Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Bay Area
I purchased at Czerny's March auction. The shipping price wasn't too bad. 210 euros for 2 swords and a chainmail shirt to the US.
But there were fish and wildlife holds in Italy and the US, as well as an FDA hold, and it took about a month.
In my discussion with the agency official inspecting my package whom UPS connected me with, I forget whether it was US FDA or F&W, they said that both agencies randomly inspect antiques shipments valued at over $1,000 and it can take a while once they get their mitts on it.