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The items I sell are vintage; they are second hand, old, sometimes very old. Consequently they come

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22 Aug, 2014 09:35:59 AEST
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


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Seller Notes: The items I sell are vintage; they are second hand, old, sometimes very old. Consequently they come with wear commensurate with age. Please refer to the pictures provided and the item description.



Local History NSW

Collect with Siddieswans

Collect with Siddieswans

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I am the oldest surviving member of my family; my mother-in-law has recently moved to The Home. As life-long collectors, and inheritors from those who have Gone Before, we must move on some of our Stuff before that (hopefully far-off) day when it becomes our children’s responsibility.

In another life I was a genealogist. I used local history books in my research. Today I am listing a swag of them that I can no longer give shelf space. Some are duplicates of titles I want to keep; others I have not opened for many (many) years so I don’t suppose I am going to need them in the future. Do hope someone can use them. Sometimes we just need a small gift – for birthday or Christmas, or just to thank someone. A book about the locality where they live, or where their ancestors came from, won’t cost more than flowers or chocs, and will engender more conversation. Very happy to combine; usually more than 1 book will fit in a 3 Kg satchel. But please ask for a combined invoice BEFORE you pay; postage discounts can only be given on combined purchases paid for on a single invoice.


Willoughby: A Centenary History Of The Municipality From Earliest Times by Eric Russell. The Council Of the Municipality Of Willoughby, Sydney, 1966.Soft cover, has a few stains (see photo). 24 cms x 18.5 cms. 112pp, b&w Illustrations, map end papers. This book covers the white settlers' forays into this area; the new municipality; the pioneer settlers; local government; the municipality's churches, schools, societies and clubs; the municipality's fire services, hospitals, electrical supplies etc; the municipality's centenary celebrations in 1965. It covers the suburbs of Artarmon, Castlecove, Castlecrag, Chatswood, Middle Cove, Naremburn, Northbridge, St. Leonards and Willoughby. Nice gift for someone who lives in the area.

My Items

  • The items I sell are vintage; they are second hand, old, sometimes very old. I try to describe and photograph my items honestly and to the best of my ability; however if pristine condition is very important to you, I feel you should be buying from a regular shop, where you can inspect the items personally. Please note that all my items are sold "as is", with no warranty implied, and that the photos form part of the description, which should be read carefully.

Shipping and Payment Terms; Combining Items

  • Payment in Australia may be made by PayPal, Bank Deposit, Money Order or Cheque. International payments by PayPal only
  • If you win more than one item in a listing please wait for a combined invoice from me to save you on postage and insurance costs. I always wait until the last item in an auction listing finishes before sending invoices in case buyers win more than one item. If you win an item and are planning to bid on an item in a later-finishing auction, please email me to let me know, and I will wait until that auction has finished to send you a combined invoice
  • I would normally expect payment within 5 days; if for some reason this is not possible, please contact me to explain
  • Many of my items are very light and could be combined without much (or any) increase in postage costs. Once the value of a parcel exceeds $100 postal insurance must be paid. Within Australia this costs $4.45; the cost for  Registered Post International varies - please ask for a quote.
  • International buyers please note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or postage charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's Customs Office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (postage) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional postage charges. Please do not ask for items to be declared as gifts or undervalued; actions like these are an offence under the International Postal Regulations.
Feedback Information

It has always been my policy to leave Positive Feedback when an item has been paid for and I have posted the parcel. I will always email you to let you know when that occurs, so you may know when to expect the parcel. Leaving Feedback is not compulsory; if you want to leave me Positive Feedback, then that is very nice and I appreciate it. If you have some problem with our transaction, and you feel like leaving me Neutral or Negative Feedback, please contact me BEFORE leaving Feedback so that we can work something out that will leave us both feeling happier. I always try to describe my items fully and honestly, and work hard to try and ensure that my buyers are satisfied. However I am only human; SHOULD a problem arise please contact me FIRST. The Ratings stars. Oh dear. Please be aware that eBay considers anything less than 5 (ie a perfect rating) to be substandard, and sellers can be penalised (ie barred from selling) once their rating falls below 4.8. You do not HAVE to click these rating stars. If you do, please be realistic about things over which I as the seller had no control – like what Australia Post delivery and insurance charges are, how long the Postal Service took to deliver your parcel (remember WA is a long way from NSW and that estimated times of arrival for overseas airmail parcels are frequently understated), whether if it was Registered or Insured Post they actually left you a card to say you needed to go to the PO to pick it up, or if you paid by eCheque, the time it took that cheque to clear. Now eBay have changed the goalposts again; they have decided that as well as attracting lots of 4 and 5 ratings, eBay sellers should not attract ANY 1 & 2 ratings. As few as 4 ratings in the 1 & 2 category can bar the seller from eBay. So again, if you feel your eBay experience has not been good, and feel like leaving me 1 or 2 stars in any category, PLEASE contact me first - if I don't know you are unhappy I can't do anything about it. Sorry about the length of this message; I assume that you may want to remain an eBay buyer, and hope that if you buy from me your experience will be a happy one. It is just that with the way things are changing, there may no longer be small sellers of vintage items (like me) on eBay to buy from.

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