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About Antiques And Teacups
Thanks for shopping at Antiques And Teacups. We are a husband and wife team. John began a 6 year apprenticeship in England at the age of 15 as a diamond setter and worked in the jewelry industry for 38 years until his retirement because of an injury. Ruth has a love for antiques, collectibles and victoriana that began when her English grandmother gave her her teapot and teacups for her 16th birthday.
We are members of the Antique and Collectible Dealers Association; the USA, UK and Australian Shelley China Societies, The Torquay Pottery Society and the Transferware Collectors Society.
Our mission is to provide the best customer service possible with quality items, fast shipping and outstanding communication.
We are constantly looking for treasures to bring to our website and love to learn and share what we learn about antiques, collectibles and Victoriana.
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What customers of Antiques And Teacups have said:
The beautiful Shelley plate arrived today in perfect condition. Since I already have the cup, saucer, and side plate in the same pattern, I am thrilled to have this item. If there is a place on your website to leave feedback, please let me know. I cannot thank you enough for everything and I am sure I will return to your website many times, if not just to daydream.
Dear Ruth and John, I received my vintage walnut darning mushroom today. It is in excellent condition. I purchased this for my knitting. I am very pleased with this great looking vintage darning tool. Also, thank you for the lovely ink pen. Being a retired, disable Registered Nurse, I love pens. Again thank you so much for you fast shipping. This transaction was truly a great experience. Patricia
Dear Ruth and John,
I received these four knife rests today and they are fantastic!
Thank you so much for the quick shipping and great service in all aspects!
See you again!
My son received the package, thank you. You seem like conscientious people. If you believe that you can get a feel for people through the internet, I think that is my experience with you.
I teased my son that now he can have his wife serve him tea with toast and jam for his birthday. She lived in England during her teen years and has memories of such things. We took a trip on a barge, that we piloted ourselves, down the Thames when my son was still small. Had a great time.
Well, all four of my teacups and saucers arrived yesterday and I LOVE
every one of them. They are sitting on my living room windowsill for the
moment and will be moved later on. I can enjoy looking at them. They are
even more beautiful in person. You gave perfect evaluations on all of them,
which is great because then there won't be any disappointments.
Thanks again. I'll keep checking your site, especially when I have
some extra cash. Have a great day.
The Westminster Abbey cup and saucer arrived today and it is a very nice example, so thanks so much for the opportunity to buy, your excellent packaging and quick mailing.
Thanks again and warmest regards from the Land Down Under
Just to let you know the trio arrived safely, and I will definitely be shopping again with Time Was. Thanks again. The trio is absolutely gorgeous.
Ruth and John:
The Foley E. Brain art deco cup and saucer arrived safely today. It's a Christmas present for a friend of mine; it's so lovely . . . she's sure to be delighted.
Thank you for the opportunity to obtain a gift that will please, as well as the prompt responses and shipping.
I'm an extremely satisfied customer - and one who'll be back soon.
My best regards,
Ruth, I just had to email you....I just got my sugar shaker and sifting spoon. They are far nicer than I had imagined! Thank you so much! I have gotten some truly wonderful items from you........Thanks again! Marilyn
Dear Ruth and John, I want to thank you for the quality and honesty with which you treat your customers. I just received a cup from another vendor that was in "Excellent Condition". Well, to say the least, it wasn't. Just to explain a little, I purchased a cup from two different vendors along with my initial order to you. From the get go, everything from customer service, to knowledge, etc., with you was exceptional. The aforementioned vendor, I will never purchase from again. The third vendor did one half the order well, and I'm still waiting on the second half with uncertainty. This is not good. So, again, thank you, it's a real pleasure to do busines with you. Sincerely, Ruth F
Just a quickie to let you know the teacup trio arrived safe and well, and is as beautiful as I expected. Thank you so much for your prompt service...Hope to shop with you again,
kind regards, karen
Thanks so much for the beautiful sugar shaker which arrived today. Photos don't do justice. It looks so perfect among my tea service items...thanks again for this treasure.
Ruth: My napkin rings arrived safe and sound. I am pleased with them. I love the old patina on them. I love purchasing from your website! Thanks again, Vicki
Ms. Weston...Received package Friday - what a surprise to receive it so soon. It is a gift for my aunt and I am very, very pleased with it. Thank you for your promptness in getting it to me and for it's quality. Sincerely, Karen
Thank you so much for the teacup and your speed-of-light service! It just arrived and it is so delicate and beautiful. I will definitely be happy to order from you again!
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