When this picture frame was obtained from an estate sale, it had a very old tintype photo inside. According to Wikipedia, "Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s and were still very popular in to the 1890s". Because of that, and because of the difficulty in removing the stuck tintype pieces, I'm dating this frame to between mid 1800s to late 1800s.
Unfortunately, the tintype was broken and had to be thrown out. Many small pieces of the tin type were stuck to the frame and had to be carefully removed, then the frame was cleaned with very fine steel wool to make sure all slivers were removed.
The frame measures 2.75 by 3.25 inches and has an oval sight view. There is a glass insert to cover the picture. The copper is ornate and folds over to the back to hold the picture and glass in. It is definitely handmade but is not marked as such. You may want to polish it, but I personally don't think that's necessary.
Buyer to pay $4.60 USPS First Class Mail Package shipping charges. Shipping is from Arizona.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
Every January the postal service increases shipping charges. Sellers have already been notified that this January the cost of shipping will increase between 6% and 10%. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of over payment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
International shipping charges will also take a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.