Unique Miniatures

Hexham, England 890 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Unique Miniatures

Hexham, England | 890 Sales

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Val Harper

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Val Harper


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About UniqueMiniatures

Sales 890
On Etsy since 2010

Whether you are a doll's house enthusiast or love to collect miniature handmade items, you are sure to find a stunning item you love among my 1:12 scale creations.
This passion began as a child when I saw a huge doll's house (I was 8.... it seemed huge!) in the Kirkgate Victorian Street, in York. Since then, I have an absolute fascination with everything tiny. It was another 20 years before I had my own dolls house and since then it has become my greatest passion! I made items in the mid 1990's but as I also had a full time job, I couldn't devote the time needed to create miniature delights. Things have changed now and I have the time to create wonderful pieces for doll's houses or shops. I also sell on Ebay.co.uk under "vhminiatures" and occasionally I also exhibit at fairs across northern England and Scotland.
Most of my items are One of a Kind which means I may make another similar item, but not exactly the same. All my items are signed where space permits. I love my work and I am sure you will too.
I pay a great deal of attention to detail and an item must be really good to make it into my own dolls house or shop, therefore, if it is not good enough for me, then I won't put it up for sale. After 25 years, I have become quite picky about the quality I expect for my money and so should you.
Due to time constraints and life in general, I can only accept the occasional commission and only if it is based on an item I already create. I'm afraid it is not cost effective for me to design and create a new item from scratch.
The dolls house miniatures sold via these pages on the Etsy website are collectors' items and are not suitable for persons under the age of 14 years. The items are for adult collectors. The items are not CE regulated as they are not "toys". When you purchase items from Unique Miniatures on Etsy, you undertake that you have read and understood this.

Thanks for stopping by and do visit often as I update my site frequently.

Shop policies

Last updated on 02 July, 2019
Thank you so much for your very kind interest in my dolls house miniatures.

Accepted payment methods

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I only want happy miniaturists, so I offer a full refund including return postage if you are not entirely happy with an item you purchase from me. I pay the refund when an item is received back by me.
I try to post items within 5 working days of payment. However, if you are in a hurry, please contact me prior to purchasing to enable to to advise expected delivery date.
Additional policies and FAQs
Note to Buyers outside the UK – Please Note:
Import duties,State or Country taxes and / or customs charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility and are outside my control. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
Customs fees are normally charged by the shipping company or collected when you pick the item up. These fees are not additional shipping charges.
We won't under-value merchandise or mark the item as a gift on customs forms. Doing that is against international laws.
Australia have introduced a sales tax known as GST. This tax will be automatically added by Etsy to your purchase order. This is out of my control. Please review Etsy policy on this tax. :
Please note that my miniatures are not real life sized items, but are dolls house miniatures meant for serious adult collector's and not designed or made as toys for children due to small parts, beads and glass.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.
Personal information I collect:
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy or Paypal to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (e.g. for a custom order,) if you contact me directly.
The legal bases I rely on to collect, use, and share personal information
I rely on paragraph B of Article 6 : “processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party”. The “contract” being the order for items or commission I receive from you, the customer.
I only use the information as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
The third parties with whom I share personal information.
Etsy. I may need to share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you with my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage Royal Mail and overseas postal carriersto perform a delivery function. I will share your name and address with them but only to the extent necessary to perform this service.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
I do not sell your information and I do not send marketing emails.
Data Retention / Data Protection Act.
I retain your personal information in printed format only (all online communications are deleted as quickly as possible after your order has been completed.)
In order to comply with my legal obligations regarding my income tax return, I will retain your email, name and address for 7 years. When this period is up, your details are cross- shredded or incinerated. This information is hard copy only and not online and is stored securely as per the current data protection act rules and regulations.
If transferring personal information outside of Europe, how the transfer will be handled
See Section 3 above.
Buyers’ rights regarding use of personal information.
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
As mentioned above, I will only contact you in order to fulfil your order / commission as necessary and retain your hard copy details for tax purposes.
How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Valerie Harper, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at uniqueminis [!at] aol.com. Alternately, my address is:
V. HARPER, HILLCREST, BARRASFORD, Nr. Hexham, Northumberland. NE48 4BY. UK
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