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waterford wedgwood bankruptcy

fyi: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090...

the story also says royal worcester and spode are also in bankruptcy.

i have some of their patterns (wedgwood "oberon" http://www.giftcollector.com/productl... and "brambleberry", r.w. "evesham gold" http://www.europeantableware.com/Roya... ), and have always loved spode (but cannot afford it) -- esp. their christmas rose and floral patterns.

could luxury-gorgeous portmeirion be far behind? too sad.

i guess prices for existing china inventory/patterns will now start going way up. it might be a good time to start acquisitions, esp. if you have incomplete sets.

now i know civilization is heading down the tubes! ;-(.

care to post pics/links of your favorites?

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  1. Never got the deal with wedgewood. I have some nice big round plates that are perfect and cost me £1.20. If you can't make food look good on a white, round plate, you're doing it wrong ;D

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    1. re: Soop

      It's not about the food, Soop. It's about the glaze.

      Some of us were whacked with double obsessions--Chowhounding and Ceramichounding. Be kind; this is a tough moment.

      ;-)

      1. re: Soop

        My MIL made a comment about not choosing a pattern which would make whatever you put on it look like a gift from the cat...

        (I'm sorry, I too don't get complicated china patterns; mine is white, cobalt, or a mixture of the two with piping, with the fine china still in storage at both parents' houses).

        1. re: Caralien

          LOL, Caralien! :-)

          Now...I approach this from a different priority. Some of my presentations *need* to be, uh, camoflauged.

          ;-D

      2. You're killing me.

        Please say it ain't so.

        1. They obviously need a bailout - for the sake of Western Civilization.
          Her Majesty must intervene.

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          1. re: MakingSense

            Well, if she's otherwise occupied with the Corgis right now, I'm sure Congress will be more than happy to pick up the porcelain slack.

          2. I'm guessing someone will eventually buy it -- the brands themselves are very valuable.

            It does make me fee slightly guilty for buying vintage china in stead of new, though.

            1. I still can spend hours just looking at the china and OMG even more looking at the Waterford.