Children's Book: Vintage Soviet "the Swineherd" Hans Christian Anderson Book
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Children's Book: Vintage Soviet "the Swineherd" Hans Christian Anderson Book:
The Swineherd is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a prince who disguises himself as a swineherd to woo an arrogant princess. The tale was first published December 20, 1841 by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark in Fairy Tales Told for Children, but this edition was published later, in the Soviet union, with Illustrations by Tamara Yufa.
I really like this book illustration. Both the manner of drawing, and the use of only two colors: saturated blue-violet, which immediately attracts the eye to the main in the illustration, and the muted light brown, and the use of different widths of lines of the pattern. It seems to be simple drawings, and their volume is felt.Material: Paper
Condition: Good vintage condition, some age related wear (see photos).
Years Made: 1972 reprint of the 1955 edition.
Dimensions: 16.8cm x 21cm
Publisher: Karelia Publishing House, Petrozavodsk, 1972.
Circulation: 750,000 copies
NOTE FOR UK BUYERS: Postal options says "Economy Delivery from outside UK (10 to 22 working days)". But the fact is, all items are sent via Registered Tracked Airmail, and typically take 7-14 days to arrive. This is a limitation of 's system, whose only option for tracked delivery from outside the UK is "Tracked delivery from outside UK (2 to 5 working days)" which is a joke... nothing moves that fast with Royal Mail!
Please look at pictures closely and if you have any question please email me before purchasing. I always do the least amount of cleaning allowing for your preference to achieve the look you want. There is always acquired character from years of use.
(For condition see photos). The item in the photo is the exact item you will receive. There is a full money back guarantee on all my sales so you can buy with confidence!
VINTAGE, GOOD COSMETIC CONDITION,
Most items with only light signs of aging/usage - please see all pictures for details.
VERY RARE | FOR COLLECTORS
Old stock Soviet Russian & Central European Collectables
A NICE ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION!
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS ARE WELCOME.
SAFELY PACKAGED AND REGISTERED WORLWIDE SHIPPING.
My name is Jeff, and I'm from California, working for a British media company in Prague and Odessa, Ukraine where my lovely wife is from and we have a home. So I find lots of cool things during my travels, and love to ! You can be sure you'll be satisfied knowing I offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all items I sell, and can accept returns in Europe, the UK and even the USA!
Postage & Shipping
ALL ITEMS ARE SHIPPED REGISTERED AIRMAIL. This is simply so we can track it and be sure that it gets to where you are.
We often ship items from Odessa, Ukraine. Usually it takes about 4-10 days for a package to arrive to Europe, 10-14 days to USA, Canada and Asia, and 14-21 days to Australia. Delivery to Italy unfortunately may take from 14 days up to 2 months due to the slow work of the Italian post service.
If you need to combine shipping, two or more reduces per item postage charges (depending on weight). If you plan to purchase additional items, please let me know in a message before paying. Proof of postage is always obtained; in the event of loss or damage in transit I can forward you the receipt for submitting a claim with the post office.
Where multiple items are purchased of high value, as well as high value single items, goods are sent only by signed parcel receipt. Note that my work takes me every month from London to Prague to Odessa and back, I take the items with me, so sometimes items ship from outside the UK with the same quality and care as within, and at local prices. I aim to post within 2 working days of cleared payment.
In the unlikely event that you need to return your goods, we gladly accept returns! Please make initial contact within 48 hours of receiving the goods for further instructions. For a refund, goods will need to be returned in the same condition as sent, with appropriate packaging and the correct return postage paid for by the buyer within 30 days of receipt. If we have made a gross misrepresentation in the description of the goods, a full refund including return postage will be issued on return of goods.
Terms of Sale
Please be aware that in almost all cases 'vintage jewellery' and 'used items' might show general signs of age related wear and tarnishing and thus will very rarely look brand new. All obvious faults beyond general age related wear and tarnishing will be pointed out to the buyer in the description, which is worth reading in full to avoid disappointment. Our photos are taken to give the buyer a realistic 'visual description' of the item/items on offer. With this in mind please note that the 'actual' dimensions of the items are shown directly in the description to ensure your satisfaction.
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Please, take into account that some items in our shop can be sent from the Czech Republic and Ukraine. Packing and handling + insurance are included in the shipping cost, which is sent via airmail with signature at about the same price as Royal Mail… I do not put a mark up on postage costs.
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