We are primarily a French vintage collectibles business, getting all the family and friends involved where possible, from buying trips to managing our Brocante in North Dorset.
We hand source most of our items from France and have built up a network of dealers both in the UK and France to help us find those extra special pieces. Our buying trips normally happen once a month and our destination in France can be anywhere from the South to the North, East and West, wherever we can rummage.
The best markets and Brocantes are those where we get stuck in, moving furniture, boxes, old cars even in pursuit of those vintage collectibles. Our dealer friends in France source items specifically if we are client led with an item they require and that's an amazing feeling to be able to bring a required piece to a new owner who will love it and bring it a new life.
Our home is a representation of what we are about, bringing a French vintage theme throughout and all the family have been part of the buying trips and also our stalls throught the UK including Kempton, Dorset Brocant Fair, Shepton Mallet, Ardingly and Peterborough to name but a few.
We have a physical shop open Friday and Saturdays and also a space at Durberville Brocante in Sherborne Dorset, offering a wide range of what we sell.
Our specialty is French vintage copper...I'm definitely a magpie when it comes to French copper and enjoy seeking out some wonderful pieces, bringing them back to life and watching their new owners get just as excited about them as we do, it really is hair on the back of your neck stuff!
Passing on the history (when my French allows me to properly understand the dealer) is what we are about, that's why I love the fairs and markets we stall at so I can pass that on face to face...likewise if you see a piece in our shop and require more information please contact me so I can happily pass that on.
What can I say? Amazing service from a really lovely company. Jason goes above and beyond to make sure you get the best service, be it a direct purchase online or at a fair. He has even bought items for me (without being asked) when he’s been out buying in France - all of it fantastic. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Oakland Collectibles. Great service, great prices, great owners!
Sarah - Vintage 44
Went above and beyond to source some beautiful chateau doors for me in France and delivered them personally to me miles away to my home in Norwich. Words cannot describe how happy I am. Five star service from beginning to end.
Nathan - French and Wilder
Of all the people I know in this business, Jason is one of the ardent lovers of anything French. Still relatively new to this trade he has an exceptional eye particularly for all things copper. So many of us in the 'decorative antiques' trade are women and it is so refreshing to have a male dealer who can not only inspire what a man might like but also us girls.
Arabella - Artichoke Rustique
Jason is such a pleasure to deal with. I purchased a beautiful table at one of the antique fairs and he always has fabulous unique finds. I highly recommend Oakland Collectables, his jokes aren’t too bad either!
Bev - bevmartin62
Jason is one of the good guys. Great sense of humour and very fair in his pricing. He’s got a great eye for detail and always has time for each and every customer. He’s gone out of his way to deliver items for me and offers a sourcing service if there’s ever anything “French” you’re looking for. Oh, and his beard isn’t bad either!!!
Alan - Alantiqueuk
Hey Jason - Just wanted to say how happy I am with my recent purchases from yourself. They look great in their new home and I’m looking forward to future purchases. Thank you.
Symon - Habanosy
Thank you Jason for the easy correspondence and sending the parcel so quickly. I am thrilled with my French panels and will certainly recommend you to all my friends. I will be back!
Susie - susiq_antiques
We bought two vintage feeders from Jason that we are using as planters and they are beautiful. We received a very helpful service throughout and all questions were answered efficiently. Wouldn’t hesitate to buy from Jason again
Emma and Gina - thecosyshed
Thank you Jason, my vintage French sign arrived today, it is fabulous! It arrived very quickly and was really well packaged- so thank you again. I really appreciate your customer service and communication, it is second to none and I look forward to making more purchases from you in future. I certainly will be recommending you to others.
Jane - bigpotkitchen
Jason is passionate and knowledgeable about his stock and clearly loves the thrill of sourcing items for his customers
Tess - vintage_franglais
I met Jason, Mr Oakland Collectibles, at a Dorset Brocante a couple of years ago and have always been impressed by his eclectic and wonderful wares!! Have purchased quite a number of items that I’ve not seen anywhere else, well priced and in excellent condition! Great customer service and a good line in jokes!!
Hannah - @spurstotty
I bought some glasses from Oakland Collectibles during lockdown - distance buying of vintage pieces; not always easy! Jason was endlessly patient, sent me plenty of photos and answered all my questions. The glasses arrived so well wrapped and exactly as per their descriptions and photos, at a very reasonable price (possibly even too reasonable but I wouldn’t want to let him know that!) Buy in absolute confidence - I’m so happy with my purchase and will definitely be buying from him again; he has such a fab selection of wares!
Alex - @selenliving