are both the oldest surviving members of our families. As life-long
collectors, and inheritors from those who have Gone Before, we must move
on some of our Stuff before that (hopefully far-off) day when it
becomes our children’s responsibility. Happy to combine for cheaper
postage but PLEASE WAIT for combined invoice from me or ask me for one;
postage discounts can only be given on combined purchases paid for on a
International Buyers please note: Unless
the postage method quoted on this listing is shown as Express Courier
International or Registered Post International, then your item is being
sent either at Large Letter rate or as an ordinary Air Mail Parcel; both
of these have NO TRACKING. If you require a more expensive
method of posting which comes with tracking, please contact me before
you pay. If you accept this cheaper method of posting, PLEASE BE PATIENT; 20-25 days is not uncommon for air mail delivery from Australia. AUSTRALIAN BUYERS: if your postage method is shown as Standard Delivery, it is being sent as a Large Letter which has NO TRACKING. If you would prefer to pay extra to add tracking please contact me BEFORE you pay.
ANTIQUE BOHEMIAN SPA GOBLET BLUE OVERLAY WITH BIRD & ANIMAL SCENES #30
A very heavy antique Bohemian Spa goblet – the whole finely engraved with curlicues and stars, 4 blue overlay panels are engraved with animal and bird scenes – a running fox, a shot duck falling, a standing heron, a singing bird. The ringed stem has blue highlights, the foot rim has an etched dot pattern. The goblet has a thick blue rim, etched with fine vertical lines. 15.5 cms tall, weighs a substantial 840g. There is one small chip to the rim which I have clearly indicated; otherwise good vintage condition, with just some scratching to the base as you might expect. A lovely decorative piece.
- The items I sell are vintage; they are second hand,
old, sometimes very old. I try to describe and photograph my items
honestly and to the best of my ability; however if pristine condition is
very important to you, I feel you should be buying from a regular shop,
where you can inspect the items personally. Please note that all my
items are sold "as is", with no warranty implied, and that the photos
form part of the description, which should be read carefully. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA ASK A QUESTION - BOTTOM LEFT OF EVERY LISTING.
Shipping and Payment Terms; Combining Items
- Payment in Australia may be made by PayPal or Bank Deposit, International payments by PayPal only
you win more than one item in a listing please wait for a combined
invoice from me to save you on postage and insurance costs. I always
wait until the last item in an auction listing finishes before sending
invoices in case buyers win more than one item. If you win an item and
are planning to bid on an item in a later-finishing auction,
please email me to let me know, and I will wait until that auction
has finished to send you a combined invoice
- I would normally expect payment within 5 days; if for some reason this is not possible, please contact me to explain
- Many of my items are very light and could be combined
without much (or any) increase in postage costs. Once the value of a
parcel exceeds $100 postal insurance must be paid. Within Australia this
costs $4.45; the cost for Registered Post International varies - please ask for a quote.
buyers please note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included
in the item price or postage charges. These charges are the buyer's
responsibility. Please check with your country's Customs Office to
determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding. These
charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (postage)
company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for
additional postage charges.
Problem with a Transaction?
PLEASE contact me first. I am a reasonable human being; if there is a
problem I am sure we can work something out that will satisfy us both.
Involving eBay should be a last resort – something I hope will not be
necessary. Contact Seller is the first option under More Actions on your
Purchase History page, Ask Seller a Question is at the bottom left of
every listing, or simply Reply to the email I sent when I posted your
Feedback – Late Shipment Rate
measure to defect Sellers is the Late Shipment Rate. As we all know,
Sellers do not PERSONALLY deliver packages. Once I take an item to the
Post Office, delivery time is up to Australia Post or International
Carriers. The estimated time of arrival that eBay gives is often grossly
inadequate, especially to areas far from me, or overseas. If you choose
to leave Feedback, eBay may ask you whether your item arrived within
the estimated delivery time. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION;
it is not compulsory, just as Feedback is not compulsory. If you are
happy with the time of arrival, or know it arrived within the given
dates, you can answer Yes if you want to. If you can’t remember, or
realise that delivery times are beyond my control, I would encourage you
not to answer the question. It has always been my policy to leave
Positive Feedback when an item has been paid for and I have posted the
parcel. I will always email you to let you know when that occurs, so you
may know when to expect the parcel; if the parcel has tracking, I will
let you know the number, and also upload it to eBay so that you can
track its progress there.
Feedback is not compulsory; if you want to leave me Positive Feedback,
then that is very nice and I appreciate it. If you have some problem
with our transaction, and you feel like leaving me Neutral or Negative
Feedback, please contact me BEFORE leaving Feedback so that we
can work something out that will leave us both feeling happier. I always
try to describe my items fully and honestly, and work hard to try and
ensure that my buyers are satisfied. However I am only human; SHOULD a problem arise please contact me FIRST.
Sorry about the length of this message; I assume that you may want to
remain an eBay buyer, and hope that if you buy from me your experience
will be a happy one. It is just that with the way things are changing,
there may no longer be small sellers of vintage items (like me) on eBay
to buy from.