Vintage Toys, Antique Curios, and Assemblage

1220 Sales


Vintage Toys, Antique Curios, and Assemblage

1220 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Vintage curios and my own art.

Last updated on Apr 24, 2016

Vintage curios and my own art.

Susan Sanford

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Susan Sanford


A Curious Tale of Vintage Oddities

There is a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in

- Leonard Cohen

Within this shop are imperfectly wonderful things, frequently showing the marks of their long lives and individual stories. Here there be dragons with tattered tails, soldiers fallen in yesterday's playroom battles, curios from the East and things which I haven't myself figured out. If you are looking for objects ugly and beautiful at the same time, you have come to the right place. I enjoy staging small dramas on my tabletop when photographing these odd characters, and love sending them to far off places. One of them is now appearing in a loosely adapted version of MacBeth in New York's Chelsea district.

Besides collecting, I mend and make, joining together odd bits which have met across the years and miles. A telephone receiver my sister found on the street in Budapest is now married to a piece of skirting board I found on the street in San Francisco, along with part of an old painting and some dyed yarn and silk (I embroidered the holes in the receiver with it).

For many years, I had a recurring dream of getting off a bus when I was lost and wandering into a store with the most wonderful old curios - I immediately wanted to share it with a close friend. It is my intention that visitors here have the same feeling I did in those dreams. I hope you will find inspiration here and elsewhere.

Shop members
  • Susan Sanford

    Owner, Purveyor Of Oddities

    I am an artist and collector of interesting curios

Shop policies

Last updated on March 3, 2015
Thanks for visiting and taking the time to read my policies. It is my wish that you will be as happy to own something from this shop as I was to find it. I do my best to describe and photograph all blemishes and marks of age present in the items I sell. If you need more visual or verbal information, please let me know before purchasing.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment is through Paypall and Direct Checkout.
All items shipped out on the Friday following purchase.

Please note,orders are shipped only to the address of final destination, orders from freight forwarders/drop shippers will be cancelled.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns accepted within 7 days of confirmed delivery (all items are shipped with delivery confirmation) when the item is in original condition. Refund is for the price of item only, buyer pays shipping both ways.
Additional policies and FAQs
Items are sometimes photographed with props. any additonal items, such as small china animals, pedestals, or my own hand, not included with purchase unless noted as such in title and description. The use of props in photos is a time honored method of adding interest to a photo.