Monday, 30 May 2016

COLCLOUGH HEDGEROW TABLEWARE

I have noticed recently that we have not been stocking very much Colclough tableware. This is a major omission on our part as Colclough produced many lovely patterns that some of our clients will still be requiring. As a result, I have managed to obtain a small amount of tea ware in the Colclough Hedgerow pattern and this is now available on our website at www.replaceyourchina.com

Enjoy your tableware,
Regards,
Chris 

Friday, 25 March 2016

TIPS ON SELLING YOUR TABLEWARE TO A DEALER


At Replace Your China we receive many offers every day from clients who wish to sell us tableware. We are offered far more items than we could possibly deal with, so we have to turn down many of the offers out of hand. However, the following tips may help customers to understand how best to present their offer to sell.

1 When we agree to purchase items, we almost always arrange to collect those items direct from the seller. For this reason, it is vital that the seller tells us at the outset, where the items will need to be collected from. We don't need an address, just sufficient information for us to calculate the cost of the collection - usually a partial post code or name of a town or village will suffice. Without that information, we will have to reject the offer. 

2 We only purchase items that are in perfect "as new" condition. Items that are cracked, chipped, scratched, faded or otherwise defective will always be rejected. For that reason, it is important that we are informed as to whether the condition of the items reach that criteria. "Good Condition" just does not do it for us. Without confirmation that the items are in perfect condition, we will have to reject the offer. 

3 When offering items for sale, do not tell the prospective buyer that you expect a certain percentage of their sale price. Unless you are in the same business, you have no idea of the seller's business model. The purchase price of stock is often a very small part of the costs of such a business. The business owner(s) have to factor in such costs as staff wages, cost of collection, cost of warehousing, internet costs, security costs, etc etc. If you start off my telling your prospective buyer how much you expect them to pay, you might well just put their backs up and the items will be rejected. 

4 When listing the items that you have for sale, try to include sizes those items, so that there can be no confusion about what is on offer. 

5 If you ask for quotes from more than one dealer, make sure that you know whether the price quoted includes collection of the goods, or whether you have to arrange delivery. This can make a big difference to you in terms of time, convenience and cost. 

I hope that these quick notes are of assistance and as I think of further points, I will add them, but these were the things that sprang to my mind after a frustrating morning trying to sort out dozens of offers that we have received. 

Regards, 
Chris Eley
Website: www.replaceyourchina.com
Email: enquiries@replaceyourchina.com





Thursday, 24 March 2016

WEDGWOOD BLUE PACIFIC


We are delighted to have added to our website,  some fresh items of the Blue Pacific range from Wedgwood. Most of these items are from their Oven to Table range, which is always quite hard to find in good condition. It is now many years since Wedgwood discontinued the production of this range.
Make sure that you purchase your requirements while we still have them in stock. They can be viewed on our website at Replace Your China

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Royal Albert Old Country Roses


Probably one of the most popular ranges of tableware ever produced, Old Country Roses was designed for Royal Albert by Harold Holdcroft.  It was introduced to the tableware market in 1962.

The Old Country Roses design is based upon a bunch of roses in full bloom. The colouring is rich and vibrant and is set off to perfection by tasteful gilding in 22 carat gold trimming on white bone china.
Over the years an incredible variety of items have been produced by Royal Albert in Old Country roses. As well as every item that you can envisage in tableware presentation, there is also a wide variety of decorative items to compliment the settings, including decorative ceramic swans, clocks, shoes, bells, miniature tea pots and hundreds of other items.



In recent years much of the production of the Old Country Roses has been done abroad. Many of our clients have told us that they are only interested in purchasing items made in England, because of perceived alterations to the pattern and a reduction in quality. For this reason, we only sell items that were manufactured in England.

If you would like to purchase items of this elegant pattern, of if you just wish to view more photographs of sample items, please visit our website at www.replaceyourchina.com

Do not forget to follow us if you would like to see more information about tableware in general and Old Country Roses in particular.

Regards,
Chris Eley
Tel: 01202600838

Sunday, 19 April 2015

POOLE POTTERY MUSHROOM AND SEPIA

Fresh stock of Poole Pottery Twintone Mushroom and Sepia (pattern code C54) now available at our website at http://www.replaceyourchina.com/poole-pottery-twintone-mushroom-and-sepia-c54-117-c.asp
Dinner plates, cups, bowls, serving ware all freshly listed. 

Thursday, 19 February 2015

POOLE POTTERY CAT LAYING DOWN



Just obtained a lovely model of a cat laying down. The back stamp shows that this is the work of Nicola Massarella. The model is approximately 11.2" long and 5.9" high. 

This very appealing cat is keen to find a new and loving home.  If you would like to adopt him, visit our website at http://www.replaceyourchina.com/poole-pottery-stoneware-acrylic-painted-cat-laying-down-4499-p.asp



Sunday, 15 February 2015

WEDGWOOD FLORENTINE (NAVY)

PATTERN CODE W1956


One of the many successful ranges of tableware produced by the Wedgwood factory was a range called Florentine. It came in several different colour and pattern variations, but one of the most popular was the navy version was Navy. (Pattern Code W1956). We have recently managed to obtain some excellent examples of this range and they are now available to be purchased on our website at Replaceyourchina.com.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

ROYAL DOULTON BERKSHIRE

Berkshire was one of the classic Royal Doulton ranges of tableware and many people were disappointed when its production ceased many years ago. It has now become quite difficult to source items of this pattern in good condition. 

We are delighted to be able to offer a range of good quality Royal Doulton Berkshire items, including dinner plates on our website at http://www.replaceyourchina.com/royal-doulton-berkshire-tc1021-17-c.asp

Make sure that you purchase your requirements of Royal Doulton Berkshire while we still have some in stock.

Enjoy your tableware
Chris Eley
Tel: 01202600838

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

POOLE POTTERY SUMMER GLORY

Sometimes it is difficult to work out why a particular pattern of tableware has become so popular. That is not the case with Poole Pottery's Summer Glory range. 

The soft autumnal colours of Summer Glory give a warm homely feeling at any time of the year and they also work well with modern household decor. The shapes of the pieces are just a little different from many other patterns, making them interesting without being "off the wall".

We were delighted to be able to obtain a further supply of this pattern and many items, including a large number of dinner plates are now available to be purchased on our website at http://www.replaceyourchina.com/poole-pottery-summer-glory-98-c.asp

Enjoy your tableware,
Regards,
Chris Eley



Wednesday, 12 March 2014

MARKS AND SPENCER HARVEST CANDLE STICKS

I have commented before on what a wide variety of items have been produced in many of the well known tableware patterns. 

One of the prime examples of this phenomenon is the range of Harvest produced for Marks and Spencer. Although it started off as primarily a tableware pattern, there were many items produced that really go far outside that  narrow description.

Today we purchased some fresh items of Harvest and amongst them was a pair of candle sticks. there was  a pair of lovely candle sticks, decorated in the Harvest pattern . Most of the Harvest was produced for Marks and Spencer by the now defunct (and much missed) Hornsea Pottery. 

Keep your eyes open. You will be surprised what items of Harvest you will find.

Regards, 
Chris