The vintage and antique items I offer have had a long and historical life and can show age, or character, depending on your point of view. Unless items are described as mint, please expect age appropriate wear.
PAYMENT & SHIPPING
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All shipments for small items such as jewelry are shipped first class with delivery confirmation.
So.. If you want insurance, please tell us in your email. If you do not choose to buy insurance we cannot be held responsible for loss in transit or if a neighbor decides he would like your package. I do combine shipping whenever possible.
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We sell used, “as-is” items
We do not accept returns unless there is a gross misrepresentation in our description. Pictures are part of the description
FINE PRINT, SIZE WEIGHT & PICTURES
I can only ship to the address you have on file with PayPal. All item are sold “as is” condition. Metal may need polishing or cleaning, watches may need to be cleaned. All measurements are approximate. I am not a gemologist, therefore I cannot determine if gemstones are synthetic, lab created or natural. All of my pictures are considered an integral part of the description.
I am a reputable and conscientious seller. I am not an expert in any particular field. I do own a considerable number of books on quite a few subjects. Educate me! I appreciate all the wisdom that can be imparted to me, better reference tools, etc.
Virginia Metalcrafters 1890-2006 Waynesboro, Virgina. The started out as the Loth Stove Company and later acquired the Harvin Company of Baltimore in 1953. Authentic sand cast reproduction from special bases and alloys along with fine craftmanship and faithful attention to detail were reflected in all items made by Virginia Metalcrafters. These reproductions were as close to the originals in process, construction and finsih as was possible to achieve. VM used the Harvin Trademark. The symbol of the hand molder as well as their own Betty Lamp Hallmark in the production of many accessories such as their leaf trays, trivets, andirons, sconces, candlesticks and other decorative objects. It is no wonder they were sought after by museums, foundations, and historic preservationists to replicate our countries antiques. A list of some of their commisioned museum appointments while in business include: Thomas Jefferson, Monticello Memorial Foundation, Old Sturbridge Village, HIstoric Charleston, Historic Newport, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Colonial Williamsburg Restoration, Mount Vernon Mystic Seaport.
Notice the hook on the reverse and that this ladle has a gold wash bowl. It is also hallmarked 18-7-1931.
There are some very minor dings on the base rim, but otherwise near perfect condition.
Hallmark: Sterling with an "S" for Shepard & Sterling.
Bowl is marked Charleston, S. C.
The spoon is 5 5/8" in length.
I have six (6) of these forks for sale @ 25.95 each.
The top of the spoon has a building and a shield with birds in the shield, Fort Pitt 1764, and an oil derrick.
The bowl of the spoon is the Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Post Office building.
ON the back of the spoon there is the court house, another view of the post office, and Pittsburg.
This spoon was made by Fessenden & Company
I have two (2) of these spoons for sale @ $49.95 each.
I have two (2) of these console candle holders for sale @ $69.95 each