Two page Vargas Girl pin-up from May, 1972 - caption reads "And here's what I've been saving for a rainy day".
These are original magazine pages, carefully removed from a vintage Playboy magazine - not new prints or reproductions. The staple edges have been trimmed and the approximate size of the two 8" x 11" sheets side by side is 11" x 16". Pages show light wear as to be expected from a vintage magazine - no tears, folds, or major issues. The first image is cropped, the second and third images are scans of the full pages. This is a gatefold pin-up, and you will have to line up the two cut pages in order to frame them as a single image. The reverse side of these pages are printed with art, text, photos, or cartoons.
Alberto Vargas was well known for his beautiful color illustrations of nude women. Ready to frame, this pin-up will come to you in a rigid mailer, packaged in two clear plastic sleeves with a backing boards.
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I choose from a variety of United States Postal Service shipping methods (Priority, Parcel Post, First Class, Media Mail) depending on the size, weight, destination, and nature of the item(s) being shipped. I also occasionally use UPS shipping for very large, expensive, or extremely fragile items.
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I am an expert packer and use sturdy, quality shipping materials in efforts to ensure that your items travel safely. I use BIODEGRADABLE packing peanuts in nearly all of my shipments - they dissolve in water!
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Prompt payments are greatly appreciated.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
I make every effort to provide clear pictures and an accurate description of every item for sale in my shop, so I rarely encounter problems with my customers. Any specific questions you may have about my items should be addressed prior to purchase.
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Refunds will be processed after contact is made by the buyer and the returned item is received by me in good order. Only the cost of the item is refunded, not the shipping costs unless some other agreement has been reached.
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