vonderval

Eclectic vintage photos, postcards and ephemera

Victoria, Canada · 444 Sales

vonderval

Eclectic vintage photos, postcards and ephemera

Victoria, Canada 444 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Valerie

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Announcement   Welcome to a legendary corner of the Etsy world where dreams become manifest and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We now offer vintage scarves, hankies, and various items of adornment in addition to vintage photos and postcards.
A picture says a thousand words and if these start a conversation with you then we're simpatico and I like that.

Everything in this shop is vintage and authentic. As a dilettante with a lifelong obsession I do try to describe everything as fully and accurately as possible. That being said I enjoy hearing from viewers out there who know more about an item than I do so don't be shy about correcting me if you notice an error in any of my descriptions or see things that escaped me.

Digital copies are routinely sent to purchasers upon receipt of payment at no extra charge and are available by request on most items prior to sale.

Discounts available for large orders with savings on combined postage too. Please ask prior to purchase for any discounts.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 29, 2016

Welcome to a legendary corner of the Etsy world where dreams become manifest and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We now offer vintage scarves, hankies, and various items of adornment in addition to vintage photos and postcards.
A picture says a thousand words and if these start a conversation with you then we're simpatico and I like that.

Everything in this shop is vintage and authentic. As a dilettante with a lifelong obsession I do try to describe everything as fully and accurately as possible. That being said I enjoy hearing from viewers out there who know more about an item than I do so don't be shy about correcting me if you notice an error in any of my descriptions or see things that escaped me.

Digital copies are routinely sent to purchasers upon receipt of payment at no extra charge and are available by request on most items prior to sale.

Discounts available for large orders with savings on combined postage too. Please ask prior to purchase for any discounts.

Valerie

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Valerie

About

Ephemeral universe for the lost and escaped.

When I want to get out of Dodge I head straight for the auction house. The vanishing point is always on my horizon and sometimes I feel a sort of urgency about rescuing these obscure records, art and artifacts. In my daily life I am an event promoter and operate a curated urban flea market at several locations around Victoria BC. This shop is the counterpoint to that busy workaday world. When I'm not running the flea or on the paper trail, find me out of doors taking photos or happily immersed in a two dimensional universe of my own choosing, this virtual vista "Vonderval" and it's coming to a landscape near you. Vonderval is part escape and part adventure and allows me to indulge my obsession with this strange and wonderfully nebulous stuff.

Scanning may be dull and solitary but these bits of paper and such are anything but. Pouring over the evocative images carefully is truly satisfying for me. If one triggers a feeling in me then it makes the cut and gets posted in the shop. If they then speak to you, it's working. There's an exchange beyond money and that pleases me. The kick I get is a kind of connect, a communication between kindred spirits. So enter my world and enjoy.

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  • Valerie

    Owner, Curator

    Flea market aficionado and part time sleuth with a penchant for paper and pretty things from the past.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 13, 2016
Thank you for coming by my little corner of the Etsy world. In an effort to bring ease and clarity to your shopping experience, I have developed some policies. Nothing scary, just want things to go smoothly.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept PayPal and Etsypay only. If you need other arrangements, contact me before you hit the buy button to discuss it.

I really do need to be paid within 3 days after the auction closes or the item will go back up for sale. If you need more time, convo me ahead of purchase. You will find me very flexible, not a noodle but you know what I mean...

30 day layaways are available on items over $100. A down payment of one third will reserve a piece, then another third is due in two weeks, and the final payment due at the 30 day mark. Payments may be made sooner, and the item will ship as soon as final payment is received. Once the down payment is received, the listing will be marked reserved. All layaway payments must be timely, late or missed payments negate any prior deposit. There are no refunds or exchanges on layaway items.
Shipping
Multiple item purchases are encouraged for combined shipping. All items will be shipped in the same package whenever possible. Items are wrapped, and ship in secure, rigid packages. Domestic orders ship Canada Post unless otherwise specified prior to purchase.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:
Import duties, taxes, and related charges differ dramatically from country to country. These costs are the RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER. International packages that are refused at the point of delivery will not be refunded. All packages are shipped by First Class International which does not include insurance or a tracking number. If you prefer a different form of shipping, please contact us with your location and preferences, and we will send a quote with options.
Refunds and Exchanges
Okay, here's the deal. Returns are a hassle for both of us. For that reason, I promise to always provide detailed descriptions including any flaws but please remember these things have had a life, of which I often know nothing. They do show signs of age which we love right? For your part, please check out all the pictures. Scans form the most important part of the description so please view them carefully.
So essentially all sales are FINAL. I am always happy to answer any and all questions you may have prior to purchase and will provide additional photos on request but buyers remorse is in on you, sorry.

If an item description was substantially inaccurate (ie broken, not the one you ordered), we will gladly refund your purchase. The shop must be notified within 24 hours of your receiving it. The item must be returned in the original condition and packaging sent, insured, and POSTMARKED within 2 days after receiving and contacting us...no exceptions. Buyer pays for all shipping costs. Should a buyer return an item without consent/approval from the shop, there will be a 25% restocking fee.
*Please be aware that monitors vary and a return will not be granted due to color variances.