Antique original postcard from the Holland America Line, showing the S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam. It was printed in the Netherlands to be sent while traveling across the ocean. This one was brought back and saved as a memento. Excellent unposted condition.
The ocean liner was launched in 1937. She performed service as a troop ship during WWII.
Your postcard will be shipped sandwiched between cardboard and in a padded envelope.
We usually ship within 1-2 business days. We pack our items with care to prevent damage. Items are shipped boxed or in a padded envelope.
Breakable items are shipped insured priority mail. There is option of shipping parcel post or first class, at your own risk or insured for a small extra fee. Convo us for a quote.
Paper items such as postcards are shipped reinforced with cardboard in a padded envelope (hence the higher shipping cost).
International shipping is always available, if you don't see your country listed, let us know, we'll add it to the listing, or simply convo for a quote.
International buyers are responsible for any and all customs or other surcharges imposed by their home country.
One more note for international buyers. I have no control over what happens to a package when it leaves the U.S. Priority items can usually be tracked and are insured. Asking for first class shipping is at your own risk, it can not be tracked or insured for loss or damage. I can not be responsible for items shipped first class.
We always refund shipping over charges if the amount exceeds $1.00 or more.
We accept payment through Etsy and Paypal.
Reserving an item: Reserving items is welcomed here at Brownstreetvintage! We've all been there: a few days before your paycheck arrives you find the perfect item. No worries! We want to make sure that you get the item you've been longing for!
To reserve an item, send me a message and make sure you tell me which item(s) you would like reserved. You then have seven days to check out. Please note, that after seven days, the item(s) will not be held any longer, and anyone may purchase them.
Layaway: Layaway is available for all items. Please contact me to set up a payment plan. All layaway payments are nonrefundable, and if a payment is late layaway may be terminated, or a daily late fee applied. See our FAQ's.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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
Since our items are generally old, used and unique items, all sales are final. If you are not pleased with your item, hopefully we can work it out. We will accept a return if there were defects we missed or failed to photograph. Sorry but returns for buyer's remorse are not accepted.
If a return is necessary, we will gladly refund your money. The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
International customers: Please note that we can not be responsible for loss or damage to an item that is shipped first class. Priority items can be tracked and insured in many countries and you may purchase a shipping upgrade to your country if you are worried about loss or damage. We don't issue refunds for lost packages shipped internationally.
Most all of our items are antique or vintage. That means they have been used. You can expect a little wear, or a few scratches and scuffs from normal use. We are careful to photograph or call out any damage.
LAY- AWAY: We do offer Layaway services to customers: Any item or items that TOTAL $100.00 or more may be purchased through a layaway plan. To place an item(s) in lay-away, please contact me through the contact the seller button on the item's listing. I will then explain how to start the procedure.
You may keep the item(s) in lay-away up to ninety (90) days, with payments being made every two weeks or more often if you wish.
A non-refundable down payment of 20% is made when the item(s) is placed in layaway.
The balance is invoiced through PayPal with the amount due and the date it is due. Once the item(s) are paid in full (including postage), the item(s) will be shipped. If more than one item is involved in the layaway, no items may be deleted from the Lay-Away. Additional items may not be added to an established Lay-Away. All payments for layaway are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Stay in touch, please. Things happen and I'm willing to consider amending the layaway terms, if needed. We've all had unexpected expenses occur. After two weeks of no customer contact and a missed payment, the layaway will be cancelled.