About Shipping and Tax

We ship via the U.S. Postal Service, unless you request otherwise. We usually process orders within 24 hours of our receiving them via our secure Americart system, or by telephone or fax.  Packing the order is often done immediately following processing.  So you can expect that your order will be on its way to you within 36 hours of placing it.  We strive to keep all items in stock, and will inform you if there will be an unusual delay.

About Shipping/Handling Charges:

Besides the normal shipping charges, a handling fee is applied to all orders.  This handling fee includes the time it takes to process the order, the time to pack it, and the actual shipping materials, including the box, tube, padded envelope, etc. that is required to get your purchases to you.  

Our shipping/handling charge is $8.50 for the first item and $1.00 for each additional item.

If ordering by mail, it is always wise to phone us for total cost, as, depending on what you order and where you live, there are higher shipping rates involved, for example, our Music Box requires 10.50 s/h charge, due to its weight. Our number is 708-579-3749. Always safer to ask first! Then you won't delay your order because we have to contact you and ask for additional money to be sent. Sales tax is charged on all Illinois orders orders, at 7.75%.