inJune 16, 2008 - 4:54pm
Here you are in the virtual world of Ruby Lane. You stroll from shop to shop finding treasures you have been searching for. You look at an item. Maybe, your eye catches another picture at the bottom of the page and you jump to that item and peek at it.
inJune 13, 2008 - 3:43pm
Be A Good Neighbor - In the last article, I spoke of being our brother’s keeper on Ruby Lane. As a shop owner, I see this as part of my responsibility as I sell the treasures I find.
I love collecting and truly feel a surge of excitement as I find the unexpected surprise in that box or under the pile of linens on the flea market table. I believe others feel the same way about what we have in our shop and I embrace that idea when I search Ruby Lane.
inJune 13, 2008 - 9:52am
From time to time questions are asked about giclée prints and whether or not this type of print can qualify to be listed in the Fine Art Lane. The information below should help shop owners make this determination for printed copies of works of art created by any reproduction method, including giclée.
inJune 11, 2008 - 6:33am
Early Indian Jewelry as known today had its origin that predates Christianity. Turquoise found in the Hohokam Excavations in Arizona dates from 200 B.C. and in Mexico around 600BC – 700 BC. Other drilled beads date even earlier.
Turquoise deposits are limited geographically mainly to the Southwestern United States. Some Turquoise is found in Mexico but very little in comparison to other sites. Pre-historic Indians mined turquoise and turned it into jewelry, usually beads, and other hanging ornaments.
inJune 10, 2008 - 4:26pm
QUESTION: I am 55. My childhood toy train set is still in its period cardboard box. The lettering on the top reads: “Stream Line Electric Train / Steam Type / Made in USA / Louis Marx & Co. / New York Office /200 Fifth Ave. / Remote Control.” The side is marked: “#9923 Electric Train.” There is a $14.98 price tag from Sears Roebuck. The set consists of a New York Central engine (#999) and tender, gondola, side dumper (log) car, cattle car, and caboose. There is straight and curved track plus a crossover piece, enough to make a figure eight.
inJune 9, 2008 - 5:45am
10. Listing items that are not jewelry pieces or which are specifically excluded from the Jewelry Lane, such as key rings or tabletop jewelry boxes.
9. Listing antique jewelry items in Jewelry: Antiques that are not definitively datable to pre-1945.
inJune 6, 2008 - 8:21am
The inner voice speaks loudly when you decide to join the Ruby Lane family. Are you crazy? What do you know? Can I sell on the Internet -- I'm just starting out and what do I know?
inJune 5, 2008 - 1:34pm
Ruby Lane Customer 'Care & Share' Column
Investing in customer loyalty takes place heavily at the beginning of a
inJune 4, 2008 - 8:39am
10. Listing an item without a complete item description. Description to follow! or Photo shows condition, email any questions. are examples of incomplete descriptions.
9. Listing vintage clothing without showing an image or images of original manufacturer's labels and/or without mentioning whether or not the item has been laundered.
inJune 3, 2008 - 4:58pm
Whether you think of it in Mark Twain's terms, "a good walk spoiled," or