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Ruby Lane
Serving the Online Community Since 1998

Shop . Sell . Relax
Antiques & Art . Dolls . Vintage Collectibles . Jewelry

Bear & Raven Appraisals
Larry Straka is certified member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA), and is recognized an authority on Asian Art, ceramics, Victoriana, Arts & Crafts, glass and toys. He has an established reputation for honesty, integrity, and professionalism among his peers. Larry regularly prepares paid appraisals and closely adheres to the Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Our Facebook Page
Bear & Raven's Facebook Page

Sign up for special announcements and offers on our shop (Bear & Raven)
This is Bear & Raven's own website. For now it's simply being used to make it easy for customers to sign up announcement and special offers on our Ruby Lane Shop : https://www.rubylane.com/shop/bearraven.

Auction Catalogue from Vickers & Hoad: Kensington Antique & Collectable
Diamond Antiques
The shop focuses on unique, different, and better quality antiques and collectibles across a broad spectrum. They also have a great bricks and mortar shop in Bellingham, WA.

Oriental Ceramics
Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks
This page has great information about silver marks, including Chinese silver marks.

925-100 Silver Forum
This is a great place to ask questions about silver items

Go to the Borg
Terrific resource for information about 20th Century porcelain marks

Community Empowerment Network
Community Empowerment Network empowers rural communities in the Brazilian Amazon to become more self-reliant by: Helping residents understand that they can solve their own problems Strengthening the skills and resources they need to lead their communities and build sustainable livelihoods Partnering with a wide range of organizations to remove obstacles, such as lack of energy or limited access to capital and markets, that could otherwise prevent their success As result, communities and their residents are able to break the cycle of poverty and foster long-term, sustainable development.

Many Faces of Japan
Sharon runs a wonderful family owned store selling Japanese Antique and Vintage Porcelain and Pottery, Okimono or statues, Koro and Kogo or incense burners and small lidded containers, Netsuke, Jewelry and more.

Bear & Raven's Trocadero Shop
Bear & Raven's Trocadero Shop, specializing in Asian and other higher end antiques and collectibles.

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