UnseenCurios

Upcycled Books & Mechanical Timepieces

Pennsylvania, United States · 1254 Sales

UnseenCurios

Upcycled Books & Mechanical Timepieces

Pennsylvania, United States 1254 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(309)

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Welcome to Unseen Curios. I sell a variety of items - from art prints on vintage paper to book safes and steampunk styled pocket watches.

The books that I carve into book safes are rescued books that would otherwise be discarded or thrown away. I try to get the best possible books in the best condition, but they are all used and will often show varying signs of wear and tear. That's generally all for the best as it should blend in with the other books on your shelf.

Please feel free to send me a question about anything you see here in my shop.

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 3, 2016

NOW OFFERING FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING ON PRINTS AND CARDS!
Welcome to Unseen Curios. I sell a variety of items - from art prints on vintage paper to book safes and steampunk styled pocket watches.

The books that I carve into book safes are rescued books that would otherwise be discarded or thrown away. I try to get the best possible books in the best condition, but they are all used and will often show varying signs of wear and tear. That's generally all for the best as it should blend in with the other books on your shelf.

Please feel free to send me a question about anything you see here in my shop.

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5 out of 5 stars
(309)
Sarah M

Sarah M on Jun 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was a Father's Day gift for my husband and I just couldn't wait. It is so perfect. It's beautiful and he just loves it. The steampunk style is so cool and masculine. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would. Super fast shipping, and I upgraded to priority mail so I ordered and 3 days later, it was here. From PA to AZ in 3 days! Perfect.

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I like reading books and also, giving some of them another purpose, another life of a kind

Reading has always been a crucial part of my life. At one point I realized that a book could become something else and serve a different purpose - once I tried making a booksafe I found it much enjoyable and fulfilling. I source these used books from local book shops and estate sales. There are various stages of work in the making of a booksafe - starting with the design of the cutout and ending with making sure that the piece looks neat and presentable.

Something else I offer in my shop are vintage images printed on vintage paper and cards. Those images and the recused dictionary paper I print them on seem to hold a subtle "old times" whimsy that many people find attractive.

The newest addition to my shop are a selection of Victorian steampunk styled pocket watches. I've always found such time pieces fascinating and I am glad to be able to bring some of the Olden Days charm into nowadays.

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  • Justin

    Owner, Maker, Curator

    This shop is a reflection of my love of books, vintage images and old fashioned yet modern time pieces.

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