Buying ‘Tower of London’ Ceramic Red Poppies For WW I Centenary — Shipping, Alack, Is Expensive.
by Anura Guruge
a/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
b/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Shipping, as I had suspected, was steep — 80% of the item’s cost! Yes, it is ceramic and probably quite tall. But …? This is an issue, alas, with British poppy merchandise — so much so that I have thought about becoming a shipping agent for the U.S., not to make any money, BUT to reduce the crazy costs. C’est la vie.
I was going to get one, irrespective of the shipping cost. It is my birthday present. Deanna ordered it today. See above.