get ready to set sail for adventure and danger to the Island of Krakatoa in the South Seas, just remember to leave this jungle paradise long before it erupts to escape the explosion and deadly tsunami that follows.
a few of the details: the blast was heard as far away as 3,000 miles away, the great wave created by the explosion killed over 30,000 people and continued as far as the english channel. for nearly a year the sunsets all over the world were blood red because of the dust.
as a child I read the book The Twenty-one Balloons and fell in love with the island of Krakatoa, so don't be surprised if you see an image and a little text from this beloved story along with all the wonderful things I have collected telling the story of this famous island.
"am I dead? I asked. is this heaven? no, my good man, he answered. this isn't heaven. this is the pacific island of Krakatoa" -from The Twenty-one Balloons by William Pene du Bois.
fun fact: I still believe there is a diamond mine there and plan on taking a trip in the near future to discover it for myself. if you want to come along for the adventure of a lifetime, just let me know, there is still room in my balloon!
special information about this kit: I have some images that didn't make it into the kit that will be coming along as a surprise. not all the volcano images are of Krakatoa, they have been chosen to compliment and complete the kit. some images do have handling wear and few light soil which adds to the vintage experience. Package size is 10 x 8 inches.
general information about my kits: this is a one of a kind collage kit made with all original items, no reproductions. the images are taken from books ranging from the 1930's to the present. my kits are made with vintage paper ephemera with a few more recent items sometimes included. please keep in mind these images are from real books and may have handling wear, soil, foxing, tears and marks. check out the photos on zoom to see the condition better.
You will receive everything pictured. Your kit will be shipped first class mail, in plastic with book board for a safe and explosive delivery.
if you would like insurance on your package, please convo me BEFORE purchasing so I can add it onto your item(s). I package very carefully but cannot be responsible for any damage that occurs after your order leaves my studio. some large orders will have insurance added for safety, your protection and my peace of mind. (cost of insurance taken from already paid shipping and handling fees.)
I ship first class mail, If you would like to upgrade to priority mail for faster delivery please convo me.
international customers: please be aware of your countries polices on customs fees and be willing to pay them before you place an order. many countries charge a fee to receive goods shipped from outside their boarders. I do not receive any of this money or have any knowledge of the fees. this is between you and your country.
I ship all packages through Etsy, please make sure your correct address is updated in you Etsy account.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship 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 personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
every item in my shop is guaranteed 100%! If there is a problem with your purchase please contact me right away and if i can not make it right, you may return an item in the same condition it was received for a full refund, minus shipping.