Antique tin and rubber wind up Clown, Eat At Joe's, Japan

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This old hobo works like a champ. For a hamburger today, he'll gladly repay you Tuesday. He's pretty darn old and his clothes are getting tattered in the back especially. His hands are crumbled, but we stabilized them. He works very well when you wind him up, raising and lowering his cane, marching in place, and tipping his cap. Also, his head is rubber, and his red rubber nose wiggles back and forth when you wind him. Great piece of vintage advertising. I'm sure this was a promotional item for a great greasy spoon named Joe's. Dig that hamburger steak! On the not-creepy to creepy scale, Ginger thinks he's creepy, but not terribly so. Maybe a 5 or 6. Now, if he came toodling down my bedroom hall at 2 in the morning all alone, now that would be a different story.

Shipping from United States

FREE SHIPPING POLICY: ALL ITEMS MARKED AS SUCH WILL BE SHIPPING USPS GROUND OR FED-EX GROUND DEPENDING ON THE ITEM. IF A ITEM IS FREE SHIPPING AND YOU NEED IT SOONER, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SHIPPING GROUND TO PRIORITY. ONCE PURCHASE IS MADE SHIPPING IS FINAL.


7-20-18 WE NOTICED A SHIPPING GLITCH RELATIVE TO OVERSEAS SHIPPING. SOME OF OUR ITEMS ARE MARKED AS $14 FOR SHIPPING BOTH DOMESTIC AND "EVERYWHERE ELSE." THIS IS IN ERROR -- WE DO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY, BUT THE PRICE NEEDS TO BE SET INDIVIDUALLY, SO CONTACT US IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SHIPPING, AND DISREGARD THE $14 PLEASE. WE HAVE SHIPPED OUT TWO ITEMS INTERNATIONALLY IN THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS AND WERE GLAD TO EAT THE SHIPPING OVERAGE, BUT WE NEED TO TIGHTEN THAT UP. HENCE WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS TO REDO THE SHIPPING ON THEM. THANKS EVERYONE!

PLEASE CONTACT US PRIOR TO PURCHASE IF YOU NEED ANY CHANGES TO SHIPPING, I.E. SHIPPING COMPANIES, EXPRESS MAIL ETC. WE CANNOT CHANGE SHIPPING ONCE PURCHASE IS MADE.

Even though international shipping is not priced, we will ship outside the US; please contact us and we will calculate shipping costs for you, please contact us PRIOR to placing your order!!!!!


If shipping looks too high for an item, please email us your zip and we will calculate new rate! Shipping cost includes handling. We ship USPS ground (please see outline from the USPS site for shipping information). If you would like another method of shipping please let us know, we would be happy to recalculate shipping costs for your needs
Just an FYI with USPS ground shipping. Their delivery date is just an estimate, so if you need to make sure the item is shipped on a specific date you will need to advise us of this. Here is the outline from the USPS website on estimated deliveries:

"Before you assume that your mailpiece is delayed or possibly lost, it pays to check the delivery standards for the mail class being used to send the mailpiece. Delivery time varies from one class of mail to another. It may be possible that the mailpiece is still in transit and is not lost or delayed depending on what class of mail is being used and how long ago it was mailed. The following chart outlines the delivery standards for various mail classes and indicates how long you should wait before you contact customer assistance with a concern:"

MAIL CLASS DELIVERY STANDARD
CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE AFTER:
First-Class Mail®
2-3 days (not guaranteed)
5 or more Days from the date of mailing

Priority Mail®
2-3 days (not guaranteed)
5 or more Days from the date of mailing

Priority Mail Express™
1-2 days (guaranteed)
Guaranteed Delivery Date/Time Missed

Standard Post®
2-8 days* (not guaranteed)
14 or more Days from the date of mailing

Media Mail™
2-8 days* (not guaranteed)
14 or more Days from the date of mailing

Bound Printed Matter
2-8 days* (not guaranteed)
14 or more Days from the date of mailing

Standard (Direct) Mail
3-10 days (not guaranteed)
14 or more Days from the date of mailing

We have had issues with the USPS ground taking 3 or more days past the estimated date. Once the package leaves our office, we have no control over the shipping time, unless it is shipped priority express (which will be a significant change in shipping price of course). You will need to take into consideration weather depending on the location in the US.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 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
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

Please look pictures over carefully, or ask any questions you have prior to purchase. These are vintage items remember, they are not going to be perfect. We do however always acquire items that are in the best of condition that it can be for it's era. If you are not completely satisfied at all with your item, please contact us within 5 days of receipt of item to discuss options for return. Thank you!

Additional

PLEASE CHECK ALL PICTURES PRIOR TO PURCHASE. THESE ITEMS ARE VINTAGE, WE DO OUR BEST TO FIND ITEMS WITH AS LITTLE TO NO DAMAGE AS POSSIBLE. WE TAKE UP CLOSE PICTURES OF ANY FLAWS AND DESCRIBE WHAT WE CAN ABOUT CONDITION. ONCE PURCHASED, WE CANNOT ISSUE ANY REFUNDS. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS PRIOR TO PURCHASE.

Reviews (1)

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What an amazing find and an even more awesome seller! The vintage tin wind-up clown Eat at Joe's arrived safely, and it's absolutely wonderful...I love him and he will be treasured! Thanks for shipping so quickly and for wrapping this fragile toy so securely for shipment; it's sincerely appreciated and I wish others would wrap fragile items as carefully as you did! And thanks for being such a delight to do business with! You set the bar really high for all other sellers on ETSY to follow! Paulette


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