We are dealer members in good standing of the American Philatelic Society and have been for over 25 years. We offer reduced shipping and handling fees on certain eligible items when you order multiple items at the same time. The amount charged is calculated by finding the eligible item with the highest shipping and handling fee and adding $0.35 for additional each additional eligible item in the United States and $0.50 for each additional eliglible item in other countries. In order to receive the best possible shipping and handling fee please add the items in your order to your shopping cart and then request a combined invoice BEFORE YOU PAY.
If you are in one of the countries that we do not ship to we will allow you to order, but you must first agree to pay for registered airmail shipment. If you would like to do this let us and we will allow you an exception to our general rule.
We ship most items in 1 to 5 business days of receipt of payment. Items requiring special treatment such as insurance or registration ship every Friday. In order to provide our customers with the lowest possible prices we may not always use more expensive methods of shipment required by eBay to have Top-Rated status even though we qualify in every other respect. You can see from our feedback that we are extremely reliable and honest. We pack stamps carefully so that they will not be damaged in transit. We do not place each stamp or set of stamps in a separate envelope with a description. All items are shipped via the United States Postal Service. On international shipments valued above $35.00 PayPal and eBay require that we ship by Express Mail International or registered mail. The registration fee is in addition to the actual postage cost. Please keep this in mind when placing an order. Express Mail International costs $49.95 including postage and insurance for most shipments up to about 5 pounds. Registered mail is the only legal method of shipment of stamps sent to some countries. The cost is $14.95 in addition to postage and handling. Registered mail is generally very safe. If a registered shipment is lost or damaged and the value is above $47.00 you will receive only $47.00. We are not responsible in any way for losses higher than $47.00 on registered international shipments. We accept PayPal. Some of our older listings show out of date information. If you have any questions you may contact us by email at UNIDAV@aol.com, by fax or telephone at 818 769-7581 or by mail at UNIVERSAL PHILATELIC SERVICE - PO BOX 6016 - NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA 91603-6016 USA