By Federal Law, if your parcel contains Engines/Igniters, PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TRANSIT TIME for your parcel.


Since packages of Engines and Igniters are HAZARDOUS, they never physically enter a facility and are manually handled. Mandatory scans are made at the Belleville, IL post office and the destination post office.

If you have questions about your order’s whereabouts during shipment, please contact your local postmaster or visit and have your tracking code ready. If you would like to contact Belleville Wholesale Hobby via phone for any questions or concerns regarding your order, please call us at: (618) 398-3972 and we’ll be glad to assist you.

STANDARD SHIPMENTS USPS GROUND DELIVERY (3-21 DAYS / Includes Insurance):  Shipping to all 50 states and U.S. Territories. Shipping time via U.S.P.S. is 3 to 21 days from shipment date. Orders sent to the East Coast and Northeast as well as Southeast will take from 12 to 21 days by Standard Surface Ground. Orders shipped to the West Coast as well as Southwest or Northwest will take from 12 to 21 days. Engines and igniters are permitted (No hazardous materials surcharge).

SHIPPING ROCKETS VIA U.S. POSTAL:  Due to heightened security since 9/11, all rocket orders are shipped US Postal Service and take 7 to 12 days Minimum! Please be patient if you have ordered engines. Belleville Wholesale Hobby 1944 Llewellyn Road Belleville, Illinois 62223-7904 phone (618) 398-3972 fax (618) 398-3477


Priority Mail

Need It Faster? We can ship your order via 2-3 DAY AIR. (No engines or igniters are permitted). Priority Mail is available at customer’s expense. Insurance included. Please call (618)398-3972 if you desire priority shipping when you place your order.


Express Mail

Need it tomorrow? Express Mail (Overnight) is available at customer’s expense. (No engines or igniters are permitted). Please call (618)398-3972 to place an order for next-day delivery. Insurance included.

Purchase Orders: You will receive our regular discount and be CHARGED OUR REGULAR POSTAGE RATES for Ground Delivery.

P.O. Boxes: Rocket Engines and Igniters CANNOT be shipped to (1) an A.P.O. box (2) an F.P.O. box (3) a Foreign country.

Homeland Security Act and Model Rocketry: The Homeland Security Act includes the “Safe Explosives Act” which has placed even more responsibility on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in an effort to keep explosives out of the hands of terrorists. As would be expected there are now more explosives regulations. However, some of the information that has been provided to and reported by the media has several issues confused. UPS, FedEx and other carriers continue to carry model rocket engines (model rocket motors that contain no more than 62.5 grams of propellant per device) that are properly packaged, marked, labeled and documented in accordance with the regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (49 CFR). The same is true with regard to the United States Postal Service for Toy Propellant Devices (Model Rocket Motors and Igniters that are pre-approved for mailing by the USPS) that contain no more than 30 grams of propellant per device.