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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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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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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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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: