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SIZE: approx: 1 1/2" tall by 2 1/2" long
CONDITION: New unused condition, paper ephemera from old school diner napkin dispensers with vintage fortune teller antics! 50s old school humor with fortunes, an answer to a question and definition of a word. Double sided newsprint. Made in the USA
****DOMESTIC SHIPPING is for USPS first class mail with tracking and insurance from California to NY. Shipping overages of $2 are refunded after your shipping label has been made.
These are originally from the napkin dispensers in diners from the 50s. Slip these in to the napkins at your next party, holiday dinner, family gathering or Sunday dinner! Everyone can ask a question and get a funny answer, share their fortune and word definition! Old fashioned old school party, brunch or dinner conversation over appetizers, cocktails or dessert! Bring back a tiny touch of 50s!
Add some nostalgia to your handmade card and skip down memory lane with someone or slip into bentos, letters, cards, books, etc. for some extra fun! I put them inside "thank you" notes as an old school reminder of old fashioned fun!
Fun anywhere---keep some with you at all times to pass out, you never know when they will come in handy to cheer someone up or reveal answers to their mysterious questions!
The last person who bought these uses them to slip on to gifts, since they are designed just right for it!
LAST PHOTO shows a 500 replacement fortunes in Swami dispenser machines: SOLD OUT!
SEE more photos the entire set of 52, just like a deck of cards!
Other ephemera and supplies at this shop:
Books and sheet music for other paper ephemera projects:
Hoarder History: These remind me of Chinese cookie fortunes American style with much more! They not only tell a fortune, but answer a pre asked question of the recipient and gives a funny definition of a word. It appears that the fortunes are from a deck of cards. Of course, I collected all 52 different fortunes despite my Hoarder Rehab goals! It sure was fun! Enjoy!
As a recovering hoarder, I feel as though I'm moving into a life of the unknown, so I bought fortune teller ephemera, not only because I like old school graphics and fonts, but as symbolism towards leaving my hoarding ways behind me, however I bought way too much! Still working on that one!
I gave some to a friend who said that these were like the ones from one of their favorite Twilight Zone episodes with William Shatner, Something like he gets addicted to the dispenser fortunes?
It's called Nick of Time, Season 2, Episode 43. I'll have to watch it now. More info. on wiki with spoilers.
Untold Destiny: I hope someone finds a really neat way to use these and shares them with me because I would really love to use these too!
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Before purchasing please convo with zip code for exact shipping costs, especially with combined orders and read shop policies. Most shipping prices quoted are based on USPS flat rate priority shipping without insurance, the difference will be refunded from the total based on shipping and handling. International shipping and/or insurance available, please contact for more details. Thank you for visiting HoarderRehab!
If there is a story behind the purchase of this item, I'd love to know it! I am collecting these stories, instead of more things, as part of my HoarderRehab therapy and will place it on my blog: The Hoarder Rehab Blog: The Destiny of Things or http://hoarderrehab.blogspot.com/
Thank you in advance for your time, story and pics you wish to share with me and my blog!
Read some stories from 500+ Etsy buyers helping me along the way!
Join me in my Hoarder Rehab and add your story! Thank you
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SHIPPING DAYS: We ship out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and get orders ready the day before when payment has cleared by 3 pm, PST.
DOMESTIC SHIPPING METHODS: We ship USPS first class mail with tracking and insurance or USPS 2-3 day priority with tracking and insurance usually which ever one is less costly depending on the order or your deadline.
INSURANCE: All domestic shipping orders are shipped with tracking and insurance.
If your request first class shipping without tracking and/or insurance, all sales are final. No refunds will be granted for lost or damaged goods without tracking and insurance.
If your order is more than $100, signature confirmation and insurance will be added into shipping costs.
YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS: All shipments sent via USPS to a confirmed Paypal address, USPS confirmed address or credit card billing address only, please do not purchase without a confirmed Paypal address or matching credit card billing address, otherwise an 10% restocking fee may apply to your refund due to fees incurred on the seller side.
We are not responsible for shipment once it is in the care of USPS postal service, however we will assist you as best we can.
Our shipping and handling charges include the following: packaging material, Etsy, Paypal &/or Direct Checkout fees, shipping insurance & postage cost. Shipping overage of over $2 will be refunded.
LOST SHIPMENT: If your item is delayed or lost in the mail we will do our best to assist you with your shipment until it reaches you, however we are not responsible for delays or mistakes from the postal service. From our experience, a lost package can take 1-2 months to find it's way to you. Up to 3 months for International, maybe longer if it's been delayed in customs for inspection.
DAMAGED order due to USPS: According to USPS, if your order is damaged on it's way to you via USPS, please email us with at least 2-3 photos of the following: the damage and the packaging. We will file the insurance claim and refund your order as soon as the insurance claim has been processed. Depending on the monetary amount of your order and whether its domestic or international, the process can take from 10 to 30 days. Priority Mail insurance is provided by the USPS. First Class Mail insurance is provided by U-PIC insurance which is the insurance provider chosen by Etsy and we can not change this.
We do not recommend first class shipping without tracking or insurance, but will honor the request, but can not be responsible for lost or damaged items once in the care of the postal service.
Tracking and insurance is recommended for all US and International shipments. Buyers take all responsibility for shipment without insurance.
+++RUSH ORDERS: These options will help get your order to you at your requested date.
1. Please contact us through Etsy email with any rushed order with your due date and destination and/or zip code, so we can let you know if your RUSHED ORDER is possible.
2. Please pay through PAYPAL, it is instant and we can package your order as soon as your payment has cleared.
Direct checkout credit card takes 1 business day to clear payment. For example, if an item is ordered on Friday after business hours it will not clear until sometime the next business day, which would be Monday and depending what time of day the payment clears it may not ship until our next shipping date.
Our shipping days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday and our orders are packaged the day before after payment has cleared by 3 pm, PST.
3. Depending on your order, Domestic guaranteed overnight shipping through USPS is about $30.00. We are in California, so depending on your shipping destination and it's due date you may have a couple of other shipping options. Please contact us via Etsy email with your order request, shipping due date and destination and/or zip code to helps us calculate shipping to you.
4. Take a deep breath... We understand finding what you need last minute can be stressful and will do the best we can for you!
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We require insurance on all International orders, but not tracking. If you would like tracking, please contact us for a shipping quote because it will need to be shipped USPS Priority mail.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TIME (outside the USA) Depending on the country of destination, the average shipping time is 3-4 weeks. International orders are shipped via USPS First Class International, which takes an estimated 3-8 weeks to arrive. BUT it can take up to 8 weeks due to "Customs", neither you, nor I can control this! Please allow plenty of time for your order's shipment.
We have had International orders take up to 2 months or longer, especially, if it is held up in customs and is not claimed or you live far away from a major city. If you do not claim your order from customs, please do not tell us it's been lost. It will most likely return to us in 2-4 months.
All international shipping quotes are first class with insurance, but without tracking, due to this type of shipping we are not responsible for lost items, nor are we responsible for postage overage or custom duty and delays due to inspections.
If International first class shipping without tracking and/or insurance is chosen, all sales are final. No refunds will be granted for lost or damaged goods without tracking and insurance.
However, international tracking and insurance is available upon request and we will do our best to assist you with the shipment reaching it's destination limited to delays or mistakes from the postal service.
Holiday and new year shipping info:
We will not be shipping on the day after Christmas (Dec. 26)
We will not be shipping on the day after New Year (Jan. 2).
Please also note we do not ship on postal holidays.
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We ship out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and get orders ready the day before when payment has cleared.
PAYPAL payments clear instantly and orders will ship out on the next Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
Credit Card payments take 1 business day to clear and will ship after payment clears. For example, if a purchase is made with a credit card on Friday, payment will not clear until the next business day which is Monday, so your order may not ship out until our next shipment day which would be Wednesday.
CANCELLATION POLICY: No canceling, it enables my hoarding ways! Okay, if a mistake has been made, please cancel within 24 hours, but a 10% re-listing fee may apply if seller incurs Paypal, Etsy and/or any other fees in the process.
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We strive to write accurate descriptions and produce clear photographs to depict our items. Unless we missed something, ALL sales are final. Please read descriptions carefully and ZOOM in on all photos.
➤There are no refunds on custom, personalized, handmade orders.
➤We do not issue refunds on shipping cost. If you are ordering multiple items, please let us set up an order for you as we can usually give you a better combined shipping price.
➤There are no refunds on orders, if your address is incorrect. This includes orders shipped to work addresses, if you are not the owner of the business. If your address is incorrect the customer is responsible for charges to reship order.
➤There are no refunds on orders for customs, VAT and brokerage fees assessed by your country.
➤If you do not wish to pay customs fees, please do not order as we will not refund your order, if it is "not claimed" at the Post Office.
➤10% restocking fee may apply, only upon approval.
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