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Shipping to the EU to be Stopped

Due to changes in tax and tariff policy in the EU that take effect July 1, 2021 we will no longer ship to the EU starting May 31, 2021. The EU has revised their tax and tariff policies and will now require shippers to collect all VAT tax and tariffs at the time of sale. Sellers much register with the appropriate national tax and customs agencies, file tax returns and make payments directly to them. Many previous exemptions have been eliminated and most shipments will now will have VAT applied. After some analysis we have determined that the cost of complying...

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2020's Best Sellers

2020's Best Sellers

In 2017, 2018 and 2019 we reported on the best selling models for the year. Last year featured two Spider Navy releases combine with a bunch of budget models from makers like Atlas, DeAgostini and Eaglemoss.  In a year like no other what ruled the sales charts in 2020? Here were the top 10: #9 (Tied) French Battleship Richelieu by DeAgostini #9 (Tied) American Battleship Arizona by DeArgostini #6 (Tied) German Battleship Bismarck by DeArgostini We start with three of the budget DeAgostini models. The first two represent spots 9 and 10 and Bismarck is part of a three way tie for the 6, 7...

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Brexit and Shipping to the UK

Due to changes in tax and tariff policy in the UK that take effect January 1, 2021 we will no longer ship to the UK effective Friday December 18, 2020. In line with Brexit the UK has revised their tax and tariff policies and will now require shippers to collect all VAT tax and tariffs at the time of sale. Sellers much register with HM Revenue and Customs office, file tax returns and make payments directly to them. Many previous exemptions have been eliminated and as a result all shipment now will have VAT applied. Similar policies are taking effect in...

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Shipping Restrictions

Shipping Restrictions

Shipping restrictions due to the Coronavirus- international orders by UPS, no airmail service.

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2019's Best Sellers

Best Sellers

2019's Best Sellers

In 2018 and 2017 we reported on the best selling ship models for those years. In 2017 the focus was on warships. 2018 had mix that featured mostly lower priced models with two Atlas ocean liners included. What about 2019? As with previous years I have limited the list to ship models and the results reflect only what was sold by 1250Ships.com. With that in mind here are the top six sellers of 2019: #6. American ammunition ship Mount Hood by Spider Navy I extended out to #6 this year because there was a tie for the fourth spot. Also because...

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