Used Books, Vintage China, Linens, Kitchenware and Collectibles
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Shipping, Returns & Exchanges

U.S. Shipping

We ship via United States Postal Services. Media mail service is available only for books, film, manuscripts, sound recordings, video tapes, and some computer readable media. Per USPS requirements, magazines may not be mailed via media mail. Breakable items are mailed only via priority mail. Combination orders of books, magazines, non-breakable items may be mailed parcel post or priority mail. In order to ship your items in a timely manner, please select the appropriate shipping method for your order.

If a package is returned to us for any reason, your payment to us will be refunded, minus: shipping, handling, insurance, delivery confirmation and any other processing fees.

International Shipping

We offer international shipping. Buyers are responsible for any customs fees, duties, taxes or any other fees associated with receiving shipment to their country.

We also offer the option of international bulk mailing for higher volume international purchasers. We have partnered with Bongo International, Shipment Consolidation Service - A Mail Forwarding Shipping Service. Click here to read about bulk shipping.

When will my item be mailed?

We mail items within 24-48 hours after receipt of payment, excluding weekends and holidays.

How will I know when my item has been mailed?

We will notify you via email when your item has been mailed. All orders receive a tracking number. To access this information please go to USPS Track & Confirm . Up dates on this information are sometimes delayed. Feel free to contact me of any concerns regarding your order.

Delivery & Transit Times

During the checkout process you will see that USPS provides you with an estimated delivery time for most methods. During the holiday season, USPS shipping time may slow down due to the increase in volume of deliveries. In my experience media mail deliveries have been timely. However items are shipping from RI and delivery to the west coast/rural areas may take a little longer.

Returns, Refunds & Exchanges

Because the majority of items we sell are vintage and previously owned you should expect to see some signs of use or slight imperfections. Most of the items we sell are one of a kind and in most cases exchanging an item for another will not be possible.

If upon delivery your item is damaged or is not the item ordered please contact us by email immediately.

Returns are accepted within 7 days after delivery and need to be postmarked. If you wish to make a return you must contact us for a return authorization number(RMA) which needs to be clearly marked on the return package. Returns can only be accepted with an RMA.
Returns must be received in original condition. Refunds will be made in the form of 'payment received' after return has been received and examined for original condition.
Shipping is non-refundable except in the case of a 'wrong item shipped' error on our part.

For insurance claims - the original packaging materials must be saved to file an insurance claim.We will work closely with you regarding insurance claims.


Our main dealing with books, china and other items is in the collectible, vintage, contemporary and pre-owned condition.

Because examining books involves hundreds of thousands of pages (and more) we cannot possibly inspect on a page by page basis. We do carefully thumb through each book several times and note any observed markings, tears, chips or missing pages before we list them.

If no markings/tears are noted, and because they are pre-owned, then it is possible we could miss a minor, insignificant and not readily noticeable imperfection.

Our items are stored in a dry, smoke free and pet free environment. However, we buy from many sources and cannot guarantee that they were never exposed to smoke, pets or the elements of storage.

In their day these items were treasured enough by someone who, not wanting to part with them, may have stored them away for safe keeping, often times in a dark closet, an attic or basement. These items, that have been stored for years before seeing the light of day, often have a distinctive "vintage" aroma which sometimes may include a little mustiness. We are around vintage items all day every day and some things may not be as noticeable to us as to someone whose is sensitive. If you have sensitivities to these elements it is recommended that you take this into consideration when making a purchase.

We find these treasures of the past and bring them to you for a new life and a new round of enjoyment.

The information we pass along to you on any item is provided through our own research and is given as accurately as possible, but is not guaranteed to be without error.

Our intentions are to honestly describe items offered to you, always revealing any obvious and noticed markings and imperfections so there are no unpleasant surprises. Your happiness with your purchase is important to us.


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