Lee Caplan Vintage Collection

Toronto , ON , Canada
Layaway available and we welcome offers.

Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2002

Vintage & Antique Costume Jewelry and accessories from the late 1800s to the 1980s.


About Lee Caplan Vintage Collection

Our Service Pledge

Please remember that all our items are pre-owned and the condition is excellent with no evidence of misuse unless stated.

All questions will be answered as quickly as possible.
About Us
Layaway available.

I take great pride in my work and my reputation. All my items are carefully examined, fully described, including any repairs or flaws. They are lovingly treated and come from a smoke free home. I offer 100% customer satisfaction.

I do have at least 4000 pieces on line in my Flickr album under my shop name. If you see something you like please email me and if it available I will put it into this shop for purchase. Please take note of the item number or copy the URL so I can help you. The items on this site are only available through my site on RubyLane.

My favourites... sterling from the 1940s, Hobe, Vendome, European designers and whimsical figurals.

I have been collecting for over 40 years, dolls, purses, compacts, sterling silver, crystal, early Canadian pine furniture and more. I came by it honestly... my maternal grandfather was a fine furniture maker and many of his pieces grace the home of old established Ottawa families. He was an auctioneer, too. He brought containers from Europe in the early 20s. My mother collected, my husband also collects and his doll collection sale furnished our first home.

I started collecting Costume Jewellery just to wear in 1990. My first 2 purchases were both Sherman pieces. I needed something glamorous for a party and bought them at a flea market . I was majorly bitten and as they say ... the rest is history .....

I started selling on line in 2002 exclusively with RubyLane.

My first pictures were taken on the original Sony Mavica and it used a floppy. The floppy held very few pictures. My early pictures were horrid and over the years I have learned to take better ones. Back then research was much more difficult.

Those of us who formed and joined Costume Jewelry groups have literally developed a huge data bank of readily available information. There was really very little information and there still are designers that we still know very little about. Hours have been spent on finding the histories, patents and ads and many of our members have " written the books ".

If I have REMOVED an item you are interested in, please email me to ask about of it. I will relist it, if it is still available.

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January 2017
The ring arrived today - just as you described and in perfect
condition. It is exquisite. I sincerely appreciate your efforts
and great service. Thank you! SK

December 2015
Lee, the necklace arrived right in time for Chirstmas. My daughter was absolutely ecstatic with it.
It was as beautiful as the photos and then some.
Exquisite piece.
Thank you.

August 2015
good morning Lee!
Forgive me for not letting you know that the lovely napkin rings
arrived safely - they are awesome. Many thanks!

July 2015
HiLee, just received the beautiful Dofu set and I absolutely adore it. Thanks so much!!! Let me know if anymore come your way! Cheers and thanks M

June 2015
"its lovely thanks!"

May 2015
Hi, ring arrived.....at last! Very fine !Many thanks

Feb 2015
I just wanted to let you know that the bracelet safely arrived. It is amazing! I could not see from the photos that the underside of the crystal panels was faceted. Also, the variation in green in the other panels adds more interest. You were definitely right on this one.

Nov 2014
Received the two (Sherman) sets today and I'm so pleased with them. It is so hard to find his early work. Thanks so much Lee.

July 2014
Bracelet and earrings are very beautiful and neatly packed! It is
gorgeous! Thank you very much!

May 2014
I received this nice item Saturday and I like it really
well even though I am saving it for my birthday that
is in 8 days after today.

March 2014
my purchase has safely arrived at recipient on Friday, March 7th. Many thanks again for sending it to Turkey directly. Best regards,

Jan 2014
Earrings arrived safely .Thanks so much, lovely ! I'll probably
convert to hooks for pierced.
Kindest Regards, C-Australia

Feb 2014 Just wanted to let you know items received. All so beautiful!!
Now that I have my first set, I'm hooked!
Kindest Regards, J- Canada

Dec 2013 Hi Lee. the bracelet came yesterday - very pretty. Thank you,

Oct 2013
Love 'em, love 'em, love 'em! Your items are of such high
quality! It's such a pleasure to deal with a professional of such
high integrity. Great 2nd transaction! L-On

Oct 2013 Hi Lee - The bracelet arrived today. It is beautiful!! Thank you for the fast shipment. T-WA