Monthly Archives: March 2012

Our Favorite China and Crystal Collectibles

Why do people collect stuff? Who knows? I’ll leave the deeper intellectual stuff for the social scientists and psychiatrists. What I do know is that collecting is fun and often educational. It’s also not a bad way to spend your … Continue reading

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Broken China Dishes – What To Do With Them

It happened. A piece of your favorite china set broke. Maybe most of it is still intact but with that big, obvious chip it is no longer fit for use. Now what? Your first move of course, is to get … Continue reading

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How To Identify Your Crystal Pattern

China identification is relatively easy, especially nowadays. Just turn it over and read what it says. Or, for older patterns, it is simple to explain what you have based on design, color, trim etc. Not so crystal. To the average … Continue reading

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Top Green-Themed China Patterns

At this time of year, green makes it’s annual comeback. Be it St. Patrick’s Day or the beginning of spring, green is back and here to stay for quite a while (the longer the better). Green china patterns exist too, … Continue reading

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Is There Lead In My China?

Today the news comes of a plate given as a present for the Jewish holiday of Purim may contain some degree of a poisonous substance. The said plate was supposed to be used only for decorative purposes but, as should … Continue reading

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