BATES, Zephr, Inline, Size front, Single Hook, Crochet Hook, Sizes B thru K, No 42106, Aluminum, Made in USA, Used Vintage

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Zephr was a division of the CJ Bates company. The Zephr label replaced the Chester line in the 1940s.

These hooks are the same quality as those labeled Susan Bates. The one in the package is from my person collection.

Susan Bates labeled hooks will have the Susan Bates name on one side of the grip with the size on the reverse. Marcia Lynn hooks will usually have the size on one side and the reverse will be blank. Zephr hooks will have the size, usually in different formats, on both sides of the grip.

Most of the hooks in this listing are older, from the 1950-60s.

The marking pattern is as follows:
Front (hook Side)
B or 1

Size B or 1

The hooks available for purchase are all unpackaged.

Listing is per hook.

A note about the photos: I generally take new photos when I add new inventory, not as each item sells. Please understand that over time, not all items in photos remain in stock. Available inventory is listed in the "Bates Inline Hook Size" menu.

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 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:
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  • Items on sale
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
This shop carries mostly used and/or vintage items. Any flaws or defects are clearly described in the listing. Please examine photos carefully. I take extreme care in packaging and shipping to ensure your purchase arrives in the condition you expect. All sales are final. I am no longer accepting returns after receiving items that were destroyed before being returned to me.

This is the really yucky part. I try to do a really good job so you won't have any problems with your purchase. If something goes wrong, please give me a chance to address it.

Buyer has 7 days after the receipt of the purchase to request a cancellation. I always use tracking so there is a record of receipt. Purchase must be returned to me within 7 days of my agreement to accept the return. Unauthorized returns will not be accepted. Items received beyond 7 days are subject to a restocking fee of 1% per day. Example: 1 day late = 1%, 9 days late = 9%. I strongly recommend you use tracking.

My refund policy is based upon the Golden Rule. It is what I as a buyer would consider fair.

1. The seller (that's me) made an error, sent the wrong item, forgot part of the order, etc then the seller makes it right with no additional cost to the buyer. Seller will replace wrong item, buyer keeps all merchandise, no returns required.

2. The buyer (that's you) made an error, ordered the wrong item, changed their mind, etc then the buyer is responsible for returning the items to the seller. Buyer pays all shipping. Seller refunds purchase price (Less applicable late fees as outlined above) upon receipt of items returned in the same condition they were originally shipped. ***addtional 40% restocking fee for return of any custom item or special order***

3. Postal problems. Tracking number is ALWAYS provided. The postal service in the USA has never lost a package since I've opened my shops. A few orders have taken weeks longer than they should have but all have eventually arrived. Come on, admit it, you know that sellers can't control the workings of the postal service. Have patience.

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What is the difference between NOS (new old stock) and OP (original package)?

•NOS indicates items that are unused, in the original package. I use this term only on items that are either in original sealed packages or that were sold to me as New Old Stock.

•OP these items *may* be NOS but I can't be certain. They are in the original packages but may have been used. These are often items in vinyl storage cases or on cardboard hanging tags.

Why does packaging matter?

•Many items such as double pointed needles have no markings on them. Items in the original packages provide information about the age and origin.

•Packaging is instrumental in helping me identify and correctly attribute the numerous used items that have no markings. There are subtle differences in shape, color and finish between different brands.

•Most makers have a preferred brand, based on these differences, and I want my customers to find that hook, needle or notion that they can't find any where else.

With the exception of Nancy's Knit Knacks, I do not have a wholesaler. Most of the items in this shop are from yard sales, thrift shops and online "picking." In most cases, I truly only have one of each item listed. If you don't see what you're looking for, check back in a few months.

I try to offer a broad selection to enable my customers to find that item they've been searching for.

This is a one woman shop, featuring used and vintage merchandise. My business practices are an expression of my faith and I try to do right by everyone.

That being said, I am neither a door mat, nor a punching bag. If you have a problem, please give me the opportunity to fix it first, before leaving neutral or negative feedback. I'm also mad as a hatter, no joke. So please don't poke the crazy lady.

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