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!
I hate to do this, but I have to put this one up for local pick up only. It's a large rug, and it weighs 50 lbs - I will not be able to ship. That being said, I have had customers arrange their own pick up through their own carrier, but you'd have to contact me for box size, and my zip code, and you'd have to call the carrier, pay them direcly, and arrange for pick up. This is an incredible, older vintage, all hand braided rag rug - the materials feel to be mostly wool. The colors are gorgeous - all colors of the rainbow, of course, but what I see as prominant are the medium to dark blue colors, and burgundy colors. The rug is in amazing condition except for having multiple places where it needs to be sewn - spots where the brades have separated from themselves, and need to be stitched. I counted at least 30 spots, and stopped counting after that (so there's more than that) - it's a lot. Now, that being said, the rug holds together really well - I don't want you thinking that it's falling apart. When I was counting spots needing stitching, if there was a 1" spot, then an inch of together, then another 1" spot, I counded that as two. Some of the areas are larger than others - I'm showing you the largest areas in my close ups. Some of the areas are quite small, and you may never even notice them when on the floor - I pulled so that I could see all when counting.n You could easily lay it down and do it yourself. I have an aunt that purchased a rug that was much more separated than this one, and she stitched it, and it is still beautiful over a decade later. The price relects the need for stitching but once you take care of that, this rug will be much more valuable. The actual size of the rug is 149 1/2" long - or 12.45 feet, by 92" wide, or 7.6 feet. The material of the rug is in excellent condition - there's minimal wear, really minor for its age, and I'm showing you close ups of the worst. I'm also showing you both sides of the rug in full - it may be hard to tell from my photos, but one side is a little faded, the other side is brighter - I didn't even realize it until turning the rug over for my second set of photos - so see the photo where the end of the rug is turned over onto the top of the other side. The less faded side is in my last photos. What else can I say - other than I wish I had an extra room for this beauty - I hate to let it go...maybe it's time to add on.... Oh, please pardon head of husband in one of my photos. He's not included. Ask me tomorrow, in case I change my mind. The rug is overall clean - in need of a vacuum, but no stains or major soil. I'm showing you in photo 18 a spot that I couldn't decide was a soil mark or not - it's on the one side only (the more faded side), and it's very light, if it is. The rug is odor free and from a smoke free home. This one will take a little work, but it will so be worth it. These old braided rugs are getting incredibly hard to find, and the large ones in good shape are rare. 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!