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Hoptroff & Lee

We are proud to be an independent small business situated right in the heart of the beautiful stone town of Stamford in Lincolnshire, England.

We have been described as an Aladdin's cave as we have A LOT of varied and unusual stock!

Our shop in
Cheyne Lane is a little Victorian building, sitting neatly between popular and lively restaurants.

From the main
High Street, pop down the alleyway opposite "Seasalt" and we can be found about half way down beneath the old street lamp!

Cheyne Lane is a very narrow medieval thoroughfare with lots of history, so don't
miss it!


pick-up facility


Old Silver Candle Stands


Authentic, happy, lovely stuff! We're not large fancy dealers, we just like to make our customers happy with a great choice of quirky and traditional  pieces designed for unusual home decor, collectors, & one-of-a-kind gift-giving! 

You'll find an Aladdin's Cave of ideas at

Antiques in the Alley!

We buy Gold & Silver!

Please contact us for the dates when

our buyer is at the shop. This is on a weekly basis but days can vary

We buy your vintage and antique items!



We only buy from trusted reputable traders. Our items are hand-picked, inspected and given a competitive price tag. Our prices are checked regularly and reflect the current market.


We offer a friendly and professional service. We always maintain a well-stocked, on-trend shop giving assistance to all our customers.

Our shop is accessible to all persons.

Privacy policy in place.


We offer accurate and up to date information to help you choose with confidence. Please be assured of honesty and transparency at all times.

  Shop Policy & Privacy
Updated May 2024

All items are sold as seen. Please note that antique and vintage items are from a bygone era and will always show signs of age and use. An item may not have as long a life as modern items due to its age. All items will be checked with you before money is exchanged and returns and refunds are at our discretion. It is worth noting that we know all of our items in the greatest of detail. We do not give refunds if you have decided you don't like the item. In this case an exchange can be organised.


*We do not reserve items without payment.  


*Purchased items requiring collection must be collected within

24 hours

*Payment can be made with most credit and debit cards or associated device.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT American Express, 

or cards not registered in the UK. 


Age Restrictions

We do not sell certain items to persons under 18 YEARS OF AGE who are not accompanied by an adult of 18 years and above. Items include knives, scissors, tools, cigarette lighters, other selected tobacciana, mechanical toys,

and medical equipment. 

Proof of age will be requested in all cases

Vintage Toys

Vintage toys are aimed at the collectors' market. Should you be purchasing for a child please ensure that you understand there may be small parts and sharp edges. Some mechanical toys may not work as well as they once did and could be dangerous, although we will always point out any anomalies.



To​ comply with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), we do not store customer details. Any previous records have been destroyed. You may invite us to contact you by using our form on the "Contact Us" page of this website, or by emailing us directly.  All details of the query are deleted when we have dealt with your enquiry. No information of any kind relating to customer details, queries or sale details is stored in any part of our Stamford shop or computer/mobile phone system. We do not possess or operate any software that enables us to keep any such records. Your details are not passed to any third party. Should you see your own personal image in any of our website photographs or any social media video/image initiated by Hoptroff & Lee, you can ask us to remove it at any time.


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