Hello, and welcome to America's Pride Antiques. We are Jon and Char Granda and we have made our home in Trenton Illinois since 1977. We are the parents of two fine young men, Jason, our oldest, at 26 and Jared Spencer who at 20 is our youngest. We are attempting to provide you with a well designed and easy working website. We hope you will enjoy your visit with us and that you find the experience to be pleasant and rewarding.
We have been involved in the antique business in one form or another for well over thirty years. Way back in the late 1970's and into the 1980's we helped run Granda's Early Americana Antiques, a brick and mortor establishment, with my parents. Since that time and before we have been invloved in local antique malls, at antique bottle and fruit jar shows, local flea markets and as advertisers in national publications such as the Antique Trader Weekly. Since 1998, shortly after the inception of eBay, we have been web-based, conducting nearly all of our business via the internet and by mail. We have in that time accumulated over 4600 positive feedback on eBay without a single negative. Please feel free to check us out in that venue as well, where our username is americaspride.
Jon is known to family and friends as being something of a perfectionist, or as being wound a little to tight some would say. He's a bit old fashioned and believes firmly in doing whatever is necessary to make sure a customer is well satisfied. He will also be in charge of the daily operation, up keep and new listings on the website. With that in mind we're confident you will find your time spent with us to be both enjoyable and interesting. If we can be of help or service with anything please feel free to drop us a note and we will usually respond within just a couple of hours.