All details of business terms, prices and descriptions of items offered for sale in this shop are current, subject to change without prior notice and replace any previously advertised details.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions form the basis of the business relationship between you, the customer and us, The Historic Flying Clothing Company.  Use by you of our website is conditional on your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Statement.  These Terms and Conditions may be changed without letting you know and it is up to you to check this page for any changes.  Your use of our website means that you have accepted these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Statement.

If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you should leave our website now.

You must be over 18 years old to buy goods from this site.  If you are under 18, you can only use this site with the involvement of a parent or guardian.


'We' / 'Us' are : The Historic Flying Clothing Company.
'You' are : A visitor to our website / the customer.
'Goods', 'Stock', 'Item/s' are : Any of the items that we offer for sale on our website.

Availability of Goods

This website is designed to show only items of stock that are still available for sale, but it is still remotely possible that an item could be sold during your visit to the website.  In the unlikely event that an item has been sold by the time that you place your order, we will inform you by return email.  Any payment made will be refunded in full.

The Historic Flying Clothing Company Guarantee

All items advertised on The Historic Flying Clothing Company website are of original period manufacture unless stated otherwise.  We offer a money back guarantee on all of the goods supplied subject to the terms listed below.

  • Under the United Kingdom's Distance Selling Regulations you have the right to cancel your order.  To cancel you must inform us in writing within 14 days from the day after receipt of your order, either by post or email.  Returning any item within 14 days will also be taken as notice of cancellation of your order (or part thereof).  Please quote your order number on all correspondence.  Goods are provided to you on approval and legal title to the goods will not pass to you until the 14 days after the delivery period has expired.  On receipt of the goods, The Historic Flying Clothing Company will give you a full refund of the amount paid or an exchange/credit as required provided that it is in the same condition as sent.  If returning goods from overseas please request information regarding customs declaration before sending.  Failure to do so may incur financial penalties.  If an item is not notified to us within 14 days, it will be considered as being sold.  We regret that postage costs are not refundable.  This does not affect your statutory rights.

  • The refund offer does not apply to any goods purchased in error (including errors in translation of the text of this website to another language) or on the behalf of a third party.  Neither does it apply to any goods that have been damaged, disassembled, cleaned or tampered with in any way after receipt of the goods by the purchaser.

  • We supply items for collectors’ display purposes only and as such, items are not intended for actual wear or use.  We do not guarantee the fit of any clothing, footwear or headgear, nor their suitability for being worn.  Where sizes are given they are taken from labels on the item or measurements we have undertaken.  Whilst we endeavour to do this as accurately as possible these must be considered as approximate only. Statement of size does not imply suitability for use or wear.

  • The responsibility lies with the customer to ensure that any goods ordered are allowed to be imported into your country.  If an item has to be returned because it cannot be imported to your country, we can offer other goods to the same value in exchange, less any return postage & import costs incurred by us, but are unable to give a refund.

  • Returned items will normally be refunded via the original payment method (PayPal/Stripe/Square/Bank Transfer etc).

Ordering From Us

Our website has a fully automated checkout system.  Simply add the desired item/s to your shopping basket and proceed to the checkout.  Once you have selected your location, the automated system will calculate the postal costs and offer you various payment methods including immediate online payment (see payment section below).  When an item is ordered the price displayed next to it will be replaced with a 'Reserved' banner.  This in turn will be replaced with 'Sold', usually a few days after the order has been despatched.

The Historic Flying Clothing Company is also happy to receive orders and reserve items by telephone and can take payment via credit/debit card.  We can also supply bank details for direct transfers.  We recommend that orders requiring PayPal payments be carried out via our automated online checkout system although we can send PayPal invoices if required.

Buyer contact details must be supplied with the order, either at the point of order or via email within 24 hours of the order being made, to include an email address, telephone number and first line and postcode of a postal address.  If no details are given or forwarded, items will not be reserved.

Acknowledgment & Acceptance of Orders

We will notify you by email as soon as possible to confirm receipt of your order.   Please note that this initial acknowledgment of your order does not constitute acceptance of that order.  You may also receive a payment acknowledgment email from PayPal or your credit/debit card supplier, this again does not constitute acceptance of that order.  The contract for the sale of goods will be formed when we have received full payment and you have received our confirmation of despatch via email.  Should any item be out of stock or we decide not to accept your order, we will advise you accordingly and any monies paid will be refunded as swiftly as possible.

Delivery & Returns

Please view our 'Delivery' page for further information.

How To Pay

All payments must be made in British Pounds (££) Sterling.  We currently accept payment via the following methods :

  • Credit card payments via the automated checkout using Stripe or PayPal  (our PayPal user ID is  There is no surcharge for using this service.  

  • Direct bank transfer - these must be made in British Pounds Sterling.  This service is provided free within the UK but carries a handling charge if paying from overseas.  Please contact us for further information and the necessary account details.
  • Personal Cheques (must be in sterling and drawn on a British bank).  These should be made payable to ‘David Farnsworth.’  We reserve the right to clear cheques through our bank prior to despatching goods and where none has been received within 5 days will assume the item/s is no longer wanted and will re-list said item/s.

  • Postal Orders - crossed and payable to ‘David Farnsworth.’

  • Cash - payments should be made by registered post for your own protection.

  • International Money Orders and Bank Drafts - these must be in British Pounds Sterling and made payable to ‘David Farnsworth.'

  • Further details of how to pay will be found once you reach the 'Checkout' section of the website.


Orders from the EU

In March 2021 we suspended all sales to mainland Europe due to significant losses following Brexit.  Whilst we still don't offer direct sales through the website to the EU, it is now possible for our European customers to make purchases.  In order to do this, the buyer must agree that they accept, and are responsible for any import taxes that might be levied by their country, and that should a parcel go missing, they will not be refunded unless it is fully insured, and then only if a successful insurance claim is made.  

We realise this may seem harsh,  but at the moment it simply isn’t practical to do it any other way.  If you do want to order, just let us know, we will then reserve the item/s and quote accurate postal costs for you.


Easy Payment Interest Free Layaway Scheme

We offer a simple interest free plan to spread the cost of your purchase.  On confirmation of your order a 25% deposit is paid with the balance due within a mutually agreed time period.  This plan is subject to a minimum order value of £300.  Once a deposit has been accepted we will not refund any monies received.  We will however, supply goods to the value of monies received, less postage charges incurred.  Please contact us prior to ordering if you wish to use this service.

Valuations & Technical Advice

The Historic Flying Clothing Company can provide verbal and written valuations/appraisals for insurance purposes on an agreed fee basis.  We also provide technical advice for television, film and theatre productions.  Please contact us for details.

Terms of Gold, Silver, Bronze etc.

The terms such as gold, silver and bronze are used to describe the colour finish of the item and do not imply, unless otherwise stated, that the said item is manufactured from that metal.

Selling Your Surplus Items

We are always happy to buy similar items to those listed on this website.  If you have surplus items, anything from a single piece to a complete collection, please contact us with a brief description and the prices you hope to achieve.


We will defend the intellectual property rights in connection with our website.  All materials including the logo, images, all descriptive text and photographs together with the site layout and design are protected by copyright and owned, controlled or licensed to The Historic Flying Clothing Company.  You may not copy or use any part thereof other than for your own lawful and non-commerical use without prior written permission.