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There is nothing whatsoever "vintage" about this item.  Vintage by Declaration of the Etsy seller.

There is nothing whatsoever "vintage" about this item. Vintage by Declaration of the Etsy seller.

Shop full of brand new collectible nutcrackers, like this one, pretending to be vintage on mendacious Etsy.  Buy the same item, honestly sold as NEW, on eBay:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/HALLOWEEN-WOODEN-DAY-OF-THE-DEAD-SKELETON-NUTCRACKER-NEW-/141768176543

Shop full of brand new collectible nutcrackers, like this one, pretending to be vintage on mendacious Etsy. Buy the same item, honestly sold as NEW, on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/HALLOWEEN-WOODEN-DAY-OF-THE-DEAD-SKELETON-NUTCRACKER-NEW-/141768176543

Altered items are NEW, dating from when the alteration was done -- except on mendacious Etsy, of course.

Altered items are NEW, dating from when the alteration was done -- except on mendacious Etsy, of course.

In the real world, these label designs are clearly contemporary.  On Etsy, they are instant vintage.  CAVEAT EMPTOR

In the real world, these label designs are clearly contemporary. On Etsy, they are instant vintage. CAVEAT EMPTOR

Nothing vintage about these -- so they are Vintage by Declaration on mendacious Etsy.

Nothing vintage about these -- so they are Vintage by Declaration on mendacious Etsy.

Collectible Barbie from 1996, which is not yet old enough to be vintage on Etsy as I pin it in 2015.  Visit the listing and see how the seller does not show the date on the box, or mention it in the description.  Don't ask, don't tell, is the Etsy way.

Collectible Barbie from 1996, which is not yet old enough to be vintage on Etsy as I pin it in 2015. Visit the listing and see how the seller does not show the date on the box, or mention it in the description. Don't ask, don't tell, is the Etsy way.

Vintage item you can have made to order.  Round trip in a time machine to age it 20 years included.

Vintage item you can have made to order. Round trip in a time machine to age it 20 years included.

New Genuine Pali Hawaii Classic Jesus Rubber by Kianclothing -- seller's title says they're new, but the brand is more than 20 years old, so that's Etsyverse vintage!

New Genuine Pali Hawaii Classic Jesus Rubber by Kianclothing -- seller's title says they're new, but the brand is more than 20 years old, so that's Etsyverse vintage!

Resin framed mirror, age unknown, gets shabbied Etsyverse style.  Listing describes a damaged mirror that the mendacious seller never shows in the photos.  Might have been vintage before painting, but it's not vintage now.

Resin framed mirror, age unknown, gets shabbied Etsyverse style. Listing describes a damaged mirror that the mendacious seller never shows in the photos. Might have been vintage before painting, but it's not vintage now.

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