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We have been dealing in pictures for over thirty years, initially at antique fairs throughout Kent, Surrey and Sussex. In 1996 we took over the running of the antique fairs at the Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge School and ran both till 2001.
In 2001 Kent County Council unilaterally decided to introduce a Bill which placed certain restrictions and obligations on dealers who trade in the county. Overnight this Bill single handily killed off antique fairs in Kent and all the efforts we put in to make our fairs successful ended up counting for nothing. Sadly this Bill is still in place and the county now only hosts a fraction of the events it did prior to its introduction.
In 1990 we went into Burgate Antiques in Canterbury, Kent and traded in antiquarian pictures from there until 2006 when we decided to concentrate on selling solely online. We launched the Maritime Gallery in October 2007 and now rank very highly on Google. Currently we have around 200 people a day visiting the site and over 250,000 hits a month.
Initially we traded via a local PO Box address in Dartford but apparently the wisdom within the UK Postal Services is that they can impose whatever charges they want without any consideration for the businesses that use their services. Our charges have risen from £120.00 per year in 2010 to £240.00 in 2012. Because of these exorbitant hikes we have now decided to trade directly from our home address and anybody wishing to forward cheques or mail will be provided with our full details on request.
This change does not in any way effect our standing with Paypal or your rights for full refunds should there be any dispute with any item sold by us.