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Supplies not that common

Drøbak, Norway · 3728 Sales

oldish

Supplies not that common

Drøbak, Norway 3728 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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5 out of 5 stars
(1381)
debharrison

debharrison on Jun 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love these buttons! They are better than I expected.

thebradleys

thebradleys on May 31, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely earrings. Work well and I've added a drop /dangle. Beautifully packaged. ⓉⒽⒶⓃⓀ ⓎⓄⓊ

eaveitmanis

eaveitmanis on May 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice buttons arrived with added button gift.

eaveitmanis

eaveitmanis on May 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Extremely nice button arrived with added button gift.

eaveitmanis

eaveitmanis on May 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice button arrived with added button gift.

eaveitmanis

eaveitmanis on May 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice buttons arrived with added button gift.

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Getting these pretty brown and another 4 new 35mm long bugle colors for listing. These will be yellow, burgundy, and light violet, such pretty deep hues, ready soon

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Working on preparing more pretty long bugles for sale heart

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About

...accidentally on purpose and how I bacame this Etsy shop owner.

OLDISH is the Etsy name of PERLEHUSET (AKA Knappehuset =Buttonhouse), an Oslo based supplier of all kinds of yummy stuff. The shop opened in 1935 and was until recently the largest still operating button shop in Norway. 15 years ago it was being sold out in bits and pieces, I saw the advert and bought the rest, my hobby became my jobb. Later, I also came across a big NOS stock of old beads, buttons, findings and trims from a closed down shop in Paris. 10 tons of its huge stock were delivered to Norway on a big truck. Imagine the number of hours I put into looking through, unpacking and shelving of these things. On one of the photos you can see my mother Irena who was almost 80 yrs old at that time and was my big cheerleader and also helped me to sort things out. She was very enthusiastic abot beads and buttons until her death in 2014. I still find beads and unfinished jewelry all over her house. 29th of July 2015 was the last working day of my b&m store, now I only run several webshops.

Even now the discovering does not end! The old shop had all kinds of drawers, shelves, boxes and other less frequented storage media, which still unveil forgotten vintage treasures. They are often odd and not always very pretty, but I find them fascinating! Some of the things go even way back to the beginning of the shop's existence around 1935, while most are from the 1970's to 1980's. I am still overwhelmed and afraid I will never get enough time to list even a small fraction of the things I have.

Shop members

  • Oldish

    Owner, Photographer, Shipper

Shop policies

Last updated on March 4, 2017
Hi and welcome to my Etsy shop OLDISH.

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Payment
Oldish accepts PayPal payments (therefore all major credit cards too).

PLS NOTE: All VAT fees and taxes imposed by the destination country are the buyer's own responsibility. You are responsible for all custom charges or VAT that apply in your country, if any.

A big spender? Good for you, all orders above 300usd receive a 20% discount, pls convo me if the total in your cart is that much (before shipping&handling charge).
Shipping
At the moment I do not ship orders to Russia. Letter shipments from Norway to countries outside Europe, as AUSTRALIA/ USA/CANADA, may take quite some time to their destination, sometimes even 3-4 weeks and even more before Christmas. So please plan ahead. But they do all arrive, so stay calm. I appreciate you letting me know the items you ordered have arrived at their destination, if not I wonder if everything is ok.

Shipping charges from Norway are guite high compared to other countries, I ship Priority Air Mail NO tracking. It is possible to ship larger orders slightly cheaper by B post which is NO priority and NO tracking.

Upgrade your shipping? The most affordable registered shipping method with tracking from Norway is the CarryOn Cash parcel. If you choose this option rather than the standard shipping which is included in the listing, there is an additional charge for all packages UNDER 1kg:

-EUROPE 50.00 USD (add 2.50 USD for every extra kilo)
-EVERYWHERE ELSE 60.00USD (add 13.50 USD for every extra kilo)
Pls DO NOTIFY me before you make a purchase if you wish to upgrade, I will change your shipping charge.

As it is really difficult to estimate shipping cost for more than one item (it very much depends on what these multiple items are) pls DO take a little time and contact me if buying many items! I will be happy to reply fast, calculate the EXACT shipping cost and perhaps set up a reserved listing too?

PLS NOTE: NO REFUNDS for shipping charges. So pls do ask for an exact charge estimate + reserved listing ahead of buying many bigger items.

I do NOT use fancy embellishing for items you order. Our shipping charges are already quite high and boxes and stuff will make them even higher. Nice boxes flown to you end as rubbish too. So I ship in plain zips and often recycled, lightweight household cardboard most of the time.
Refunds and Exchanges
The items I list are mainly NOS New Old Stock, 70s/80s or older. Their condition is usually quite good even if due to their age, stocking history and several relocations of the shop/moving of the stock, they may sometimes show signs of fatigue. I will do my best to tell you this if this is the case. Do let me know if anything is wrong, since I want you to like my service and the items you order, I will do whatever I need to make you happy. I appreciate your feedback too!

I refund unused and undamaged items returned to us within 2 weeks after they are receivedd, no questions asked, but you must pay the return shipping yourself. Pls let me know in case of damage or loss.
Additional policies and FAQs
Some of the items I list are ONE OF A KIND and they are gone when sold. Most listings however can usually be repeated. Interested in multiple quantity? Ask for a reserved listing JUST FOR YOU.