Delivery Information

Track Your Order

You can track your order by creating an account and using our order tracking facility.

For the most recent newspapers, we receive a delivery of back issue newspapers every Wednesday, therefore most paper dates ordered for the previous week will be sent out on the following Thursday.

Update from Royal Mail (April 2020)

Royal Mail have informed us that due to a constantly fluctuating staff level and more online orders coming in, they remain open for business but please allow a few more days than usual for delivery. They have suspended deliveries currently to the following countries:

Albania, Armenia, Bermuda, Barbados, Bosnia, Botswana, Caribbean Islands (BVI), Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cayman Islands, Chad, Cuba, Djibouti, Ecuador, Fiji, French Polynesia, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritiana, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turks & Caicos, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.

APC are operating as usual with a similarly slightly disrupted schedule, so please allow a few more days than usual.

Production Lead Times and Order Cut-Off Times

Depending on the product you select, the lead times will vary. Simply click on the delivery tab of the product you wish to order for the exact lead times.

As well as delivery, please keep in mind the time it takes to make and produce books. All our books are made to order to ensure every part of your gift is outstanding quality.

  • Orders received before 12 noon, ordered on the day, are considered a full day of production. Orders received after 12 noon will then begin production the following day and be considered the first working day of production.
  • Some items require more time, from hand-bound covers to foil embossed covers. Please keep this in mind when ordering multiple items as some items may be despatched and delivered separately. Unlike other companies, there are no additional charges involved in this.
  • We are unable to deliver to PO boxes if you select delivery via our courier service. This applies to all UK and international urgent deliveries.
  • For Non-UK Mainland addresses, Northern Ireland, the Highlands, and the majority of UK islands, please be advised that delivery may take an extra 1 – 2 days. If an APC courier is selected, this will be switched to Royal Mail Special Delivery instead of APC.

Delivery Within 48 Hours

Most products are available to be delivered within 48 hours, when Express Delivery is selected at the basket. (Please check the ‘Delivery’ tab of the relevant product for further details on your specific product.)

Delivery Terms & Details

Historic Newspapers will deliver the products ordered by you to the address you give for delivery when you make your order. You may specify a delivery address which is different from your invoice address, if, for example, you would Historic Newspapers to deliver the products directly to a friend, a relative, or to your place of work.

In the unlikely event you do not receive products ordered by you within 28 days of the date on which you ordered them; Historic Newspapers shall have no liability to you unless you notify Historic Newspapers by email at of the problem within 40 days of the date on which you ordered the Products.

Unless you have cancelled your order prior to delivery, you will become the owner of the products once they have been delivered to you. In any case, after delivery they will be held at your own risk and Historic Newspapers will not be liable for any loss, damage or destruction to the products except insofar as it arises from an inherent defect in any of the products.


We cannot deliver to PO boxes if your delivery is via our courier service (applies to all APC and courier deliveries – UK and International).

For Northern Ireland, the Highlands, and the majority of UK islands, please be aware that delivery may take an extra day. For Non-UK Mainland addresses, delivery may take an additional 1 – 2 days from the delivery date. If an APC courier is selected, this will be switched to Royal Mail Special Delivery instead of APC.

Our working hours are Monday to Friday only. We do not extend our working hours to weekends or bank holidays and therefore do not count these days in the delivery and production timescales quoted. Any orders placed before 11am begin production on that same day. Orders received after 12 noon begin production on the following day at the earliest convenience. Orders placed on Friday after 12 noon or over the weekend period will begin production at the earliest convenience on Monday.