Pair Dutch Speculaas Plank Hand Carve Mold Christmas German Gingerbread Cookie For SaleFor your consideration, a lovely pair of Dutch Speculaas wooden molds. One mold is a women, and the other a man. Both are wearing a traditional costume. Speculaas are Dutch and German (Speculatius) spice cookies that are traditionally made at Christmas. This tradition goes back many centuries. The wooden molds are carved in bas-relief, in the shapes of St. Nicholas, men and women in traditional dress, windmills, and assorted other shapes. Historically these molds were carved by wood carvers who made their living crafting these fine pieces. These carved molds were first introduced to America by Dutch settlers who emigrated to the East Coast. Families treasured their speculaas molds, and passed them down for many generations. Even as metal cookie cutters gained in popularity, the molds were still treasured, and hung on the wall as decoration. These two molds are in excellent vintage condition. They have holes on the backs to hang, however they are fully functional if they are seasoned with some oil. This is a wonderful pair. Each mold is 13" long, 4 1/4" wide, and 3/4" thick. Christmas is around the corner! Don't miss these molds this year. I have a large personal collection of these molds that I will be thinning in the next several weeks. If you love these molds, please check my listings. I will be selling several vintage and antique molds from estate sales in East Texas. offer with confidence. Always check my other listings, as I generally list several related items at the same time. My packing is excellent at NO COST to the buyer. I always use new boxes, as their strength has everything to do with the safety of the item. I use new bubble wrap, and newsprint for the same reason. Wherever possible I use boxes and paper that are made of recycled cardboard, and green. Please save the shipping supplies when you receive your item, as they can be reused. You will find that my prices are on the lower end of the range especially when considering the condition of the item. Profit is a necessity, but is by no means my driving force. Shipping is EXACT cost that I pay at USPS, including any discounts. I am absolutely determined to always charge ONLY actual shipping costs. I do not charge for packing supplies, my gas, or my time. I am very flexible. I have had some unfortunate damages occur in the past with USPS Priority. It was not my packing. If you would like me to double box, or ship by a carrier that you prefer, just let me know at the time of sale. If the preferred shipping method is more costly than my method, you will pay only the difference between the two. If you would like the item to arrive as soon as possible, just message me. Again, you will only pay the difference between my shipping method and the expedited shipping. If I do need an extra box and packaging, I will need to charge an additional $1.00 to $3.00 to cover the ACTUAL cost of the additional supplies. I will ship abroad, however those details will need to be agreed upon at the time of sale. It may not always be possible, and different but clear rules will apply. It will likely cost a small amount more to pack adequately to ship overseas. Should an item arrive damaged, please take several pictures of the outside of the box showing any external damage, several photos of the contents of the box showing the damage, and for insurance purposes, you may need to take the package back to the Post Office for them to determine whether the fault is in my packing, or their mishandling. I reserve the right to double box, insure an item, and ship the most secure way those items that are priceless, either because of monetary or personal value. This will be clearly outlined in my description. I usually get an item packed and mailed the next business day following clearance of the payment, however I guarantee shipping within 2 business days just in case I have a delay for personal or family reasons. I require that payment be made within 72 hours of the time of purchase, or sale's end. If you would like to make other arrangements, please message me before the sale ends to discuss terms of payment. Lastly, if you are not sure of the item, or it's price, please do not offer on it. There are always sales with the same items on . If you have the slightest doubt about my item, please do not offer on it, or Buy it Now. That will save a world of complications down the road. I stand behind my business, the items that I sell, and my own integrity. I find special things, that need to be passed on to those who will most appreciate them. That is ALWAYS by primary goal. Most importantly, thank you for your interest and business. I truly appreciate it.
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