RareBeautyEphemera

Vintage Advertising Ephemera Postcard Autograph Funeral

Washington, D.C. · 90 Sales

RareBeautyEphemera

Vintage Advertising Ephemera Postcard Autograph Funeral

Washington, D.C. 90 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(26)

Announcement   Until March 9, 10% of profits on all purchases in any of our shops will go to ACLU, Planned Parenthood, or for buying gift subscriptions others to the Washington Post. Show your support for the rights of all Americans and those less fortunate. Please indicate your preference with your order, or we will rotate among the three.

Antique vintage funeral ephemera, Americana, advertisements, instructions, manuals, postcards and more. Our items range from the fanciful and colorful to the truly bizarre. From coloring books to death ephemera, it can all be found here.

Please come in and have a look. If nothing else, RareBeautyEphemera is interesting, and a wonderful time capsule of Americana.

Items cost from just a few dollars to thousands of dollars, so there is something for everyone. Questions, Convos, Friendships- all are welcome! Please ask if you have a question or need something. Everything is at LEAST 20 years old, usually more- nothing here is new.

We are here to help, and we want you to be happy. We will consider reasonable offers on items, please ask before purchasing. Pricing can be subjective on vintage items, and no one is perfect, so do ask. We try to price things fairly, and do research and price under current market, but there may be a bit of 'wiggle room' on an expensive item. It won't hurt to ask, and we reply very quickly!


We have six Etsy shops:
RareBeauty for exquisite antiques, couture jewelry, and vintage beauties
RareBeautyEphemera for antique and vintage books, ads, documents.
RareBeautySupplies for artistic supplies for the artist.
RareBeautyCollector for kitsch, collectibles, and vintage.
RareBeautyDesigns for our one of a kind designs.
RareBeautyHolidays for all kinds of holiday items.

We welcome you to the world of RareBeauty!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 9, 2017

Until March 9, 10% of profits on all purchases in any of our shops will go to ACLU, Planned Parenthood, or for buying gift subscriptions others to the Washington Post. Show your support for the rights of all Americans and those less fortunate. Please indicate your preference with your order, or we will rotate among the three.

Antique vintage funeral ephemera, Americana, advertisements, instructions, manuals, postcards and more. Our items range from the fanciful and colorful to the truly bizarre. From coloring books to death ephemera, it can all be found here.

Please come in and have a look. If nothing else, RareBeautyEphemera is interesting, and a wonderful time capsule of Americana.

Items cost from just a few dollars to thousands of dollars, so there is something for everyone. Questions, Convos, Friendships- all are welcome! Please ask if you have a question or need something. Everything is at LEAST 20 years old, usually more- nothing here is new.

We are here to help, and we want you to be happy. We will consider reasonable offers on items, please ask before purchasing. Pricing can be subjective on vintage items, and no one is perfect, so do ask. We try to price things fairly, and do research and price under current market, but there may be a bit of 'wiggle room' on an expensive item. It won't hurt to ask, and we reply very quickly!


We have six Etsy shops:
RareBeauty for exquisite antiques, couture jewelry, and vintage beauties
RareBeautyEphemera for antique and vintage books, ads, documents.
RareBeautySupplies for artistic supplies for the artist.
RareBeautyCollector for kitsch, collectibles, and vintage.
RareBeautyDesigns for our one of a kind designs.
RareBeautyHolidays for all kinds of holiday items.

We welcome you to the world of RareBeauty!

Rare Beauty

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Rare Beauty

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(26)
kimandtracy

kimandtracy on Dec 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

i have a friend who, for what ever reason has the nickname waffle and so i sent her this. she will love it! :)

Raymond Humphrey

Raymond Humphrey on May 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Good communication, excellent transaction. Thank you!!!

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About

Preserving History Through Vintage Documents

Paper was meant to be disposable, and it is easily damaged. Preserving paper artifacts becomes increasingly important as society becomes more reliant on digital media.

Imagine if RareBeautyEphemera had been around in the 1700's- and seen fit to collect, and preserve, documents of the time?

Documents show a side of history that often contradicts the "expert" accounts. We see how women were treated, how racism was the 'norm' in places, and how far we have really come.

The items we offer are for the true historian to document and verify historical events, and for those who simply want to learn more about an era.

Every item we offer is original, as found, and has been cared for properly.

As this is paper, it is fragile. Please understand this when looking at our shipping- modern postal machines will destroy many items, and we cannot replace these items, so take this into account.

All items are guaranteed, almost all have been collected from known sources.

Provenance available upon purchase, if requested.

Thank You.

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Shop members

  • RB

    Owner

    Paper. Books. Letters. All original, all vintage.

  • Kitten

    Curator

    She helps by meowing, trying to knock things off counters, testing boxes for comfort, and chasing string.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 31, 2015
Welcome to RareBeautyEphemera, and thank you for visiting our Ephemera and Book shop!

All items are from a smoke free home. We do have pets, but; as our items are vintage, we cannot guarantee that they have never been around an allergen, including smoke. If you have severe allergies, or wish something to look and smell new, we kindly suggest that you visit a vintage shop in person. Vintage items often have a wonderful scent that shows love. Vintage is not new.

All of our items are vintage or antique, meaning at least 20 years old. None are 're-purposed', or made from other parts, or restored unless noted. We do not restore items in this shop, and we do not dust, polish, iron, etc. . If past restoartion is detected, it will be noted, if at all possible.

We also have additional Etsy shops:
RareBeauty
RareBeautySupplies
RareBeautyCollector
RareBeautyDesigns
RareBeautyHolidays


We have very high standards, and we try to disclose everything. Vintage is not new, however, so please take this into consideration.

We stand behind our items, and have a track record to prove it. We have been selling on other sites for many, many years.

We try to be nice and do everything properly. Thanks for looking, and please, if you have any questions, ask. We check often, and will answer as soon as we can.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Direct Checkout or Paypal only, to the Paypal or Etsy verified address only, no checks or wire transfers.

Layaway: Yes! A 1/4 deposit is required, and is non-refundable if sale does not proceed. Payments can be made in 4 equal installments over a period of time not greater than 6 months. If sale is not completed, we keep the initial deposit and return the balance.

Offers: We are here to help, and we want you to be happy. We will sometimes consider reasonable offers on items, so please ask, but do so before purchasing. Pricing can be subjective on vintage items, and no one is perfect, so do ask.
Shipping
Shipping: USPS is the preferred method for most items.

Paypal: If Paypal or Direct Checkout is used, we will only ship to the verified address. We do not ship unless an address is verified. Unverified addresses will cause a shipping delay until the correct address can be determined.

Customs and Taxes: International customs may charge you taxes and fees for any item you receive if you live outside of the US. We have no control over this, but you need to be aware that this may happen.

If an international shipment is returned to us unclaimed, shipping will not be refunded, and there will be a 75% restocking fee. The fee is 75% of the total sale with shipping, not just the item cost.

Gift Shipments: Please do not ask for international shipments to be marked as a gift, or ask for falsification of customs documents. It is illegal.

Condition: Vintage is not new. Please keep in mind that these items have been previously owned.

Insurance: Insurance is not included in any shipping unless stated in the listing. Insurance can be added to most items if it is not already included. If insurance is not purchased, we will not replace items or refund any monies if item is not delivered. It is the responsibility of the buyer if item is not insured. When making a purchase from this shop, you agree that you have read and understand these policies, and understand that there is no refund of any portion of any item that is not insured.
Insurance is required on ALL expensive items, and for most expensive international shipments. It is expensive. In certain cases, we will use registered mail.

Signature Confirmation: Please provide an address where packages over USD200.00 can be signed for. We will provide this, usually at our own expense.
Combined Shipping: Combined shipping is available on many items, but please understand that shipping is an art, not a science, and we must consider weight AND dimensions, as well as item safety.

Damage: If a package arrives damaged, recipient must take photos, save all packaging, and contents, and file a claim with the post office. We have no control over the USPS policies, and as they only refund the insurance amount to the person who files the claim, and you must have the package to file the claim, this is out of our control. Shipping is not refundable. If purchaser wishes RareBeauty to file the claim, purchaser must return package and contents at their own expense. Filing a claim is no guarantee that there will be a refund. We will refund whatever is refunded to us. However, we do pack exceedingly well.

Shipping on Approval: We do not ship on approval.

International Shipping: If an item says "No international Shipping" there is usually a reason, such as the item being prohibited for export. However, inquires are welcome- laws change, so please ask. If you see an item and it is not listed as able to be shipped to your country, please inquire.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds, Returns, Samples: We stand behind what we offer- always. We have been selling online for over 15 years, and have an excellent reputation in 'other' selling venues. We know the value of honesty and accuracy. However, we do not accept returns unless an item is not the item ordered or it is discovered that our description was vastly incorrect.

If you have a problem: Items are carefully researched and described, and we stand behind what we sell. If there is a problem with an item not being what we said it is, please contact us so we may resolve the issue.

Please note that many of these items are very old, and are not able to withstand the rigors of daily use, or even able to be used as originally intended. Water, cosmetics, chemicals, sunlight, rough handling, etc., can all cause severe damage to an antique or vintage item. Please keep this in mind.
Additional policies and FAQs
Samples: We do not provide samples or free merchandise for any reason.

Shop Environment: Smoke free, but vintage items may have been around smoke. We do have pets, but they stay away from the items we sell.

Collectors: If you collect a particular item, let us know, as we have many items that have not been listed.

Thank you for stopping by, and if you made us a favorite, we are honored!

Please feel free to buy!

Thank You,

RareBeauty