Based on an Auxiliary post, people were confused as to whether the tag 'commercial' is necessary for vintage items. Especially since the help above the tags when listing an item says the tag is needed for supplies, but there's no longer a mention of vintage.
Even more confusing is that the little popup to choose commercial as the second tag no longer comes up. Well, I took a look at the Dos and Don'ts for clarification. Here's what the tagging help guide said:
Vintage (not handmade by you, 20 years or older): Vintage Category only. Tag with commercial.So yes, a vintage item without a tag "commercial" is mistagged!
Even better yet, this is what the Storque article announcing the recent category changes says:
Make sure your listings comply with Etsy’s policies. In short, any item not handmade by you (or a member of your collective if you qualify as one) must be tagged with the word commercial. Commercial Supplies may only be listed in the Supplies category, and must have commercial as one of the tags. Unaltered vintage items must be at least 20 years old, may only be listed in the Vintage category, and must have the tag commercial. Sellers who refuse to follow these rules may be penalized.You hear that...PENALIZED! Yet they were FEATURED!!!!
Etsy, get your head out of your ass!!!!!!