By Chance Antiques and Gifts

Harrisonburg, Virginia · 7 Sales


By Chance Antiques and Gifts

Harrisonburg, Virginia 7 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Matthew Light

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Matthew Light

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Last updated on December 17, 2011
Welcome to my online shop at Etsy! Longtime Fenton Art Glass collectors in Pennsylvania might remember my grandparents, Harry and Shirley Gist, who operated a gift shop called By Chance Gifts in Hanover, PA, from 1973 through 2001. I acquired my first piece of Fenton-- a Colonial Blue hobnail bell-- from them when I was 6 and I grew up working in the shop. I fell in love with Fenton Glass, and I still love it. I have a large private collection.

My grandparents' store is gone, and I'm an adult with other jobs as a pastor and lawyer. But I still cherish the childhood memories, and I carry them on by dealing in vintage Fenton glass on a part time basis. My grandfather taught me everything he knew from his 30+ years as a Fenton showcase dealer, and I try to offer great vintage items at reasonable prices. Feel free to contact me with questions, etc., about Fenton-- I love to talk about it. Thanks for visiting.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept Paypal only. Virginia residents must pay 5% sales tax.
I try to ship as quickly as possible-- I know you want your stuff! I ship most items using U.S. Mail, and often I use Priority Mail as it's not usually much more expensive. Insurance is included in the shipping cost for items over $25. If you'd like a different method (overnight, etc.), I'm happy to oblige if you're willing to pay the extra cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will give a refund only

(a) if an item is substantially not as described, and the seller reports so within 3 days of the item's receipt; or

(b) if an item less than $25 is damaged during shipment, and the seller informs me within 3 days of receipt.

In either event, at my option, the seller will return the item to me at my cost. I do not give refunds for cases of "buyer's remorse" etc.