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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 07:56 PM
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[QUOTE=Rick;262771]You'd have to go back in time...

[QUOTE=Rick;262771]You'd have to go back in time to BBQ one Philip; they're extinct and anyway who wants leftovers that old.
The /QUOTE]

I once read somewhere that Russian paleontologists once...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Philip
Stellar sea cow? Havenít heard about that...

Stellar sea cow? Havenít heard about that before. Do those ribs taste good off the BBQ grill too? I love the dual-use concept.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2021, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Philip
Oh, those ellyfunts should be trumpeting for joy!

Oh, those ellyfunts should be trumpeting for joy!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2019, 02:38 AM
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Posted By Philip
the tactical / ninja camouflage

Back in the 1990s, when CITES enforcement was not what it is now, some dealer colleagues from the UK used to come to US antique arms fairs to buy. As a favor I would handle shipping for them, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2019, 02:20 AM
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Posted By Philip
shooting craps with alligators

Yep, the feds can't inspect every parcel. But recent experiences show that the gamble isn't worth it. Call me paranoid, but it seems to me that offenders whose shipments get snagged are put on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2019, 04:45 AM
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Posted By Philip
Ouch! Just curious, did the shipping firm...

Ouch! Just curious, did the shipping firm itemize their price quote - CITES certificate fee, packing, shipping, insurance, their markup, etc? Once the paperwork is completed, what carrier will do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2019, 12:39 AM
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Posted By Philip
How much does a beja dagger weigh? I just got a ...

How much does a beja dagger weigh? I just got a sizeable book from the big auction house in Italy, package weight a little over 2 lb, was charged 80 euro for FedEx international economy. Got It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 11:12 PM
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Posted By Philip
FYI --deliveryby DHL

DHL just delivered an Indian dagger sent by a customer in Europe for blade polish. Described "Art metalwork, jammadar kattari, Indian >100 years old". Package not opened en route, no stickers or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2019, 06:05 AM
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Posted By Philip
any size limit?

Doesn't ParcelForce have a length limit of 36 inches or 100 cm as the case may be? When I ship via post from the US to the UK, I'm subject to a 36-inch limit for International Priority Express which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2019, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Philip
Hi, you have a common problem, but before i...

Hi, you have a common problem, but before i explain a possible way out, I must say that I'm a bit confused by the content of your post. You phoned a "USPS Store"? I'm sure you mean a UPS Store. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2019, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Philip
This is exactly the case with the US Snail and...

This is exactly the case with the US Snail and judging from your experience it must be the same worldwide with any state or quasi-governmental bureaucracy. Consider the type of people working for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2019, 04:48 PM
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Posted By Philip
Yes. Even an out of print book from the 1940s! ...

Yes. Even an out of print book from the 1940s! I bought a copy of Malatesta's Armi ed Armaioli d'Italia last year and in the parcel was a signed and stamped certificate approving its export from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2019, 10:56 PM
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Posted By Philip
from the horse's mouth?

Stu, I was simply passing along some info given to me by a customer residing in Germany, who was told this by a DP/DHL guy just a couple days ago when he called them about sending his swords to me in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2019, 10:24 PM
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Posted By Philip
CITES- related inspections

OK, so now we have to deal with CITES on top of shippers who fear that our little community of antiques buffs might be feeding arms to terrorists...

In the US, incoming shipments are subject to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2019, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Philip
another example...

Just got an email from a customer in Germany who wants to send some blades for polishing. Says that the Deutsche Post's parcel service is now run by DHL, and apparently swords are now on their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2019, 03:56 PM
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Posted By Philip
foreign exchange racket

Kai, this is a bugaboo that hits all of us who need to pay or receive money across borders. It can feel like highway robbery. PayPal uses a crummy rate (for us, not them). Bank rates may be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2019, 12:15 AM
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Posted By Philip
Commercial carriers and their regulations.

Keep in mind that commercial carriers (courier services like UPS, FedEx, DHL, et al) set their own rules as regards to shipping "weapons" (antique or otherwise) that are independent of national laws...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 11:34 PM
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Posted By Philip
Czernys / Netherlands -US shipping

I, too, have had generally good experiences with Czernys' shipping. If I win something, I ask them to calculate the shipping and add it to the invoice and I pay the whole thing at once. The item...
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