Phone us at 609 548-1516 or 609 548-1517

About Us

We (Ginny and Ray) started our antique, collectible, and rare book business 35 years ago on a part-time basis doing high end shows. This, after a long period of time furnishing our homes, became the obvious next step. We both had “real jobs” in college and university work, but enjoyed buying and selling items as an avocation. We opened a large shop in Connecticut 25 years ago but our responsibilities limited our buying and selling. We had several people operate the business. Upon retirement, we moved to Long Beach Island, NJ and scaled down the size of our inventory while significantly upgrading its quality and uniqueness.

Ray is professionally qualified as an appraiser and has written extensively about the pluses and minuses of collecting in order to help buyers and sellers to be prepared to interact with professional dealers. Ginny is the organizer and coordinator of our small staff’s “next steps”.

We believe that you may find our inventory interesting, generally unique, and affordable. We love what we’re doing and hope that it shows through our interaction with our customers.  Our website is brand new and we will gradually be adding 10,000 items of inventory.  Please come back and visit us often!


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Refund policy:  Full refund, less shipping, will be given only if item is not as described and returned within 7 days in original condition.


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