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This listing is for a vintage English leather martingale with four assorted horse brasses including Prince of Wales crest, Jenny Jones and the five arches.
Sourced: in Canterbury, England
Age: circa 1950âs
Materials: leather, brass
Size roughly: 16.5 inches, 44cm
Unpacked weight: 400g
Condition: in vintage condition with signs of previous use, dirty, dusty, signs of wear to leather which would benefit from polishing/feeding, small strap especially worn and broken at top missing hanger, brasses would polish up nicely if you prefer the shiny look
Discerning features: heavy leather
In summary: nice decorative martingale featuring four assorted horse brasses for your rustic fireplace
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We have 1000’s of items in store and you will generally only pay postage on the heaviest item you buy. The rest, if they individually weigh less than 1kg each, are sent free!
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Can I get a discount?
Unfortunately there is no discount available on single item orders. If you are shopping with EVE for more than one item you will generally only pay postage for the heaviest item, there will be no extra charge no matter how many smaller items you buy as long as those individual items weigh less than 1kg when packed. Heavier items weighing more than 1kg will incur a small extra charge. These discounts will automatically be applied when you checkout. Regular or wholesale customers should contact us for a trade or loyalty discount. Find more information on loyalty discounts here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/195793660/thinking-of-buying-a-few-items-looking?ref=shop_home_feat_3
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Tell me about shipping?
All items are sent via tracked and insured postal services. You will receive tracking information usually within 1 working day of placing your order. Tracking information will also appear on Etsy allowing you to track your package directly. Items generally arrive with International customers within 3-10 working days depending on what postal service has been selected. We are pleased to report that to date, we have never had a lost parcel; only a couple that were temporarily misplaced by customs, but soon recovered. Items broken in transit will be refunded in full upon their return (we will cover return costs. In some circumstances a photograph of the broken item will suffice). Broken items are a rarity (currently 1 in 1000) as we prepare and wrap items very carefully for their journeys around the world. Find more information on shipping here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/168232367/95-of-orders-dispatched-within-1-working?ref=shop_home_feat_2
What if I change my mind?
We operate a love it, or return it, no quibble, full refund policy. We appreciate that things sometimes do not fit in or suit quite as expected, and as a result we are happy to provide refunds due to the very nature of online shopping. Buyers will be responsible for all return transit costs but we will refund the initial postage costs, in effect splitting the transit costs with you. To qualify simply let us know you wish to return an item within 14 days of receipt. Find more information here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/195803253/not-quite-sure-about-an-item-item-not?ref=shop_home_feat_4
Can I reserve an item?
If you would like to reserve an item we ask you to make a 10% non-refundable reservation deposit which will reserve the item for up to 3 months. This 10% deposit is non-refundable should you decide not to proceed with your order and covers the cost of storage, re-listing and clerical costs. Any other payments received will though be returned should you decide not to proceed with your order. If you decide to reserve an item just drop us a note via the contact form and we will send you a link to make your deposit and another for when you are ready to settle up. Find more information here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/195804573/fancy-something-want-to-reserve-it-pay-a?ref=shop_home_feat_1
Could you gift wrap for me?
Yes of course! There is no charge for this service. Just drop us a note with your order.
Is the item damaged?
The vintage item shown is the one you will receive. The pictures and condition description above will highlight any major defects. All vintage items have though lived a previous life, which is usually visible. They are also at least 20 years old. Feel free to enquire about any item and specific details on condition.
Do you have any more and/or similar pieces?
We are established international traders of many years that sell vintage and antique items through a number of online mediums. We have many 1000âs of items in stock so if you need something that is not listed we may be carrying something appropriate. If not, we do have access to an ever increasing range of contacts within the vintage and antique world throughout Western Europe. If we cannot locate an item ourselves there is a very good chance that we know a source that can. Drop us a note with your requirements and budget and we will let you know promptly if we can help.
Can I just borrow this item for a while?
Yes you can! We have previously been happy to loan items for film shoots, tv shows, photo shoots, shop openings, weddings and corporate events. Terms are negotiable but we usually ask for full payment for the item and then refund 50% upon return of the item(s) to us within a year. Obviously items need to be returned in the condition they were sent out in. Customers will be responsible for return transit costs and any damage incurred whilst in use or in return transit.
Do you have a shop I can visit?
Sorry, no… Not yet, but watch this space! EVE is currently an entirely online based business.
Can you identify and/or value my item?
Whilst we are happy to share any general knowledge we may have about the identity of an item we can not offer valuations online.
Could you enter a low value/false information on the customs form to help me avoid any possible customs fees?
Individuals purchasing items from outside of the European Union should be aware that import taxes may apply to any international purchases of vintage and antique items, from any store, including EVE. Buyers are responsible for investigating and paying any import duties that may be due for importing vintage and antique items into their own countries. For example it seems that about 1 in 20 US customers face customs fees but there seems to be no pattern as to when these are charged. Please do not ask me to enter false information/values on customs declarations. This would make any transit insurance invalid. It is of course also breaking the law and could lead to account suspension and prosecution of either party.
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