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 If you'd like to place an order by phone, please make note of the names, numbers and prices of the items in which you are interested. Call Barbara at (410) 886-2468 -- the best time is between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time. You can call anytime and leave a message with your phone number and your call will be returned. This is a land line, so NO TEXTS....I will not see them.

If you'd prefer to place an order via Email, you can reach me at: barbaramoran@atlanticbb.net

List the names, numbers and prices of the items you are interested in buying. I will contact you by email (or phone if you prefer) to verify your order and give you the total cost of your purchase.

I have been collecting, buying and selling vintage toys since 1978. I pride myself on being fair and honest and strive to provide the highest quality collectibles available. My goal is to form a long-term relationship with my buyers. I strive to grade all items very strictly, so that customers are usually very satisfied when their package arrives. However, if you are unhappy with your order, I will gladly refund your money, or do what is necessary to make things right. That said, the shipping cost for any returned items is the responsibility of the buyer.

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Information You Need to Know

Grades of Condition

Domestic Shipping and Handling

Overseas Shipping and Handling

Returns and Items Damaged in Transit

Payment for Orders

 

Grades of Condition

I can not stress stongly enough how important it is to carefully read the description and study the photos. I try to be strict in describing the condition of the toys I sell and try to mention any flaws that are especially noticeable within the item description. Sometimes my eyesight misses a flaw but the photos usually pick them up.

Notice that I rarely call any toy Mint. Even NOS (new old stock that was never sold in a retail store but has been in storage since being manufactured) can have condition issues. If stored under poor conditions the box and even the toy may show defects. Age takes its toll or there may be factory touch-up which is very obvious. That is mentioned in the description. If boxed, the condition of the box will be stated seperately in the description. Any repairs to the toy or box will also be mentioned in the description. In the case of mechanical toys and even whistles and clickers, condition refers to their look but they will be in proper working order unless noted otherwise in the description.

If you receive any item and are unhappy with its condition, you have a return privilege of seven days. However, you must contact me first before returning any items.

 

EX+ (Excellent+): Unused condition! This toy has little or no signs of handling and is in the condition it would have been in when it came from the manufacturer. Even then there could be small scratches from handling during manufacture but they will not be obvious. If these scrapes or scratches were touched up at the factory it will be very obvious as the paint used for this touch-up never exactly matched the original litho. Most collectors take factory touch-up in stride.

EX (Excellent) : Clean and bright with limited wear. Age related wear: box rubs where a toy has had contact with the box or cardboard inserts and minor scratches from contact with other toys in multi toy boxes are possible. This toy may have been touched by a child (horrors!) resulting in minor play wear. Not perfect, but there are no major flaws and it will display beautifully.

VG+ (Very Good +): Somewhere between VG and Excellent in condition.

VG (Very Good): This is a used toy, but the surface is generally clean and bright. Upon closer inspection it will certainly show signs of use. The toy will have some (but probably not all) of the following flaws: general wear, small scratches or scrapes, wear along the edges, light age discoloration or slight fading. The toy will still display nicely, with no major flaws.

Good+ : Somewhere between Good and VG in condition.

Good : Still presentable, but this a well-used toy or one with noticeable flaws. The toy will probably have some (but probably not all) of the following flaws: general wear, soiling which may or may not be cleanable, color fading, slight rust stains (especially on the back side of whistles or the spring steel of clickers), light rust in a small area, rough feel to the litho surface but no obvious rust showing, litho or paint loss in a small area.

Fair : Heavy wear and a number of noticeable flaws. The toy will probably have some (but likely not all) of the following flaws: extensive general wear, numerous scratches,scrapes and loss to the litho surface, the dreaded rust that you can actually see and feel, serious color fading , heavy soiling that may never clean up. Needs restoration, but it may do until a better example comes along.

Poor : Major problems and countless flaws. We do not offer toys in this condition except when they are so rare that the chance of finding a better one is slim to none.

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 Domestic Shipping and Handling
 

Overseas Shipping and Handling

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Returns and Items Damaged in Transit

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Payment for Orders

 

My Mailing Address:

Barbara Moran
P.O. Box 14
Tilghman, MD 21671
USA

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via phone -- (410) 886-2468. Between Feb. and April try (239) 437-0594. The best time to reach me at either number is between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time. I can also be reached via Email. Click here to send me an Email message.

Ordering from this catalog indicates your acceptance of all terms listed on this page.

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