Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games

Shipping Information

We aim to make shipping as simple and straightforward as possible.

All prices are inclusive or packing and shipping to UK Mainland destinations. If you need an item sent to a destination outside of the UK, please get in touch with us for a quote. We endeavour to ship items, fully insured up to the price paid, at affordable and competitive rates.

With the exception of books, playing cards and catalogues (which are sent using Royal Mail First Class post and Airmail), all items are sent using a tried and tested specialist fine art shipper, Focus Packing. We have been using Focus for many years now: they have a track record in the careful shipment of antiques and fine art, including chess sets- for which they have a specialist reputation. They will also handle all the necessary paperwork (including CITES export licence applications) for the export of antique ivory to non EU countries. 

All items over the price of £50 are sent with tracked and recorded delivery. All items will be carefully packed by Focus Packing before sending. Chess set pieces are individually wrapped.

Shipping Ivory and Tropical Hardwoods

As a responsible seller, Luke Honey Ltd works closely with Taxidermy and Wildlife Law Consultants to keep up to date with the regulations on the trade in ivory and wildlife specimens at all times.

CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) is an international agreement between governments drawn up in 1973. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

Please note that antique elephant ivory and some tropical hardwoods will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside of the European Union. Our shippers will be happy to apply for a licence on your behalf. Elephant ivory items under 100 years old in date are likely to be denied a licence for import into the United States, and under recent legislation there may be further restrictions on the import of elephant ivory to certain US states. 


Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.