We inherited a large number of items from two family farm homesteads in Minnesota and Wisconsin. They were accumulated by four generations of our family, and most of them are vintage collectibles. We don't have room for everything (those farm houses had huge, heated attics and basements). We're keeping those things that have sentimental value, and are offering the rest of them here.
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We want to provide the best service possible. We usually ship the day after payment is received, and always within three business days.
We accept PayPal and money orders (in U.S. funds) from all buyers. We also accept personal checks from U.S. buyers, and postal money orders from Canadian buyers. Please let us know if you are mailing your payment; our stores are shared by several family members and we need to give you the correct mailing address for the check.
All our pictures are of the actual items we are selling. Our descriptions are as accurate as possible, and we try to describe flaws that aren't visible in the picture. We may overlook a defect, so please contact us if you feel an item is not as described, or if you feel you can't leave positive feedback for any reason, and we'll work out a solution.
We ship by USPS, using the lowest cost shipping method feasible for the item. We use recycled shipping material when possible to keep your handling cost down.
We are happy to combine shipping when you buy more than one item from our stores. We can give you a higher shipping discount if you wait for our invoice before paying. If you want to know the combined shipping charge for multiple items before you buy, please list the auction ID numbers in the "Send Question to Seller" box in one of the items (it's located at the bottom of each page). We'll let you know the total shipping charge as soon as we combine and weigh them.
All orders with a value over $20 are insured. When you receive an insured item, please open as soon as possible. If there is any damage, or if anything is missing, contact us immediately so we can assist you in filing the claim. Please keep all of the packaging; USPS may want to inspect it before they will pay the claim.
You can return items you buy from us:
You must return the item within ten days after you receive it. Please notify us before returning it so we can give you the correct address. The item must be in the same condition as it was when shipped. If it is in sealed packaging, we cannot accept a return if it has been opened. Your purchase price, shipping charge, and your postage to return the item will be refunded if the item was not as described.
If you choose to pay by money order or check:
Please contact us after you buy so we can send an invoice with the correct name and address. Our stores are shared by several family members, and this will help us handle your purchase as quickly as possible. It takes several days for the check to reach us. Our bank will not clear checks until after five full business days. Then it can take as long as ten days for the package to reach you. This could take more than three weeks in the U.S., and much longer for an international shipment, so please be reasonable in your expectations.
We welcome international customers.
Please check your country's customs law before buying. Because there are so many differences in import laws, we can't always be sure if an item can legally be sent to your country. If you buy an item and it is confiscated by Customs for any reason, or if you do not pay duties required by your country, we will refund your purchase price as soon as the item is returned to us.
If a buyer in a country outside the U.S.buys an item with a value of more than $20, we can ship only by Registered First Class or Priority Mail International, depending on the weight and value.
If you want to know the total shipping cost for multiple purchases before you buy, list the auction ID numbers and your country in the Q&A box at the bottom of any one of the items. We'll let you know what options are available, if we can combine them, and what the total cost will be.