covetablecuriosities

vintage old stock + curiosities + religious medals

| Detroit, Michigan
64,840 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Vintage goods for crafty collectors on Etsy, since 2006.

we have for sale things you never knew you wanted + genuine affordable oddities + vintage labels & stickers + old stock religious goods & medallions + vintage plastic charms + unique items for jewelry creations + handmade paper goods + vintage embellishments & assemblage + rare paper ephemera + altered art & mixed media supplies + dreamy gifts for unusual people + fantastic nonsense

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Last updated on Oct 2, 2021

Vintage goods for crafty collectors on Etsy, since 2006.

we have for sale things you never knew you wanted + genuine affordable oddities + vintage labels & stickers + old stock religious goods & medallions + vintage plastic charms + unique items for jewelry creations + handmade paper goods + vintage embellishments & assemblage + rare paper ephemera + altered art & mixed media supplies + dreamy gifts for unusual people + fantastic nonsense

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About covetablecuriosities

Sales 64,840
On Etsy since 2006

Obscure items find me.

Every single item for sale in this shop has been especially chosen and curated for you.

As one of the original Etsy shops, we have had over a decade to cull our wares. Most of our items are new-old-stock, found either by the handful or gross. Searching tirelessly, after a while, the merchandise has started to find us.

Sourced domestically and globally, most of our offerings are vintage. Anywhere from 20-100 years old, there is still a lot of life in them. Many have never been sold or circulated.

Experienced in the antiques business since an early age, we are well-versed on dates and origins. Although the items we stock are very different, we are confident in the valuation and descriptions we give. If we are not sure about something, we say it.

We have shipped to over 60 countries. This shop is run out of very peculiar arrangements in the upstairs of our home into the wee hours, often seven days a week, purveyed exclusively by the United States Postal Service.

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    An Etsy original since 2006.

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Last updated on Jun 29, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Do you combine shipping costs?

Absolutely! Domestic orders over $35 within the USA ship free of charge, while smaller orders have nominal shipping costs accurately calculated by the cart.

What are the measurements of this item?

Clear measurements are included with every description, but we are always happy to convert standard to metric for you, and metric to standard. Just ask!

Why does this old item look new?

Vintage (pre-2000) and antique (pre-1940) items will be stated in the title. Much of what we sell was found in old shops or foundries, almost always in multiples and usually discovered in the original packaging materials.

If an item is a new supply, it will be stated as such.

Why does this "old" medallion look new?

Indeed! Due to the complexities of refining aluminum from ore, aluminum was considered more valuable than gold or silver through most of the 1800s. In the early 1900s the refinement was simplified, and aluminum became an inexpensive material. In the religious world, this meant that small devotionals were obtainable by anyone, even if they could not afford precious metals.

Most of the aluminum pieces we offer for sale are extremely vintage, even antique. Some bear the original foundry markings, and most have come from Europe.

Aluminum is lovely for its durability and ability to hold intricate detail. Being lightweight and shiny is not an indication of compromised quality, but rather an early alternative to heavier more costly metals.

DISCLAIMER: These items are NOT intended for use by children.

Intended solely for collecting and crafting, many of these vintage items have very small or potentially brittle parts, and were manufactured in an era before modern child safety laws existed. Please exercise common sense and caution, always supervise children and vulnerable adults with both small and breakable items.

Likewise, flammable items such as incense are not to be ingested and are to be used only as intended, under constant supervision.

Do you offer wholesale discounts?

Items that are available for bulk purchase
will be shown in the drop down menu for the applicable listing, at our wholesale price of 25% off.