Shipping & Policies


Welcome to Shelly's Select Salvages - Antiques and Fine Accoutrements.

I hope you enjoy all the vintage and antique items I have. I love spending my days scouring for unique items to put in my shop. I like finding items that can be re purposed or refurbishing them for use that can last another 100 years.

Etsy only allows the sale of handmade and vintage goods. According to Etsy, vintage is any item that is over 20 years old. The very nature of vintage is old and most likely used. Please know that when purchasing vintage, you are not purchasing a new item. The item's condition will be provided in the description. Please read the item description thoroughly and use the provided photos as reference. I do my best to indicate any scratches, dings, or nicks but there is a chance any small vintage wear may go unnoticed. If you have any questions, please contact me prior to purchase.

If you ever have questions on any item or shipping please feel free to contact or email me.

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Accepted methods of payment are PayPal, Etsy Direct Checkout, and Etsy Gift Cards.
As soon as the money is deposited into my PayPal account, I will ship your item.


Vintage items purchased Mon-Fri are usually shipped within two (2) days of payment. If you need your item shipped the same day it was purchased (up until 4.30 pm Monday-Friday Central Standard Time), please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you.

Items purchased After 4:00 pm Friday will be shipped Monday. No shipping on Saturday, Sundays or holidays as the post office is closed.

I do ship internationally as well. All international buyers are responsible for any duty charges. If you cannot pay the duty charges and need to return the item there will be a 10% restocking fee.

Many of the items are fragile and require larger boxes to accommodate plentiful packing materials. In order to keep costs down for my customers, I generally ship USPS Priority Flat Rate. If your item does not fit in those boxes then I will ship USPS Ground Parcel Post.

The shipping prices listed are only estimates from the United States Post Office rate calculator for Flat Rate or Parcel Post and are based on the most expensive rate. If the postage you paid EXCEEDS the actual cost of shipping by $2.00, I will issue a refund for the difference(rounded to whole dollar) via the original payment method. For example, if the cost of shipping listed is $12.00 and the actual cost of shipping (including Delivery Confirmation) is only $8.00, I will refund the difference of $4.00 back to you. If, for any reason, the actual cost of shipping is HIGHER than the price charged to the customer, no additional shipping will be charged to the customer.

I understand that shipping may sometimes seem a bit high but I DO NOT BUILD A PROFIT INTO MY SHIPPING PRICES. I do not charge a handling fee. The cost of postage was recently raised in the U.S. and that accounts for shipping rates being slightly more expensive.

Every item is shipped with a USPS tracking number, which allows the package to be tracked by the customer.

The definition of "Postage Paid" includes actual cost of postage, cost of insurance, and cost of signature confirmation (if applicable).

Every vintage item will ship with insurance.

Any item over $75 will automatically will ship with USPS Signature Confirmation.

Once an item is mailed I can guarantee that the post office WILL NOT handle it carefully. Because I love these items as much as you do, I will pack everything with care. Fragile items are packed securely using a variety of packing supplies, including bubble wrap, air-pak, foam peanuts, egg-crate foam, and carved foam mounts. I do not mark anything FRAGILE because I was warned by USPS employees that packages marked FRAGILE are tossed around more than unmarked packages. Insurance for incredibly fragile, delicate, valuable, expensive, heavy, etc. items may have insurance added at the discretion of the seller.

I will email you once I ship your item. The email will contain the tracking number so you may track your package. If I am delayed in shipping, I will let you know promptly. If you have not received an email, please check your Etsy convos.

Items will automatically be shipped with a packing slip that displays the costs of the item and postage. If you have purchased an item as a gift and want a gift invoice (an invoice with the cost of item removed), please let me know in the "Note to Seller" at checkout.

When possible and appropriate, I try to re-use shipping boxes and some types of packing materials to reduce environmental impact.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

These are vintage pieces and are between 20-100 years old. Therefore, I do my best to give accurate descriptions of each item. If there is a flaw (chip, crack, missing paint, rust, etc.) I will describe the flaw and include a photo. Please note that all of my items are vintage (pre-loved) and previously used. If I have refurbished an item I will list it as so. I do try my very best to look over an item and indicate any possible wear however, there may be times that I overlook minor scratches, dings, or chips. Please understand these are vintage items that were previously loved and used and more than likely will not be in perfect condition. Therefore, it is your responsibility to look at all pictures and if you have any concerns please contact me and I will be more than glad to provide more photos and overlook an item again for you. Etsy only allows 5 photos so I do my best to show every aspect of an item and any wear shown.

Please be sure of your selection and email me with any questions or concerns regarding any item. Unless I have grossly misrepresented an item, I will generally not issue refunds. I cannot accept returns due to a change of heart or buyer's remorse.

Please be aware that the appearance of colors on the pictures can vary based upon your monitor & display settings. We always try to photograph & describe colors to the best of our ability.

Most of the items will ship with insurance. If an item was damaged in transit, than the customer MUST SUPPLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE DAMAGE. Then proceed with filing a claim with the shipper(USPS, FedEx, or UPS) as they might require proof of the damage in person. The shipper will make the decision as to whether to cover it under the insurance or not. I will gladly assist you in this process.

I DO NOT refund cost of shipping for returns. If a refund is given, it will be for the cost of the item only, not for shipping costs. This means if you return an item to me then you will have to cover the cost to ship it back.

Any cancellations or returns are subject to a 10% restocking fee.

By purchasing the item, you agree that you have read my store policies and that you understand and agree to the policies. If you have any questions regarding my policies, please contact me.

Threatening, aggressive, or abusive behavior will not be tolerated and will be immediately reported to Etsy.

Refunds will not be given AFTER 31 days.


Please know that I want your experience to be a happy one and I love repeat customers. I strive to maintain a professional business and take my responsibility to the customer seriously. If you have any questions regarding any of the items listed, please contact me and I will answer your questions in a timely manner. If you would like additional photographs of the item, please contact me.

Please be aware that the appearance of colors on the pictures can vary based upon your monitor & display settings. We always try to photograph & describe colors to the best of our ability.

Emails, questions, and conversations will be conducted ONLY through the Etsy convo system. If you are anticipating a reply, please check your Etsy account.

Feedback is a very important part of Etsy and allows buyers and sellers to conduct transactions in good faith. If you are considering leaving less than positive feedback, please contact me so we can hopefully rectify the situation.

If you request a reserve, I will place a reserve on the item for 72 hours (3 days). If after 72 hours you either do not purchase the item or contact me to extend the reserve, I will remove the reserve so that other people may have an opportunity to purchase the item.

I try my best to describe the colors; however, color hues may vary slightly on different computer monitors. If you have a question regarding an item's color, please email me and I can provide additional photos and clarify coloration.

All items are stored in a smoke free home. I clean items before shipping. Everything listed is owned by me and not on consignment. So when you purchase you are supporting a small business owner.