The RL What Was This? Shop

Ruby Lane, San Francisco CA
Items recorded as identified in the What's This? Shop are moved here, to serve as a free archival tool for all open shops
since 2006

Archives of Past What's This? Shop Item Inquiries

About The RL What Was This? Shop

Welcome to the What Was This? shop!

This is the archive version of the What's This? shop (no longer active), which was designed to serve as a tool for shop owners who need help in accurately identifying an item before placing it for sale in their Ruby Lane shop. If you're not sure about the maker, the age or any other aspect of an item's identification, you can use this shop to help you research your item.

What Was This: An Archive Tool
Items that were previously identified by other shop owners in the 'What's This? shop', (no longer active), were automatically moved here, along with all accompanying shop feedback. Identified items remain here for the life of the What Was This? shop.

Fully Searchable
The What Was This shop is fully searchable using the Ruby Lane Search tool which functions exactly as if you were searching within any individual Ruby Lane shop.

Non-Editable
Items in the What Was This shop may not be edited.

What Happens To My Item If I Remove It from the Backroom of my shop?
The item will remain in the What Was This shop even if removed from your Backroom.

Ruby Lane Does Not Determine Identity
It should be noted that Ruby Lane did not monitor the What's This shop to determine whether an identification by a shop owner is, or is not correct. It was up to fellow shop owners to agree or disagree with another shop's assessment, and ultimately up to the shop owner who has posted the item to determine whether to use a shop's feedback. This same guideline applies to the What Was This shop: If you find an item in the What Was This archive that appears to have been identified, it is up to you, the shop owner to read all accompanying comments thoroughly, and decide for yourself what information shall be used.