I went to my first auction of the season (yippee!) - a long time coming after a long winter. This was a farm estate auction and the former owner passed away at 99 years old. I bought some wonderful old household items - lots of art deco, barn primitives, hand made’s, and just cool stuff. I also just went to an estate sale in a large 1800s Victorian home . The former resident of the home loved her antiques, and her husband was a model railroad-er that had a massive collection of all things railroad. There’s something for everyone this week for sure!
I didn't quite know where to list this cool old magnet - I finally decided it's a tool - I know it will pack up stray nails very well! It's a large one, also a barn find - and it weighs a full 3 1/2 lbs of what I believe is iron. It measures 3 1/4" by 2 5/8" at the open end and is 3 5/8" tall at the center. The iron is an amazing 1/2" thick. It's in excellent solid, sturdy and WORKING condition - believe me, it had no problem picking up my tin scale pan that I have for sale - and it stuck to well to the side of my filing cabinet just now that I had to pull hard to get it off. That being said, it did not stay in its spot on the vertical side of my steel cabinet - it's too heavy, and wanted to slide down (but still stick to it). There's light spotty surface rust on the piece, along with general wear in scratches, scrapes etc. from age and use - I wouldn't change a thing - what a great find!
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 do not let Ebay’s policy of requiring electronic payments keep you from bidding. Email me if this is not possible for you and we can discuss 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 two business days 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!