What is a Fair
of vintage items are based on a sliding scale from 1 to 10.
To some Internet dealers,
excellent condition means that the item is like new -- while to others it
means that the item shows rips, stains or a tiny hole. How
Please note that in
describing the defects in our products, we are being very
descriptive. We try to find even the smallest fault in each item so you
know exactly what you are buying. We would never call an item
"excellent" if it even has a tiny defect.
While other dealers
say everything they sell is in "excellent" condition,
we note that most of our items are antiques or vintage
pieces so some wear should be expected for the age of the item.
Because of this, we have a sliding scale from one to ten that is very
In most cases, the defects
we point out are small and not noticeable unless closely examined.
Most people would overlook these defects (pecking, scarring, etc.) or not
see them at all. Therefore, please don't be nervous about our sometimes
extensive list of faults in an item, we are just trying to be fair and
truthful. If we do state an item is not in very good shape at
all we will state this plainly and without embellishment.
Gulden & Brown