About Legacy Antiques & Collectibles

My name is Rebecca Preston, and I am the founder of Legacy Antiques and Collectibles Ltd. 

In 2005, on my 18th birthday, I set up my first eBay account. This was initially intended to be used to sell old collections, including comics, books, and my vintage toys. As these collections were sold, I started to move on to pieces that my father and I had acquired on days out to auctions and car-boot fairs. This avenue proved very successful, and in January 2008, Legacy Antiques and Collectibles Ltd was officially registered with Companies House

During these formative years, and as the stock numbers grew, we stumbled upon an old potato farm in Somerset with a few vacant outbuildings. After some negotiating, I came away with a warehouse. This site was my base until 2019, when I relocated to a Grade II listed former post office in the market town of Frome, also in Somerset.

I believe that we are custodians of these artefacts; to me, there is no greater pleasure than to rehome them with fellow enthusiasts. I empathise with the sentimentality that comes with collecting and will endeavour to source objects to replace those you may have lost, or simply haven’t discovered yet.

‘Reduce, reuse, recycle’ is a motto close to the heart of the business. Antiques are green; by selling ‘pre-loved’ objects, I hope to reduce the carbon footprint and waste caused by the production and importing of new objects. In addition, I strive to use recycled materials wherever possible, but without compromising on quality. Much of the packing is sourced from local businesses who have no further use for it. Many of our parcels are filled with eco-friendly biodegradable packing peanuts, which can either be reused or dissolved in water to provide easy disposal. Better still, you can even put them in your compost bin! All bubble-wrap, newspaper, boxes, and padded envelopes that are worn are offered to local charity shops or put on freecycle, to give them another chance at being used.

Many of our competitors sell similar items, and some at comparable prices. So, why buy from Legacy?

With over 5,000 items of stock at any one time, I believe that Legacy may be one of the largest independent antique and collectible businesses in the UK. Despite this, I always offer a personal service, and strive to make your purchasing experience with me the best it can be. Over the years I’ve had thousands of happy customers; you can see some of their testimonials below:

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By sheer good fortune I came across Legacy Antiques and Collectibles while looking for whisky glasses as part of a special birthday gift. Rebecca, who is the Founder, responded swiftly to my query about two Wedgwood crystal glasses and, when they arrived securely wrapped in all-sustainable packaging, they exceeded my expectations. Rebecca and I have since corresponded and I can thoroughly recommend her to anyone who is seeking quality pieces for their table or entertaining.
I needed two Compleat Imbiber wine glasses. Rebecca checked carefully with me regarding dimensions. The glasses were described as used but when they arrived they looked perfect. I then enquired about two more and they too were supplied, perfect as before, beautifully and securely packed and speedily delivered. Truly excellent service.
Lovely vase , great condition . Glad I came across this site and found the Propella vase . Fast delivery , very pleased and thank you .
Fantastic folk! Deliver the goods as described. Totally recommend them 👍
Having tried to locate an Ingrid Glashute waisted vase to add to a collection, I managed to locate one from Legacy Antiques & Collectibles via a web search. Within a couple of days I took delivery of an accurately described, flawless example at a competitive price. It was extremely well packaged & the helpful & friendly communication with Rebecca made the entire transaction a pleasant experience. As you can see from the photo, the vase has now joined its "stable mates"! I look forward to further purchases from this company in the future should the occasion arise. Well done to all concerned! Adrian Brinkley.
Great personal service, super speedy, delighted with our purchase.
Rebecca at Legacy Antiques and Collectibles could not have been more helpful: all communication was excellent and prompt; the item was just as described and swiftly delivered, having been throughly cleaned and polished; plus, for such a delicate glass item, the packaging was superb, ensuring safe delivery.I sincerely recommend this shop if you desire a high quality service whilst seeking an eclectic gift at a competitive price. Thank you.
Very good website and my purchases of old glass were dispatched very promptly and amazingly well wrapped. Excellent experience. Thank you.
Great service from the team - I wanted to order 3 items and they promptly assisted me in getting combined postage. The items were promptly dispatched and very well packaged. Many thanks!
I am not a collector of antiques but an individual on a nostalgia search for some replacements for my parents’ original crystal glassware from my childhood. I found them on the well organised and easy-to-use Legacy Antiques and Collectibles website. Delicate as they were, my glasses arrived in perfect condition in packaging that can only have been performed by someone with a deep love and care for the items they sell, and a sense of exceptional personal service and respect for the customers who buy them. Full credit where credit is due.
I recently purchased a beautiful shorter and son vase 1930 l am lucky to own the same one in yellow,however this was one was a lovely shade of green, from the purchase through to the vase being delivered was handled with such care amazing customer service it had been packaged so carefully so l would like to say a very big thankyou to rebecca it was great doing business with you and l most certainly will be doing it again thankyou.
Excellent service. I received an email to advise me that my items were on the way and that I would be refunded part of the postage charge. My purchase arrived promptly and securely packed.A pleasure to do business with.
Delighted with prompt arrival of marmalade pot which was exactly as photographed.
This set of Stuart Stratford vintage crystal glasses c 1921 arrived promptly and immaculately packaged from Legacy Antiques . A beautiful set which I will treasure . I will buy from Legacy Antiques again .
Really pleased with the glasses I ordered, just as described.The packaging was excellent, no danger of breakages and they arrived on the Monday morning after you sent them on Friday, again very good service.I will now look forward to my Christmas whisky in a very nice glass.
Exceptionally good service locating a hard-to-find crystal wine glass. Rebecca was very helpful.
Fantastic glasses. Really quick delivery.
Beautiful monart bowl accurately described and looked even better than the picture arrived very promptly great price too
Glass swan arrived promptly, extremely well packaged given it is a fragile item...and hugely impressed by a £2.30 refund on the postage and packing as it was not as much as initially debited.Cannot praise enough for service, professionalism and commercial integrity.
Having spent ages looking for an antique gravy separator as a gift, I finally found the perfect one on the Legacy Antiques website. Even better, it was posted promptly (despite me changing the delivery address after placing the order), packaged well and was VERY well received by my brother-in-law who loves it. Just as described and a beautiful and unusual find. I'm delighted.
Items have arrived promply and were nicely packed. They were exactly as described. Many thanks!
A lovely glass to add to my collection. Well packed and safely delivered. Friendly service too.
Glass ring tree arrived packaged really well and very quickly. I also needed to email Rebecca her response was very quick and helpful. Highly recommended
Very helpful and obliging person to deal with. Good at giving timely reply. Item as described. Discovered by accident but would certainly use again. Anyone looking for a fairly priced piece with great service as standard, do consider Legacy. Thank you.
Very professional serviceItems excellently wrappedCharming customer serviceFast deliveryHighly recommended
Very impressed with the service. Items received within 3 days. The fragile items were very well packaged and arrived undamaged. They were very helpful when I had a query on the telephone. I would definitely purchase items from Legacy Antiques in the future.
Excellent service, would definitely use again!
Absolutely thrilled with my purchase, really high quality and even more impressive in person. Pleasure to deal with, I would highly recommend to anyone.
Rebecca was most helpful and a delight to meet. We are thrilled with our purchase...thanks so much T&A
Both items were of great value and arrived safe and sound and when stated. Kept me updated throughout. Thoroughly recommend Legay.
Found items I’d been searching for for years, got attentive service and the items were in perfect condition.
Attentive service, quick delivery and great quality.
Easy to use website, helpful advice from Rebecca, straightforward payment process and excellent items well packaged and promptly delivered. Will use again.

I treat every item or lot individually; pieces are scrutinised to ensure they meet my high standards. I will not send you anything that I am not entirely happy with.

I go to great lengths to include as much information in the descriptions as possible; our social history offers quite an education! I make sure to include manufacturers flaws, as well as obvious wear or damage. What you see is what you get; there are no surprises. And in the extremely unlikely event that you are not entirely satisfied, I offer a full money back guarantee. You can read more about this in the terms and conditions.

I offer free shipping within the UK on the majority of our products. While it is free, it is by no means a budget service. The vast majority of the products are sent via expedited shipping services available from the Royal Mail and Parcelforce. For international deliveries, I try to offer competitive shipping on all of the stock. While the courier choice is not the cheapest available, I believe it is the most reliable. I am always looking at new ways to bring this cost down; if your parcel costs less than I have anticipated then I will refund the difference in cost to you.

Anyway, that’s enough about me! Feel free to browse the site and get in touch if there is anything I can help you with.


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