SuesCuriosities68

Curiosity Shop vintage, home decor, retro toys & gifts

Nottingham, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2017

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SuesCuriosities68

Curiosity Shop vintage, home decor, retro toys & gifts

Nottingham, United Kingdom | 122 Sales

Announcement    Please be aware that there may be delays to usa customers deliveries by the shipping companies in the usa. While we ship items out quickly once passed onto the shipping company it is out of our hands. However we will do our best to do what we can from our end. Usa parcels typically have a reference number, which we provide to you so that we can see where in the system it currently is. So far our parcels to the usa have been arriving as usual but please bear this in mind, especially if its a gift as we can't promise delivery times due to the individual companies current times.

Just so you are aware recently in the uk shipping to the USA has increased and we are now dealing with higher shipping costs as a result.
Unfortunately this means that we have had to add a little extra to our usual usa shipping costs, It wasn't something we wanted to do but we were starting to lose money due to this and being a shop as you can understand this isn't ideal.
So we have added a little extra....However we are still charging under what we are being charged to ship and we still operate by our policy of if the shipping comes out much cheaper than expected we will refund part of the postage to reflect this.
Im sorry for the inconvenience, im hoping this is temporary due to current situations we are experiencing.
Uk shipping and Australia are currently unaffected until further notice which i would announce here. x

Now shipping selected items to australia...please message me if there is something you like that isn't included and we can enquire with our carriers about shipping prices.
Please note customers from outside of the uk are responsible for their own customs fees if applicable.
Check out and subscribe to our social media channels to keep up to date with new products arriving in the shop soon and to see them in production. Links are on our page :)

Happy Shopping :)

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 24, 2020

Please be aware that there may be delays to usa customers deliveries by the shipping companies in the usa. While we ship items out quickly once passed onto the shipping company it is out of our hands. However we will do our best to do what we can from our end. Usa parcels typically have a reference number, which we provide to you so that we can see where in the system it currently is. So far our parcels to the usa have been arriving as usual but please bear this in mind, especially if its a gift as we can't promise delivery times due to the individual companies current times.

Just so you are aware recently in the uk shipping to the USA has increased and we are now dealing with higher shipping costs as a result.
Unfortunately this means that we have had to add a little extra to our usual usa shipping costs, It wasn't something we wanted to do but we were starting to lose money due to this and being a shop as you can understand this isn't ideal.
So we have added a little extra....However we are still charging under what we are being charged to ship and we still operate by our policy of if the shipping comes out much cheaper than expected we will refund part of the postage to reflect this.
Im sorry for the inconvenience, im hoping this is temporary due to current situations we are experiencing.
Uk shipping and Australia are currently unaffected until further notice which i would announce here. x

Now shipping selected items to australia...please message me if there is something you like that isn't included and we can enquire with our carriers about shipping prices.
Please note customers from outside of the uk are responsible for their own customs fees if applicable.
Check out and subscribe to our social media channels to keep up to date with new products arriving in the shop soon and to see them in production. Links are on our page :)

Happy Shopping :)

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About SuesCuriosities68

Sales 122
On Etsy since 2017

Welcome to our Curiosity shop... Home to creations, gifts, vintage, home decor and curiosities.

Hi my name is Sue, Founder and owner of Suescuriosities68 and SuesCrafts68 (our sister shop).
Link below for SuesCrafts68.

My Crafts and curiosity shop sells a varied range vintage and handmade craft items of all different varieties. This is why we chose to be a curiosity shop as you never quite know what's coming next and we have a very varied range of items.

Due to different family collaborators volunteering their time to craft our craft items, they are varied.
These focus on our interests which include steampunk fashion, gothic, fantasy, alternate, restoration and upcycling.

We are also a family of vintage and antique enthusiast so we also supply good quality vintage items which are sourced from various outlets, we especially like to try to find qwerky and curious items hence the shop name.

Shipping to the UK and USA on selected items. Please see each item details for USA shipping costs. Uk shipping costs are included in the overall price.

Feel free to message with any enquiries or order details.

We are on twitter, instagram and facebook and regularly post to them and release news and pictures of our crafting process on these. Click the links below to access these.
Feel free to browse, follow/favourite us and enjoy :)

Shop members

  • Susan

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi and welcome to my shop. My role is designing and making products for my shop as well as finding and selling vintage, antiques and curious items. I manage this shop. I have an interest in vintage, antiques, steampunk and crafting.

  • Sam

    Assistant, Designer, Maker

    Daughter of Susan. I volunteer in my mums business. My roles include designing and making items, helping to run the shop, running social media channels. My interests include steampunk, gothic, fantasy and upcycling.

  • Nayya

    Contributor, Mascot

    Cutest member of the crew who oversees our photography sessions and acts as a mascot.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Aug 17, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Vintage and antique item conditions?

Due to the age and wear and tear of vintage and antique items over the years some items may have some minor imperfections.
We always aim to include all of these in the item descriptions and photographs so please observe these closely.
We are always happy to answer any questions you have about our shop or any of the items in it so please message us if you want to tell us anything or have any questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Product photographs and descriptions?

Please be aware that the products colours may vary slightly in tone depending on what the settings are on each viewing device and camera. We aim to post photos as true to colour as possible but they may sometimes appear darker or lighter on screens.
We also aim to include photos of any wear on items particularly vintage and will list them in the description so please observe them closely. Any questions about any product please contact me.

Stolen/missing mail?

Buyers are responsible for providing a safe place for their package to be delivered to. Unfortunately if a package is stolen from your mail box this will be the buyers responsibility to chase up with the relevant service such as the mail carrier for your region or the police.
We ship to the address provided by you and is often tracked so we are able to see that it has been delivered.
While i fully sympathise with you for the loss im not able to send out a replacement both due to the nature of our shops items and not being liable for what happens at the delivery location. However if applicable i will contact the mail carrier to see if there is anymore information on the missing parcel (e.g left in a hidden area but no card)

Shipping to the UK and USA

Shipping to both the UK and USA are always by royal mail signed for delivery. This is to ensure both the buyer and ourselves are able to track the parcel through transit ensuring its safe arrival and allowing us to act quickly in the event of a missing parcel.

Due to popular demand we now ship selected items to the USA. These will be shipped recorded delivery, Each advert has shipping details specified due to their size and weight.
On smaller/medium items, additonal items are £3 per additional small item. To allow for shipping costs.
These items are specified in the ads.
If you are a USA customer and are interested in a item not selected please message us.
(Please allow time for a reply due to different time zones)

Why do some items shipping to the USA have higher shipping costs?

Some items outside the UK have higher shipping costs due to the size of the item, location and its protective shipping packaging. We currently opperate fixed cost shipping profiles depending on the size and weight of an item based on both research with the postal service and past experiences.
All shipping is tracked to ensure delivery and we aim to charge shipping as close as possible to its cost.
Each item has its shipping details listed in their advert so please read these details carefully. Some items may be subject to a customs charge in your country so please be aware of this when purchasing.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Some of our items now come in a gift box or bag. These are usually specified in the advert.
Please message us if you would like to know or request the item in a gift box (as some adverts may have been missed when adding this info.)
Please note some items may not be eligible for a gift box depending on size and supply.
But we will always aim to achieve this with relevant items.

Researching the items we sell.

As we list our items we always take the time to research the items we are unsure about in order to aim to be as accurate as possible about the item we are selling.
We always aim to provide the correct information based on our findings, however occasionally we can make mistakes.
We will then correct these as soon as possible.
We love customer feedback, if you find information in a listing is incorrect please feel free to message me and i will look into it and add corrections as necessary.

Customs fees if applicable of buyers outside the uk.

Under Etsy policy buyers are responsible for any applicable customs fees of their country.
Im not responsible for delays in the postal system or because of customs departments.

In the event of an item arriving damaged.

Although we are careful with our packaging and try to package our items well, accidents in the postal system beyond our control can occur and an item may become damaged.
In this event please feel free to message us so we can resolve this.
We will refund the item if you wish to, either on receiving pictures showing the damage or if you wish to return the item (see etsy's policy of this above).

Packaging and recycling.

In order to stay as friendly to the environment as we can we will sometimes send items in recycled boxes. Items will be packaged well to ensure their safety travelling but they may sometimes come in a box that contained something else previously.