Estate items from Frogtown in the Great Black Swamp


About Antiques4u

Our Service Pledge
Most orders shipped within 1 business day. All items guaranteed as described. Professional packaging with bubblewrap, packing peanuts etc.
About Us
We are James & Katrin, owners of Antiques4u in Toledo, Ohio. While new to Ruby Lane we have been in the antiques business for over 18 years doing shows in several states and Internet sales on Ebay for over a decade (user ID antiques4u). Please look us up - we are very proud of our customer service record & feedback there. We will continue that record here.

Little known fact: Toledo was established during the early 19th century in the forbidding Great Black Swamp at the end of western Lake Erie. Frogtown was an early nickname for Toledo. Even the hardy pioneers had trouble sleeping at night during the froggie mating season; the din was deafening, or so they complained. The Great Black Swamp was eventually drained through the backbreaking labor of early European settlers.

James is a Mid Westerner, born & bred. Katrin is a German expatriate, dragged to the US by her barbarian husband. She is happy to answer questions in either English or German.

We buy and sell anything old, even if it's nailed down - Jim has a crowbar!