About Old Al's Treasure House
I was born during WWII, during a time in British history when so many sacrifices were made for the war effort in every walk of day-to-day life; toys were one of these sacrifices.
My passion for toys was ignited with the purchase of a small toy train when I was just seven. From that moment on I was hooked, over the years I have amassed a huge collection of toys and games from every corner of the world dating from Roman times – simple wooden dolls – up to the 1980’s when modern technology in games took off with computerisation.
My collection has grown over the years to include books, art, coins, jewellery, military collectables, and memorabilia from the world of entertainment, sport and music, and much more.
Now I am making some of these rare and fascinating items available to collectors and the public.
All listing photos are of the actual item for sale. They are all original pieces, we do not sell inferior modern reproductions. The year of manufacture is based on the best information available at the time of listing. If the year is not specified on the item and is not readily available online, I have estimated the decade based on product design and personal experience. PLEASE NOTE: These vintage and antique items DO NOT necessarily comply with current safety regulations. They are sold to collectors on this basis.
We offer free shipping for all UK orders, irrespective of the number of items purchased. The price is calculated according to your requested delivery address and is based on the estimated cost for sending a typical item to that destination. In effect, for multiple purchases in a single order, you will only pay for shipping of the first item. Online tracking will be provided for all shipments. For international shipments, to destinations outside the U.K., will be priced calculated at during checkout according to the destination, and package size and weight.
Customers from outside the U.K. are responsible for any customs charges, import duties and/or local taxes where applicable. In the unlikely event of items being returned to the U.K. for non-payment of these charges, any associated fees incurred will be funded with revenue from the sale of the item.
IMPORTANT Please make sure your delivery address is correct at checkout, as non-refundable postal labels will be paid for, and the item dispatched soon after payment has been received.
We are happy to accept returns within 7 days of receipt, providing items are returned complete and in their original condition. Please let us know of your intentions before returning any items (contact details below). Packages returned from outside the U.K. are to be clearly marked “RETURNED GOODS” to avoid additional customs charges. Once your returned item has been received, I will refund the original cost of the item (less postage).
Photographic evidence of any damage will be required in order to raise a claim with the shipping agent.