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ABOUT ME & OTHER INFORMATION
Each item offered is from my own collection of original vintage objects. Many are also family pieces, which remain with me at my home in England UK. Each item is affordable & available to both collectors & sellers alike and so please do not hesitate to purchase with confidence whilst you can.
Sensible offers are also invited for items (other than any items currently already marked as 'Sale Items' or as stated within an individual listing) and will be considered at all times and so please do not be afraid to ask. However, please understand that offers are based upon each individual item, and that price reductions if applicable shall always vary and so whilst some can be accepted there will be occasions when others cannot, as I am sure you can understand and appreciate.
I am an early retired independent glass-blower based in England and have been collecting and working with period glassware for some 45+ years. Glass has been a personal passion, however my interests are varied and so my listings are not limited to just glass and all of my items as are listed are ONLY available exclusively from My Ruby Lane Shop.
I do not sell or practice via any other means except for privately.
I also disassociate myself and *my shop* from 'Facebook' and any other online media entirely. I am not associated to any opinionated facility, however I openly welcome and encourage contact via my Ruby Lane shop, by email.
© Copyright Classy Glass Antiques & Collectables 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
There is ONLY ONE online facility as *Classy Glass Antiques & Collectables* and THIS is it. I AM NOT ASSOCIATED TO OR WITH ANY OTHER ON RUBY LANE. I am unaccountable for ANY OTHER facility which trades or uses my name and I am available to contact and to correspond with via this facility or by eMail only. I am not associated to or with any other media. Please note that since having been burgled and robbed in previous years, I no longer allow personal collection of any items or visits to my home.
I have a wealth of knowledge at my disposal with regards to glass in particular. As an avid collector of glass,it has been in my own interest to identify each piece through extensive research as accurately as is possible. I also use my own working skills as a glass blower to establish the age and the making methods which were used to produce each individual piece. This of course proves invaluable to identifying vintage glass with pin-point accuracy.
I have also been fortunate enough to have owned multiple examples
of many of the items within my listings. This also gives me the opportunity to guarantee the authenticity of each item and its provenance.
If I am uncertain in any area then I state this within each individual listing description. Nobody can profess to know everything about every collective medium and so all of my photographs are also a major factor of importance for accuracy purposes of each item and its description. I also welcome advice or clarification from any person who wishes to correspond positive identification if unavailable to me.
I openly share good advice by return, freely & willingly to all.
ALL listed items are described in the best of faiths. Any damage reports are accurately mentioned if at all present, however all of my photographs of all items as are listed, form a major part of each items description. I therefore kindly ask that you study not only my descriptive words, but also each accompanying photograph of each item, which of course speak much louder than mere words... I do not enhance or use any forms of "trickery" within my photos, and so what you SEE is a factual representation of each and every piece. Most of my items are free of any damage and most are also displayed within dust free cabinets at my home.
... AS AN INDIVIDUAL (I am not a business) I WOULD URGE THAT YOU VIEW MY LISTINGS REGULARLY. ITEMS WILL APPEAR WITH SHORT NOTICE AND WILL RANGE FROM A VARIETY OF PERIODS, STYLES & MATERIALS. INCLUDING MANY REDUCED PRICED ITEMS AT ANY GIVEN TIME AND ALSO NUMEROUS SALE PRICED OPPORTUNITIES WHICH ARE OPEN TO ALL... I am also a collector too, particularly of most depression glass Vintage clocks (working or non working) and so should you have such items, you are most welcome to contact me and at anytime. Exchanges and or swaps by mutual agreement are also welcomed and will be considered for any of my items, subject of course to what you or I may agree upon between us.
When you view my listed items, you are seeing just small fraction of my entire collection of Antiques & Desirable Collectable objects, particularly glass, and so if you do not see, it does not mean that I do not have. I would therefore urge that you contact me, for I may just have exactly what you seek.
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I ONLY OPENED MY RUBY LANE FACILITY DURING JUNE 2011
BUT I AM ABLE TO PROVIDE
MANY YEARS OF PREVIOUS ONLINE PURCHASE TESTIMONIALS
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS AS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED
SINCE OPENING HERE EXCLUSIVELY ON RUBY LANE
EACH TESTIMONIAL IS FACTUAL AND UNALTERED
SAVE FOR PRIVATE & PERSONAL IDENTITIES
WHICH HAVE BEEN REMOVED
Clients include: Royalty. International museums. Worldwide recognised collectors. The private sector. The Antiques Roadshow and many others...
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... Dear Colin, Thank you so very much for your kind attention to this transaction! I am sure we will be doing business again in the future as not only do you provide top customer service, but your store has some of the most beautiful items out there! ... USA
... My purchase arrived safely and it is beautiful ... USA
... My lovely D'Avesn arrived and has a special place in the living room. Thank you so much... USA
... Colin - your wonderfully wrapped package arrived yesterday morning and I love everything ... USA
... Dear COLIN, THE EPERGNE ARRIVED IN PRISTINE CONDITION.
IT IS AN EXQUISITE PIECE OF GLASS. THANK YOU FOR THE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ON THE CARE & ASSEMBLING OF SUCH A DELICATE ART FORM. IT WAS A PLEASURE DEALING WITH YOU. I WILL CERTAINLY TREASURE THIS EPERGNE.
I LOOK FORWARD TO VISITING YOUR SHOP AGAIN. SINCERELY ... USA
... If I could choose one word to describe my purchasing experience with you and the services that you offer, it would be FANTASTIC. Thank you so much Colin ... BRAZIL
... I just received the Girl on Tortoise set in perfect condition. Thank you for such careful wrapping of the three pieces, the contents were pristine! This set is even more wonderful than I had anticipated. Now I have two of my collection favourites to thank you for. I will never forget to periodically check what you are offering in Classy Glass Antiques and Collectables on Ruby Lane. Your taste is exquisite and your passion for glass indisputable. The quality of service you offer from pricing and listing information to communications and packing is top tier ... USA
... I am overjoyed Colin, Thanks to You ... United Arab Emirates
... Dear Colin, I received my order. The items are spectacular. Thank you for wrapping each piece so thoroughly & safely. The glass is incredible. I love it!!! Thank you, too, for the superb Customer Service.
You are a gracious & charming man ... USA
... Dear Colin, Your amazing package has arrived well.
Many Thanks To You Once Again ... PORTUGAL
... Everything has arrived to me safely! ... Java - Indonesia
... I will immediately say a very large thank you!! And that I adore the pieces. And that clearly you are a professional glass packer! All arrived just fine ... AUSTRALIA
... Everything arrived, and very quickly too, in great shape and they are lovely and they are everything that you had described ... USA
... Dear Colin, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, I am totally OVER THE MOON with my beautiful purchase. It truly is special and I'll be looking out on your site in the future, as will my friends. Huge thanks from an extremely happy buyer ... England
... The vase arrived in perfect condition and looks excellent, thank you very much! ... Australia
... My Tingsha arrived and exceeded my expectations. It was a leap of faith to purchase them sound unheard. However, your descriptions are as vivid as if I were standing in your store holding them and the attention to my experience as a buyer incomparable. I plan to shop with you again. Thank you Colin! ... USA
... My first purchase through Ruby Lane has been with Classy Glass
Antiques & Collectables. I have received a Tibetan Snuff Bottle
which is exactly what I expected. The item is as described and
lovely. I have been impressed with the constant communication
throughout the international shipping process. I look forward to
shopping with Classy Glass Antiques & Collectables in the future!
Thank you for your attention to detail ... USA
... Greetings of the season, friend Colin! The epergne arrived on Monday in perfect order and it is lovely! Thank you again for allowing the purchase via your flexible layaway plan ... USA
... I have to thank you for the quality of your items. I have asked many other people about items they sell, they know nothing about, but you on the other hand are rare & awesome. Thank you SO much Colin ... USA
. . . Thank you for your kind help. The bowl made it΄s way to Berlin, thanks to your packing without any cracks . . . Germany
... Hello Colin, The truly splendid Verlys bowl arrived yesterday and it is all that I'd hoped it would be. Thank you so much for packing it with such care ... Australia
... Colin, just received my statues and may I say they
are FABULOUS ... USA
... It is absolutely stunning - I love it! It is even more beautiful than I expected and you did a fantastic job packing ... Australia
... I couldn't be happier with the vases: they are exquisite, and i feel so fortunate to have found a matching pair from your shop. I also very much appreciate the care and concern you demonstrated in packaging and mailing them to arrive in such perfect condition. I shall most definitely be visiting your ruby lane store more often ... USA
... The package arrived this morning with its contents in perfect condition. You really did a fine job of packing it. The pieces are beautiful. It truly has been a pleasure dealing with you. You live up to the title of "classy" in every way that I can see ... USA
... Dear Colin, Just letting you know that the ***** has arrived
and it is lovely ... Surface Mail to New Zealand
... It is the most beautiful glass in my collection now
It's blown my mind away Colin! ... Australia
...Arrived safely well packed and even better than described... USA
...Colin, You are perfect in every respect
and a nice person to deal with... Germany
...WOW - YOU ARE 10/10 ALL THE WAY - THANKS A LOT!... Australia
...Hey. Thanks for refunding me $3 postage
Very rare to see these days
PLEEEEZE let me know if you got more of these glass dishes
It is gorgeous... USA
le flacon de parfum est Julien Viard
beautiful Thank vous mon ami... France
...Fabulous Colin, thank you so much,
PLEASE LET ME HAVE MORE!... Australia
...I received the beautiful vase today and it is stunning! So very
pleased with your excellent customer service & shipping. Thank
you for the super communication, it has been a pleasure doing
business with you... USA
...Will definitely buy again
Thank you for discounting my postage
Top marks Buddy... New Zealand
I thank you for going to such great lengths to ship her safely..
truly a fantastic packing job ... USA
...The glass arrived safely this morning
which is not surprising given the care you took with the packing.
I am more than delighted with the items... Scotland, UK
...Hi Colin - Received my items today - Wonderful! Gorgeous!!
I couldn't be happier... USA
...Gorgeously boxed perfume bottle
I am absolutely delighted... Australia
I wanted to let you know that the XXXXXX arrived on Friday,
and it is absolutely gorgeous,
such beautiful quality glassware... USA
...You are such a nice gentleman
and my daughter simply loves your glass
Thank you very much for everything... USA
...Your Fantastic Colin,
Just Got it today and its just beautiful... USA
...THE STATUE HAS ARRIVED TO ME COLIN,
VERY WELL PACKED, AND 100+% AS DESCRIBED,
"DIANA" IS BETTER THAN YOUR PHOTOS!!!... Canada
...Ehi, grazie Colin per fare il mio giorno
Mi piace il tuo bicchiere... Italy
...What a super glass lamp you sold me Colin all of this way
Thank You... Australia.
... Colin's communication and social skills equally reflect
his desire for excellence and for the satisfaction of his customers.
In addition, this is ONE seller who is an expert in packaging!!
Five stars to this gallant glassmaster!!!!! USA
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Payment by paypal is available by request and is the preferred method of payment.
POSTAGE & PACKAGING:
I pack & dispatch to all corners of the globe and successfully.
It remains my responsibility to ensure that ALL purchases have been appropriately packed and so ALL of my items are packaged exceptionally well using both recycled & new materials.
I shall never compromise with wrapping & packaging. I use a wide variety of tried & tested materials whenever I mail purchases to either overseas or within my own country, and the materials that I choose to use serve me well, in every circumstance.
If I consider that your purchase requires more than just modern-day bubble wrap for example, then so be it. NONE of my items leave my custody until I am completely satisfied that your purchase will reach you in the same condition as it has left me.
There may be occasions when my wrapping & packing may seem unconventional: A custom made box; A used one or one inside another; Modified cushioning and even cotton wool if necessary, however I use only what I consider to be appropriate to ensure that your purchase reaches you, and safely. Make no mistake: An item simply wrapped in bubble wrap is no guarantee. I go way further than that and at my own expense as is proven by customer satisfaction.
All items purchased from this shop will require a signature upon delivery, to ANY destination. All shipment costs therefore will include and must include this facility, whether Insurance/Compensation is declined or not. There are no exceptions to the above rule.
Purchases are mailed within five working days following all payment clearances. Overseas purchasers will be notified of any Bank Holidays and/or any other criteria which may affect or delay postal/courier services.
Purchasers requiring a different mailing address
to say friends and/or family, overseas, or within their own country should clearly state this at time of purchase please.
I kindly inform you that I cannot be held responsible for delivery delays under any circumstances or for whatever reason,once any purchased item has left my custody.
I do not and I will not compromise on packaging (a common fault of some sellers online!) and every mailed item is quality checked AND photographed within its packaging both during and before dispatch. This enables me to keep good levels of documented records, should any postal claim become necessary against the courier.
I also retain all postage receipts and will assist with any loss and/or damage claims if ever they occur. I put my trust in the postal service however, I cannot be held responsible or held to any account, for postal service negligence, and any damages caused during transit are the sole responsibility of the courier service and without exception. I clearly state here, that if you do not agree to My Terms & Conditions, then please do not purchase.
It is Ruby Lane policy that ALL items are mailed with insurance/compensation, however ALL customers may decline insurance/compensation before making any payments during our mutual correspondence and prior to dispatch, however I kindly remind you again, that ALL purchased items will require are to be signed for upon delivery and there are no exceptions to the above rule in this shop.
I reply to all postage cost requests and I provide various options available, when applicable, to allow you, my customer, freedom of choice. All postage costs are based upon the items weight and size to include all packaging materials, together with the destination.
Postage costs are always based on the most cost effective method by Royal Mail and their global service provider for each particular item.
By request, multiple purchases can be 'postage combined' to reduce postal charges however, please accept that this is subject to each items size, material used & fragility etc. It is also sometimes necessary for one lot to be split into two separate packages to reduce the possibility of damage during transit, due to the package contents: One would not expect to receive or to be sent, glass items, combined with heavy bronze items for example, as I am sure you would agree!
Purchasers of such items are informed of the above if applicable,
or if clearly stated & requested for by the purchaser.
I provide all requesting purchasers, with factual & current postage costs and the various options as are available, with or without insurance/compensation, so as to provide you with choice and decision. However, postage costs can often vary once any item has been accurately weighed at The Post Office, and so purchasers will be informed of any such increase (if or when applicable) before any item has been dispatched. I refund postage costs should you have paid above factual price if they exceed 1 GBP (2 USD or Your own Country's equivalent currency) once the item has been accordingly weighed.
In fairness to all, purchasers must also honour any postage price increase (if applicable) once any purchased item has been accurately weighed and costed at the Post Office. I notify ALL purchasing customers if or when this should occur and any increase (over the above pre-stated figure) must be paid for prior to dispatch and forms no part of your commitment not to honour your purchase or to be refunded.
POSTAGE DISCOUNT INFORMATION
FOR MY OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS
Customer satisfaction is of great importance to me...
...As is also making my items affordable & accessible to all, particularly overseas to: USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA
and NEW ZEALAND and other countries outside of Europe.
Of course, I have no control over postal charges,
however I know that it can become inhibitive
when deciding to purchase something desirable
(but heavy in weight or size for example)
from England to the above destinations.
I also purchase from overseas,and so I am fully aware how postage costs can influence ones decision to proceed.
In view of this, I offer a Postage Discount
for ALL items with a postage weight of more than 2k
available by request and prior to purchase.
My Postage Discounts are always governed by an items weight
and not by their sale price.
Postage Discounts where applicable
are for overseas only (outside of Europe)
ALL of My Shop items are open to offers by request except that is for any item which has already been price reduced or is marked as such, or as being a 'Sale Item' as is declared within an items individual listing, however do not be afraid to ask (without any commitment between us) for as with all aspects of the services that I offer, I am here to serve you and I strive to offer you a service which is second to none.
The above flexibilities allow for savings to be made and to provide opportunity and fairness to all,and when combined with my other discounts and open-to-purchase offers, the savings will be an advantage for you.
Yet another reason as to why:
Classy Glass Antiques & Collectables
is a shop to be commended for.
FURTHER METHODS TO ASSIST YOU SUCH AS 'LAYAWAY' ARE AVAILABLE BY REQUEST PRIOR TO PURCHASE AS TOO IS PAYMENT USING PAYPAL.
FINALLY . . .
Ruby Lane, should be a fun, stress-free place for both purchaser and seller alike. I kindly remind you that I am not a business, but a private individual & single parent and so I am not always at my computer to answer questions immediately by return. I am however, available at some point each day and/or during United Kingdom evening times to respond to all enquiries. I always encourage good levels of communication and I endeavour to maintain it at all times.
Please do not hesitate to ask me questions at any time or to make further enquiries about my shop, the items or the services offered. I am here to help and to ensure customer satisfaction to the very best of my abilities and so all correspondence is more than just welcomed.
Very Best Wishes To You All & Thank You in Advance,
Colin - Classy Glass Antiques & Collectables - England UK
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