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About the Fowler Collection

Hi! My wife Jody and myself, Jason, have been collecting Irish Belleek for about 18 years now. We got started when my grandfather passed away. He had a very nice collection of Belleek which we purchased from the estate (unfortunately we didn't buy it all), we had no idea what it was. We just knew that the sea shell pieces looked so delicate and we always liked the look of them. We later found out that it was pink Neptune pattern! So the hunt began! Thanks to Max and Jean Norman, we joined the Richard Degenhardt Chapter in Kansas City, as well as the International Belleek Collectors Society. Along the way we sure have met a lot of very nice people from all around the globe. We try to stay as active as possible. These days on ebay it sure looks like everything made by Belleek is rare and worth huge money. We all know that isnt the case. Hope fully we will clear some of that up as well.

My Goal
Is to put up as much info and pictures of patterns and so it makes it easier to know what you have. And to display the collection we put together over a few years of collectiing.

2/16/10 I'm going to start listing bad sellers on ebay or people that one should steer clear of. Here is my first ebayer to stay clear of jjhouse ( 3707)

2/22/10 Here is a good reason why Replacements is not a good source for pricing or info on belleek.

Recently they had a new shell tea pot listed for sale at $339.95

Of course they never listed the mark of the tea pot in the add. I emailed them to ask what mark it was here is what they said back to me.

If you are interested in purchasing this item, we will be happy to put a request in to have it pulled from our warehouse inventory and checked for you. Please tell us exactly what mark you are looking for.

Debbie
Replacements Online Auctions

- replacementsltd

So based on that very high price I thought it would have been a 1st or 2nd period item but I also know that this isnt the same as the earlier pieces. So I asked for 2nd or 3rd period and this is the response.

Greetings,
I've had our inventory staff look over these items for you, but we do not have any with the mark you are looking for.

Thank you for your interest.
Sincerely,

Michael Johnson
Online Auctions Customer Service
Replacements, LTD
1-800-REPLACE, ext 2328
eBay Seller ID: replacementsltd

So I then stated that I dont understand what they are selling and asked why they just don't show the mark and make it easier. Here is the response.

Greetings,
You asked me to check for a black mark, but the backstamp of our inventory is in complete green. There are no black marks. We do not indicate the backstamps of our items on eBay because we do not differentiate them for our eBay stock. When people place an eBay order with us, the item is pulled from our general stock. We can pull the items out and sort through them for specific backstamps if we are asked to ahead, like you did, but none of our pieces in stock had a black backstamp.

Thank you for your interest.
Sincerely,

Michael Johnson
Online Auctions Customer Service
Replacements, LTD
1-800-REPLACE, ext 2328
eBay Seller ID: replacementsltd

Perfect example of why they are not a good source for values of your collection.

As we all know the old black is worth more than new items made.

 

 

 


Updates of the week
 

3/9/11 Very sad news to tell the Belleek Collecting Community. Long time Belleek collector and lover Max Norman of the KC Degenhardt Chapter of the Belleek Collectors Society, passed away today. Max was the one who got me involved in the Degenhardt Chapter, I always looked forward to seeing good old Max,I will sure miss you Max!

4/7/10 I'll be at the Tri county Ice arena Antique show April 10/11 2010. I will have a large collection of belleek at the sale stop on by.


lLast update 1/30/10 Big news here major updates are in take a look at the marks section many have been added and I got up a lot of tea wear and basket's, more to come.

The BIG NEWS is I have found the video I made of the collection and have posted the video to the site there is about an hour of video to watch I hope you enjoy it. you can view it under this llink, other wise it's under the collection section of the site.

Check back for more updates there is a lot of info that will go into this site. I have got most of the marks up now, and serval tea sets if you see a picture of a piece then it is active.

5/31/09 check out the 1934 catalog and price list I just added. Also added a 1937 catalog.

 

 

 

 
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