El Alegre Vagabundo would make a great addition to any funky vintage-inspired decor! This toy is full of character, and is a sought-after, hard-to-find collectors' item.
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The box measures approximately 6.75 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches; the toy measures 6.5 inches tall from top of hat to bottom of shoe, and about 4.5 inches wide from outer edge of cane to outer edge of luggage.
The toy and box weigh 152 grams.
- The box is in delicate condition, with some wear and tear; it still looks great, though.
- The toy itself is in good display condition, but not perfect: it has some light scuffs, and the stickers on the luggage are lifting slightly at the edges, and are faded. One luggage sticker is torn. The bowler hat is not attached to the man’s head; it looks like it's meant to be glued to a little nubbin that sticks up from the top of his head. This would be an easy repair. The back seam of the gold suitcase is gapey/loose -- again, should be an easy repair if it bugs you. My photos accurately represent the toy's appearance.
- The wind-up mechanism is in the suitcase, but the wind-up key that originally came with the toy has gone missing. You can buy a replacement online for a few dollars (eBay, various vintage toy websites). Unfortunately, I don't have a key so I wasn't able to wind the toy up and test its movement. Everything looks like it should work.
I live in Canada, and will be shipping via Canada Post. I apologize for their high rates! I will refund any overcharge on shipping over $1 -- I'm not out to make money on shipping fees.
US BUYERS: By default, I will use Tracked Packet mail for this package. It includes insurance coverage and a tracking number, and is usually pretty fast. I will charge a flat rate of $15 and cover any additional amount. The delivery estimate for this service is 6 business days. Express and Priority mail are also available for an additional charge. I am happy to combine shipping on multiple purchases whenever possible!
CANADIAN BUYERS: Expedited parcel post within Canada will be between $15 and $20, depending on your location. This price includes tracking and delivery confirmation, and I will chip in the cost of insurance against loss. Please contact me with your postal code for a more exact quote. I am happy to combine shipping on multiple purchases, and within Canada, you can probably get quite a big box full of goodies for not too much extra shipping money.
EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA: Tracked Packet shipping to most countries in Europe will cost $48; Australia will be a few dollars more. This service includes tracking and insurance. Estimated delivery time is 7 business days. Under some circumstances, with advance discussion, I will consider sending this overseas by air mail instead: air mail costs $10 to most European countries, but it does NOT include insurance or tracking. This would be at your own risk. Estimated delivery time for Light Packet Air mail is 6 to 10 business days for European destinations.
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