Delivery times overseas

I recently purchased some non-art related collectors’ items from Ebay (UK) and the seller mentioned to me that some of his packages were taking up to three weeks to reach the USA, due to government restrictions. I wonder if anyone can comment on this, since I am in England and therefore wonder if delivery of paintings is, or is likely to be, affected by such restrictions.

Hello Christine, I haven’t come across any restrictions yet shipping oil paintings. Mine usually take 7-10 days to arrive in USA sent via Royal Mail International Track and Sign.

Indeed, I tend to also assume a similar delivery time. The other person I mentioned was selling small antiques/collectables, maybe the authorities are more fussy about items like that. It probably isn;t anything to worry about right now, but it took me a bit by surprise when I read it.