FedEx Express® or FedEx Ground® for time-sensitive shipments (tracking and guaranteed delivery included).

 

Sellers' fees are now tied to detailed feedback. Please remember where we are shipping from and that we ship at below our actual cost when you leave feedback about shipping times and/or costs. In case you encounter any problems with your purchase, please contact us directly as suggested by Ebay and Paypal before contacting them.

 

 

Airmail Delivery to the U.S.A.

Standard Shipping from Outside U.S.

Packages size up to 33 cm x 26 cm (13" x 10") in flat envelopes: will be shipped using Letter-Post™ by Canada Post.

Mailing Tubes 54 cm x 8 cm (21" x 3") for any maps/prints larger than 30 cm x 23 cm (12" x 10"): will be shipped using Small Packet Airmail™ by Canada Post.

Delivery times vary from as quick as seven days to as long as three weeks, depending on your location in the U.S. and the degree of vigilance being exercised by the U.S. customs at the border (normally 2 weeks on average).

NONE OF THESE SHIPPING SERVICES PROVIDE TRACKING.

Expedited Shipping from Outside U.S.

Items priced equal or more than $100, will be packaged either in large packages or mailing tubes, and will be shipped using Expedited Parcel™ or Tracked Packet™ by Canada Post. These shipments include tracking.

Delivery times vary between 4-8 business days, depending on your location in the U.S. and the degree of vigilance being exercised by the U.S. customs at the border.

Ebay or Paypal will provide you the tracking once item is shipped.

Airmail Delivery to Canada

Standard International Shipping

Packages size up to 33 cm x 26 cm (13" x 10") in flat envelopes: will be shipped using Letter-Mail™ by Canada Post (no tracking).

Mailing Tubes 54 cm x 8 cm (21" x 3") for any maps/prints larger than 30 cm x 23 cm (12" x 10"): will be shipped using Expedited Parcel™ by Canada Post (with tracking).

Delivery times vary from as quick as a day to as long as 10 days.
The cost varies by location. In our listings, we give the higher end of the possibilities (i.e. BC or NL). If you live in ON or QC, shipping will be a little (20% or so) lower. We'll refund you the difference after you've paid and/or re-invoice you with corrected shipping before you pay.

Expedited International Shipping

Items priced equal or more than $100, will be packaged either in large packages or mailing tubes, and will be shipped using Expedited Parcel™ by Canada Post. These shipments include tracking.

Delivery times vary from as quick as a day to as long as 10 days.
The cost varies by location. In our listings, we give the higher end of the possibilities (i.e. BC or NL). If you live in ON or QC, shipping will be a little (20% or so) lower. We'll refund you the difference after you've paid and/or re-invoice you with corrected shipping before you pay.

Delivery to International Destinations (Outside USA/Canada)

Economy International Shipping

For Total Purchase of Less than $100

Packages size up to 33 cm x 26 cm (13" x 10") in flat envelopes: will be shipped using Letter-Post™ by Canada Post. NO TRACKING IS PROVIDED.

Delivery times vary from as quick as seven days to as long as six weeks (normally 2-3 weeks on average).

Economy International Shipping

For Total Purchase of $100 or More

Items priced equal or more than $100, will be packaged either in large packages or mailing tubes, and will be shipped using International Surface Parcel™ by Canada Post (by cargo ships). These shipments are fully insured and include limited tracking only (delivery events within Canada).

Delivery times vary between 4-12 weeks, depending on destination.

Ebay or Paypal will provide you the limited tracking once item is shipped.

This shipping method is Canada Post's most economical shipping that includes tracking and insured for items value $100 or more for intenational destinations.

Delivery events within Canada means that the last listed tracking event would be PACKAGE LEFT CANADA TOWARDS DESTINATION (passed Canadian customs and on the cargo ship heading towards your address).

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR OTHER SHIPPING OPTIONS.

Standard International Shipping

Packages size up to 33 cm x 26 cm (13" x 10") in flat envelopes: will be shipped using Letter-Post™ by Canada Post.

Mailing Tubes 54 cm x 8 cm (21" x 3") for any maps/prints larger than 30 cm x 23 cm (12" x 10"): will be shipped using Small Packet Airmail™ by Canada Post.

Delivery times vary from as quick as seven days to as long as six weeks (normally 2-3 weeks on average).

NONE OF THESE SHIPPING SERVICES PROVIDE TRACKING.

 

 

 

 

IF YOU DEFINITELY REQUIRE TRACKING:

 

Shipping option for United States and international addresses: Tracked Packet™.

In addition to the standard deliveries as mentioned above, Canada Post's Tracked Packet™ provides tracking reference.

At this moment, this service is only available for deliveries to the countries listed below.

  Up to 500 g. Up to 1 kg. Up to 1.5 kg. Up to 2 kg.
United States US$ 13.00 US$ 15.00 N/A N/A
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (GB) EUR 30.00 EUR 36.00 EUR 40.00 EUR 45.00
Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland EUR 37.00 EUR 43.00 EUR 49.00 EUR 54.00
Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia,
New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea
US$ 37.00 US$ 43.00 US$ 48.00 US$ 53.00
Brazil US$ 40.00 US$
47.00
US$
53.00
US$
60.00
Turkey EUR 40.00 EUR 47.00 EUR 53.00 EUEUR 60.00

Based on current conversion rates from Canadian Dollars. Updated February 2016.

 

Payment

We accept Paypal. Cash upon local pick-up is also fine.

For all purchases:

  • Payment is preferred within three days, and required within seven days. If you've spent more than $100 and won't be paying for several days, please just send a quick e-mail to let us know.

  • We do not accept personal cheques.

  • Non-paying buyers will be reported to Ebay. This is the only way we can recover the fees that Ebay charges us upon your agreement to purchase.

  • Please make sure that you have correct delivery address on your eBay and Paypal account. Leave a note in your Paypal payment or send a message through eBay if you need your items to be delivered to a different address.

  • WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE TO RETRIEVE ANY SHIPPED ITEMS FOR ANY INCORRECT OR NON-DELIVERED ADDRESSES.

    We normally receive returned/non-delivered items after 2-3 months from the original shipping date. If requested, we will send an invoice for the re-shipping and ship the item after received payment.

Guarantee

We are a small solo-run business venture but yet responsive seller and we thrive for our customer's full satisfaction. We are very pleased to offer you our collection of antique and rare prints and maps. With each purchase we always include a copy of the title page of the original publication whenever available to provide the authenticity of each or our items. We simply do not sell any reproductions or whatsoever.

Due to recent global development of online shopping and transaction activities, returns are only possible when received item not as described as in the item listing. In this case, please contact us within 14 (fourteen) days of received item to start the process for a full refund.