By purchasing an item from this site, you are agreeing not to hold Pipestud’s Consignment Shop responsible for items that are damaged, lost or stolen during shipping. For international customers, you are also agreeing that we are not responsible for any customs issues in your country. While all tins that are shipped leave my shop sealed unless otherwise noted in the item description of your purchase, I can never guarantee the tins are not compromised. As most collector’s know, even an almost microscopic hole somewhere in the tin or a seal that is not solid can occur. It is simply a possibility the buyer of full and sealed rare pipe tobacco tins must take into consideration when purchasing and I am not able to offer refunds should this occur. Thanks for your understanding.