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Box of professionally polished rocks (tumbled pebbles) - vintage 1970s-1980s - destash - pretty!

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I found these while cleaning out my dad's closet after his death. He and my mom made several trips to Colorado during the late 1970s and early 1980s, and they always brought back tons of polished rocks from a place they referred to as "The Rock Shop."

This listing is for the ONE box of polished stones shown in the pictures. (It's one box, shown in different views.) The box measures approximately 2" wide x 3" long x0.75" tall. Most of the rocks in this box are pale colors and off-whites - not too bright or flashy.

Domestic shipping includes First Class USPS shipping in order to keep costs down. If you'd like me to ship this, and/or your other items, Priority Mail, please purchase the Priority Mail shipping upgrade listed elsewhere in my shop.

Please see my Shop Policies page for more information about shipping, as well as general information about doing transactions with me. Please feel free to convo me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks for taking a look! :)

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I try to be honest and fair in pricing my products and assigning shipping fees. If I find that I've overcharged you on shipping by more than $1, I will refund the difference.

Most items ship domestically via First Class Mail, but some books (as noted in listing) will go via Media Mail to save on shipping costs. To get your items even faster, with included insurance and delivery confirmation, please purchase the Priority Mail upgrade.

Most items ship the next business day after payment. Custom-made items may take a few days longer.

I reuse and recycle packaging materials when available. Being earth-friendly is very important to me, and I try not to waste things that are reusable.

I am willing to meet up in person (in public) to exchange cash/items if you are in Philly. Convo me!

International shipping is via USPS First Class International (airmail), which has become crazy expensive over the last couple of years - I remember one rude awakening in 2014 where it cost $7 to mail a pin to England, which meant I lost money on the sale! Please don't blame me for the high shipping rates - blame the USPS! Once again, if I've overcharged on shipping by more than $1, I'll refund the difference ASAP.

I mark international shipments as "merchandise," not "gifts," on the customs form, since money was exchanged for them.


I'd prefer immediate payments, but you know there's no way I can enforce that. I require payment within one week of purchase, or I may cancel the transaction.

I prefer direct checkout (credit cards or Etsy gift cards) or PayPal, but if need be, I will accept money orders or well-concealed cash via snail mail. Please let me know by sending me a convo or a note at checkout that you plan to mail your money order or cash payment, so I know what to expect.

Personal checks are NOT accepted.

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I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
I try to list items accurately and price them fairly. As a general rule, I am unable to offer refunds or exchanges. However, if you find yourself unhappy with your purchase because you believe that I made an error in its description, please speak to me before leaving negative/neutral feedback. I'm more than willing to work with you if there is any problem!

Additional policies

I currently live with no smokers and no pets, though I did live with a smoker and a dog over five years ago. Additionally, my vintage items may have lived with smokers before I acquired them.

If I didn't mention it in the item description, please feel free to ask me for custom orders on items handmade by me.

Regarding my one negative feedback: This is the first negative feedback I have received in almost a decade and a half of online selling/trading. The buyer left feedback before I had a chance to respond. Once I received her message, I promptly refunded the order. I have certainly learned my lesson about packing fragile paper items!