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LARGE Buffie Vietnam Ceramic Elephant Table Plant Stand
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LARGE Buffie Vietnam Ceramic Elephant Table Plant Stand

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Sold Date: 11/18/2007
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay




BIG Ceramic Elephant

LARGE Buffie Vietnam Ceramic Elephant Table Plant Stand 18 Inches High!

is my old Vietnamese ceramic elephant from the Vietman War. I bought this in the PX when stationed in Asia during that war. I lugged this thing all around the country, but now I am over 60 years old and I am tired of moving it. Now, YOU can use and admire it. You can use silicone adhesive to glue a round glass table top on it, or just use it as a plant stand. This elephant is 18 inches high, 20 inches long, and about 10 inches wide.

During the war, we used to call these things BUFFEs, which stands for Big Ugly Fragile F**** Elephant, or Buffie. It is fragile, but not unusually so. It can take quite a lot of punishment without breaking. T are no cracks or chips. Just like it came out of the factory 40 years ago!

Now. Shipping. Ugh. It is big and heavy! It will cost a lot to get it to you in one piece! I sure don't look forward to packing this beast! It will take a TON of Bubble wrap and a fabulous box! And LOTS of WORK! Anyway, that is the reason for the high packing and postage charge. It will arrive WELL packed but you ought to insure it anyway! Sorry, too heavy to ship international!

Thanks for looking at our items!!

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International Buyers: Paypal is the most popular method of payment, though we also accept International Money Orders in US Dollars and drawn on a US bank. Please Email us with any questions you may have BEFORE the auction ends.

The amount of charge for shipping/bubble wrap/packing is listed down at the bottom of this web page.

We have shipped to almost every country on earth! If t is not an international shipping amount listed for this particular auction, and if you are located in another country, please ask BEFORE THE END IF THE AUCTION for shipping charges to your country!

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International Bidders: We will ship your merchandise to you via the International Postal System. Please note: On May 14, 2007, the US Postal Service revised their services and charges. T is no more SURFACE service. We used to ship many items to other countries via SURFACE (low price), (boat or ship mail), but NO MORE! Also, occasionally, CUSTOMS PROCESSING in YOUR COUNTRY will delay your shipment. So far, we have had no international packages LOST! We have, however, had several packages DELAYED, especially to CANADA and ITALY. Small, expensive items, like fine jewelry, must ship via USPS Express Mail (overnight) or International Priority Mail, since insurance coverage is not available on International First Class shipments. We are happy to answer all inquiries, just send us an email through the Ebay message system. We are rarely out of touch with Email and USUALLY reply soon, often within minutes.

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