Includes 5 (FIVE) cards of name brand vintage buttons on their original manufacturers cards as shown in the main photo:
Details are as follows: 1) set of 3 cream buttons on original La Mode card. Size is 5/8". Back of card says white but to me buttons appear to be a slightly off-white or cream color (possibly because of their age). They still are in excellent condition. Photos were taken both with and without flash. These buttons tend to change color a bit, depending on the lighting. Estimated era 1940s to 1950s - these are definitely old & made of a hard plastic (lucite/bakelite) - sewn on to card with old fashioned string. Other markings: Style # 32617 "Made in Holland" "Washable & Dry Cleanable" B Blumenthal & Co Inc Carlstadt, NJ 07072
2) set of 3 La Mode brand buttons on original card. Size is also 5/8". Back of card states tan as color. Also "Made in Holland". They look like wood, however, they appear to be made of a heavy plastic. Excellent vintage condition. Style 31178 Blumental/Lansing Co Lansing, Iowa 52151
3) set of 4 La Petite pearly ivory (or cream) colored buttons on original card. Also size 5/8 ". States guaranteed washable. Style #161. Made of plastic. These are newer
Back of card states: Blumental Lansing Co Lansing, Iowa 52151
4) Set of 4 La Mode cats eye pearly plastic buttons. Style # 4631. White. 5/8 inch or 16mm. Made in Japan. Washable & dry cleanable. Blumenthal/Lansing Co. Newer buttons
5) Set of 8 pearly plastic buttons. Le Bouton brand. Made in Japan. 1/2 inch size. B Blumenthal & Co. Carlstadt, NJ 07072. Washable. Sewn onto card with string. Estimated era is 1960s or 70s - $.29 orig price
All cards & buttons in Mint condition. From the very clean estate of a Metro Detroit crafter.
Check out the "Vintage sewing notions" section in my Frugal Fairy Vintage Shop for more buttons ON ORIGINAL CARDS - never used . ....... (Shop sections are on the left hand side on the shops main page on Etsy). Or you can use the link provided below to go directly to my shop sections:
This shop offers combined shipping, which means that a 2nd or 3rd item purchased from the Frugal Fairy Vintage shop will be much cheaper to ship. Often the total weight is difficult to determine ahead of time depending on the items purchased. If at the time of shipping (for combined items), the total cost is less than the pre-paid shipping price, a refund will be issued to the customer for the difference. Refunds will apply only on the Combined Shipping where multiple items are shipped out in the same box or envelope.
Items will be shipped via the U.S. Postal Service. The shipping rates listed are for standard USPS (US Post Office). I also provide a package tracking number from USPS on all orders. This number can be looked up on the USPS.com website & it will tell you exactly where your package is during the whole process of the shipment from Michigan to your location.
If you need a RUSH item by a specific date, please contact me before checking out and we can explore the cost of Priority Mail (USPS) or other vendors like Fed Ex or UPS. Also, the Post Office offers Express shipping which is much faster, but is also rather expensive. Super fast shipping must be mutually agreed upon by the buyer & Frugal Fairy Vintage prior to shipment because of the large extra costs involved. Because of this fact, there will be an extra charge to the customer for a super fast shipping option. Your request may not be possible depending on your location and time of day, as there are cut-off times and differences of shipping times based on postal zones. These things are determined by the shippers and are out of the control of the Frugal Fairy Vintage shop. I do my best to honor special requests from customers. Over the past 5 years I have been able to "save the day" many times by getting packages there in time for special events.
Recycled packaging (boxes, bubble wrap, newspaper etc.) may be used for shipping purposes. If this is not acceptable, please put a comment in the comment section when the order is placed. Gift wrapping is also possible, but please be specific as to your request.
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Returns & exchanges
I will do my best to describe the items as completely as possible and note any and all imperfections (no matter how small). Items in this shop are vintage (at least 20 yrs old) so there could be some general fading, light signs of wear, etc. Most of these items are very old and have been used/worn, therefore it is important to note the stated condition in each specific item listing description.
Should you be unhappy with your purchase, items can be returned within 10 DAYS of receipt date for a refund of the item cost. The seller (Frugal Fairy Vintage shop) must be contacted as soon as possible to be notified of the return. Buyer will be responsible for shipping costs both ways - initial and return shipping. Please note this policy! This prevents people from being tempted to buy items, use them for an event, and then return them.
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Purchased items CANNOT be worn or used for your: party / event / wedding / photo shoot and then returned. Items are sent out to you in clean condition. Dirty or damaged items will NOT be refunded to the customer. I do have many photos of each item in the condition that it was shipped out. Therefore, proof is available to show when an item has been used for an event & then was subsequently returned. It is not the policy or intent of this shop to provide for free rental service on vintage items.
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Does Frugal Fairy Vintage ship INTERNATIONALLY (outside USA)? Yes!! Over the past 5 years I have shipped to 14 countries outside the USA. For Canada, Europe and Australia shipping tracking is available through the US Postal Service. This is my preferred method of shipping. If you do not see your location on the list of destinations at checkout, please send me an e-mail through the Etsy system. I will be happy to explore shipping to your location. Please be aware that some countries have strict import restrictions. The customer is always responsible to pay all import taxes, duties and fees. I will never falsely fill out customs forms to avoid taxes in the receiving country as this is against the law.