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Descent old-style binders
Descent binders have changed style over the years: for collectors, these are older designs.
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Descent binders (old style)
Descent binders have changed design over the years. The first we know of were black and plastic-covered with a square spine, with metal wires to hold each issue in place. The next design was blue, with a rounded spine and plastic-coated wires for holding issues (12 issues for each binder, as now with the current red binders).
We have new binders found in old stock, one each only of these sorts. Collectors may be interested in these, either to match an existing set or merely to complete a collection. Please check the Product Details tab for condition of each.
Please note: these binders were designed for the current A4 size of Descent. They are not intended to carry the older, small-format (1)-(39) editions.
Prices include postage to a UK address: these are currently only offered for posting within the UK, but if any overseas address is required please contact us before making a purchase so that we can assess the different postage costs.
For the current design of Descent binder in red click here.
- Holds 12 A4 issues
- Black binder in very good condition; slight tarnishing on wiresBlue binder in very good condition; slight marks on cover from storage
If stock is available for all post destinations, selecting any set of options will allow you to place your order immediately.
If stock is limited, for example with a single copy of a second-hand book, it will be assigned to UK stock. If you require posting to an address outside the UK, selecting your options may not allow an order to be placed, even though stock is available. If this is the case, please contact us to enable the options you require.
Please see our FAQs relating to deliveries, and the Delivery page linked from the bottom of each page, before placing your order if time is an important element for your order.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL DESCENT SUBSCRIBERS OUTSIDE THE UK
We regret that due to the volatility of Royal Mail postage charges, we have been forced to remove the option for two-year subscriptions. We have also been forced to remove the option for economy mail to the EU, given indications that Royal Mail intends to remove this service.
All international mail is now being despatched in paper wrapping using Royal Mail customs and address labels mandated by them. We also regret this means we can no longer indicate the last issue of your subscription on the mailing sheet or supply a reminder to renew with the final edition. Please track your own subscription ending or check with us at any time. Subscriptions begun since September 2021 have a comment added in your account (under the tab for the order) which records the final issue to be supplied.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR EU CUSTOMERS
On 1 July 2021 the EU removed all exemptions for tax and customs duty on low value items posted from the UK to the EU, meaning that although VAT is 0% on books and magazines in the UK, it is charged within the EU and the VAT (potentially plus a handling fee) now apply to all orders to the EU.
Ideally, the VAT should be paid at the point of posting, but doing so requires registration with an agent to handle the payments, and this is incredibly expensive and not financially viable. To be clear, all small publishers in the UK are in the same position and we are unable to post any items to the EU with VAT or other duties paid.
Ordering any item from Wild Places, including a Descent subscription, requires that you accept responsibility of paying the VAT and any other local charges on delivery.
To be clear: Wild Places will NOT cover any charges levied by your country; it is your responsibility to accept these when placing an order.
We apologise for the situation, but it is outside our control. We will maintain a link from the left-hand column on the home page with the latest updates. If you are an existing subscriber to Descent and have not replied yet to our enquiries concerning your deliveries, please make contact.
NOTE: Subscribers in Norway or Switzerland (which are outside the EU) should place your order on the Subscription International page or contact us first.
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