I still have new items that I am listing from the 10-barn-sales-actually-12 sales, as well as the flea market, and had an opportunity to stop by an estate sale in an old Victorian in Batavia Illinois - loooots of antiques. I have a lot to list this week, so keep checking back - and thanks for doing it!
This is such a cool old chopper - it just oozes original primitive charm. It is marked on the top of the lid by the maker, The Ernest Reich Co., Chicago, and I looked up his patent, and it was granted for this chopper in 1926. The base is made of thick, heavy glass - you can see the swirls on the bottom from the making, and it's filled with anomolies like bubbles and burps - also original to the making. It has a tin lid, and a wood knob on the top of the handle. That, along with the original wood piece on the inside (and those are REALLY hard to find with these old choppers!) - they both have a fabulous age darkened patina. The spring on the chopper is strong and works great, and the blades are suprisingly sharp! It measures 10 1/2" tall and 4" diameter at the mouth, and is in excellent solid and sturdy structural condition. It weighs 1 1/2 lbs. The blade on the inside is dark, and needs a good cleaning. There's just the slightest amolunt of surface rust in teenie spots on the lid that are isolated. There's scratches on the inside of the glass from the blade and normal use, and there's teenie rough spots that are pencil point in size on the inside rim that I'm showing you in photo 12. You have to feel for them, as they are so small to see. There is a crack that is a V shape that runs on the bottom of one panel of the glass to the other panel - maybe 2" end to end - you can see it on the right bottom in photo 8 - I'm sorry I didn't get a better photo. It didn't bother me when buying it because it's on one side only, it blends in pretty well with the scratches on the inside (so it's harder to see) and the chopper has such a great primitive look - it will look fabulous with your display. It's one of the most charming old choppers that I have sold - I think you will love it!
Please ask if you have any questions, or feel free to inform me if you have any information about one of my listings. As with any of my items, if you ever need extra pictures, let me know, just make sure that you give me an email address to send them to. Pick up is welcome on all of my items. I’m happy to combine shipments for you, but I do ask that there be no more than 7 days from the purchase of the first item - I will invoice after 7 days, as I cannot hold the items longer than that.
Also, many of my items come from local rural estate sales and auctions. They are coming right from the barn or attic to you! I do not take the time to clean and polish before I sell - they are in the condition found, as you see in my photos - and I do my best to photo and describe thoroughly.
Please email me before bidding if you do not use Paypal, and we can discuss possible alternatives. Payment is due within 7 business days after close of auction, after that, the sale will be void, and I will relist the item.
I have had some trouble with the Ebay shipping calculator giving people bombastic shipping rates (especially after purchase with the Ebay “Pay Now“ invoice on Parcel Post rates). I charge shipping cost, so if you think it’s too high, email me so that I can check it out, before you pay me. That being said, we pack very well, so that will add to the weight.
I ship within one business day of receipt of your payment, or I will notify you otherwise.
With postage rates going up and up, I am shipping more items Parcel Post. Please realize that this can mean a 2-3 week delivery, sometimes longer. As a matter of fact, this year, I’m finding the “longer” more the norm. Parcel Post travels by land or rail and, at least in this area, packages do not leave the regional post office until they fill up a bin going in the same direction (so there’s no estimated exact number of days like you have with Priority Mail - the Post Office says 5-7 days, but that‘s not what I’m finding). I mail right away so it can get to you as soon as possible.
With the exception of the most heavy and/or large items, I will always give both Priority Mail and Parcel Post as shipping options, with Priority being first for my lighter items. Be sure you check out both rates . I will be happy to ship an item in a flat rate Priority mail box, if that is cheaper to you - as long as the item will fit well packed in the box - ask me before you bid if you think that’s the case for you.
INTERNATIONAL AND NON-MAINLAND USA: Shipping costs are available to mainland U.S. only. IF OUTSIDE OF THE MAINLAND USA, PLEASE ASK ME FOR SHIPPING BEFORE BIDDING IF NO SHIPPING PRICE IS LISTED. Shipping times vary and I’ve experienced up to 8+ weeks for delivery after I have mailed internationally (and longer if it‘s stopped for inspection). Please keep this in mind when bidding. ALL INTERNATIONAL ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED PRIORITY MAIL OR EXPRESS MAIL WITH SIGNATURE AT MY DISCRETION, UNLESS PRE-ARRANGED PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION WITH ME. Also, import duties, taxes, and country specific charges are not included in the purchase price or the shipping price, AND THEY ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER. Please do not ask me to declare an amount that is different than the purchase price - I will not lie! All international buyers must pay with Paypal, no other payment types are accepted.
Sales tax will be added for Illinois buyers.
Customer satisfaction is extremely important to me. If you receive an item and are not satisfied in any way, please contact me. .…and thanks so much for looking, I appreciate having you as a customer!