@medoraman 's avatar), but I had also won a very nice little Parthian bronze of Pakoros that I had forgotten about! A nice little bonus for my patience. So, the package took 34 days to travel about 300 miles, with no international borders intervening. I guess the moral is not to despair, packages are being delivered even if it takes a while. My longest ever shipping delay was actually not on a coin; I once bought (over eBay) a monkey skull from a seller in South Africa, and it took three months to show up in my mailbox. The package was crushed on one end... fortunately the skull was safe and intact in the un-crushed portion.