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NB For orders sent to EU countries after 1 January 2021, the buyer may be required to pay import VAT. 

This site is owned by TimesAncient,, 0044 (0)7503789204.

Any purchase of goods from the sites requires the customer to consult and accept these terms and conditions. The click validating the order implies full acceptance of these terms and represents the Buyer's "digital signature".



1) Purpose

These terms and conditions are intended to define the rights and obligations of the parties in the sale of goods proposed online by TimesAncient for the Buyer.

2) Dispatch

TimesAncient will dispatch all items as quickly as possible after payment, usually within 1-2 working days. Exceptions will occur either a) when an export licence is needed - see poing 3 below; b) during unforeseen circumstances, and force majeure. If there are any problems relating to dispatch or availability of the item, the Buyer will be notified as soon as possible, and all reasonable steps will be taken, including a full refund where appropriate.

3) Returns and shipping

An item found to be unsatisfactory may be returned to TimesAncient for a full refund within 7 days of receipt, provided it is returned in the same condition as sent. The Buyer will bear responsibility for return shipping costs, safe packing and insurance.

TimesAncient guarantees all items to be authentic and to comply with the description provided in relation to broad age and culture. Upon satisfactory evidence from a recognised authority, an item found not to comply with this guarantee of authenticity can be returned to TimesAncient by the Buyer for a full refund including return shipping costs.

Uninsured items are sent at the Buyer's risk only. TimesAncient cannot be held responsible for items lost in the post. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to choose an appropriate level of insurance at the point of placing an order. TimesAncient will however provide reasonable assistance with pursuing any claim with the relevant postal service. For further details please see under Postage & Packing

4) Buying from outside the United Kingdom (UK)

Some items, and especially items of British archaeological interest will require an export licence if they are dispatched outside the UK. If this is the case it will be stated in the description of the item. TimesAncient will carry out the application for such licence, for which there will be no additional charge to the Buyer, but there will be a delay in the dispatch of the order, normally about 2-3 weeks.

5) Privacy policy

TimesAncient is committed to ensuring Buyer privacy and maintaining confidentiality. Should the Buyer be asked to provide certain information by which the Buyer can be identified when using this website, the Buyer can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

6) Buyer information that TimesAncient needs to collect

Name, contact and delivery information including telephone number and email address. Any other information requested is optional for the Buyer.

7) What TimesAncient does with Buyer information

TimesAncient requires this information to register Buyers on the site, process payments, ship items and liaise with the Buyer when necessary in relation to their purchase, or other options such as newsletters and sms messaging. TimesAncient will not telephone Buyers unless requested to do so by them, or sell or otherwise transfer Buyer information to a third party.

8) Security

TimesAncient is committed to ensuring that Buyer information is secure, and used only for the purpose for which it was intended. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure TimesAncient has put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, and operates a secure e-commerce site using the SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption standard.

On-line payments are made using secure PayPal, including the options for 'Pay in 3' interest-free instalments and credit/debit cards.

9) VAT

We are VAT registered in the UK no. GB337067888.

UK buyers: We operate under the UK VAT margin scheme - second hand goods / collectors' items and antiques. All sale prices are inclusive of VAT, which must not be shown separately or reclaimed as input tax. Input tax has not been and will not be claimed in respect of margin scheme goods.

Outside the UK buyers: Items will be zero-rated for VAT. There may however be an import VAT charge in the destination country, which will be the responsibility of the buyer to pay. 

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