thehankyheiress

Vintage ephemera and more........

Chester, United Kingdom · 652 Sales

thehankyheiress

Vintage ephemera and more........

Chester, United Kingdom 652 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Vintage clothing, accessories, ephemera and hand made goods. Sourced in England and France - all beautifully packaged and speedily despatched.
International customers please note that your items may take from at least 8/10 working days depending on location and local services.

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2016

Vintage clothing, accessories, ephemera and hand made goods. Sourced in England and France - all beautifully packaged and speedily despatched.
International customers please note that your items may take from at least 8/10 working days depending on location and local services.

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Poetical Works of Longfellow
US$25.00
Festival of Britain 1951 Guide to North Wales
US$20.00
Gladys Cooper Vintage Postcard Used 1920s
US$6.00
Guide Book Weymouth 1950 Ward Lock Red Guide
US$10.00
1920s Sheet Music Vintage Rio Nights
US$25.00
Antique Typewriter Advertisement 1901
US$25.00
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5 out of 5 stars
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rosa

rosa on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous prints, amazing vivid colours- now just have to find the frames to do them justice! pleasure to shop here, many thanks .

rosa

rosa on Jul 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful print - so glad to have discovered this shop full of treasures on etsy.

rosa

rosa on Jul 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

beautiful print , expertly packed and arrived the next day!

rosa

rosa on Jun 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A pleasure to shop here

rosa

rosa on Jun 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

*~*~*~*~*~*6 stars if I could award them- brilliant design, well made, and excellent customer service.

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Inky blue ceramics....

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Stylish spherical brass ashtray before polishing....

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Take coffee in style with hand carved wooden tray....

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About

The Hanky Heiress - a corner shop online...

Mercers' Shop once a corner "Wool Shop" is online here as the Hanky Heiress. The shop name belied the range of its contents. Inside was haberdashery heaven.
The name should have given it away. Translate haberdashery to French and what do you have? "Mercerie."
Open from the 1920's to the early 1960's, the shop provided a neighbourhood with trimmings, sewing needles, lace curtains, towels, silks, fancy goods and of course woollens. Upstairs, ladies knitted dolls' clothes and much needed vests.....

In hard times during the Second World War, my grandad cycled around rural Lancashire with his basket piled with lace and ribbons to sell to farmers' wives in outlying farms. He would return sometimes with vegetables or chicken for the pot.
By the time I knew the joys of the shop, it was run by sisters Lally and Emma.
Sadly both the shop and its neighbourhood were demolished in the sixties to make way for high rise developments. Little of the stock survived bar what was left to me in a suitcase.....
The rest is as they say, history........not to mention the other treasures I have accumulated along the way, many acquired during long stays in Calvados, France.

In addition to vintage, I produce a range of cards and prints often with vintage themes.
My hand made gilded mirrors are sometimes available and have their own shop section.
Further artwork is to be found in my other shop www.etsy.com/people/theterriersclub

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    Twenty years ago I inherited a suitcase full of hankies........

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Last updated on Mar 27, 2016
Frequently asked questions

What delivery service do you use?

I use first class postage in the UK.
In order to keep international shipping charges as low as possible, I use standard airmail. This does not provide a tracking number but is economical and reliable.

I would like to buy several items, what postage will I pay?

I am always happy to combine postage. Just email me with your selection and I will make up a reserved listing for you.