Our Service PledgeI respond to every email as soon as I can. I guarantee the condition and approximate age of the items I sell as stated.
My aim is to keep you as a long term customer and the only way to do that is through honesty and integrity. As a real world Antique Dealer also, there may be a rare occasion when an item that shows available for purchase may have been sold earlier that day. Should this happen, I will offer you a 10% discount on the next Ruby Lane item you buy from me and will include the shipping, insurance and handling for free.
About UsThe year 2010 marked our 50th year in business. I descended from a long lineage of antique enthusiasts, my great-grandmother, Dr. Margaret Shardon was not only an avid collector, she was also the first female physician to practice in our area of Blair County, Pennsylvania! My Grandmother, Dora Ann Gilmour was the next generation of collector and then along came my Mother, Dorothy Querry who not only taught school in her early adult years but along with husband David L. operated a very successful new car dealership here in Central Pennsylvania.
I sort of cut my teeth on collecting coins and stamps and followed in the footsteps of family before me into other areas of interest, including but not limited to porcelain, soft-paste, early brass, books, items of interest to men and along the way became very attached to Herbert L.Schiffer, author, historian, lecturer and antiques dealer of national reknown who was my mentor and very close friend. It was Herb who made the introduction to the DuPonts and in 1986 I was appointed curator of collections to J.E. DuPont and from there my pursuits on their behalf took me round the world seeking out the very best objects that I could find.
The antiques business has been a fascination all of my adult life and along with my wife and three, now adult children, have had to deal with my frequent absence and their inclusion with my pursuits when I'm sure they would have been much happier doing something else. They represent the best of family involvement and support!