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Vintage cotton reels, wooden cotton reels, high quality cotton thread for vintage sewing or set dressing display

+ $8.34 shipping
+ $8.34 shipping


Item details

I love these beautiful old cotton reels. Thread is not like this any more... the colours are so vibrant, the labels so beautiful and with such history.

This is a collection of five reels, all wooden. The threads are -

• Ruby

• Napoleon

• a vibrant green, JP Coats 6 cord in colour 222

• a smaller reel of black

• and a larger reel of Clark’s ONT, extra strong button and carpet in white. (I believe the ONT stands for ‘our new thread’ - signifying that is was made to be suitable for sewing machines - relatively new on the market!)

I have several listings for these, different collections of colours in each. You can find them all here - and the last photo shows them too.

Postage for combined lots is difficult to set right and doesn't always add up correctly - more than one set may well ship for the same cost as one but I can't set it as such or I wind up out of pocket. So if you pay too much for your postage I will refund whatever is appropriate one shipped.

Thanks so much for stopping by, do please drop me a line if you have any questions.

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Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom
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I aim to post within two working days of receiving cleared payment. I don't usually post at the weekend but if you need something in a hurry please message me and I'll help if I can.

I post with Royal Mail, usually either First Class or International Standard. Their delivery aims are as follows -

UK - One working day
Europe - 3-5 working days
USA - 5-7 working days
Most other places are also 5-7 working days.

Please be aware though that these estimates are what Royal Mail aim for - not a guaranteed delivery time.

I do not usually use trackable services internationally as they are really expensive. If you'd like your order trackable please contact me for a price.

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)
  • Digital downloads
  • 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
In the unlikely event that you're not 100% happy with your purchase please contact me as soon as you can. I can only refund or exchange if you contact me within 14 days of receiving your item.

To return an item please -

• Message me to confirm return details and the return address.

• Post the item back to me. If an item is agreed to be faulty or not as described I will refund the appropriate postage cost when I've received the item back. For all non-faulty goods the return postage cost is paid by the buyer.

• Return the item securely packaged, ideally in the original packaging.

• Return the item in the original, re-sellable condition.

• In the unlikely event that a returned item does not arrive back with me the loss would unfortunately lie with the buyer/sender. I strongly advise that if you return an item you obtain proof of postage.

Additional policies

If there are any taxes, customs fees etc to be paid as your purchase enters your country then I'm afraid it is the buyer who is responsible for paying them :-(