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Details about  Dr Plumb's Perfect Pipe - Restlite Series c 1960 Display Sign / Showcard

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Dr Plumb's Perfect Pipe - Restlite Series c 1960 Display Sign / Showcard
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Dr Plumb’s Perfect Pipe – Restlite Series – The World’s Most Popular Pipe!, c1960 Display Sign / Showcard.

This is a decent example of a charming and interesting 13” x 9” Showcard / Display Sign for Dr Plumb’s Perfect Pipes – Restlite Series. It is very colourful, with a great internal diagram at the top of one of the pipes that shows that it is ‘like smoking through ice’ and at the bottom right corner it has the slogan “The World’s most Popular Pipe!” The three metal clips at the left side, which would originally held examples of the actual pipes are still in place and have just a light seen of rust on them. The sign is made of thick card. It shows signs of storage – i.e. is not pristine and perfect but it still scores around 8½ out of 10 and it is complete with no scribbles or rips. The back has an easel fitting and it is in good order so the sign stands up perfectly well. In tiny print at the bottom edge of the front it reads Printed in England and the backs of the metal clips read British Made. The price of 21/- is on a printed sticker that has been stuck over the area designed for the price to be written.

It is impossible to be an expert in all realms of collecting, and I am honestly representing this item to the best of my knowledge and ability. If the item has a fault then I have mentioned it. I ask that you read the description and examine the photos carefully. I also encourage you to ask any questions you may have during the auction to help clarify identification or condition, as I may inadvertently omit information that you as a collector feel is important.          

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I am not able to provide scans of paper items and I have no facility to record / copy any records.   

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Rather than click on the See Other Items link, if you click on either the red Door symbol or the words Oldvan's Shop you will see my auction items and my Buy It Now items split into various categories which will make browsing easier! e.g. 7" single records, LP's, Books, Toys etc etc. You will not have to wade through hundreds of items that you are perhaps not interested in.

CONDITION.  The majority of items that I list are between forty and sixty years old.   Some are older and some may be a few years younger.  I have described the condition of the item in my text but where applicable I have also ticked the 'used' box as even where an item is 'perfect', it is very old and logic says it must have been handled and probably used at some time over the decades!

ALL of my AUCTION ITEMS are now listed with basic / second class postage FREE in the UK.

They are not actually free to post of course! I have to pay to post them but for UK bidders the price you see at the end of the auction is the total price you pay. 

DELIVERY TIMES.  Although I have ticked the Royal Mail 2nd Class Standard option, please note that this service is reliable and often is unexpectedly fast.  For the last couple of years I have actually posted lighter items first class, even though 2nd class has been paid for.  Please note that from now on - due to the post office price increases, I will be sending all items 2nd class unless first class has been paid for.  

I have also listed other faster options for UK postage (First Class Recorded Delivery + Special Delivery is available) and also various options for overseas buyers that are stated when you click on the P&P Tab.       

Worldwide Postage / Shipping. 

Upate - May 2012 - the new much-increased Royal Mail Air Mail rates have come into effect.  After absorbing the costs for the last two  years - this rise is so huge that I am having to increase my prices.   Many apologies for this.    I really am trying to keep the prices as low as possible.

TRACKING NUMBER.    If an item sells for more than £35, (or for a package that has a total value of more than £35) it will need to be sent with a Tracking Number - the Royal Mail's International Signed For service.  This costs an additional £5 and that price will be added so that both you - the Buyer - and myself are covered under the buyer protection policy.

PACKAGING.    Please note that all of my items are well-packed in thick card or in boxes, and then wrapped in good quality brown paper.   I do not make any separate charge for packaging materials - everything is included in the final price. Many of my feedback comments mention my good packaging and I will of course continue to meet my own standards.


UK WINNERS - I still accept and am very happy to receive cheques and postal orders as payment methods, as well as PayPal.

I will send an invoice to the winner soon after the auction ends. If not using PayPal, when you first email me PLEASE include your postal / shipping details.

OVERSEAS BIDDERS - Payment is to be made in GB Pounds, as the item is listed in pounds. Please use PayPal via the link on the completed auction page.  If you do not use PayPal and want to mail payment you MUST contact me before bidding so so we can agree the payment method in advance.

If you are in Italy and you want to bid on this item please contact me at least two days before the end of the auction. 

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I wrap all items well, in strong / sturdy card or boxes and will not be held responsible for damage caused during shipping. If any such damage occurs I will be happy to help where I can, with proof of posting etc, but where the problem has obviously been caused in the postal system then your issue is with the postal people, not with me. I will be happy to receive back any item that differs from my description. (Size / Colour / Condition etc) If this is the case I will pay the cost of posting it back to me. But I will NOT pay the postage if there is no real reason for it being returned.

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