This adorable little bird house is actually an incense holder. When you pull the bottom off you'll find the metal tray that the incense cone sits on. Light the incense, reinsert the bottom, and the scent of the incense comes out through the chimney on the roof.
It was made in Germany by the Rothenburg Christmas Workshop. It is titled "Smoky Bird House". It was made of real wood and was hand painted. It stands 3.25 inches tall.
I purchased it at an estate sale and was told by the seller that her father travelled to Germany very often on business and would bring home some type of little gifts for the family. She did not know the date that this item was brought home.
You will receive the bird house, the bird, a little pamphlet, and a box of 15 incense cones (originally there were 24 cones). It will come in its original box. To avoid breakage, when shipped, the bird will not be sitting on the roof. There is a pre-drilled hole in the roof and the bird has a little peg that fits in that hole to secure it. The bird will be in a little baggie.
It is pre owned and has been used in the past, but it's in excellent condition.
SPECIAL NOTE: There are several warnings in the pamphlet and on the box making the statement that ONLY the small incense cones are to be used. Using the larger cones can cause the bird house to overheat and cause a fire.
Buyer to pay $5.99 USPS First Class Mail Parcel postage charges. Shipping is from Nevada.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT POSSIBLE PARTIAL REFUND OF SHIPPING CHARGES
Every January the postal service increases shipping charges. Previously, shipping charges were based solely on weight and a package cost the same amount regardless of where it was being shipped to in the United States. This year they went a bit overboard. Now, with this year's increase, the postal service has divided the United States in to 8 zones and all packages are charged by weight, size, and destination zone. Now it is not possible to state a shipping cost and have it be valid regardless if the package is traveling 2 miles or all the way to the east coast. This latest increase has added an additional .46 cents to up to $1.43 on packages. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
To complicate things even further, Google will not show items for sale unless they have a designated cost, or unless the seller uses calculated shipping. My web host is not equipped to figure calculated shipping, so I have to quote a shipping charge using the east coast as the final destination and then refund over payments. When I return the overage, I usually do so by including cash inside the package when it's shipped. My feedback page will show verification that I do return overpayments.
COMBINED SHIPPING INFORMATION
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items can fit safely into a single box. 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 overpayment. 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 also took a tremendous leap and on top of that, this year Paypal started charging a currency conversion fee of 4.4%. International shipping now depends on the destination 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.