inJanuary 28, 2013 - 9:51pm
Nine years ago our family business fell into postcard collecting and dealing after attending a local estate auction. We went looking for glass or pottery and came home with 10,000 postcards.
inJanuary 28, 2013 - 1:25pm
My grandparents lived 108 miles away from our home in Peoria, Illinois in the town of Kankakee. It was less than three hours away, but the early 1960s had no super highways, no hand-held video games, iPods, miniature DVD players, cell phones or lap top computers.
inJanuary 25, 2013 - 6:47pm
Many reproduction gas pumps and globes used during all eras of the internal combustion engine transportation era can be purchased new today. The example shown here is a fantasy that looks like a circa 1950 "8 Ball" Electric Gas Pump from the Wayne Pump Co.
View the complete listing in The Ruby Lane Repro Shop
inJanuary 25, 2013 - 3:13pm
1.) Vintage Pop-Up Valentine Card, $10, click here. 2.) Botanical Mantel Clock, $45, click here. 3.) Sterling Silver Candle Sticks, $125, click here. 4.) Pair of Champagne Flutes, $120, click here. 5.) 6.) Royal Staffordshire Vintage Red Plate, $10, click here. Crystal Vase, $75, click here. 7.) Vintage Pop-Up Valentine's, $18, click here.
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inJanuary 24, 2013 - 11:30pm
It was a great trivia question and one I should have known the answer to. What super long Led Zeppelin song was the most requested song in the 1970s on FM radio stations in the United States but was never officially released as a single? All eyes at the table turned to me, the Oldies expert and record collector, but this was one I didn’t know.
inJanuary 23, 2013 - 1:36pm
It's a very special year for Ruby Lane – it's our 15th birthday! Needless to say, we at Ruby Lane, are proud to reach this grand milestone. While over the years many Internet businesses have come and gone, Ruby Lane remains as strong as ever. I recall that when we first launched the site, e-commerce was a new word and a relatively new concept. It's exciting to experience first hand how much things have evolved.
inJanuary 23, 2013 - 11:45am
inJanuary 23, 2013 - 6:02am
Ladies and Gentlemen, Valentine's Day is right around the corner and it's a day to spend time with the ones you love. Here's a vintage inspired table-scape that is perfect for a Valentine's Day brunch or romantic diner.
1.) Waterford Crystal Glasses, $162, click here. 2.) Red Glass Heart Shape Tree Ornaments, $36, click here. 3.) Garden Urn, $3450, click here. 4.) Sterling Silver Heart Ornament, $95, click here. 5.) Mother of Pearl Antique Flatware, $295, click here. 6.) Pink Tableware, $62, click here.
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inJanuary 22, 2013 - 2:40pm
This month we lost one of the music world’s great icons, Patti Page. She rose to fame in the late 1940s and her popularity lasted through the mid 1970s. She was the best selling female artist of the 50s, selling over 100 million records. Her pop music style blended into country music so her hits often made the Country Music Charts. Her signature song Tennessee Waltz, recorded in 1950, is a good example of this.
inJanuary 18, 2013 - 2:57pm
As vintage hats become more and more popular, different and unique styles/shapes are being found online. Hats are basically sized in inches only with style being a major factor. Some older styles will have a size tag which usually runs 21, 22, and 23. Almost always when measured they will be an inch smaller. Measurements are taken on the inside around the sweatband and your head needs to be measured exactly where the sweatband will run.