The shop is a free resource that shop owners can use to help accurately identify an item before placing it for sale in their shop.
If you're not sure about the maker, the age or any other aspect of an item's identification, you can use the What's This? shop to ask the community of Ruby Lane shop owners for assistance in identifying the item. Fellow shop owners, who have years or even decades of experience, may be able to help you.
Before listing an item in the What's This? shop, be sure to check the What Was This? shop. Items that have been identified in the What's This? shop are automatically moved into the What Was This? shop, along with any accompanying shop owner feedback for the item.
What Was This?
The shop is an archive of items that have already been identified in the What's This? shop.
If after checking the What Was This? shop you are still not sure about the maker, age or any aspect of an item's identification, you can search for the item in the What's This? shop.
Please note: Ruby Lane does not monitor the What's This? or What Was This? shops to determine correctness of identification. It is up to you to determine whether or not to use a shop's identification or feedback.
To read more about the What's Was This? shop, visit: http://www.rubylane.com/shops/rlwhatwasthis
To read more about the What's This? shop or how to post an item, visit:
To respond to a fellow shop owner's comment or to thank them for their help in identifying your item, use the comment box in the What's This? shop and do not use your email program Reply function.
You can access the What's This? or What Was This? shops from your Shop Owners' Home page.