British Vintage Antiques

Barry Papworth .Freeman of the City of London, Bournemouth, UK   
Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2011

Fair prices with honesty and integrity………...

Mainly fine English Vintage , Antique Jewellery & Object 'd Art …...


About British Vintage Antiques

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Please let me tell you a little about myself...….

Past, Present and Future

Having left School some 56 years ago, I then attended THE CENTRAL SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, LONDON, ENGLAND. From there I served a apprenticeship as a Goldsmith and Diamond Mounter, in 1969 I started my own manufacturing business of fine jewellery in Hatton Garden, LONDON'S Jewellery Centre. I am a member of "The Goldsmiths Company" by Service, a LONDON Livery Company and was also honored with "The Freedom of the City of London" being granted to me in 1965. I opened a Jewellers in Lymington and Bournemouth, on the South coast of England UK......NOW RETIRED and just clearing a few personal items I have collected over the years, the nice things I had thought I would keep, but NO, let someone else enjoy them. I hope you will be interested in looking and perhaps buying some of these quality pieces at a VERY fair prices, most of my items are well below a market price, they are here to SELL. Please purchase with confidence, you will find that I will be helpful, honest and reliable.

For same years I had been with another well known site, just selling small, bit and pieces, with which I gained over 1,500, 100% positive feed backs, now EXCLUSIVELY to Ruby Lane, as this suits the quality of my items now.

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Please note: From time to time I will be featuring some items I have personally made or had a fair part of the manufacturing of. These Fine pieces of Jewellery have never been worn but may well have been made some time ago, these will be listed under the heading Artisan. Please enjoy a browse and perhaps a purchase!


If you are particularly looking for something which is not showing in my Shop, please ask, I just may well have it.


If you wish to be FIRST to see my new items in the shop, please just click on to SUBSCRIBE on the RIGHT hand panel.



I will welcome a 3 month "Layaway", with only one third down.
On some items I could do for longer

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JUST A FEW FEED BACKS FROM MY VALUED CLIENTS......
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Hello Barry, I received the wonderful charm this week and I just
wanted to let you know how pleased I am with it. Thanks again!
Jesse USA
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Dear Barry,
My ring just arrived and you are correct, I'm NOT disappointed, I am completely thrilled. It's absolutely beautiful, more beautiful than the photos.
Thank you so much for your patient hand holding, I wish you every success.
Best wishes and sincere thanks,

I. M Australia
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Hi Barry,
I just wanted to let you know that I received the ring yesterday and I adore it! It is so lovely and perfect! It actually fits fine, so I'm glad you didn't size it. Thank you so much for your help and patience throughout this process.
Best,
A. USA
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Barry just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated working
with you. I LOVE the ring. Thank you so much. I did take it to
a jeweler yesterday to check it. He did say it was a beautiful diamond and
not something you can find easily in the U.S., would be very
expensive. Asked where did I get it. I said the best shop in
London. I will take it back when I can part with it for 2 days
for certification for the insurance company. I still check your
site frequently, see some multi-stone diamond wedding bands, but
alas I have to pay this ring off first. Take care and Happy
New Year.
C . USA
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Dear Barry
The brooch has just arrived and is absolutely exquisite; it more than exceeded my expectations. It is in amazingly good condition.
Thank you so much for your care and attention. I shall be keeping an eagle eye on
British Vintage Antiques in the future,
Sincerely,
F. USA
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This absolutely stunning chain arrived safely today. Thank you
it is gorgeous. Love Lynne, Australia
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Hello Barry,
I received the ring yesterday and all I could say was WOW. The
whiteness matches my other ring perfectly. I really am delighted
with this purchase.
I have been on Ruby Lane for several years now and can truly say
this is one of my favourite purchases.

Many thanks, J
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Hi Barry,
I just wanted to let you know the earrings arrived safe and sound. They are very beautiful! I love them.
I cannot believe how quickly they arrived. I am very impressed with the Royal Mail!
Thank you again for all of your help in making this purchase possible. I will keep my eye on your website for other "goodies."
Many thanks.
Warm regards,

J W USA
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Hello Barry,
The pin arrived today and it is even more stunning then I imagined or could tell from the photo.
Thank you for your assistance, patience !
I am very happy with my purchase. The colors are beautiful ! And I will enjoy wearing it.
Sincerest regards, R USA
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Hello, Barry. The set arrived today...totally awesome!!! I so
appreciate you working with me on this item. EA USA
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Hi Barry!
The little froggy minstrel has landed safely ;)
He is absolutely fantastic!
The macro photos of him were wonderful but I gasped when I opened the box because the pin is so exquisite and fine and there is so much character in his tiny face....there is even a rose cut on the tip of his nose! I am really delighted with him and know we are going to be good friends.
Thank-you again for holding him for me Barry and for the lovely box in which to keep him (a fitting home). I really appreciate how kind you've been.
With every good wish and kind regards,
Aileen. IRELAND
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Hello Barry! I got the bracelet today and I LOVE IT! It is even
prettier than the pictures. I will treasure it always. Thank you
so much. I hope to buy more from you soon. I am looking for a
rose colored small skeleton key for my daughter. Anything in
rose,really. Best regards, Shelley USA
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Sapphire and diamond ring arrived in 9 days and is even prettier
than the photos.
I couldn't be happier with my purchase, many thanks for the
excellent service
Barbara USA
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Hi Barry,
I LOVE THE RING! I am so very pleased! The size is perfect and it got here so fast. And it's beautiful. What a wonderful first Ruby Lane experience. I'm already looking at another ring in your store. Anyway thanks again SO MUCH. I'm off to find a place to give you excellent reviews on Ruby Lane's website. Look for it!
Nicole USA
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HI AGAIN! I HAVE ONE WORD TO SAY "WOW"! THANK YOU! J T USA
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Hello, Barry:
My cufflinks just arrived at my door
Thank you for a lovely purchase, and excellent service. I know
the recipient will be very pleased with them.
They are so much nicer in actuality
I wish you great success with your RL shop.
(I have added my name to your First/Subscribe list).
Best wishes for all the best reasons !
C M USA
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Hi
The earrings have arrived safe and sound. They are absolutely lovely, fit with the existing set of jewellery like they were always meant to be there, and look fantastic on! Thanks very much.
J S UK
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Thank you for the very nice diamond / sapphire horse shoe pin that arrived safely today.
- That was incredibly fast !!, and it is a very fine contribution to my antique stick pin collection.
Hope to see you again.
T H Sweden
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Hello Barry, I received the beautiful insect ring in the mail
yesterday. Thanks so much for everything!!! It really is
beautiful and completely exceeded my expectations. Again thanks
for putting it in your sale. It will make for a perfect addition
to my Victorian bug/insect collection. I love your items and
will be sure to check your store out in the future, perhaps we
will be doing business again one day very soon. Have a great
week. Again THANKS so much for everything. Cheers, J
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Hi Barry,
The package has arrived safely.
WOW, that opal is FABULOUS !!!!!!
Anyways, it was a pleasure doing business with you and I'll be back once I catch my financial breath after what has been a major cash outlay for me.
Best,
N. Canada
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I received the above item. It is just as it was described and only better. Thank you so much for my positive experience shopping in your store. sincerely K.....
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Really stunning, thank you for your accurate description, fast shipping and secure packing, sincerely K.....
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Hello Barry, The necklace arrived, its beautiful, thank you, been a pleasure, my best to you. N......
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Barry Papworth .Freeman of the City of London
Apt. 230. 2, Lansdowne Crescent
Bournemouth, UK . BH1 1SA
0044(0)1202 571886
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