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Franz66's Eclecticism: A Shop of Vintage Wonders

495 Sales

franz66

Franz66's Eclecticism: A Shop of Vintage Wonders

495 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Welcome to my online shop of special Vintage wonders. Have a look around and enjoy my reverence for objects and photographs that shine on despite the passage of time.

Let me know if there's anything special you're looking for and I'll keep my eye out.
Cheers and have fun browsing.!

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Last updated on Jul 11, 2016

Welcome to my online shop of special Vintage wonders. Have a look around and enjoy my reverence for objects and photographs that shine on despite the passage of time.

Let me know if there's anything special you're looking for and I'll keep my eye out.
Cheers and have fun browsing.!

franz66

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franz66

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Summer fun: Vintage Waterskier & Boaters Cake Topper!

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Oh, how I love Buffalo! And buffalos! Now you can kayak amidst the old grain elevators! #Buffalove

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Vintage Buffalo New York Round Souvenir Tray.
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Swinging Mid Century Jazzman Jams on the Upright Bass on This Wall Plaque!

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Franz66's Eclecticism: A Shop of Vintage Wonders.

My alter ego, Franz66, manifested as a result of my childhood's annual summer vacations driving through the rural landscapes of upstate New York and being taken to antique stores by my parents. We had an old barber's chair in our tv room and would spin each other around and around - as fast as we could - in it. One day, as I was losing oxygen and becoming lost in the blurs as they sped by in 360 degrees of dizziness, I suddenly started seeing the world as a superbly distinguished Prussian gentleman in a top hat, tails and pince nez; the wall my father wallpapered with faded pages from an old Sears catalogue came to a standstill and I thought I was an aristocrat.

Since then this alter ego has guided me to have an appreciation for the past he has lost, and what would have been his future: all things of Modernity are of interest to him, all things Victorian, Edwardian, the Jazz Age, the Atomic Age and the Disco Generation. As he always reminds me, we cannot see where we're going unless we know where we have been. I believe that, in many ways, we are the things we create... we are the design we manifest. We are always changing. Like an archeologist, like a museum curator, and like someone who has their own interests and leanings - her (and his) own history - I am drawn to certain things. I believe the things we leave behind carry parts of us forward: re-use, re-purpose, re-cycle. Remember. Every object has someone waiting to find it and appreciate it again. These are the things that motivate me with my etsy shop.

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  • Franz66

    Owner, Curator, Photography, Shipping, Lead Singer

    Franz66 has been many things and lived in many places but she has always loved going to antique and thrift stores. And reading. Her current favourite era and spot is the 1850s in upstate New York: "The Burned Over" district.

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Last updated on June 15, 2016
Welcome to my dream collection. I wish I had a house large enough to put it ALL but, alas, this is a wonderful alternative to share it all, save some stuff from the garbage even, and help breathe life into the forgotten, abandoned, and unappreciated. What a wonderful place etsy.com is!

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal transactions and Etsy Direct Checkout with Credit Cards.
- All payment must be made immediately when you purchase or your purchase may be cancelled.
- Items will ship within 1 week of payment, most often 3 days after purchase. Please convo me for any other sort of arrangement before purchasing.
Shipping
Dear Buyer: please understand that my Shipping fees are "Shipping & Handling" fees and may be a tad over the actual shipping fee by the postal service; if it is over by $2.00 or more, I will refund you that difference. I go to great care to ensure that items arrive to you safely and intact. Please also understand that Canada Post is more expensive, and gives you less options, than the US Postal Service.

I will ship to almost all countries. Please contact me for a shipping price if you are not in Canada or the United States.

All of my shipping supplies (except for tissue paper) are from recycled sources... please save them and continue to re-use them.

- All orders will be mailed via Canada Post by Regular Package Air (aprox. 6-10 business days if you are in the U.S.), unless your item is very small or just paper, in which case it will be shipped Regular Letterpost, which usually also takes from 6-10 business days. **If you need special services such as expedited/express shipping, tracking, or insurance please convo me before purchase.
NOTE: If your item(s) weigh over 1 kg (or if the box is large) Canada Post has to send them Expedited Shipping (ie: I have no choice) and then it will automatically come with tracking. (The actual shipping fee on this will be at least $26.00.)
- If you want me to ship to a different address then what Etsy or PayPal provides, please indicate this in the Notes section when you make your purchase... or send a convo to me.
- Buyer assumes responsibility for any additional customs fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your item(s) will always be carefully and securely packaged. Should an item break during shipping, I will refund it if you send me photographs showing me the breakage.

In some cases, I may ask for a broken item back in order for a refund to be given.

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*Please make sure you carefully look at the item's photographs before you purchase and understand that minor defects of time and wear are to be expected with re-purposed objects... "vintage" condition. Any defects or oddities i've tried to explain in the item's descriptions and show in the photographs.
Additional policies and FAQs
If there's anything specific that you're looking for, ask me to be on the lookout!