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About Us Comptoir des ecritures was born in the calligraphic crucible that was Toulouse (South of France) in the seventies; it draws its knowledge and its sense of perfection from the patronage of the most famous masters.
Purchasing and producing are made at the very source of each product all over the world, thus giving all garantees of technical knowledge and the best possible prices. Gathering more than 2 000 items of let's say Japanese, American or Ottoman origin never happened before. Since 1999 the online shopping service offers all these rarities and riches to everybody everywhere under the now enlarged name of The Great Calligraphy Catalogue, while the shop in Paris had to close from May 2011 to concentrate on international mailorders.


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+33 781448617
Making A Purchase Making a purchase could not be easier. Just browse our store, and add any items that you wish to buy into the shopping cart. After you have finished your selection, click on 'Order' to check out and you will be asked for a few details that we need to be able to complete the order. There is a minimum order amount of 25 € including carriage.

Prices on this web site are shown TTC (tax included) so a rebate is seen on the final price to pay for deliveries outside EU.

Prices are as low as possible (direct import prices). We accept Visa and Mastercard payment after encryption by PayPal. Very important notices: 1) a PayPal account is not necessary; 2) you must come back to our wesbite after PayPal payment to valid the whole process otherwise our confirmation of order can't be released.

If you prefer to pay through your banking system, please click on "Advance wire transfer". Our IBAN and BIC will come shortly by email.

We usually charge only items ready to ship. If by accident there is a Backordered item, it is shipped at no further cost or repaid directly on the credit card account.

Very important notice for customers outside EU: due to the last postal regulations we are unable to ship some large size orders as our system can't calculate measurement. In case this happens, please understand that we are forced to cancel the order and immediate refund its payment.

Shipping And Handling We usually ship through the French postal administration using their registered Priority service, called Colissimo International. Carriage is added when you checkout, depending on the actual weight and destination.
Delivery Schedule We deliver your order right away, on the famous "first come first served" basis. We will normally send your order to you within 7 business days . There is usually no shipping on Saturdays nor Sundays. International orders take generally 4 to 15 days after shipping, according to each country. August deliveries may be slower.
Back Orders If your item is not in stock, we will backorder it and send later at no cost. You will always be emailed with the option to cancel your order if you would rather not wait. The item is then repaid directly on the credit card account.
Tax Charges For orders to France or the European Union, 20 % VAT is included (5.5 % for books). All other orders will appear VAT free when checking out.

Credit Card Security When the order is placed on our website, credit card numbers are encrypted through PayPal system. Nevertheless, having or opening a PayPal account is NOT necessary to use the security system as it is said on the bottom of the PayPal page: "if you don't have a PayPal account click here".

NB: it is essential to come back to our webstite after PayPal payment in order not to stop our sending confirmation of order.
Guarantee We guarantee your satisfaction in purchasing the right products at the right place. Nevertheless most of the products in this catalogue are handmade in countries where industrial norms are rarely known and all details of size, weight, colours etc. are given without responsibility. But we guarantee that the products are genuine and efficient in the field of their related activities, therefore no complaint can be allowed.

A missing item for which we didn't advise its forthcoming separate delivery must be declared within three days after reception otherwise no claim can be accepted.
Reaching Us If you need to reach us, please email us through our website "contact" page, alternatively, you can call +33 781448617, or send us a letter to our head office address: ON TOP, 32 BD SEBASTOPOL, 75004 PARIS, France.
Privacy Policy The Great Calligraphy Catalogue do not disclose buyers' information to third parties other than when order details are processed as part of the order fulfilment. In this case, the third party will not disclose any of the details to any other third party. Cookies are used on this shopping site to keep track of the contents of your shopping cart, to store delivery addresses if the address book is used and to store your details if you select the 'Remember Me' Option. They are also used after you have logged on as part of that process. You can turn off cookies within your browser by going to 'Tools | Internet Options | Privacy' and selecting to block cookies. If you turn off cookies, you will be unable to place orders or benefit from the other features that use cookies.
Returns Policy According to new European e-business rules, the buyer may change his mind within seven days after reception of the order. In this case a written agreement of the seller is necessary before the ordered item may be returned; this must be made at the cost and risks of the buyer. Then if the returned item can be put back to sales without the slightest problem, its price will be paid back within 30 days.

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Received recently:
  1. Xuan in small sheets (Ref: CA06164)
  2. Twelve yanliao in inksticks (Ref: CA02022)
  3. Astounding brush, horse and wood (Ref: CA01234)
  4. Brush rack, dragon design (Ref: CA04080)
  5. "The Nine Immortals" colour set (Ref: CA02028)
  6. Writing set M (Ref: CA05005)
  7. Mazikeng S (Ref: CA03530)
  8. Zhuabi with a wooden handle, S (Ref: CA01060)
  9. Important "tibi" brush (Ref: CA01300)
  10. Bear hair brush (Ref: CA01345)
  11. Writing set, oval (Ref: CA05015)
  12. Seal wooden vice (Ref: CA07001)

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