R & D Vintage Traders

San Mateo, California | 189 Sales


R & D Vintage Traders

San Mateo, California 189 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Helping useable and beautiful stuff from a bygone era stay out of landfills and find new life and new utility!


Last updated on Apr 15, 2016

Helping useable and beautiful stuff from a bygone era stay out of landfills and find new life and new utility!

R and D

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R and D


R&D will be going on a little "vacation mode" in a few days, so if you've been wanting one of these unique vintage finds (like the popular "Silent Butler"), now's the time to click "checkout" winkshopping_trolley+1
The last estate pipe for sale at R&D Vintage Traders!
Retro, groovy, mod... whatever era-specific adjective you'd use to describe this red twist melamine bowl by Wovo from NY MoMA, it's a fun and unique serving piece that's sure to start a conversation...
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Appreciating "vintage living" through vintage wares

Much of our collection has been inherited in one way or another. We've helped clean out the homes of several grandparents and great aunts and uncles, and we currently find ourselves living in a family home of over 50 years (and with a time capsule of a basement). We've been lucky to discover vintage tools, supplies, jewelry, and more in the process. We firmly believe that these items are valuable not because of mere provenance, but because they were built to endure and delight for a long time. These were objects made at a time before the phrase "planned obsolescence" ever left the mouth of a manufacturing bigwig, when the only prudent attributes you'd want attached to your brand were durability, utility, and beauty. Testament to this idea, many of our items are unique and delightful in how proudly their manufacturer names were displayed on the packaging (some even including patent numbers and more). Pride in one's creation is a feeling we hope the new owners get from the items we sell as well.

Shop members

  • Ray & Dalen


    Hi, We're Ray and Dalen, owners of "R & D Vintage Traders". We want to help useable and beautiful stuff from the past stay out of landfills and find new life and new utility with you!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 8, 2017
Welcome to R&D Vintage Traders! Our vision is to help the useable and beautiful vintage stuff we add to our collection every day stay out of landfills and find new life and new utility in the hands, hearts, and homes of the creative thinkers and doers on Etsy.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Many of our items are unique vintage one-of-a-kind pieces and cannot be exchanged or replaced. Therefore, we do not accept returns and are unable to process refunds.

We strive, to the best of our ability, to give you a true and accurate description of the items for sale in our shop through text, dimensions, and clear photographs. Please start a conversation with us before you make a purchase if you have any questions about the condition or other specifics of an item.

In the event an item arrives damaged due to shipping. Please contact us as we will work with you to provide a credit. We will request that you send us a picture of the damaged item and may request it to be shipped back before a refund is issued.
Payments can be made immediately with PayPal or with credit card. Please contact us for other forms of payment. California residents will be charged sales tax.

We cannot accept cancellations after item has been shipped and are not responsible for incorrect shipping addresses given. Please verify your shipping address before placing your order.
Shipping Method

• All items will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail or Flat Rate Priority Mail by default unless otherwise specified on the product listing or a prior arrangement is made with the buyer to use UPS or FedEx.

• USPS offers delivery confirmation number not tracking numbers. While the number can give a general idea of where your package may be it does not always reflect its status.

• Please contact us if you prefer an expedited shipping method or wish to purchase additional insurance for shipping your item.

• Local pick-up items will be noted on the listing.


• We do our best to securely package and deliver your item into the hands of the US Post Office (or other shipping company where requested and applicable). After that, we are not responsible for any loss, non-delivery, theft, or damage.

• Always verify your address before completing the checkout process. We will ship your item(s) to the address you provide with your purchase information.

• Any postal or delivery failures are not a reflection of our sincere dedication to providing exceptional customer service. If something happens to your item in transit we will do our best to rectify the issue if possible. However, we can only make a claim with the USPS if you have purchased insurance or your item was delivered Priority Mail which includes insurance on the value of your item.

International Orders

• International orders will only be shipped via USPS First Class International Mail (the lowest priced option) where available. In some cases, the lowest price option is USPS Priority Mail International.

• We are not responsible for customs delays, lost or stolen packages, or any additional taxes, tariffs, customs or import fees after shipping.

• International package IDs are not tracking numbers, but parcel numbers to confirm your shipment

• If you want a tracking ID it will need to ship FedEx or UPS and send us a conversation before you purchase.