The Optimists

Gillian Trotter, Wiltshire UK

Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2005

Welcome to The Optimists, Selling Vintage Dolls, Teddy Bears and Soft Toys,


About The Optimists

Our Service Pledge
I aim to respond to all orders as quickly as possible certainly within 24 hours. Items Will Be Posted As Soon As Possible after I Receive Payment.
About Us
Welcome to The Optimists, I specialise in Vintage Cloth Dolls , Soft Toys and Teddy Bears. I have been a collector for over 45 years and in 2003 my book was published by Hobby House Press titled 'Norah Wellings Cloth Dolls and Soft Toys', unfortunately now out of print.

I will be adding other Antique,Collectible and Vintage items to my shop and I hope that you will enjoy seeing what I have to offer. New items will be added as often as possible so please keep coming back to have a look.

Please do not hesitate to email me should you have any en-quires or if there is any particular item you are looking for ( especially Norah Wellings ) as I have many more items in my inventory not listed.

I do not charge for packing materials. I post in the United Kingdom with 1st class Recorded for items less than £50 and Next Day Delivery for items over £50.
International I post with Royal Mail International Signed For with Insurance.
I can only send with insurance if you are paying with Paypal as this covers both of us with Paypal.
If postage is less when I go to the post office I will refund the difference through Paypal if more I will pay. If you do not want insurance and want cheaper postage I will accept a cheque from the U.K or IBAN worldwide but your parcel will not be covered if it goes astray so I do not recommend this.Please note I cannot be responsible for Custom Charges in your Country.

Based in the U.K I can assure you if you are an International Customer I am experienced in posting overseas. Payment is due once I have sent an invoice unless prior arrangements have been made. I will combine postage to save you money. Payment is by Paypal Only for International Transactions unless other forms of payment are agreed before purchase. If you are in the United Kingdom I accept Paypal,Personal Cheque, Cash in Registered Letter or please ask if you wish to use alternative methods before purchasing. Items will be re listed after 2 days if payment has not been received.

I hope you enjoy looking at my stock and look forward to hearing from you in the future.

Happy Hunting