MELCHIORES

Mike's Madness

New York, United States · 21 Sales

MELCHIORES

Mike's Madness

New York, United States 21 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Michael

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Announcement   Most all of the items I'm selling are either ANTIQUE(in the truest sense of the word), VINTAGE or COLLECTIBLE. There are a few odds & ends that are newer, but not many. Be sure to visit MIKE's GARAGE - these are items that I was unable to classify, as I ran out of more definitive sections in which to place them. Also, D's Jelly Beans - my wife's stuff - mostly Dolls, Doll Dresses and items with softer appeal. Some of the Garage items are expensive, some I believe the shipping would be more than the purchase price. If you don't see what you're looking for, please drop me a line, as I have numerous items that are not yet listed. Anyway - have fun!

I'm hoping that my shop truly offers diverse and eclectic, Antique, Vintage and Collectible items. If an item’s background is known, I’ll gladly share it with you. If you know something about an item, your expertise and/or advice would be welcomed. I generally do not: Wash, Dust, Refinish, Refurbish any item I'm selling and most often do not research; take close-ups or measurements – unless requested.
PLEASE - Ask as many questions as you wish, request additional photos - I’ll respond ASAP and be pleased to provide whatever additional information you wish - hopefully you'll see something that will turn you on.

NY born & bred - I've been collecting for close to 50 years (tough to contemplate). It started back in the mid 60's when I would frequent Second Hand shops in Jackson Heights & Corona in Queens, NY and scour the "dumps" in College Point on early Sunday mornings, looking for discarded furniture or lighting that I could "do something with" and sell. Worked for Pan American back then and went to Portugal & Morocco often to visit the FEIRA DA LADRA (Thieves Market) - Lisbon's Flea Market & Souks in Casablanca - Great flight(same plane) in those days - out Friday night, back late Sunday Night, with all the stuff I could carry.

Got into the Computer Business & my new company moved me to South Jersey in the late 60's and things really got nuts - being paid NYC scale in a somewhat depressed agrarian economy. Made my own hours, so In my spare time, when I wasn't building Motorcycles (a long gone passion) and hanging out at the Jersey Shore (those really were the days), I was knocking on doors from Atlantic Highlands, Deal, Asbury, Neptune City down to Point P; buying mostly Oil Lamps, Stoneware & Wicker. Had kind of an unspoken competition with my dear friend John, but he was absolutely the KING of Oil Lamps & Crocks - Sorry I never got the chance to tell him.

Met several truly wonderful people of all races, religions and economic backgrounds, Miss Polly who lived in the woods and Sarah K (103 years old), who years later willed me 1st dibs on her possessions. The international attorney who had authentic Picasso's hanging in is antebellum home, along with innumerable Bronzes and a 9' German Grandfather clock with star sapphires embedded in all the numerals.

More to come...

Announcement

Most all of the items I'm selling are either ANTIQUE(in the truest sense of the word), VINTAGE or COLLECTIBLE. There are a few odds & ends that are newer, but not many. Be sure to visit MIKE's GARAGE - these are items that I was unable to classify, as I ran out of more definitive sections in which to place them. Also, D's Jelly Beans - my wife's stuff - mostly Dolls, Doll Dresses and items with softer appeal. Some of the Garage items are expensive, some I believe the shipping would be more than the purchase price. If you don't see what you're looking for, please drop me a line, as I have numerous items that are not yet listed. Anyway - have fun!

I'm hoping that my shop truly offers diverse and eclectic, Antique, Vintage and Collectible items. If an item’s background is known, I’ll gladly share it with you. If you know something about an item, your expertise and/or advice would be welcomed. I generally do not: Wash, Dust, Refinish, Refurbish any item I'm selling and most often do not research; take close-ups or measurements – unless requested.
PLEASE - Ask as many questions as you wish, request additional photos - I’ll respond ASAP and be pleased to provide whatever additional information you wish - hopefully you'll see something that will turn you on.

NY born & bred - I've been collecting for close to 50 years (tough to contemplate). It started back in the mid 60's when I would frequent Second Hand shops in Jackson Heights & Corona in Queens, NY and scour the "dumps" in College Point on early Sunday mornings, looking for discarded furniture or lighting that I could "do something with" and sell. Worked for Pan American back then and went to Portugal & Morocco often to visit the FEIRA DA LADRA (Thieves Market) - Lisbon's Flea Market & Souks in Casablanca - Great flight(same plane) in those days - out Friday night, back late Sunday Night, with all the stuff I could carry.

Got into the Computer Business & my new company moved me to South Jersey in the late 60's and things really got nuts - being paid NYC scale in a somewhat depressed agrarian economy. Made my own hours, so In my spare time, when I wasn't building Motorcycles (a long gone passion) and hanging out at the Jersey Shore (those really were the days), I was knocking on doors from Atlantic Highlands, Deal, Asbury, Neptune City down to Point P; buying mostly Oil Lamps, Stoneware & Wicker. Had kind of an unspoken competition with my dear friend John, but he was absolutely the KING of Oil Lamps & Crocks - Sorry I never got the chance to tell him.

Met several truly wonderful people of all races, religions and economic backgrounds, Miss Polly who lived in the woods and Sarah K (103 years old), who years later willed me 1st dibs on her possessions. The international attorney who had authentic Picasso's hanging in is antebellum home, along with innumerable Bronzes and a 9' German Grandfather clock with star sapphires embedded in all the numerals.

More to come...

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Last updated on January 16, 2012
Hi and Welcome to my Madness - Here you will hopefully find a fairly eclectic collection of mostly vintage and antique items. I do not concentrate in any one venue, but rather like to feel that what varied items I do offer, might be exciting and appealing to potential buyers.

PLEASE NOTE -
I DO NOT: WASH, DUST, REFINISH, REPAIR, REFURBISH and ONLY RARELY RESEARCH, ANY ITEM I’M SELLING! IF I KNOW THE BACKROUND OF AN ITEM, I’LL GLADLY SHARE IT WITH YOU - assuming you are interested. IF YOU KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT AN ITEM I’M SELLING AND WANT TO TELL ME ABOUT IT – I am always interested and would WELCOME YOUR EXPERTISE and/or ADVICE.
PLEASE - ASK AS MANY QUESTIONS AS YOU WISH or REQUEST ADDITIONAL pictures - I promise to respond back to you - ASAP.
Payment
CASH, CHECK, POSTAL MONEY ORDER are PREFERRED - PayPal Account only if you insist as I detest their usurious fees.
Shipping
REGARDING LOCAL PICK-UP -
If you wish, as long as I know the item is definitely sold & the $$ are in my account, since I have the space, I'll hang on to it for you, until such time as you may be able to pick it up - OR - If you ever get to NY/Long Island (Huntington, NY 11743) - we can perhaps meet along the way and effect delivery. If you want a shipper to pick it up - that's fine with me - I'll work with you to get that done. Although we may recommend “Local Pick-Up Only”,
WE WILL SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

REGARDING SHIPPING COSTS -
WE DO NOT EVER PAY FOR SHIPPING or INSURANCE - THESE ARE COSTS TO THE BUYER.
SHIPPING/INSURANCE COSTS ARE CALCULATED BY BUYER LOCATION and ARE NEVER INCLUDED IN THE SALE PRICE OF AN ITEM.
PACKED ITEMS ARE TAKEN TO MY LOCAL UPS STORE &/OR POST OFFICE TO OBTAIN THE MOST ECONOMICAL INSURED SHIPPING COST or POSTAGE – I’LL THEN ADVISE YOU VIA eMAIL.
IF THE COST IS TOO HIGH & YOU NO LONGER WANT THE ITEM - NO HARD FEELINGS!, DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT - I’LL RELIST IT. IF WE HAVE A DEAL, I’LL INVOICE YOU FOR THE ITEM & AGREED UPON SHIPPING CHARGES.
PLEASE - DO NOT PAY FOR AN ITEM PRIOR TO CONFIRMING THE SHIPPING/INSURANCE COSTS with me.

DELIVERY -
SOLD ITEMS ARE SECURELY PACKED & NORMALLY SHIP WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS OF PAYMENT CLEARANCE.
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURN POLICY
If we unknowingly fail to adequately describe an item, we will refund your full purchase price less original shipping charges, as long as the item is returned in the same condition we sent it. Ask as many questions as you wish and/or request additional pictures/close-ups of anything you feel questionable.
We do not sell items on approval or accept returns for Buyer's remorse. All costs associated with return shipments are the Buyer’s responsibility.