Policies and shipping - The Vintage Compact Shop

Policies and shipping

Welcome to our shop.

We guarantee customer satisfaction and worldwide delivery. We have a 100% track record of our parcels reaching their destinations. Risk free online shopping.

All purchases are shipped with a lavishly illustrated historical fact pack which will authenticate each item sold.

We are collectors who sell some of our collection so that we can buy more!

We offer 10 % discount off the total order when you purchase three or more listings. We can deduct the 10 % discount prior to purchase or it will be refunded when the order has been placed if you have not contacted us first. It is up to you.

We provide free collector's / historical fact sheets, free luxurious lidded gifts boxes & gift tags which we are happy to decorate to order. We are also able to print out a messages for the gift tags too. We are happy to have conversations about antique & vintage collectibles and also to help you with your collection / purchases.

You can pay by PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account, as PayPal will allow you to shop using your debit & credit cards.

Alternatively you may pay by cheque / check or bank transfer. Please contact us to arrange payments by cheque or bank transfer.

Worldwide shipping free. Our UK customers will benefit from expedited shipping which will arrive the day after shipping before 1 pm. 

 We ship super fast using express, insured, tracked mail. Shop early for that special occasion - at the moment our American customers are receiving their parcels within 7 - 10 days of placing their orders, our Australian customers are receiving their orders within 10 days on average.  All other countries fast delivery too. We have tracking tools for USPS which means we are able to let our US customers know exactly where their packages are & even which day delivery will be made.

Parcelforce Worldwide GlobalExpress is also available to all our international customers requiring expedited shipping. This usually takes between two to four days. However it is expensive & customers will have to pay for this.

Layaway and reservations:
Layaway (free reservation service) is available on all items or combination of items that total over £30.00. This service will enable you to pay when it suits you and the terms will be agreed at the beginning of the reservation.

The initial payment forms a non-returnable deposit which will secure the item for the buyer and this is deducted from the total price paid back, of course. If a buyer decides that they do not wish to complete the payments the deposit is forfeit and the other payments made on the item will be kept as a shop credit. This shop credit may be used to purchase items only from this shop. If a period of 90 days elapses without the buyer replying to our messages the layaway reservation will be cancelled & all monies paid forfeit. The reserved item with then be available for sale to all.

We guarantee that you will receive a 5 star service when shopping with us:

1. Carefully selected vintage & antique items in excellent condition.
2. Bespoke gift boxing service. You can specify the colours / design you would like on your gift box & handmade gift tag.
Free bridesmaids service - buy your wedding gifts from us & we will provide all the gift boxes, gift tags & coordinate with your wedding themes/colours.
3. You can specify what message you would like printed on to the gift card.
4. All items shipped beautifully clean & well presented the next working day after purchase. 
5. All the gift boxes are packed within sturdy cardboard boxes.
6. We guarantee delivery anywhere in the world & we only use tracked, insured priority mail. 
7. We have tracking tools for USPS which allow us to let our American customers know exactly where in the US their packages are & even what day they will be delivered.

Customers are responsible for any customs charges which arise.

Refunds and exchanges:

We only offer well cared for items that are accurately described.  In the unlikely event that a customer is not 100% happy with their purchase/s we will refund all the purchase price (less all shipping, bank & customs charges) on return of the item. Customers are our priority and we will always ensure an excellent level of customer service. However, we must be informed within fourteen days of the receipt of the item that the customer wishes to return the goods. The goods must be returned within twenty eight days in exactly the same condition as they were at the time of shipping & with all that was included in the parcel - for example the fact pack and gift box. A tracked shipping method must be used.

Contact us:

If you have any questions please contact



or call 0789 6616374

International callers  +44 789 6616374