Can I wash Haviland in the Dishwasher?
I do know of people that do put Haviland in
the dishwasher (I am talking about antique Haviland produced before
1931- see our Backmark section to determine
the age) , but I would not put any that has Gold decoration in the
dishwasher- always use a dishwasher soap without LEMON as Lemon, being
acidic, is probably not good for older more fragile dishes.
How do I get marks, spots or gummy labels such as
price tags off my precious Haviland?
You can use soap such as Joy and it will get most
stains off. You can also soak it for a time and it will help. For the
stubborn stains, I use a dilution of Prell shampoo. I also use Un-Du
(which the smaller version has a nice plastic scraper) and Goo-Gone to
get the price tag, sticky labels or gummy residue off Haviland
plates, etc. Both can be found in the major hardware and some grocery
My Haviland has a chip, crack- is it worth
Rarely is it worth anything as most collectors
prefer pristine condition. It is worth more only if it is a very very
rare pattern or rare piece of china such as a pancake server, that
someone is just itching to own.