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Otodus Obliquus Fossil Vertebra 299mm
A duo set of ancient Otodus obliquus shark vertebras presented on a unique custom bronze and brass stand intricately designed for a unique look to place in your home interior throughout the design process, we included the ability to remove these shark vertebras from the display mounts for ease of access whether for transport or to study these fascinating and well-preserved vertebras.
Genus: Otodus obliquus | Ancient Mako | Mackerel Shark.
Age: Late Palaeocene, Eocene, 60,000,000 - 40,000,000 years.
Origin: Moyen, Atlas Mountain Range, Morocco, North Africa.
Stats: Otodus Obliquus L: 10M / 32.8FT
Vertebrae: Diameter: 9 CM + 8 CM
In stand: H: 29.9 CM / W: 23 CM / D: 8 CM / KG: 0.900
Pickup available at THE FOSSIL STORE™ | email@example.com
Usually ready in 2-4 days
Processing + Delivery Times
Avg. Our Processing Times
Small: Order estimates: 1-1 days \ -20kg \ Cardboard Box
Med: Order estimates: 1-2 days \ -40kg \ Wooden Crate
Large: Order estimates: 1-3 days \ 40kg+ \ Pallet & Container
THE FOSSIL STORE™ features an array of carefully handcrafted luxury designed fossils shipped directly to customers' doorsteps. Processing times vary with larger orders, but many parcels are delivered by national and international couriers with trackable lead times - once your order is on the way, you can rely on the tracking number provided to get information on where your package is. However, THE FOSSIL STORE™ is not responsible for delivery delays once an order is dispatched; please contact the courier if your package is taking too long to get to you.
Avg. Delivery + Courier Air Freight Lead Times
Please contact us for FREE standard sea freight delivery lead times.
Small: 1-3 days \ Express Air Freight - Available
Med: 1-4 days \ Express Air Freight - Available
Large: 2-6 days \ Express Air Freight - Available
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For any Fossil gallery, business and individual who wants the latest quality Fossil designs and accessories, THE FOSSIL STORE™ is the perfect destination, and it need not be stressful. THE FOSSIL STORE™ has made the shopping experience easier, securely delivering every product with the utmost care and attention. All orders are delivered in pristine condition, and the team at THE FOSSIL STORE™ ensure that every product is inspected thoroughly before being sent out for delivery.
In the unlikely event of a product arriving damaged, customers must advise the driver and provide a damaged goods delivery note upon receipt. Failing to report any damage may make it difficult to process an insurance claim, so it's important to have someone present at the delivery point to confirm everything has arrived in good condition. A signature is required upon receipt, and if no one is available to take delivery of the parcel, local couriers should be contacted by you the customer to arrange for a time suited to you for re-delivery. With THE FOSSIL STORE™, you can rest assured that you'll always receive the highest quality Fossils for sale. We know that reliable and timely delivery is a must when it comes to shopping for premium Fossils, and we’re here to make sure that THE FOSSIL STORE™ third-party couriers delivers on their promise.
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Additional Handling Fees
Additional handling fees are charged for orders that are not signed-for and are returned to us by the couriers. Our handling fee covers time to process your initial order from online order, physical order, packaging, delivery, followed by; chargebacks, re-listing fee, re-stocking fee, re-photographing fee. THE FOSSIL STORE™ is very true to time and cost of our resources that have been used. We THE FOSSIL STORE™ will charge any additional fees accordingly.
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You have the option of providing a delivery address that is different to your billing address during your order process on our checkout page. We will enclose an invoice in your parcel. If you wish for your invoice to be delivered to your billing address, please notify us when you place your order so we can arrange this for you. We may require additional fees when shipping items to the Channel Islands, Islands, Highlands or other remote locations similar to these. Deliveries destined for remote areas may take longer and be subject to a surcharge, under these circumstances we will contact you.
Worldwide Delivery Pricing
If worldwide delivery charges are applicable - you can use our delivery calculator which will be within our pop-out shopping bag on the right side of the screen. Simply add a product to the BAG and in the 'pop out BAG', add your post code/zip code in the delivery calculator to find the cost to delivery to your order to your door - that's it - if our calculator isn't visible, this is because your delivery is free!
Worldwide Delivery Insurance
We safely deliver your purchase door to door whilst having total loss insurance in place; if you wish to upgrade insurance on your purchases, please email us as soon as possible to arrange further cover and payment for the same before dispatch. Once we have released an item to any courier, this may not be possible.
We may required additional surcharges for destinations that incur a higher delivery rate. If required, we'll be in touch to take an additional payment before we send your order. If you want to know if you might incur an additional surcharge before you order with us, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact us regarding your FOSSIL, MINERAL, ARTEFACT or METEORITE with your name, order reference, product name, invoice total. For a return to be fully processed, please read our returns policy below to confirm your eligibility: email@example.com
21 Day Returns Guarantee
All items purchased from THE FOSSIL STORE must be returned in their original condition for an exchange or full refund within 21 days of delivery (excludes outsourced items, custom projects and sale items). For us to accept any returns, all items must not be; damaged, tarnished, scratched, altered, worn, used, missing original packaging or related accessories.
All returns policy conditions apply to our pop up shops, exhibitions and online stores. Unfortunately we can not cover the cost of returns whilst we offer and provide free worldwide delivery. Returns must be sent by insured, tracked and signed for-recorded delivery.
Once we have received your return/s, we can process your return/s and follow up with; 1/A replacement product/s 1/B Issue a credit voucher to be used against other items in our online shop for the value of your returns. 1/B Issue you a full refund, excluding any handling and delivery fees incurred.
Received Incorrect Product/s
Restocking fees do not apply to items that have arrived to you in a defective state or items that have arrived damaged. For more information on damaged items, please read more within our return policy on this page.
A 3% restocking fee applies to all other items that do not fall under the above conditions.
Received Incorrect Product/s
Don't worry, this is an "innocent mistake" on our part. However, it is your legal obligation to notify THE FOSSIL STORE as soon as an incorrect item has been received. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once informed, we can book a courier on a date of your choosing to collect the incorrect product/s. These product/s must be in their original packaging, and not be damaged, tarnished, scratched, altered, worn, used, missing original packaging or related accessories.
Identifying you have received the correct product/s; you will receive two methods of identification, one by email and one included with your product/s. These methods include the original photograph of your product/s that were listed on our website (proof of product/s purchased), these are included on a certificate of authenticity which we provide for free with all THE FOSSIL STORE products.
This is a photograph of the product/s you have purchased from us at THE FOSSIL STORE. By law you must inform THE FOSSIL STORE of any incorrect product/s that have been "innocently sent by mistake" to you.
If you have received incorrect product/s it is your legal obligation to inform THE FOSSIL STORE as soon as possible. Please write to email@example.com
Our returns guide states that if you wish to cancel a FOSSIL, MINERAL, ARTEFACT or METEORITE product/s order before dispatch, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information. This information will help us to cancel you order promptly;
- Full name
- Product name
- Invoice/order number
- SKU number
If your goods are faulty, we require notification within 24 hours that your product has a fault. Because our products are not technical items, they are a luxury historical piece of art, you will be able to tell if the is a defect that does not relate to the photography of your purchased item. Our product range are to the highest quality and imperfections are apart of the process as all our items are fossils, meteorites, minerals and artefacts dating uptown 4.53 billion years old. PLEASE contact us within 24hrs of delivery of your order. We would like to provide 21 days returns however, we seen other businesses struggle with returns on items their clients damaged that occurred after delivery. Once returned we will send your replacement or alternatively, provide a full refund, excluding any handling and delivery fees incurred.
Receiving your Product/s // Damaged Goods
Please inspect your product/s on delivery.
Do not sign for, or let the driver go until you are happy with the delivery.
Damaged goods! Driver must sign a damaged goods delivery note.
Take photographs of the driver + delivery vehicle registration.
Photograph damaged products + safely re-package the goods.
If your product/s are damaged on arrival, you MUST advise the driver and sign a damaged goods delivery note. (Once you have signed for and accepted a delivery, we cannot process a claim and therefore, we are unable to accept any returns).
By failing to let us know of any damage on their arrival, we will be unable to process an insurance claim for you. Processing claims is much easier if we have all the information we need; The more details you provide, the sooner we can settle the claim.
While cases of damaged goods are very unlikely, we highly recommend having someone present at the delivery point to confirm the product/s have arrived in pristine condition and that nothing is missing.
Can you get a refund for damaged goods?
We do not offer refunds for damaged goods. Couriers insurance covers damaged goods in transit. This can only be claimed if the delivery driver signs a damaged goods delivery note on delivery.
How to make a claim?
If your goods have arrived damaged, you MUST contact us right away so we can process the claim as soon as possible with the couriers.
Before you write to us at email@example.com, please make sure you have the following:
- PDF Purchase Invoice
- Photographic evidence of the damage
- Photographic evidence of the driver & delivery vehicle
- Any additional details that you can provide that may help us
In addition to the UK law for your statutory 14 day returns policies. THE FOSSIL STORE is proud to guarantee our 21 day returns guarantee. Within your 21 days of receiving your order, you have a statutory right to cancel your order and receive a full refund (excluding our handling fees and courier fees) unless the item is damaged, we request notification of any items that have arrived damaged within 24hrs that are noted with the delivery driver and couriers.
Any written cancellation notice should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
- Full name
- Product name
- Invoice number
- SKU number
Under our returns guide policy, THE FOSSIL STORE is under no obligation to accept returns and provide refunds for goods that do not comply with our terms and conditions (notwithstanding your statutory rights). Goods that are not accepted by us will be returned to you. If we have not received returned goods within a reasonable time following any returns or cancellations, we reserve the right to hold the funds used in conjunction with the purchase until we receive the order in its original state.
Furthermore to these conditions, if the purchaser changes their mind or has not fully and carefully understood our full descriptions, sizes or condition report we reserve the right not to accept goods back on a full refund basis however, we may apply a credit note or credit at that time against another product on our website as a replacement (less future postal costs which shall be applied in the case of replacement products at the discretion of THE FOSSIL STORE). For further Terms and Conditions, please see our Terms and Conditions.
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All our Fossils, Artefacts and Meteorites Include a 'Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee'
All THE FOSSIL STORE™ products described within our online shop, popup shops and exhibitions are accompanied with a ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ document. This is THE FOSSIL STORE™ guarantee to you, the purchaser of the authenticity attribution, origin, age and genus/type and description. This is your personal assurance that we have sold you what has been illustrated and described. We catalogue each sale enabling us to identify any historic item. Without THE FOSSIL STORE™ ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ the value of your item may depreciate. Similar to a bond, this is our money back guarantee that the item you purchase is a genuine fossil or mineral of natural history and is in line with our website terms and conditions and descriptions and is your personal assurance of the guaranteed attribution that THE FOSSIL STORE™ has supplied to you, the purchaser, an authentic and natural product as described.
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In issuing the C.O.A. (Certificate of Authenticity) document, acts as a bond between THE FOSSIL STORE™ (the seller) and you (the buyer) and original client, we guarantee accurate information and authenticity of your new product. This will also include the provenance for each product, as seen on our website for the relative product category. This document may be used for insurance purposes at any time in the future by you (the client), accompanied with the original invoice provided by us, (THE FOSSIL STORE™).
The certificate of authenticity is the accurate description of your purchased item. The authentication lists the region of the find, the age, type and is signed by a representative of THE FOSSIL STORE™. We offer this assurance to provide comfort in knowing all our products are genuine, authentic specimens excavated from around the world by qualified professionals and authenticated by accredited museums and Palaeontologists and other learned institutions.
Restoration + Conservation
Conservation, restoration and repairs. The reality of unearthing any natural fossil or mineral is that the vast majority of specimens quite often come out of the ground in multiple sections and require further conservation. The ‘general rule’ is an acceptance of a 25% bar on restoration, if approximately or more than 75% of the element is complete, this is then considered an acceptably fair specimen with conservation.
For a correlation of this rule and when considering Museum collections, particularly vertebrate and dinosaurian specimens, the level of acceptance is much higher if only 25% of the fossil is original and 75% is not or has been cast from other known specimens, this is considered acceptable. However when considering minerals an 80% -100% unrestored state would be more in line with what is considered a good or fair condition in most collections.
Fossil repairs are almost always necessary, as a matter of course, particularly with vertebrate specimens, bone, claws and teeth type fossil material.
These normally need to be stabilised and repairs affected to any breaks or fractures caused historically in the fossil layers or during the extraction process from the ground. This is undertaken with sympathy to the originality, by a good fossil preparation laboratory, often associated with a recognised company or museum service. Under the right circumstances, we acquire projects which are prepared and restored in-house. This will be in our descriptions or requested condition reports. Some exceptional specimens require no work or stand alone without further conservation, this will be noted in our descriptions.
Legality + Cautionary Notes
THE FOSSIL STORE™ only trades fossils and associated materials that are legally sourced. Any fossils exports and imports which are currently being reviewed or have current restrictions and that may be illustrated in our website catalogue were acquired before the current regulations changed. Recent or new changes in the law of the country of origin may be applied by the country of origin from a certain date which may be post historic collecting.
For example, dinosaur eggs and nests; currently these are not legally allowed to be exported directly from China, even though within China’s borders there is a healthy selling market, at fossil shows for example, with independent Chinese traders selling eggs and egg nests etc. Like most businesses in the fossil industry, we will not deal with any business or take part in any transactions based outside of any legal guidelines. THE FOSSIL STORE™ deals solely with legally acquired fossils, some of which may have been acquired in old or historic collections some time ago and prior to any new or recent rules and legislation.
Legislation banning collecting or exporting. When dealing with fossils it is easy to find an overwhelming volume of categorical specimens on the trading markets within the fossil industry. We advise when looking to invest in any fossil, do your research in the business you are intending to make a purchase from. Many businesses in China selling reptile specimens can be more than 90% fake, fossil dinosaur eggs can also be very much over-restored, single eggs and nests shaped with random shell fragments made into eggs.
North Africa has also been known as a region of many fakes particularly in exporting fake trilobites in great quantities which have been expertly cast making it difficult to identify from a novice point or perspective. If in doubt we are always happy to help in these scenarios as we can only imagine for the purchaser, an unsettling experience, not knowing if what you have brought back from the souk, is a fossil or a resin cast within an ordinary rock nodule.
3rd Party Valuations
Please note THE FOSSIL STORE™ does not certify or value third-party items unless collaborating on a project commissioned by an authority, gallery or museum where fees are applicable prior to any valuation.
Certifying third party specimens often requires a physical examination. Some fossils can be evaluated for division, probate and insurance at long distance with clear accurate photography. Accurate dimensions and provenances are required.
In the know
All our products are tracked to source for fair, and ethical trade.
All items are restored in house and presented in a form that's been designed in-house.
The interior world has become very disposable; we wanted to get back to design, to items that will stand the test of trends.
With a clear focus on select items, we're able to hone on style with a continuity.
ONE product plants ONE tree ≈ with 2k+ trees planted and funding other projects in the background.