Keepsake Boxes from PO Doors & Vintage Book Covers ...

Saint Joseph, Minnesota · 2709 Sales


Keepsake Boxes from PO Doors & Vintage Book Covers ...

Saint Joseph, Minnesota 2709 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Into my heart's treasury I slipped a coin, that time cannot take nor a thief purloin.
Oh, better than the minting of a gold crowned king is the safe-kept memory of a lovely thing.
Sara Teasdale.

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Last updated on December 16, 2016
Thanks for visiting USTABEE - where nearly everything ustabee something else. Nothing pleases me more than to give a second, other life to an item that has already cycled thru its first life.

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INTERNATIONAL BUYERS pay in US dollars with PayPal or Direct Check Out Credit Card. You should also be aware that you will be responsible for any taxes, customs fees, brokerage charges or other amounts levied by your home country or the delivery service. Please check with your Customs office and/or Postal Service if you are concerned about possible tariffs. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR UK BUYERS! The Royal Mail is reportedly being much more vigilant in collecting VAT on purchases made through the mail. You should be prepared for the possibility of paying VAT plus a Royal Mail fee upon receipt.
I ship within 3 business days following notification of your completed payment. You will receive an email verifying the date your product was shipped.
I ship to your ETSY address and will not ask for confirmation if this differs from your PayPal address.
International Buyers - Please allow a reasonable time for your product to arrive before assuming it is lost - 30 days at minimum.
Refunds and Exchanges
All of the books and most of the materials I use are USED - some are VERY used. None of the covers will be in perfect condition, that is part of their charm. Often the most worn are the most beautiful! I take pictures that show the item at it's very worst - they often look much better in person.

The Post Office Doors are old and have been in use for many, many years. I test the combination many multiple times before assembling the safe, and again right before it is shipped out when I insert the note in your safe. Should you have any difficulty opening the door I will do my best to help you. In most cases, there is a photo in your listing of the door with the combination set, or a detailed instruction at the bottom of the listing that tells you how to work the combination. If all this fails, contact me and I will help to troubleshoot the problem.

Damaged Items: It happens, occasionally. I will require assistance from the buyer to file a claim ... photos of the damaged item and photos of the packaging. Please keep the packaging and the damaged items, as the Post Office will sometimes need this brought in to substantiate the claim. Lack of co-operation on the buyer's part may cause a delay in any refund or repair.

Buyer pays shipping on all returned items.
Refunds will be issued once the item has been returned to me in the condition I shipped it.
Additional policies and FAQs
See something in my SOLD list that you wish you'd bought? Ask - I might have a same or similar book or title waiting on DEATH ROW. I am always happy to create custom book boxes.

The Post Office Doors - metal content - MOST of those made are cast Bronze, but I also use BRASS in the description because almost everyone in the world calls them brass doors and that is the common term by which they are known.. I look them up in my collector's book to determine the metal as best I can regarding the Maker and Age.

I recently decided that some books deserve a reprieve. They are getting a third chance at my other shop, ustabeeTWO. Check it out for nice vintage and antique books at a reasonable price.

Some OLD & ODD items can be found in my other store, handmaidmarian. The old and odd can describe me and my wares.