Nostalgic Meditations- Creating Memories

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Last updated on April 29, 2022

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Have you ever watched an old movie or photograph and think that the old telephones they used back then looked really neat? Nearly all of them have an artistic flair and each looked different. However, the most you could do is use them for is display. After awhile that can get old and it is just another part of your collection to dust. But what if you could use it? Think of it as functional artwork. It will set the room apart and make visits memorable. Not only that but some telephones offered for sale are also highly prized for there collectible value (these are not altered except upon specific customer request). We offer both restored and unrestored items for sale.

Our philosophy:
What is tried and true us usually better than what is new. I suppose if we had to pick a "store motto" that would fit well. That is not to say that all new things are bad but that they must be tested before trusted and relied upon. After all no one would want to use an airplane, lifeboat or parachute that utilizes a radical new design and has never been tested. At least not if one's sanity has not been impaired. Having said that we prefer to go by the old values of honesty,respect and conscientious work. We prefer our personal integrity to making money. Perhaps that is why we ended up selling antiques and handicrafts. Perhaps it is just an extension of our appreciation of what is older than us. After all if you can not appreciate where you came from how can you respect where you are today? In a day when we are so busy throwing out what previous centuries built up perhaps we need to be reminded that just like those who came before us we too can make mistakes and should perhaps be less cavalier in our approach to life. No doubt being around all these antiques helps remind one of a time when life was slower and yes even a little more peaceful. Back when the world while not perfect was just maybe a little less bewildering. Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy looking at the various items we offer for your consideration. Hopefully they recall pleasant memories of a time not so distant.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
Due to the nature of these items there are no returns.

However, if you are not happy with your purchase please contact us and we will see what can be done.

We have never had an item damaged by FedEx or USPS but in the unlikely event it does happen:

If the item is damaged during shipping:

1.) If possible mention to the person who delivers it.
2.) Save all packaging (including the box, etc).
3.) Contact us immediately.
4.) Do not try to repair or alter the item.

We will file a damage claim with the shipping company. During the claims process they will want to inspect the item and packaging. It may also be necessary to have an appraisal of how much it would cost to repair/ replace the item. You are responsible for all appraisal fees (if necessary). You will receive the amount that is determined by the appraisal after we receive it from the shipping company. This is standard procedure and is usually very simple- so long as you follow the guidelines listed above and follow our instructions.

If the item is lost please contact us and we will pursue the claim with the shipping company. When the shipping company has refunded the insured value of the item to us we will return the money to you. Usually this process takes two weeks. If we have another item that costs the same amount we can send you that item- if you choose that option (in this case you will receive that item in place of the refund).
We accept Paypal, United States, Canadian and Japanese International Money Orders and cash (USD) Sorry but only Postal Money orders (USPS, etc) are accepted.

If you are picking the item up then we only accept cash upon pickup. For postal money orders we can arrange it but must we must receive the payment at least 3 days in advance.
Sorry but right now we only accept PayPal inside the United States and Canada. However, you can still contact us and we will review your feedback. We will consider making exceptions but you must contact us before purchasing.

Unfortunately due to new changes in Moneybookers policies we are no longer can utilize their services.

We are considering utilizing Pecunix and GoldMoney in the near future.

If you have any other payments you feel we should consider please contact us and we will look into them. Thank you.
We ship via FedEX (only within the US and Canada) and USPS (domestic and international).

Please contact us for shipping quotes outside of the continental United States before purchasing.

Items that are paid for using PayPal and cost $250 USD over will have to be signed for upon delivery. This service will be included in the shipping fee.

Please note that items paid for by PayPal must be shipped to a confirmed/ verified address. It is also necessary that they be shipped to the address provided by PayPal. There are no exceptions. Sorry but PayPal requires all these restrictions.

Shipping insurance is always mandatory and included in the shipping quote. All buyers outside the continental United States please contact us for a shipping quote before purchasing.

When the items are shipped you will be notified and if applicable a tracking number.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please keep in mind that we are selling antiques and artwork. These items are not brand new from the mall and as such may have signs of age/ wear. These include scratches, nicks, cracks, dents, etc. If we notice any we will mention it in the description. However, it is unlikely that we will miss anything that is obvious or noticeable. We look over each item very carefully and pride our selves in accurately describing the items. When we say minor, small, etc we mean just that. We do not knowingly hide any damage. If you would like us to check a special area and email any photographs so long as the request is reasonable (we will not attempt any disassembly that may damage the item) we are happy to comply.