Timeline: In 1950-
1953 my parents opened a Gift Shop in New Market, VA called Richelle's Gift
Shop in the Virginia Motel (which became the Battlefield Motel - US Rt. 11)
& then moved it to a
real Log Cabin
which is still standing today in the town proper. Because it was a log cabin
and previously an Antique Shop, everyone came looking for Antiques. They
closed the Gift Shop with all those beautiful items, put them in storage and
opened Richelle's Antiques Shop. When they later moved to Harrisonburg, VA
their shop moved with them to several locations and again on to Hampton,
Newport News, and finally Williamsburg, VA. still using the name Richelle's
Antiques. By 1980 they both had passed away so everything was put into
Fast forward to 1995 - 2003: research takes a very long time with an estate
as large as this one and it is
only now that we are ready to open boxes and place items
up for sale knowing what we have on hand. We replaced our previous website
in 2004, with a real dot com to be able to fully list all the items with the
proper pictures for you to see and purchase plus Form Mail
great Antiques Research Links page.
We only sell Online,
there is no shop.
you are in the Metro Richmond VA area and want to buy something you see
here, let us know. We can meet you with the item you wish to purchase. This
saves you shipping. Under these circumstances, we require CASH only. There
are no taxes on these items.
We have always
sold directly from our site since 1998, accepting your personal USA funded
checks, USA Money Orders, USA Cash, & PayPal.
We have sold
"Tons of Stuff" here and Overseas & have learned a lot about
shipping. We do
not mark up our shipping. We have only had one item break all these years
and our customer received a full refund. We give partial refunds if the item
is not as perfect as you thought it should be or we described it and missed
something. HONESTY is and has been and always will be our policy.
confidant in purchasing items from us Directly from
our Website with PayPal or your Personal US Funded Check or Money
Order. We relinquish NO Personal Information including email, ever!
We get email
asking us to Value or research items or buy items which we do not do.
We do not buy anything. We do not take
consignments. We have done enough research and it is all we can do to keep
opening boxes and taking pictures of all the items. Please use this Research
Link we have provided:
LINKS-Antiques & Resources
Patent Dates Reference
Events - Antique Shows or Auctions
sincerely want to Thank All Of Our Customers!
Please Visit Us Often