INFORMATION AND ORDERING
History Gallery and this web site: History Gallery and this web site are owned and maintained by Bill and Nancy Darcy. We live in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut in the Town of Ashford. You can reach us by email at info or darcy@ our web domain address, historygallery.com (we give you the email address in this form to avoid the web robots that capture email addresses of web sites and then send us unwanted emails). You can reach us by telephone at (860) 429-6927.
Reliability, Honesty and Professional Affiliations We are a member of the Manuscript Society, The Universal Autograph Collectors Club, The Ephemera Society, The American Historical Print Collectors Society, The Connecticut Historical Society, The Connecticut Bar Association, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association and a variety of other autograph, document, print and historical organizations and subscribe to their code of ethics. We have a large reference library and try to keep up with the literature and developments in our field.
It is always difficult when dealing with a web site to assess the honesty, reliability and professionalism of the organization. eBay has a means of evaluating the performance of buyers and sellers by the comments from participants in their transactions, which they call feedback. We have been buying and selling on eBay since 1998 and have a 100% feedback rating with over 1,700 rated transactions (our eBay ID is historygallery and you can check our feedback record here).
Pictures and Descriptions: We try to take good pictures so you can tell the condition of an item yourself. Since all of our items are old and there are no reproductions there usually are some minor defects of age such as soiling, small tears and slightly faded colors. We try to describe significant defects and that combined with the pictures should be enough to let you accurately determine the condition and if you are in doubt you can always give us a call or send us an email. Otherwise see our guarantee and return policy below.
Forms of payment: Credit card or bank transfer payments may be made to us though PAYPAL by clicking on the buttons on the description page of each item you wish to purchase. That link takes you to the secure PayPal website where the payment is processed. The shipping cost and sales tax for Connecticut residents are automatically added to the total. You do not need a PayPal account to use this service.
We have had a PayPal account for many years and have utilized it both as buyer and seller for hundreds of transactions with no problems. By using PayPal your payment details, including credit card and bank account numbers, are secure and not disclosed to us.
When purchasing multiple items you can check what you have tentatively purchased at any time by clicking on the button at the bottom of every item description page and you can also proceed to checkout from there.
If you prefer you may send a personal check or money order to: History Gallery, PO Box 200, Ashford, CT, 06278. We do not accept cash via the mail to avoid disputes about whether the money was received.
Layaway terms are available. Please inquire about terms that will meet your needs.
Availability of Items: We go to antique, book and ephemera shows on some weekends and may sell items listed on the web site. In the rare case where you purchase at item using the PayPal buttons that we have sold at a show we will promptly refund your payment.
Guarantee and return policy:
Ownership and Copyright: This web site and the content, pictures, images, descriptions, designs, etc. are the property of History Gallery. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of History Gallery.
Thank you for visiting our web site and please come back soon!