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Excellent vintage condition - no breaks, dents or chips; one very small discoloration spot on back,

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10 Jan, 2015 08:53:28 GMT
US $59.95
Approximately £41.39(including postage)
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Gulf Hammock, Florida, United States


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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: Excellent vintage condition - no breaks, dents or chips; one very small discoloration spot on back, very small manufacturing melt flaw to hat

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This baby rattle dates to the 1930's, and is made from non-flammable celluloid - a slightly thicker and slightly more rubbery celluloid developed by Irwin in the 1930's.  The toy isn't marked, but was probably made by Irwin.  It is charming -  an androgynous child dressed in a clown suit, holding a large ball.  The rattle is 4 5/8" long.  It has a wonderful Art Deco styling, and is a lovely pink.  Even though these rattles were intended for babies, I think they were probably not very safe!  It is quite fragile, and in excellent vintage condition.  It has a very small discoloration spot on the back (a small blue mark) and a very slight "melt mark" that looks like a manufacturing flaw.  This one also has a small hole - these holes were caused by the manufacturing process, and most all of the toys like this have one.  I have lots of others of these vintage and antique toys; they make terrific heirloom baby gifts.  They look sweet with a ribbon tied to them so they can be Christmas ornaments, or just to display.  

I accept Paypal! Payments required within four days, please. If you are going to need longer, please contact me, so we can make arrangements.

All items are shipped within 24 hours of payment! I try and recycle packaging materials as much as I can. I hate adding more garbage to the environment; if you receive a box from me that has been used before, I am "recycling". I will make sure it's sturdy and the item well packaged. I will ensure your item will arrive in good condition, but the box may not be pretty (or it might be - I have to buy boxes, as well). All shipping within the US is free to you. All my packages are tracked, but if for some reason you don't receive your item or it arrives broken, I will refund your money.

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I believe in offering the best customer service. YOU are the most important thing in any transactions that I have. I have a lot of fun doing this, and I want it to be fun for you, as well. I guarantee everything - shipping, item as described, damage in transit, whether or not it gets there -- absolutely everything! If there is any reason you feel you cannot leave me five-star feedback please let me know, and give me an opportunity to fix any issues. I really want you to be a happy customer, and come back and visit me. I have thousands of items to sell, and would like you to be a return customer.

About Us
I have been an antiques dealer for over 30 years, and an Ebay seller since 2001. I specialize in vintage holiday decorations, and vintage craft items. I also like kitschy religious items, so sell those as well! I have written a number of buying guides, so take a look at my Ebay page. I guarantee authenticity on everything I sell. If I am selling a newer item or a reproduction, I will state it clearly in the listing. I have spent many years studying my specialities, and feel comfortable in guaranteeing my listings. You as my customer are the most important facet of my busines. I try and respond to every message within a few hours.

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If you have any questions about me or any of my items, please contact me through the Ebay messaging system. This will ensure that I get your message in a timely fashion! I prefer that you do not contact me via phone. I live way out in the country, do not have a home phone.

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