Welcome to Those were the Days...

Small Shop with BIG Windows and a door for customers to walk through. Victorian, Edwardian Antiques and up to 1930s Dateline. Ceramics, Glassware, Copper, Brassware, Furniture.

Quality Antiques Sold & Bought. Call in and you will be pleasantly surprised at what a shop which is only 15 feet x 14 feet can display.

Opening hours from May to End of October 2024:
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY 10.30am to 4.30pm & SATURDAY 10am to 5pm.
Other times by Appointment or Anytime by calling me on 01597 829093.

Latest Items

All my Stock is carefully chosen using my 39 years in the Antiques Business. I only buy items that I feel would appeal to the vast number of people looking at my Website all over the World.

I always try to make sure that any Purchaser soon becomes a Friend, especially having an aim that I ONLY want HAPPY CUSTOMERS--and it seems to be working, Having sold so far to 20 Countries over the World and of course to many customers in the UK.

A Happy Customer is a 'Returning Customer' and that keeps me happy!

At any time anyone purchasing any item can ask for additional photos of the item they seek to purchase. Regarding Deliveries. I use 'Trusted Couriers' who have been used for years. Some item go by Parcel Force, Royal Mail but for larger and more awkward packable items, I recommend using a Courier, it is worth the further costs.

I am on the phone, reachable on the days I am not scheduled to open, and even Evenings and Saturdays (not Sundays) we can talk business. Thank you. Victor J. Holmes.,




Started in the 'Antiques Trade' in 1986 in Llanrwst, North Wales. I always had an interest, but only that then the opportunity came to rent a small shop (about the same size of the one I have now) and I bought some Victorian Ceramics, Brassware and Copper and small Furniture.

I took to selling items for people on Commission, that worked well. I traded until 1998 when family commitments needed me to close down. I moved to Llandrindod Wells in 2001 and decided to open again, purchasing a shop with living accommodation. All was great, attending auctions, selling for people on commission until things generally in Antiques fell down. In 2017 I was diagnosed as having cancer and that meant a large operation, a long stay in hospital, months of recuperation. I have been told I am clear!

So I decided to re-open the shop which had virtually closed. At 80 years of age it is a brave decision. I found Antiques Atlas and having been on the site I have found I am dealing not only with the UK, but surprisingly more overseas. Call in, phone or email. I am a friendly gentleman and always ready to talk.