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International Delivery will usually be via Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed.

Europe: free delivery for european orders over £125 (under 2kg weight), and a flat rate of £10 for all other european orders up to 2kg. Orders over 2kg in weight (e.g. large format books, or multi-volume sets) will require extra postage, but will be shipped via the most economical service available.

Rest of the World: free delivery for Rest of the World orders over £175 (under 1kg weight), and a discounted rate from £10 - £25 (calculated at checkout by weight), for all other orders under 2kg. Orders over 2kg in weight (e.g. large format books, or multi-volume sets) will require extra postage, but will be shipped via the most economical service available.

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You can return any item, for any reason, within 14 days for a full refund. Please ensure that your item is undamaged and in the same condition as it was originally delivered. Your payment will be refunded immediately when the item has been returned.


Returns should be posted within 14 days of receipt via a secure, insured and trackable service. Proof of posting should be obtained by the sender. Please contact us before posting so we can provide full details of our returns address.


Select your item from one of the drop-down menus at the top of the home page, or by clicking on any of the item images. Click on the item title or photo to access its details page. Click on the 'Add to Cart' button. This will take you to the cart screen, where you can select either 'Checkout' or 'Paypal Checkout'. Then just follow the payment method instructions. You will receive a confirmation email to let you know your order has gone through successfully. You will receive another email update when your order has been shipped.


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Due to the large number of requests for valuations, and the time it takes to deal with these requests, a fee of £10 will be charged for a basic valuation. For written, or more detailed valuations or professional advice, please use the contact form or phone 07484853837 and ask for a quote.


Some useful links:

Trademarklondon, the very best compass resource, by Paul Crespel, author of Trade Mark London (2009), the story of Francis Barker & Son, and the acknowledged expert on Francis Barker and virtually all other compasses, can be found at:

Compassipedia, the Wikipedia of compasses, an excellent, detailed, very well illustrated and comprehensive guide to all the various types of compass and compass makers can be found at:

Compass Chronicles (Schiffer Publishing, 2010), a great book by Kornelia Takacs, compass expert and author, full of very useful information and very well illustrated.

Scientificcollectables, an online store, with a vast and very useful archive of detailed images of compasses and scientific instruments, can be found at:

The Wilkinson F-S Collection, an excellent resource, created by Roy Shadbolt, primarily intended for the Fairbairn-Sykes collector, but also detailing the products of the Wilkinson Sword Co. Ltd, including miltaria, the Verner's Mk VI compass, pistols and other weapons.

Compasscollector: a very useful resource for compass collectors, with articles on the history of the compass and details of the Singer's Patent and WW1 Verner's service pattern compasses.


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