Q: Do you sell genuine vintage items or reproductions? A: We carry authentic period items mostly from the 1910s through the 1950s, all guaranteed to be AUTHENTIC & VINTAGE. Our merchandise is the REAL DEAL! We do not sell any reproductions.
Q: Where do you find all of this stuff? A: We are treasure hunters, of sorts. But we do not seek sunken ships, buried treasures, or ancient ruins. Rather we recover GENUINE VINTAGE MEMORABILIA from dusty warehouses, old factories, and closed stores. We search the world over for quantity finds items from bygone eras in unused condition. This is archeology at the grass roots.
Q: Why do you have multiples of the same item? A: That is our specialty . . . what antique aficionados commonly refer to as “new old stock” or even “dead stock.” These terms are often used to describe vintage items that are found in quantity in unused condition.
Q: Do you have a store website and do you ship? A: We do have an online store at www.shinegallery.com and we ship worldwide.
Q: How do you keep your prices so reasonable? A: In naming us in Best of LA® 2009, Los Angeles Magazine noted “The prices feel retro, too; many items are less than $10.” And when they chose us as their “Pick of the Month” in August of 2008, they stated “Most items cost less than what they fetch on eBay . . .” Another reviewer stated “Shine gallery has original vintage items, some in original packaging, at great prices.” Propville.com Because we find merchandise in multiples, we are able to maintain LOW PRICES. Many of our customers are antique dealers and other retailers, who resale these items, often at a substantial profit. We also have some limited stock of higher priced upscale items for the discriminating dealer or collector. Whether you are a collector or dealer, here is your opportunity to purchase a piece of history from the popular culture . . . at popular prices!
Q: Do you buy vintage items? A: We are always looking to buy unused vintage items in large quantity. We are more interested in multiples of the same item than in single items. We also welcome any leads for such merchandise.