MerlesVintage's Shop Announcement

Welcome to Merle's Vintage. Named after my best friend, Merle the Tosa Ken, my store began, like many others, as a hobby, and grew to overtake my life (like many others).

I strive to describe everything accurately, but I am not an expert in everything I carry.

Orders typically ship within 2 business days. Very large or fragile orders may take a few extra days; it's just me here, juggling an inventory of 2000+ items. All orders include tracking. I pack on the side of caution. Very, very large orders will be shipped via GPX & require pick-up at your nearest depot.

If you're in Southern California, search the San Diego Craigslist using "Vancouver Vintage" (I know, a different moniker, just for confusion's sake) for more of my inventory, such as furniture, architectural salvage, and items that I prefer not to ship.

For the bibliophile, check out my inventory on (Brown Dog Books on the "Booksellers" page (yet another moniker, once again named for my hound)). Happy to combine shipping from both inventories. I've been in the literary biz -- retail, wholesale, distribution, fine-press printing & publishing, you name it -- for over 30 years, and theoretically it is my main business, but somehow Etsy always takes the bulk of my time. Funny, that.

And lastly:

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: I'm happy to ship internationally, cost for which will vary greatly depending on the item and destination, and so will be calculated individually. Shipping options for bulky items are *very limited*, and not inexpensive. The average-sized channel letter will cost anywhere from $50 to $100 for s&h alone. A multiple-letter shipment will cost into the three figures. Please convo only if you're OK with that rate, and please indicate that you have read this note.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.