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Unique, Beautiful & Often Quirky - Always Searching for the Best - Specializing in Butterfly Pins
Today's Featured Items
Wedgwood Aesthetic Period Plate with Bird
Victorian 19th Century 14K Gold and Pearl Earrings and Brooch with Harps Lyres
Sterling Silver Pair of Candelabra with Multiple Configurations
The Ultimate Italian Tole Painted Hanging Lamps/Chandeliers! French Inspired
Vintage Signed Menorah Oppenheimer Israel - Chanukah Hanukkah Candle
Gorgeous 19th Century Art Nouveau Beauty - Eglantine - by listed artist, Hans St.Lerche
Rare Horseshoe Shaped Liquor Decanter in Heavy Cut Crystal
Set of 12 Royal Worcester Gold and White Embassy Dinner/Service Plates
T.Allom 19th C. Tinted Engraving The Tae-ping Shaw Kwan from China Illustrated
Vintage Satiny Ivory Silk Chinese Kimono Embroidered Robe of Many Colors!
Miniature Peking Glass Cameo Cut Butterfly and Flowers - Pink Red White
Karelian Russian Burled Beech Wood Beechwood Trinket or Jewelry Box
Be sure to visit our other shop on Ruby Plaza
About That Was Then Antiques
Our Service Pledge To You:
We guarantee the authenticity of all our items. All inquiries will be answered within 36 hours or less.
Here are just a few examples of comments we received:
"Received the earrings. Perfect! Thanks", R.
"Loved your beautiful soft yellow note card with the gold butterfly motif plus the baby Robin egg blue gift box but best of all was the contents -- that marvelous butterfly. It's perfect. Thank you." C.,CA
"Thank you! All is well!!....I LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much!" Anon. CA
"I just received the lovely flowered band. It is gorgeous, and will make a wonderful stacker
ring. I'm already checking out the other wonderful treasures on your website, and you can count on me being a return customer!" R.
"Thank you for the two ivory miniature carvings. They are both really neat. I'm signing up for your notifications of new items. Please let me know if you receive any similar pieces." K
"The beautiful ring arrived yesterday. Thank you!" M.
"I received the chai pendant and your lovely card today. I'm absolutely delighted with it. You can count on me being a return customer time and again." R
"I just received the SAL enhancer and it is just fabulous. Thank you so much." G.
"The ring is just beautiful! Thank you so much!!!" L.
"I just wanted to let you know that the netsuke arrived, and I am really thrilled with it! I really appreciate the careful packaging, the fast shipping, and the lovely card. Thank you again!" SW
"Just a quick note to say that I received the baby rattle. It is
perfect! Thanks so much for the special care wrapping and
"Enjoying the rings - the Lapis one is beautiful." Shirley D.
"I have received the tray and love it." A. (Hong Kong)
"I received the cameo today! Thank you so much! She is safe at last :-) Very beautiful. I love her. better than I expected." Elizabeth, (South Africa)
"wonderful wonderful wonderful!!! I like this bracelet very much Thank you Janine (Switzerland!)
"Received the snuff bottle in record time and am thrilled to pieces with a lovely piece. Would recommend you to anyone. I could go on for ever,thank you so much. Will look at your site every day." O.W. (New Zealand)
"The pin is even lovlier than I had imagined, Barbara; thank you so much!" M. (California)
"I received the bracelet yesterday (and) it is exquisitely beautiful.." CA. (New Zealand)
"I received the crucifix today. It is lovely. It has been a very
pleasurable transaction. Thanks so much for your hospitality. I am sure I will be back." T.
"The earrings arrived in record time---wow!---and are just
beautiful; a perfect match to the brooch already in my
collection. Thanks ever so much for a wonderful transaction." Collene
"The lovely plaque has just arrived--and in fine condition! Thank you!" Melina
"The pin arrived yesterday. The lovely spring green color is a welcome addition to my pin collection. Thank you so much for sending it my way." Nancy
"Thank you for a fantastic piece of history.
It's more gorgeous in person and extremely comfortable to wear..I cannot wait to wear it!!!" (antique necklace) VM, NYC
"They have arrived and I love them!" (medallion spoons) Ellen
"Beautiful set..detailed and yet dainty. Thanks very much." Judith (for a sweet pin and earrings set)
This quote is from the permission to publish the testimonial below it:
"You're very welcome to add our comment to your page. We're careful about buying things online as there are a lot of unscrupulous folks out there, but you run a quality business!" Jane
"Just wanted you to know my husband Ron received his ring today. It's even more delightful than we expected and fits him perfectly. He finds it even more handsome than the ring he had so many years ago. Even the presentation was lovely and showed thoughtfulness and care. Thank you for making a dream come true!" Jane (CA)
"The beautiful lamp arrived and it is perfect. So glad to have it for our home." Brenda (NC)
"I received my sugar bowl today, and am delighted. It IS much more beautiful than the photos.." CP (California)
"Got it. It's gorgeous. It looks so new. It looks like it never was used. Thanks for the dollar bill. Great idea. Will always keep it in the purse for good luck!" Lillia (France)
"Just a note to let you know that the handpainted tazza arrived safely in the post this morning. I am very happy with it and amazed that it has arrived so quickly. Thank you very much for your prompt service and generosity.." Rosemary (Australia)
"The duette pin arrived here yesterday. It is marvelous, in great condition. Thank you very much." P
"It has arrived and it is sooooo much better than I thought it
would be. I am very pleased!" L
"Arrived today! Exquisite!!! Better than expected!!!" Susan
"When you say "the best" you mean the BEST! Thank you. This compact is now the best in my collection." Anita (Dallas)
"Oh, how I love those candle sticks! I had the perfect place for them, and truly feel I pretty much paid "wholesale" . You have a VERY satisfied customer in me!" James (California)
"Received it right in my mailbox. It is very nice! Thank you for the great service!" Suzy
"The bracelet is beautiful, thanks so much!" Margaret
"Hi Barbara: Wonderful bracelet! Thanks so much." June
That Was Then, Inc. has been in the antiques and collectibles business for two decades. Before opening our Deerfield Beach shop we were antique show dealers for many years. Prior to that we did extensive mail order through the Antique Trader publication. We have been doing Internet business since the beginning of e-commerce in 1996. Our inventory is extensive and what you see on this site is only a small fraction of what you might have seen in our brick and mortar store.
Due to an unreasonably high rent increase at the end of our long-term lease, we closed the brick and mortar store. The inventory now resides in a climate controlled storage facility.
We can easily retrieve each and every item due to our very systematic pack-out! It might take an extra day to retrieve your item, but shipping still will take place within 48 hours of receipt of payment.