About Old Curiosity Shop
Our Service Pledge
I respond to all orders within 24 hours unless I am on vacation. I guarantee the authenticity of all my items.
The name of my shop reflects my lifelong interest in the odd and unusual. Ever since I can remember, I haunted antique shops and flea markets in search of unique objects. If I found something strange, I had to immediately learn its identity. This trait was undoubtedly inherited from my father, a Hollywood film composer, who when he was not writing music for movies, traipsed from one antique store to another in Southern California, often dragging me along. My shop features not only high-end vintage jewelry by such venerable designers as Har, Joseff of Hollywood, Schiaparelli and Carnegie, but inexpensive whimsical pins and outrageously shaped lucite bags from the fifties. My customers know that if they looking for something off-beat, the chances are that they will find it here. For years I was a writer and biographer, publishing over six books, many of which are still in print. When I retired last year, I wanted to attempt a new field. To write my biographies, I had to be a good researcher and I applied the same skills to vintage costume jewelry. When I was in doubt about the quality and value of a pieces, I consulted with professional colleagues and jewelers. I hope that all shoppers, whether or not they buy something, will have a grand time browsing through the fantastic merchandise for sale at "Old Curiosity Shop." In case you haven't guessed it by now, Charles Dickens is my favorite author.