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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. I’m looking for a specific photo. Can you help?
You are welcome to send us your requests, however, due to the large number of auctions we list each week it is very difficult to locate an individual picture of interest. We recommend that you set up a weekly automated eBay search to quickly scan our listings. That way you’ll never miss a photo of interest.

Q. Are the photos that you sell unique (ie. one of a kind)
It is virtually impossible to claim that any photograph is one of a kind (unless one has been in possession of the original negative continuously since its creation). Unlike other collectibles (sports cards, coins, stamps, etc.) there are no production runs, no sets, no population reports, no records of how many prints were made from a single negative. So it is very possible that multiple photographic prints exist of any given image. On very rare occasions, we even see multiple prints of the same image within our collection. That being said, the vast majority of our photos are unique within our collection, and many have been lost to the public for decades. You can click here to read our eBay guide on this topic.

Q. Why are CGC items more expensive than similar non-CGC items?
CGC items we have submitted to CGC to be certified, graded and preserved in sealed archival sleeves or cases. This service greatly increases the long term collector’s value of the collectible but unfortunately the service comes with a price. Of course, as collectors, we think it’s worth every dollar. The cost for this service is what you see reflected in the higher listing price.

Q. I bought a CGC item but don’t want the holder. Can I remove it?
Absolutely. The holders and cases are sealed on all four sides but are not attached to the enclosed item. The seals can easily be broken to remove the enclosed item without damage. Please note: removing a photo from a CGC holder will void the authenticity guarantee provided by CGC and will make your photo non-returnable.  We recommend leaving the holder intact to maintain the value of your purchase and protect your photo.

Q. Can you declare a lower value on the customs form?
All international orders are marked with the invoice value paid. Please do not ask us to break the law by declaring a lesser value on international shipments.

Q. What payment methods do you accept?
We prefer PayPal. Major credit cards can be used through eBay's checkout. Please contact us for other forms of payment. Orders paid for by checks and money orders will be held until payment has cleared our bank. Though we can accept cash (US dollars only), we do NOT recommend sending cash - buyers who choose to send cash do so at their own risk.

Q. Do you license pictures for reproduction?
You are purchasing a single vintage photograph as a collector's item only. No rights for reproduction or commercial use in any form whatsoever are given or implied.

Q. Can I combine multiple wins to save on shipping?
Absolutely! Shipping is per order. You can combine as many items as you like into one order by waiting to pay until all auctions have been won and Buy-It-Now items have been selected. eBay will automatically combine your UNPAID items into one order and adjust shipping when you checkout and pay. Items that are paid individually will ship individually.

To combine orders, you should wait to checkout until all the auctions you wish to combine have closed. If you are purchasing Buy It Now items, simply click Buy Now and confirm your intent to purchase, but do not click the pay now button. Once all auctions have closed, you can checkout using the Pay Now! button in any of your ended listings. eBay will automatically combine your purchases and adjust the shipping accordingly.

Still have questions?
Send us an email at sales@jayparrino.com and we'll do our best to get you an answer quickly!

 
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