JI Townsend, Millsboro, DE

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Member since 2010

Uncommon Vintage Jewelry + Other Desirables with an Eclectic Sensibility + Fairness in Price.

About TheVintageAdvantage

Our Service Pledge
I RESPOND TO INQUIRIES AND ORDERS WITHIN 24 TO 48 HOURS. All items are either from my own personal collections or have been acquired from reputable sources. I guarantee the quality of all items offered at TheVintageAdvantage.
About Us

More than 35 years collecting and dealing in vintage (both in New York City and online) has given me a great love for its history, and I enjoy passing on what I know, so that you can make more informed purchases. I have a special affinity for Mexican and other Latin American silver--my archival collection stored on ImageEvent has been used for private research and reference by thousands of collectors and dealers around the world. However, I do enjoy hunting for all kinds of vintage treasures and collectibles—the more unique and offbeat, the better! All listing descriptions are based on comprehensive examination of the individual piece, taking into consideration its hallmark or maker, provenance, age, and design. I also do extensive research, so that I can include any significant or interesting details regarding the artists or makers, cultural and mythological lore, and thematic motifs.

I determine my prices based on condition, collectible value, and overall quality and workmanship. I always will assess the condition of an item truthfully and thoroughly. While I try to make my photos appealing, I do make sure that they represent everything accurately. Any damage, flaw, or repair will be fully disclosed. However, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Response to your orders and inquiries is made within 24 to 48 hours. All purchased items are packaged with care and consideration for safe shipment, and mailed promptly once payment has been confirmed.

Reasonable offers on any item or multiple items are always welcome, at any time. I also hold promotional sales periodically. When such a promotion is taking place, and you wish to make a purchase, simply put through a purchase order and continue to Checkout--but do not put through payment. This will reserve the item(s) for you, while I revise the price information and send you an updated invoice. Please note that payment is kindly requested upon receipt of this final invoice.


“Thank you so much for having ‘the eye’ that you do for choosing jewelry. You have absolutely exquisite taste and I love all your pieces. Looking at your items is a lovely vision.” — Eileen

“Hi June, just letting you know the gorgeous bracelet arrived. I can't say enough that this has got to be one of the nicest bracelets I've ever bought on Ruby Lane! I truly feel lucky to be its new owner. Everything I buy from you never disappoints and is truly of great quality. Your taste is fabulous! Keep up the great work. You are at the top of my favorite list for shopping on cyberspace. — Cynthia

“Warm and timely communication - beautiful bracelet!” — Linda

“Always a treat to buy from, wonderful taste in collectable Mexican jewelry! Thanks, as always!” — Becca

“Hi, June, just to let you know your amazing pin safely arrived. Thank you!” — Dominique.”

“Hello June, The bracelet arrived yesterday. I am very happy with it! It sure is a lovely piece of jewellery. Thanks.” — Jeannie

“Excellent Guatemalan silver bead + milagros necklace. Thank you.” — Maggie

“Excellent, as always!” — Susan

“Wonderful, rare Margot silver enamel cat pin. Terrific seller. Thanks so much.” — Ellen

“Outstanding Tinta brooch, beautifully packaged, lovely seller!” — Patricia

“It's beautiful, was sent promptly, with great communication, and as described. I definitely will buy from you again!” — Mary

“Wow! I just love this. What a statement piece. As always, thank you again so much!” — Sally

“A quick message to let you know that the Peruvian silver cuff has arrived promptly and safely in Australia. It looks fantastic - thank-you very much.” — Janna

“Thank you for the beautiful brooch. I am very happy and will continue to visit your store. Please keep me in mind for other such pieces.” — Thom

“Hi June, the gorgeous brooch has arrived and so quickly! I love it and could not be happier.....thank you so very much!!!” — Lora

“The lovely zodiac bracelet arrived safely this afternoon. The signs cover all my immediate family so I will enjoy wearing this proudly. Thank you for a happy transaction.” — Karen

“VERY BEAUTIFUL! Thanks, also, for the great packing and super-quick shipping.” — Juliette

“Wife was happy. Thank you!” — Owen

“Excellent!! Thank you!!” — Susan

“The bracelet is excellent—my wife is delighted to add it to her collection. Thanks again for selling it to me.” — Kenneth

“The bracelet is here and is gorgeous. I'm so pleased, thank you!!” — Donna

“Picked up beautiful pin today from post office. So elegant...really love it. Thanks again for your part in making my birthday special!” — Deb

“What really got to me, in addition to all the information you provide in your descriptions, you also describe the pieces so lovingly. You must really love all of them.” — Hugh

“These are them...both so unusual and a lot of fun to wear!!!” — Lora

“You really have some marvellous things in your 'store'; it's rare that one finds something so resonant all in one place!” — Jane

“Your entire Ruby Lane store is literally Thrilling. Browsing through it is like a roller coaster ride with no lulls. Wonderful.” —Grace

“The necklace and two pins arrived safely and beautifully packaged today. I could not be more pleased--they are wonderful and just as pictured and described. Your items are all very special. Thank you. — Barbara

“Not a question, but an acknowledgement, of the outstanding job you're doing with your shop....The care you're putting into your descriptions & research is admirable....I just wanted to say, THANK YOU.” — Cindy

“You never cease to amaze me with your vast knowledge of each piece of jewelry and your exquisite taste.”— Eileen

“Neat ring...sure to be noticed! 5-star seller! Thanks.”— Cynthia

“As always - a very unique piece of jewelry. Thanks so much for excellent service and your good taste in looking for that extra special something. Kind regards.” — Ode

“Awesome bracelet arrived today! Cannot believe I got it. Bought the necklace over 20 years ago and over the years have gotten a pin and earrings. Thank you for completing my set! :-) Appreciate the quick shipping and thoughtful packaging as well. As usual, a pleasure”. — Deb

“The bracelet just arrived and I am overwhelmed by its beauty. Rather than feeling light, it feels just right. If this bracelet had been large and heavy, it would have lost the awesome appeal that I love. Thank you again for your artist's eye.” — Barbara

“I am gladly repeating myself every time I buy something at your lane: It is very special and gorgeous. Exactly what I like. I am so glad that you let us discover all these creative silversmiths.” — Geertrui

"Thank you for the amazing brooch -- it made my day! It is fun and unusual, and I love it! Thank you also for the quick shipment, the careful packaging, and for the lovely gift bag." — Heidy

"Hi June, everything has arrived beautifully packaged! I love it all and will so enjoy these fabulous pieces....THANK YOU!!!" — Lora

"The necklace has arrived safely and I thank you so much for not letting me miss this one. It is just fabulous....I am thrilled with it—have not put it down since it was delivered....Thanks again for your always helpful advice." — Barbara

"These are wonderful and so very them all and will so enjoy wearing always everything is so special.......thank you!!!!!" — Lora

I am very pleased and honored that you stopped by TheVintageAdvantage. If you simply enjoy browsing the listings, great! If you find the kind of pieces here you’re always looking for, fabulous! And if you decide to purchase one and give it a new forever home…well, what can I say but thanks so very much—and enjoy it in good health and happiness!

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