About Past Wares
Our Service PledgeI respond to all orders within 24 hours.
Authenticity of items listed is guaranteed. I will never knowingly sell a fake or reproduction at an antique price. If an item has flaws, I will describe the flaws and take close up photos. And sometimes, I may just miss something but I assure you it would be unintentional. If you have any questions just ask. Occasionally I will list an item with a chip because of the item's scarcity. I will identify any flaws.
EAPG may have straw marks, bubbles, and other manufacturing flaws. Be wary of PERFECT EAPG, it may be a reproduction.
About UsI 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 am a member of the Early American Pattern Glass Society with nearly 8,000 members who can help identify pattern glass so I can provide you with accurate and complete descriptions of the items I sell. 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.
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. I do not see this information and I cannot take your credit card information over the phone.
Under the Shipping heading, PLEASE change 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 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.