Purchasing Information

To reserve and purchase an instrument please : email with item name and reference, your shipping address, and inform me how you want to pay (see below)           

Instruments are only reserved for 5 days whist awaiting payment( unless by agreement)   Any deposits taken are non-returnable and considered as a holding fee.
All instruments are from my private collection and sold strictly as collectors items.
Within the UK.  Bank transfer/ deposit, cheque or cash on collection.  

International:    Bank transfer or via  www.wise.com   or other transfer companies. Only  GB pounds accepted for payment

I can ship all but the largest items to most parts of the world.  Instruments are securely packed using appropriate bubble wrap and stiff card containers.    Items are usually dispatched within 48 hours (working days) of payment being cleared. 

Viewing: It is possible to visit to examine instruments, but by appointment only please.  I  am based near Tunbridge Wells, Kent (UK).  The M25 motorway is about 20 minutes away.

 Please click here to read the Returns Policy The purchaser is deemed to have read and understood this.

Shipping of restricted materials. Some materials (such as ivory, rosewood and tortoiseshell) are controlled, even when antique. In some instances banned or require a C.I.T.E.S importation certificate. I do not know the regulations for each country. Please ensure it is OK for your item.   Items are sent as per your instructions and descriptions for the shipping documents and take no responsibility for import and customs checks.

Shipping Rate guide

Items sent Royal Mail or Parcel Force standard and include basic insurance up to £100. Multiple purchases can often save on posting costs . Instruments with cases will be heavier and may increase the shipping rate. If you email for a shipping quote, please let us know your location so we can be as accurate as possible. We are happy for buyers to arrange their own shipping on-line from approved carriers.

Example UK Eire USA EC Japan/ Aus Other
Flute £12 £17 £25 £22 £26 £29
Guitar or banjo £25 £40-£80 £80-£120  £55-£80 £85-£125 £100-£150
Mandolin/ uke banjo £18 £25-£35 £55-£85 £ 30-£55 £55-£85 £78
Violin £20 £29 £60-£65 £30-£40 £75 £75
Violin/viola bow £8 £14 £22 £15 £23 £26
Trumpet/cornet £18 £29 £65 £38 £65 £65
Cello £45 £65 £185 £120 £185 £190
Melodeon/small accordion  £18  £30 £54 £30-£40 £50-70 £50-70
Zither/autoharp  £20 £28-£50 £55-£95 £45-£75 £65-£85 £85
Clarinet/oboe £12 £20 £35 £28 £38 £40
Bassoon/sax/cor anglais £22 £25-£40 £60-£95 £30-£65 £75-£95 £80-£100
Large Accordion £30 £40-£60 £150+ £75 £150+ £150+

 International buyers who opt not to pay for insurance as quoted buy at their own risk. International buyers are also responsible for their own import and customs duties. Items return to us because of non delivery due to the recipient not being available will incur a handling fee.