Welcome to EVE and this listing for a vintage French stick and ball toy.
In summary: Wonderful old school toy.
Markings: Made in France
Size: about 10.5 inches high
Condition: in vintage condition, cracks in wood, still perfectly functional
Find similar items here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EnglishShop/search?search_query=toy&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search
Most frequently asked questions (FAQs):
Can I get a discount?
If you are shopping with EVE for more than one item, or a regular customer, please contact us for a bulk buy / loyalty discount.
Tell me about shipping?
Postage is only charged on the heaviest item when you purchase multiple smaller items. Multiple larger item orders also receive postage discounts. Any postage overages that are due are refunded after dispatch. Click on the shipping tab above to see shipping rates. Please contact me for a quote if your country is not listed. I only charge you what the Post Office charges me to send your package securely via a tracked delivery service. I am careful with the whole shipping process, and I am pleased to report that to date, I have never had a lost parcel; only a couple temporarily misplaced by customs, but soon recovered!. If you are not in a rush I may be able to offer cheaper shipping options Internationally but please allow 5-6 weeks for items to arrive via these services. If you are in a rush please contact me about express services. Customers are free to arrange their own courier if they wish.
What if I change my mind?
I operate a love it, or return it, no quibble, full refund policy. I appreciate that things sometimes do not fit in or suit quite as expected, and as a result I am happy to provide refunds due to the very nature of online shopping. Buyers will be responsible for all return transit costs but I will refund the initial postage costs, in effect splitting the transit costs with you. To qualify simply let me know you wish to return an item within a week of receipt.
Can I reserve an item?
Any item can be reserved for a 10% non-refundable reservation deposit for up to 90 days.
Could you gift wrap for me?
Yes of course! Just drop me 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 lived a previous life, which is usually visible. Any significant damage will be mentioned in the listing. Feel free to enquire about any item and specific details on condition.
Do you have any more and/or similar pieces?
I just about keep up with listing all the stock I have. If there is more than one item available the quantity will be displayed in the listing. If you need something that is not listed I do have access to an ever increasing range of contacts within the vintage and antique world. If I cannot locate an item myself there is a very good chance that I know a source that can. Drop me a note with your requirements and budget and I will let you know promptly if I can help.
Do you have a shop I can visit?
Sorry! EVE is an entirely Etsy based online business.
Can you identify and/or value my item?
I receive a number of requests to identify and value personal items. Whilst I am happy to share any general knowledge I may have about the identity of an item I can not offer valuations online.
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Feel I have missed something? Any questions? Please get in touch. I speak English, French and German.
"Can I get a discount?"
Sorry, our prices are fixed. EVE never has sales. We do reward customer loyalty though! Customers can claim loyalty points with every purchase they make. These points can be used to apply discounts on future purchases from us. Your points are recorded in the 'My Account' area of our website and are updated automatically when you make purchases through your account. For every £20 you spend on items you receive one point worth £1. Postage discounts are also automatically applied to multiple item orders at checkout. Additional items weighing less than 1kg are sent with no extra postal charge
"How quickly can I get this?"
Items are usually dispatched within one working day. They typically arrive with customers 5-10 working days (1-2 weeks) after dispatch via our standard tracked and recorded delivery service. An express tracked and signed for upgrade is available at checkout and this usually takes 3-7 working days. A premium one man one vehicle courier is also available within Western Europe at prices starting from £199 for delivery within 24 hours of your order. We cannot guarantee any shipping times as we rely on assorted third parties for transit and cross border services. Please see our shipping policies for more detailed information on shipping.
"What size is this?"
Please check listing descriptions for sizes or alternatively photos for rulers. If you require further measurements send us a message and we will get back to you promptly.
"Do you ship to...? How much is postage to...?"
We ship worldwide via tracked and insured postage services. All standard international postage prices are found in individual listings by clicking on the shipping tab. International standard postage usually takes 1-2 weeks from dispatch to arrive with customers. Express upgrades are available at checkout. We give automatic postage discounts on multiple item orders at checkout. We may be able to offer cheaper international postage prices for larger items if you are not in a rush. See more information on postage in our additional policies section.
"Where are you based?"
We are based in the United Kingdom and France. Most of our stock is dispatched from France. We can dispatch from the U.K. by arrangement, often at reduced rates for larger items if you are not in too much of a rush. Personal collection can be arranged in Normandy, France and East Kent, U.K. Ask for details.
"Can you gift wrap this for me?"
Yes of course for no extra charge! We can also include a card. Let us know the message you would like to include and we will send you a picture of the wrapped item and card before we send it off.
"Do you have any more of, or similiar items to those listed?"
Nearly all of our stock appears on our website (but we always have more listing to do!). There is a chance that we may have different items and quantities than those that are listed here immediately available from stock. We also keep tabs on a lot of outlets in our local areas and also have quite a network of colleagues throughout Western Europe, so we may be able to help source your special requirements. If you would like us to keep an eye out for something or source an item just let us know what you are after and your budget and we will let you know promptly if we can help.
"Can I reserve an item?"
Sorry. We no longer offer lay-away or take reservation deposits.
"What if I change my mind? Or just don't like my item?"
We operate a love it, or return it, no quibble, 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 transit costs. To qualify simply supply tracking details of the returned item and we will issue a refund for the item upon receipt.
"Can I just borrow this item for a while?"
Yes you can! We have previously been happy to loan items for film shoots, television 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 initial and return transit costs and any damage incurred whilst in use or in return transit.
Postage discounts are automatically applied to multiple item orders. You only pay a postage charge for the heaviest item you buy. For example; if you buy ten items weighing 1kg or less you will only pay a single 1kg postage charge.
If you are not in a rush (4-8 week delivery window) ask about budget postal services for items weighing over 2kg. We can sometimes make savings of up to 50% by using slower budget couriers.
See current postage costs for fully tracked and insured services below:
For more information on postage please see our trading policies.
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