About Portobello Treasures
Our Service Pledge
We aim to respond to all orders within 24 hours, certainly within 48. As to the quality of our service; we leave it up to a few of this year's customers to use their their own words: Just to let you know the little watch purse arrived safe & sound....that was fast! Just delightful, jf Ontario Can, April 2011 The spools arrived today and they certainly are special. lh,QLD Australia March 2010 I got it. It's great. thank you.dp, Fl, February 2010. Received the book mark yesterday. Its wonderful. The colours condition and craftsmanship are superb, as you remarked, it has found a good home....I'm thrilled with the piece. jh. IN. February 2010. She's here ! Our little witch is even more awesome in person! The frame is very old indeed. A classic piece for my collection of witchy items. le, WA. January 2010.
Since 1985 Audrey & I ran our antiques business from our home in the historic county of Essex. At the week-ends we attended our shop on London's Portobello Road and frequently stood at one of the weekly hotel fairs. For ten to twelve years we showed in the Unites States. Miami, Chicago and Baltimore, were cities at which we exhibited. But eventually we settled on a regular spot at the twice-annual Three Piers Expo, New York - until 9-11 loused that up for us. In both markets we specialized in smaller items - mostly antique collectibles such as match vestas, stamp boxes, Mauchline souvenir ware, Victorian lady's skirt lifters & etc. In particular antique sewing items attracted our customers. Additionally a variety of other items are stocked - provided they are old, small and interesting. After twenty five years buying and selling in London, ill-health compelled us to close our physical shop on Portobello Road in July 2011. For a time we remained active on Ruby Lane continuing to service our many other direct and on-line customers. But sadly Audrey failed to survive her nine-month battle with cancer. However Portobello Treasures will continue to trade on Ruby Lane. The expected and excellent quality of the antiques will be maintained but the quantity may fall a little As before, on the Ruby Lane site the ticket price is the all-in price. There are no extra add-ons to pay. All shipping and insurance costs are pre-paid - to everywhere in the world ! Local taxes and duties, however remain the customer's responsibility. Lots of collectors have enjoyed dealing with Portobello Treasures. Most still do. Give us a try and maybe join them. Here are the recent comments of a few of our friends: "I wanted to let you know I was very happy with the buckles. Thank you!" LD of MI, USA, December 2011. "Package with bowls arrived today. All in fine condition. Looking forward to next box of goodies". And "The second package arrvied today. All is well. Thank you for thinking of me. You know what I am looking for so if you do find any in your travels let me know" BC of NJ, USA December 2011. "Have received the coquille snuff box,... thank you for the excellent service". CF 0f Northants UK, December 2011. "The purse arrived yesterday safely. I really appreciate your fast shipping and careful packing. How beautiful it is! I love Silesian works, but I have never seen such a delicate & perfect piece. Every time I see it I will be happy....." NT of Kyoto Japan, Febuary 2012