Rustbelt Treasures

Baltimore, Maryland

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Announcement    ♦ Authentic ♦ American ♦ Vintage ♦
Vintage Industrial Foundry Molds, Décor Photographs Ephemera Linen Glass & More
I'm 100% hands-on Pick to Buyer!______
Etsy Vintage Team members are held to high standards of professionalism, integrity and customer service as certified vintage dealers.


♦ Authentic ♦ American ♦ Vintage ♦
Vintage Industrial Foundry Molds, Décor Photographs Ephemera Linen Glass & More
I'm 100% hands-on Pick to Buyer!______
Etsy Vintage Team members are held to high standards of professionalism, integrity and customer service as certified vintage dealers.


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About RustbeltTreasures

Sales 881
On Etsy since 2012

Hunting for Treasures in the Rustbelt......

Welcome to my shop, Rustbelt Treasures
♦Authentic American Vintage♦

We are located in Baltimore, MD. Our shop combines my favorite time periods of the 1920s - 1940s, the industrial history of the Rust Belt and Baltimore, for quite a mixture of treasures!

Welcome to our shop.....
As you pull open the faded wood screen door, you hear the creak of time worn hinges, and the tinkling ring of hanging brass bells. As your eyes adjust from the outside sun, you smell the rough cut wood floor under your feet.

Head on over, get yourself a cup of coffee, and have a seat on the velvet sofa by the field stone fireplace. Adjust the tasseled pillows to your liking, and pull up a crate full of well loved books. Relax, while you take in all that surrounds you.

The fieldstone fireplace envelopes the back wall of the shop. The stone is adorned with a barn timber mantle, its wood softened with age and time. Sparkling mecury glass candle pillars gather in oversized groups atop the mantle.

A soft breeze whispers through an open window behind you, the flutter of the lace cotton curtains catch your attention and the next thing you know you are up and on your way across the store.

Your first stop, a rustic jelly cupboard, full of white lace linens and crocheted doilies, so soft to the touch. Next to the linens, draped over a chippy iron bed frame, are once colorful, now worn and faded cotton quilts. Jeweled and crystal cut perfume bottles sparkle on a distressed dresser, along side a variety of picture frames, bell topped bedside clocks, and other what-nots.

Such pretty delicates warmly adorn the industrial items gathered to their left. A seasoned whiskey barrel, full of industrial wood foundry molds, stands among stacks of handcrafted tool boxes, iron gears, barn pulleys, softly frayed rope, hand tools, and so much more...

Back in the corner, angled to accommodate the drawing posture of an engineer, handsomely awaits a vintage drafting table. The table supported by massive iron pedestal legs, is topped with blond wood, engraved by years of use. A wood and steel stool, with its own scars of creativity is partnered with the table. Drafting accessories, an antiqued bronze desk lamp, and several engineer's tools, are gathered upon the top of a wood and iron wheeled shop cart.

Take a look through the Vintage Albums, gathered on the many decorative wood tables throughout the shop. In these albums you will find quite a collection of early 1900's Hollywood Promotional Photos of famous actors. Also included in these albums are Cabinet Card/ CDV photographs, (Studio Portraits), of the very young to the very old, boys and girls, brothers and sisters, men and women, husband and wives and much more.

Behind the counter, among apothecary cabinets that line the far wall, are the newly added "handmade with vintage," items. True vintage items, up-cycled by hand. Each piece painted, gently distressed, waxed and finished by hand for it's time worn journey to continue as a new treasure.

Suddenly I have the urge to go hunting for more vintage treasures! Make yourself at home and take a look around.

History of the American Rustbelt

More to come.......
Thanx for stopping by,
Laura @ RT

Shop members

  • Laura


    Shop Curator and Treasure Hunter

  • Calamity Jane


    Original woman to conquer the old west!

  • Rosy the Riviter


    Rosy and all women who work hard everyday, getting the job done!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 24, 2014
Welcome to Rustbelt Treasures!

♦ Authentic American Vintage ♦

All items are authentic vintage pieces which have been picked and purchased in the United States by me. Absolutely NO modern reproductions.

* The items purchased from Rustbelt Treasures will be received by the buyer in "Ready To Display" condition. Unless specifically noted in the item's listing.

* I want every purchase to present as a gift when the buyer opens their package. I want you to know I appreciate your business.

* I am 100% hands-on with every item I sell. I personally choose, inspect, clean, renew, document, package & ship each treasure in my shop. I take great pride in the presentation of the items, the packaging and the security of the shipment. Please contact me with any issues upon arrival of your treasures.

I am a member of the Etsy Vintage Team. Members of this team are held to the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and customer service.

I hope that you enjoy these items, and continue to stop by my shop for a look at these unique and interesting items. I will be adding more foundry patterns and a large variety of unique vintage items frequently.

Rustbelt Treasures can also be found at:

Stop in our sister shop for Vintage Costume Jewelry and Craft Supplies:

Thank you for stopping in!

An item's condition will be described as Good+, Good, Good-, Fair, and Barn Fresh.

Good+ condition will be equivalent to new old stock.

Good condition = no more than 2 age related flaws, be pre-owned, and may have a vintage patina, or change in surface due to exposure to environmental factors, that cannot be removed with general cleaning.

Good - condition = May have occasional scratches, dents, scuffs, chips, color changes, exposure changes, be pre-owned, show signs of prior use, and may have additional condition issues. All condition changes will be described within the listing in full detail.

Fair condition = An item has moderate age related changes, be pre-owned, show significant signs of use, a vintage patina, and moderate environmental changes that cannot be removed with general cleaning as well as any additional condition issues. All condition changes will be described in full within the item's listing.

Barn Fresh = Just as it sounds, the item will have moderate signs of dust, dirt, rust, and signs of use. All factors will be described in full within the listing.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All of the items being sold are vintage, and obtained from various flea markets, estate sales, auctions, junkin finds, etc. Please assume that the item you are purchasing is pre-owned and not new. The items in my shop are being sold in found condition, or repurposed/upcycled, and are therefore sold, "AS IS" and final sale.

I will always clean the items to the best of my ability, but I am not a skilled craftsman, I just have a deep appreciation of vintage items. I will not sell an item that I do not think is in acceptable condition to display in my own home. (Most of the time I have trouble not keeping the items!) I clean and "revive" items, but they are not "restored."

Accurate descriptions and measurements, along with photos, that show all aspects and point out irregular wear, will be provided for each item to the best of my ability.

I will always describe the items to best of my ability. I also do considerable research regarding similar items in a variety of marketplaces, including Etsy, prior to listing an item. However, I am not an expert in the area of antiques and vintage items. If you feel that an item is misrepresented or mistakenly listed, kindly convo with me, I am always eager to learn. If an item is listed incorrectly, please be assured that this was not done intentionally or to decieve a buyer.

Please feel free to ask questions regarding the specifics of any item prior to purchase.

If you are dissatisfied , however, resolution is readily discussed through email or Etsy conversation. Please contact me prior to completing your feedback, as it is important to me that we should both be happy with the sale.

Thank you for your interest in my shop,
Rustbelt Treasures
Payment is due within 2 days of the sale.

PayPal is preferred, however, checks and money orders are also accepted.
Direct Checkout is also available.

Items will be shipped within 3-5 business days of all funds being cleared.

Sales tax will be added to purchase invoices in the state of Maryland.

If an item is placed on reserve, per customer request, this item must be purchased and payment made in full within 48 hours of the date the item is placed on reserve.

If a purchase is made during a sale, and the discount code is not entered at time of check out or prior arrangements were not made with the shop owner, the customer will receive a store credit for the amount of the discount.
If you need an item shipped to an address as a gift, please convo me.

Buyers are responsible for payment of all shipping and related costs. Including insurance for the shipment, customs fees, customized packaging, boxes, and all associated costs.

If you would like an estimate for shipping costs to your address please convo me with the item, your zip code, note if you would like the item insured, and if you would like a shipping upgrade. I will be happy to provide that for you.

The shipping costs stated for all listings are estimates only. Any additional costs, related to shipping, will be conveyed to the buyer for approval prior to shipping. All shipping costs must be paid in full by the buyer prior to shipment of the item.

Buyer is responsible for providing the correct shipping address at time of purchase. Please convo me with any shipping address corrections or changes, prior to or at time of purchase.

The most economical type of shipping will be used for all purchases, unless otherwise requested by buyer. Please contact me prior to purchase if you would like to upgrade your shipping, if you would like to insure your shipment, or any other shipping changes.

If a tracking number is provided by shipper, this number will be sent to the buyer directly following shipment of the purchase.

Rustbelt Treasures is not responsible for items that may be damaged, or lost by the postal service if the shipment was not insured by the buyer. Uninsured items that are damaged or lost in the shipping process are not reason for refund from Rustbelt Treasures.

I will combine shipping whenever possible.

I offer International Shipping. Please contact me for an Interational shipping estimate.
Buyer will be responsible for International Shipping and related fees.

Please note that the least expensive category of international shipping is "First Class" This category does not offer tracking outside of the US, and is not insured. If you wish to have international tracking and have your package insured, please inform me of this when requesting a shipping estimate. Buyer is responsible for all shipping, insurance, and customs fees for international delivery.

Please make sure that the address is correct on of both your Etsy and PayPal accounts. If they do not match, this may delay the processing of your item.

Items will be shipped within 1-3 business days of full payment.

For shipping of larger items, I will research the least costly method of shipping. These choices may include, but are not limited to , USPS, UPS, Fed Ex, and Greyhound. If you have a preferred provider or have had luck with a particular shipping service, please let me know, I am always interested in discovering new shipping options.

I feel it is important to recycle, reuse, and repurpose in all areas, and therefore frequently reuse shipping materials and boxes. All materials used will be clean and in good+ condition. If you wish to have all new materials used in the shipment of your purchase, please make a note of this upon purchase. Please pay it forward and recycle all packing materials and shipping boxs that you receive.

If you have a request for customized packaging of your item please convo me prior to purchase.

All vintage items will be wrapped and packed with the utmost care, to ensure their safe arrival.

Of course local pick up is always welcomed. I am flexible and willing to reduce the driving distance within reason, and with compensation. I am located in Baltimore, Md on Interstate 95, convienent to Pennsylvania, NYC, New Jersey, Washington DC, Virginia, Deleware, West Virginia, etc. Please contact me if you would like to do so.
Additional policies and FAQs
Upon reciept of your item, please be sure to find the Rustbelt treasures business card. On the back of this card is a discount coupon for all future purchases.

All returning customers will recieve a 10% discount on ALL future purchases! We appreciate your business and we want you to keep coming back.

Thank you for your purchase, I always appreciate each and every sale!