Legacy Antiques And Collectibles Ltd

Rebecca Preston

I first started Legacy Antiques and Collectibles Ltd back in 2005, on my 18th birthday. I had been dabbling in buying and selling for about 10 years at that point, encouraged by my parents. I had grown up around antiques and collectibles, as my father and grandmother were avid buyers and collectors. When I was younger, I traded in comics and toys, focusing on bears by Steiff, Schuco, and Merrythought.

I began moving on to glass and ceramics in my teens. The Whitefriars frenzy that exploded in about 2002 was what got me hooked. I did some buying and selling throughout my higher education and then decided to pursue it once I'd finished my A-Levels. I started by selling pieces through eBay, and then eventually had my own online shop built in 2009. The website now hosts about half of the 10,000+ pieces I have in my warehouse.

I specialise predominantly in glassware, with a great focus on 20th century British lead crystal. I was incredibly fortunate to have been given original company catalogues for Stuart Crystal, Dartington Crystal, Orrefors, and Bohemia Crystal (to name but a few) going back some 60 years. After digitising approximately 8,000 images, I have now built myself an amazing computerised catalogue of glassware from hundreds of companies spanning much of the 20th century.

I also stock ceramics, jewellery, and anything else that piques my interest. 

I trade with people across the globe, with some customers even travelling from abroad to collect items. I have also provided pieces for film and TV; with the increase in popularity in period and vintage dramas, antiques are still in great demand. 

Contact Details

Unit 2, Farleigh Road Farm Shop, Farleigh Road, Norton St Philip, near Bath, BA2 7NG

T: 07790994021
M: 07790994021

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