Store Policy

This page contains our policies regarding conditions of products, payment, shipping, and returns.  If you have any questions, please contact us at oldphotosandstuff@gmail.com.

All of the items we sell are unique, meaning, we  only have one of each item, therefore, all sales are on a first come, first served basis. There is always the chance that we’ll receive more than one order for an item before it has been marked SOLD. In such cases, the order first received will be honored; all subsequent requests will receive a refund via Paypal and a reply email indicating that the photo has been sold.

All photos are vintage and original and all WILL show some type of wear and tear.

*Colors of the scanned photo may vary slightly from the actual photograph as all monitors and screens are calibrated differently. Color/contrast/lighting is more like the scanned image then the photograph I took (if I took a photograph).

Scans are enlarged to show detail.

Photo Conditions:

Excellent Condition – I see no flaw with my naked eye.

Very Good Condition – Photo has flaws (any of the flaws listed in Good condition) that can only be seen while viewing the photo at a certain angle to the light.

Good Condition – scratches, fingerprints, soiling spots, stains, development flaws, creases, emulsion cracks and or other marks when viewing the photo at a certain angle to the light. Some of these flaws can be seen straight on. The scan of entire photo shows what the photo looks like straight on.  If it looks good straight on and the straight on flaws are not too distracting I classify the photo as GOOD CONDITION regardless of what it looks like at a certain angle to the light.

Fair Condition – Many of the flaws listed above, but one or more flaw can be seen straight on and they are somewhat of a distraction.

Poor Condition – Many of the flaws listed in Good Condition, but one or more can be seen straight on and it is a distraction.

Distressed Condition – Seriously flawed, but the photograph is still a frozen moment in time and someone out there wants it.

Processing / Development Flaws – Most photos have some sort of development flaw(s) and I consider them to be a part of what makes the photograph vintage. I’ll not mention them unless they are severe. Processing / Development flaws include, but not is not limited to: little squiggly lines, dust, horizontal or vertical lines going across the entire photo, black spots, white spots, chemical spots and many other things.

If I don’t mention the back it means it is in Excellent to Good condition.

Payment Policy

Currently, we only accept payment via Paypal’s secured checkout. You do not need a Paypal account to pay for your purchase with a credit card. Just click on the Paypal button and Paypal will guide you through the process.

We can accept Postal Money Orders if you are not comfortable paying online. Please send an email  with the title and reference number (number at the bottom of the description, top of the description or in the title itself) so that we can reserve that item for you.

Shipping Policy

Products will always be combined (if possible) to save on shipping cost.

Cost of shipping for photos: All money is USD.

All International orders will have custom forms attached.

Higher priced shipping will trump lower price shipping when buying mixed photos. Example: You buy a snapshot that has $3.00 for shipping and you also, in the same order, purchase a cabinet card which has a $3.50 shipping price. Both photos will be shipped for the $3.50 shipping quote.

Snapshots, Photobooth, Arcade, RPPC’s, and Other Photos:

United States: $3.00 for any amount per order.  Photos are shipped via First-Class mail (photos sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard and then inserted into bubble envelope).

International:  $13.50 for any amount per order, (photos sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard and then inserted into bubble envelope).

CDV’s, Small Tintypes:

United States: $3.00 for any amount per order.  Photos are shipped via First-Class mail (photos sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard and then inserted into bubble envelope).

International $13.50 for any amount per order. (First Class International Package because these can’t go around rollers)(photos sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard and then inserted into bubble envelope).

Cabinet Cards:

United States $3.50 for any amount per order. Shipped via First-Class mail (photos sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard and then inserted into bubble envelope).

International 1-10 cards = $13.50 (first-class international package), 11-30 cards = 22.50 (first-class international package) (at this point the $400.00 minimum for first class mail should be reached) 31-40 cards = $50.00 (priority mail (this could be less because of weight)). Anything after 40 cards please email me at oldphotosandstuff@gmail.com for a quote (not that it will be an exorbitant amount of money, but just for me to make sure you are serious and for me to find the least expensive way to send.

Mounted Photos and Kennedy Photos:

United States: $3.50 for the first two then $1.00 more for the next two and so on. Shipped via First-Class mail (photos sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard and then inserted into bubble envelope).

International: $13.50 for the first two than $3.00 more for the next two and so on. Shipped via First-Class International package mail (photos sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard and then inserted into bubble envelope).

Book Extractions:

United States: $3.50 for any amount per order.  Prints are shipped via First-Class mail (print sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard and then inserted into bubble envelope).

International $13.50 for any amount per order. Prints are shipped via First-Class International Mail Package (print sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard and then inserted into bubble envelope).

SMALL GLASS PHOTOS, GLASS SLIDES, GLASS NEGATIVES – CASED OR UNCASED:

United States $6.10 for one (Small Flat Rate Box). More than one will go into a Medium Flat Rate Box for $11.95. (If I am able to safely fit two into a small flat rate box I will refund over payment for shipping)

International $32.95 for one (Small Flat Rate). More than one will go into a Medium Flat Rate Box for $66.50 (If I am able to safely fit two into a small flat rate box I will refund over payment for shipping)

**These are base shipping prices and I will look for the least expensive way to safely send your order. If the actual shipping price is substantially lower then what you paid I will refund back into your Paypal account the overage you paid for shipping. Example: If an international customer buys two small ambrotypes and I am able to safely put both into a small flat rate box for $32.95  I will return $33.55 back into that customer’s Paypal account.

We usually ship your order the same day or on the next business day, but guarantee shipping within 2 business days. All orders are usually shipped via First-Class with the United States Postal Service, which may take up to nine business days according to USPS. Large orders (money or photos) may be shipped via Priority Mail via USPS. All United States orders are shipped with a tracking number. We are not responsible for items that are confirmed as delivered by USPS, but you claim as not delivered. Delivery issues should be handled through your post office, however, if you are not sure of the status of your delivery or have reason to believe that we have made a mistake, please contact us at oldphotosandstuff@gmail.com. Items ‘lost’ in the mail must be handled at your post office with your tracking number, and we will also do what we can at this end, but you must contact us to let us know there is a problem. We haven’t had a problem with anything we have sold here, on eBay or Etsy as of yet.

International Shipping Services and Details Policy

Custom forms are attached to every order. Most countries charge duties or taxes for imported items. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. If you are unsure of what the fees will be you should please check with your customs office. We will not falsify customs forms by lowering the value or marking the item as a gift.

Refund/Return Policy

Please remember that all our items  are used, vintage and or antique. They are not new and wear is to be expected. Please view all the pictures we provide at the highest magnification available to help you determine the condition of the item along with the item description. If you would like additional pictures of the item  or if you have a specific question about the item, please do not hesitate to email us at oldphotosandstuff@gmail.com. Refunds are usually only given if the product is deemed misrepresented in the description.

If you are not satisfied with your order in any other way, please contact us via email.  We are very easy to work with and all situations will be handled on a case by case basis.

To initiate a refund, send us an email with the word “refund” in the subject line and the title of the product in the body along with a brief description of the problem within 3 days of delivery.

Thank you for your business!