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Temporarily removing international shipping options.

Editing to add:
There is light at the end of the tunnel, business international tracked service (the service I use) has been resumed by Royal Mail earlier this week. I will be resuming international shipping on my Etsy listings from Mon 6 Feb 2023, to make sure that it’s working OK and to let Royal Mail clear the backlog of mail. Royal Mail states that delivery of International items may take slightly longer than usual and customers using Tracked services may notice different tracking information as items leave the UK. 

Unfortunately, I have to temporarily remove international shipping options on all of my Etsy listings, due to Royal Mail experiencing severe service disruption to their international export services following a cyber incident (now identified as ransomware).

Royal Mail has temporarily suspended international services and they strongly recommend that all sellers/businesses temporarily hold any export mail items. At the same time, they are working to resolve the issue.

Currently, all of my Etsy Shop listings have shipping to UK destinations only (domestic), if there is something you are interested in, I can get a courier quote (FedEx or UPS, etc). You can contact me about this via Etsy Messages.

Royal Mail is working around the clock to resolve this and has started to move letters, and packages in Northern Ireland, trialling a workaround system. Hopefully, if this is successful, they will implement the same workaround on the mainland and once they clear the backlog, will allow international items to be posted.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New year

Just to wish all of my #etsy customers and followers a merry #Christmas, I hope the day brings you happiness and joy, something we all need as we still face uncertain times.

Our Etsy store is open for business 24/7 and every day of the year. Please feel free to have a browse, we have a variety of #antique #vintage and #collectable items available to suit all tastes and budgets

#merrychristmas #christmaswishes #etsyseller #etsygifts #etsy

Merry Christmas everyone!
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The website has been tinkered with

I have been tinkering with the website this weekend and updating and changing a few things. It is now ready to list products for sale via the webshop which I will start to list shortly.

This webshop will not be in addition to Etsy, but replacing it (unless orders start to increase dramatically in the next few weeks).

All domestic (UK) orders include free shipping. The price is you see, is the price you pay. There is an option to upgrade your delivery to either Royal Mail 1st class signed for, Royal mail special delivery, or Parcelforce (for heavier items), this will incur an additional postage cost on top of the item price.

I cannot wait to get started!

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Acquired Yesterday.

I acquired these three pieces of #Portmeirion Botanic Garden yesterday, including a sugar sifter /shaker.

Also obtained were five #vintage Royal Albert Gossamer pattern trios from the 1950s. They were in differing colours, I have all but the pink colourway.

These will be listed in the next few days in my #EtsyShop #galleryantiques

#etsyseller #shopsmall #eshopsuk #vintageshop #vintageseller etsysellersuk #botanicgarden #etsy

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This Mornings Purchases

This mornings #antique and #vintage purchases from I-Chameleon pop-up shop in town.

Includes a late 18th century #Derby porcelain cup & saucer with the puce mark / backstamp. Three #silver spoons, a child’s fork with Mickey Mouse on the handle c.1950s.

Lastly, is this Czech art glass centrepiece bowl by Chribska, designed by Josef Hospodka c.1960s

#Halesworth #Suffolk #mickeymouse #silverspoons #artglass #buyingantiques #buyingandselling #buyingvintage

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Gallery Antiques closing until further notice due to Coronavirus

As per the government announcement about covid_19 and the lockdown in the UK, Gallery Antiques shop in Halesworth Suffolk will be closed until further notice. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Please Stay Safe and Stay Home

At the moment, our web shops via ebay and etsy remain open and

All items (apart from the Teddy bear and plastic shelf units) are for sale. Please browse the photos for the current stock in the shop.

At the time of writing, Royal Mail is operational and I can post items to most international destinations, but that may change. Delivery to UK destinations may be subject to delays, as will international deliveries.

If there is anything that interests you, please drop us an email via the contact us page.

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Run free over the Rainbow Bridge….

Saturday was one fo the hardest and saddest days of my life, I lost my best friend Sammi, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Sammi was 17 years old, we have been together since she was 11 weeks old. We have been through a lot together over the years and always stayed strong.

I’m going to miss her dearly, every day, she was one in a million.

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Gallery Antiques is back on eBay!

I made the decision last week to re-open my eBay shop after a hiatus of over two and half years.

The reason for the return? Because my shop on Etsy has suffered with a drop in sales since the end of March, as have other sellers.

This is mostly due to Etsy trying to micro manage sellers shops. Also, having to “jump through hoops” to obtain any visibility in a search.

It was worth it, within hours of my first batch of listings, I sold an item, and have sold a few more since.

A link to my eBay shop:

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Southwold antique fair

Had a great time today at Fair on the Green, #Southwold #Suffolk, and a pretty good haul of #antique glass and stoneware #bottles and #vintage art glass, including two #Whitefriars golden amber swans 😊

#antiques #gotvintage #eshopsuk #shopsmall #antiqueclique #vintageforsale #vintagesellersofinstagram #antiquedealersofinstagram #vintageseller #antiquesforsale #antiqueseller #artglass

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New antique and vintage Facebook group

This group is for traders & individuals who are based in Suffolk & Norfolk.

Feel free to join and post your antique, vintage / retro & collectable items for sale.

Promote your events, your shop and business, share links to your Facebook page(s), website(s) & other social media.

Antiques, vintage, collectables in Suffolk and Norfolk

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Gallery Antiques Shop in Halesworth

Gallery Antiques can be found at 154 Chediston Street, Halesworth, Suffolk, opposite Market Place car park. There is two hours free parking.

The shop is open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9.30am – 1pm (also on Sunday’s if there are events on in town).

Come on down and have a browse for an eclectic range of antique, vintage and collectible items.

Items to include antiquarian and vintage and newer books. Vintage crystal glass and art glass, tableware, ephemera and postcards. Gold, silver and costume jewellery, silverware and lots more.

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Welcome to Gallery Antiques.

I have set up my website for ecommerce. There will a range of antique, vintage and collectible items listed for sale.

Currently, I sell my items via Etsy online. I will not be listing new stock on Etsy in the future. Current stock that is listed on Etsy, will not be renewed.

Gallery Antiques has a wide range of antiques and vintage items in our shop in Halesworth. Stock from the shop will be listed for sale online.