FreeParking

Colorado, United States · 517 Sales

FreeParking

Colorado, United States 517 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(197)

Announcement   Thank you for visiting Free Parking! We have vintage books, book lots, and maps for your browsing pleasure. We will be adding music, photos and paper ephemera.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 31, 2016

Thank you for visiting Free Parking! We have vintage books, book lots, and maps for your browsing pleasure. We will be adding music, photos and paper ephemera.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

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Vintage decorative book lot in shades of green
US$26.00
Vintage Map of Idaho
US$12.00
Ohio Vintage Map of Ohio
US$12.00
Rhode Island Vintage Map of Rhode Island
US$12.00
Vintage Map of Montana
US$12.00
Australia Vintage Map of Australia
US$12.00
Cuba Vintage Map of Cuba
US$12.00
Vintage Map of Denmark and Iceland
US$12.00
Asia Vintage Map of Asia
US$12.00
Vintage Map of Africa the African continent
US$12.00
Vintage Map of Spain and Portugal
US$12.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(197)
joanburpee

joanburpee on Sep 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It gave me two of the books missing in my 1909 set. Very pleased with the whole transaction. I've since ordered more to get the other missing book. Thank you.

Copa

Copa on Jul 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great communication and easy to work with!

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 15, 2015
Welcome to our road trip through time! Free Parking has collected artifacts from earlier days for your enjoyment. As you adventure through our vintage panorama, we hope something will catch your eye.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
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  • Buy with Apple Pay
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Free Parking accepts payment through PayPal, and major credit cards.
Shipping
We ship USPS. Delivery confirmation with package tracking is included for US addresses. Expedited delivery and insurance can be added at the buyer's request. Please let us know before placing your order so we can adjust the listing.

International buyers: please contact us for shipping information and rates.

YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
Please make sure that Etsy has your correct email address -- one you check every day. Verify that your shipping address and email address are correct on your order.

Most of the time we mail your order within two working days and send you a tracking number to follow the package. If you have not heard from us in that time, please check your email to see if we are trying to reach you. Check your spam also. Sometimes we have questions and email is the only way we can contact you!
Refunds and Exchanges
Our vintage items have been around for awhile. Some have led very interesting lives! We describe them, including condition, to the best of our abilities. If you need more information, please don't hesitate to contact us. We will elaborate on our descriptions, take more photos, and do what we can to answer your questions.

Free Parking makes every effort to ensure that you receive your shipment in good condition. We want you to be happy!
Additional policies and FAQs
CONDITION

VINTAGE BOOK LISTINGS
Individual listings will be in EXCELLENT or VERY GOOD condition.

AS NEW
Very few books that have been around for more than 20 years can be described as “AS NEW”. We use this description almost never.

EXCELLENT
Very close to AS NEW. Book has been read, but has no defects.
We use this term as it is more familiar to our customers than the standard bookseller term “FINE”.

VERY GOOD
Book may be worn and show minor defects which will be described in the listing.
Free Parking does not generally list individually any book that is not in VERY GOOD or better condition.

VINTAGE BOOK BUNDLES/LOTS
The condition of the books we list in our vintage book bundles varies. Books that do not meet the condition requirements of our individual listings may be gathered into bundles or lots. Bundles may also contain books that DO meet our condition requirements for individual listings, but for one reason or another, we decide to sell in a group.

These may be books used for interior decoration, photography props, real estate staging, retail décor, home or office library, institutional ambience, or the like. Artists sometimes purchase them for repurposed or altered art

Book bundles may be sorted by color, by genre or subject (poetry, biography, etc.), by binding (ornate, pictorial, etc.),

Books in a bundle may show any of the following:
Fading of original color on cover or spine
Age tanning: pages yellowing or browning around the edges or throughout.
Foxing, fingerprints,
Marks: pen or pencil marks, notes
Ex-library: former library book with possible library markings, book pocket
Pages missing: free endpaper or half-title page removed by previous owner
Taped pages
Hinges may be cracked or taped, but cover will not be loose
War years poor quality paper
Pages may be uncut

CUSTOM REQUESTS
We have a supply of MAPS, MUSIC and BOOKS that do not meet our condition requirements for listing. Perfect for art projects! If repurposing is your game - collage, decoupage, altered art, cards, magnets, pinback buttons, hang tags, books, and you like to use original materials, - please contact us with your needs. If we have what you want, we will create a listing for you!

MILDEW and FOXING
A search will show that there are many interpretations of these two terms as they relate to vintage books. We are not experts, but we do have a policy on mildew and foxing in our collection of books, music and paper ephemera.

FREE PARKING DOES NOT CARRY OR SELL ANY MILDEWED OR MOLDY ITEMS, OR ANY ITEMS WITH A MOLDY OR MUSTY ODOR. Our books and music are carefully inspected, including a sniff test, prior to being added to our collection. Any suspicious items are wrapped and discarded. Here is why:

MILDEW and MOLD
Mildew or mold can be a damp or dry, grey, white, blue or green powdery material on the pages or covers of a book. There is often a musty odor to the item. Sometimes the mildew is not obvious, but the book still smells.

There are many processes recommended for removing mold or mildew from books: washing, drying, brushing, bleaching, freezing, fungicides, charcoal or cat litter, etc. There are problems with all of these methods. A book that has been “cleaned” of mold can still carry spores and the problem can return. The smell is persistent and very unpleasant. Mold can spread from one book to another. Some people have severe allergies to mold.

FOXING
Foxing is the appearance on old paper of brownish-red spots caused by an interaction between chemicals, including iron, and acids in the paper. It may have been precipitated by humidity. Foxing does not damage the paper itself, and it cannot spread to other books. There is no odor. There are treatments to reduce foxing, but unless the book is extremely valuable, it is considered proof of age, and just left as is.

We will always note foxing in an item listing, often including a photo.