Terms of Sale


We prefer credit cards, PayPal, or personal checks and money orders.   Please make checks and such payable to "Borg Antiquarian."  Checks must clear before shipment.  Overseas' payments may need to be discussed (see below). For large transactions, bank or wire transfers may need to be arranged.

We accept Paypal, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.  

Institutions may be given special consideration for billing and shipment.  We encourage librarians and Special Collections authorities to contact us  at 847-309-9768.

If other arrangements are needed, or if you discover a problem with your purchases, please contact us at 847-309-9768, or leave messages at 847-234-4736 or borgantiquarian.com

State Tax 

Sales made within the State of Illinois incur a tax charge of 7.5%. 


Shipping charges within the United States:      
      We normally ship books and similar-sized objects via USPS media mail. For such charges within the US, our site adds $4.95 for the first standard book or similar-sized item (< 2#s), and normally $1.50 for each additional book or item. Expedited shipping and heavy packages cost more and may need to be discussed.
      For bulkier packages, we have found that USPS rates are lowest and quite secure, so that is our preferred carrier, though we also like UPS and FedEx in country.
      We consolidate shipments whenever possible.
      We always carefully wrap using protections such as padded book bags, wrapping paper, cellophane envelopes, bubble-wrap, styrofoam "peanuts," reinforcing materials, or sturdy cardboard boxes. 
      Expect insurance charges of $5+ for volumes or items costing more than $100 and less than $600.
      If insurance above $600 becomes necessary, we will quote rates based upon the carrier.  Sometimes we use UPS to pack, ship, and insure a bulky item. We quote and pass along such charges.
     Overseas Shipping will be via the United States Postal Service, which is considerably less expensive than other carriers and as secure.  Such shipping for a book & packing weighing NO MORE than 2 POUNDS TOTAL normally costs $23.50 if shipped in our padded and reinforced bag; but charges for an extra large or hefty book weighing > 2 & < 4 pounds jump to $36 or more (typically ~ $69 to Great Britain & Europe; or ~ $76 to Australia).  As necessary, we will, of course, contact you for approval if extra charges prior to shipping your order.

     Currently, we do NOT ship to Russia, Eastern Europe (e.g., Roumania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, or Greece), or outlying islands, though exceptions may occasionally be possible.  


     We take Great Care in our descriptions.  We want our clients to be Completely Satisfied! If there are significant problems, kindly notify us promptly and return it within SEVEN days of receipt.  

It is essential, however, to discuss matters before making any return.  Such shipments must be carefully packed, insured, and received by us without ANY damage.

Title for all items remains with us until all payment and reimbursement issues are settled. 


Though we do not charge clients for using credit cards or PayPal on purchases, we do not absorb similar charges--normally 3.5%--if an item is returned.

Please include a copy of your original receipt with any return shipment and mail to:

Borg Antiquarian

PMB #169-A8

825 S. Waukegan Road

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045