Please note: Anything you buy will be shipped mid-January. This is because we are on a road trip (see "About Us").
I know this is an inconvenience, and I wish there was another way to handle the situation. The things we sell usually can't be purchased elsewhere because most are one-of-a-kind. One option we have is to completely close down the web site, but if we do that, perhaps you won't be able to purchase something you really want and can't get elsewhere.
So, this is the best solution we can find. We are just a small hobby-business and do the best we can. We are in it for the fun of it. If you want to go ahead and purchase something, we will ship it out mid-January when we return home. Otherwise, please bookmark the site and purchase the beginning of January, and we will ship it right out to you.
If you have questions, please email us. Thanks. Dan and Vicky
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Tugboat (SAN--Japan) WORKING in box
Nice, working 13-inch all tin tugboat. Propeller moves and gives a 'chugging' sound. Smoke stack is designed to smoke, but that requires putting oil in it and I didn't want to do that before storing it in its box. So, it was not tested. Toy is bright and shiny with only a few rubs. Has two places on the bottom where a little litho rubbed off. Along the sides (the 'bumper') there is some scratching on both sides.
Box is generally good, with some staining and some rubs in placers. A one-inch tear along one side, and a piece about 1/4 inch by one inch along one end flap that isn't good. A two-inch tear in the top and two small holes punctured in the top. All four corners are still together with the original stapes (not taped).