Past Wares

G. Jean Chastain, Cape Coral, FL   

EAPG Goblets, Compotes, Toys! Daisy Button, Elegant Glass Kitchen Critters and Music Boxes

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About Past Wares

Our Service Pledge
I respond to all orders within 24 hours.
Authenticity of items listed on this guaranteed. I will never knowingly sell a fake or reproduction unless it is identified as such.

If an item has flaws, I will describe the flaws and take close up photos. Occasionally I will list an item with a chip because of the item's rarity or uniqueness.
About Us
I have been selling online since 2002 after retiring from the legal profession and moving to Florida in 2000. I am collector and selling is a hobby. I specialize in Early American Pressed Glass/Pattern Glass and the popular Daisy Button pattern. I have recently added American Brilliant Cut Glass to my inventory. I try to stock pieces you do not find on every other internet selling site as well as some familiar patterns. I also sell many Otagiri porcelain items with a full inventory to create a themed kitchen decor, as well a cups, mugs, music boxes. I am an experienced seller and an experienced packer.

I have studied EAPG for the last 10 years. I have a vast library of reference books which helps me identify the pieces and makes my descriptions accurate. I have also studied the Daisy Button pattern. I recognize the forms and the pattern styles of the early glass makers and this helps me distinguish between the old and new Daisy Button. I check my resources to make certain which items have been reproduced so I will not sell a reproduction as an antique. In addition I subscribe to pattern identification sites and consult with experts in the field when I can not identify a pattern through reasonable means.

I will entertain REASONABLE offers whether or not the make an offer setting is checked. I will also consider offering a layaway option on a case by case basis. Just ask. For items costing more than $100 you can use Pay Pal's Bill Me Later for funding. It is easy to set up and can spread your payments over a 6 month period.

Please pay within 2 days after you have made a commitment to buy! If for some reason, you need more time, please let me know.

I accept personal checks; however, you must mail your check within a reasonable time. If I do not receive your check within 7 days I will notify you that your item will be returned to regular inventory. This will give you an opportunity to tell me you have mailed your check and to extend the time for your purchase order. Checks must be made payable to G. Jean Chastain and mailed to 2118 S.E. 6th Avenue, Cape Coral FL 33990.

Ruby Lane's has added a new feature which allows you to enter your credit card information directly on the purchase order.

Under the Shipping heading, PLEASE chang the zip code to your own or shipping costs will be incorrect. Shipping is prompt and all items are shipped with delivery confirmation number. Items are packed well to protect against breakage during shipping (bubble wrap and peanuts - not newspaper). Shipping is combined when possible. I will ship USPS flat rate or USPS priority, or FedEx home only. Please change the zip code to your own or the shipping costs will be incorrect. Please provide your telephone number since this is required for FedEx shipments.

I try to price my items to be competitive with other similar items on the internet and my prices may fluctuate with the current market value. If you see an item with a lower price one week and the price has increased the next, the market value is the reason.

Please email me with any questions or you can call me since I am almost always in front of my computer.