This is a fabulous, dark red and deeply hand carved, Bakelite Art Deco belt buckle. There is some remnants of ecru paint in the crevices of the carved areas. The buckle shaft has some rust which could be removed with steel wool or left as is. A lovely piece for your bakelite collection. This tests positive for Phenolic Bakelite with a Simichrome polish test, a white q-tip turned the pink Simichrome polish into dark yellow-brown when tested. I never test anything with a hot pin nor would I buy something tested with a hot pin as this permanently damages the piece. The Simichrome polish test is a better and trusted test and does not damage the item.
• I ship with in 24-48 hours of receiving your payment. • I try to reuse and recycle all my shipping supplies. So your item may arrive in well used packaging. However, I don't reuse any packaging that is soiled, smelly, smoky, dirty, etc. • I am not responsible for items once they leave my hands and are in the postal system. This includes items lost in the mail. • If you want your item insured please ask before paying. I will adjust the shipping price based on your shipping address. • I use the United States Postal Service (USPS) for all my shipping. You can track your package at their website link below using either the Delivery Confirmation or Customs Declaration number. http://www.usps.com
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: You will receive a Customs Declaration number once your order is mailed. This will track the package, but not all countries scan the package numbers. I do a lot of international shipping and more countries are now scanning this number to provide accurate tracking.
Please allow additional time to receive your package. Normally you will receive your item in 2 weeks however, it can take up 4-6 weeks for your package to arrive. I have no control over this. Often times the package can be delayed in customs. Please be patient. I want you to receive your package just as fast as you do!
• Buyer is responsible for all duties, taxes and customs charges, if any. • Please do not ask me to falsify shipping documents. It is a Federal criminal offense to do so in the U.S. I fill out all customs documents accurately. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
Payment is expected within 3-5 days if mailing a check. I will mail your item as soon as your check clears my bank.
Returns & exchanges
• No returns - unless item is misrepresented. If you read the item descriptions, flaws and other important notes are described so that we can avoid any problems.
• If there is a need for return I will arrange that on an individual basis. I will take full responsibility and pay shipping if the reason for the return is found to be my fault.
Pet free, non smoking environment.
If any item has a smoke smell to it, it usually does not end up in my shop. Any smells on any item will be noted in the description. Please ask if you have any questions.