All orders are processed within 2-3 business days and are shipped in the order that they are received. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery of your order, although most orders are received sooner. All orders are shipped upon receipt of payment or once your credit card has been authorized.Can I ship my order to an address other than my billing address?
Unfortunately, not at this time. Due to issues of credit card fraud and identity theft, we will not ship orders to any address other than the billing address associated with your credit card.Can I pay online using a credit/debit card?
Yes you can pay with the credit card. When ordering, please be sure to provide your exact billing name and address-- this is the name and address listed on your credit card statement, which your credit card company has on file for you. Incorrect information may cause a delay in processing your order.Do you ship internationally?
Yes. Simply select the items you wish to order and be sure to enter your complete billing and mailing address.I have a postage stamp without any countrys name. How can I determine where it is from?
Only one country is permitted to issue postage stamps without including their name. This is Great Britain because it was the first country to issue postage stamps in 1840. In place of the countrys name, Great Britain is allowed to simply include an image of the ruling monarch (frequently in the upper right hand corner of the stamp). Remember that many countries do not use English and thus you may not recognize the name.
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These stamps are known as NVI's (no value indicated) and are valid for whatever the basic postage rates are for 2nd class and 1st class respectively. They are not time dated and will always be valid for the current rate however long ago they were purchased and irrespective of the colour or design. For current values see the Order Form. This also applied to 2nd Large and 1st Large.How do I return an item?
Our 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee: We stand behind our products. However, your satisfaction is important to us and we do realize that sometimes you may want to return an item. RareStampsOnlone.com accepts returns on items within 30 days of purchase, and we will issue a refund to the original form of payment (i.e., credit or debit card) for the items purchased provided that they are received in the original packaging and in the same mint condition as they were shipped.What does F-VF mean?
Fine to Very Fine. The term is one of several grades generally used to refer to the centering of a stamp although it may also be used to refer to the stamps overall condition. Typical terminology follows although some collectors and dealers will use additional categories such as extra superb or good (between average and fine):
Average (Avg) - The design is cut into by the perforations
Fine - Design is clear of all perforations but not well centered
Fine to Very Fine (F-VF)
Very Fine (VF) – Scott Catalogue values are based on this centering.
Superb - Perfect centering