Posted by Cathy Grammer-Margolin (188.8.131.52) on January 17, 2001 at 10:52:37:
In Reply to: Just out of curosity...... posted by Michelle on January 16, 2001 at 15:17:13:
Check the backmarks on the backmark page. Those are real backmarks on the underside of the china. There were alot of "look-alikes" but they usually were marked on the underside as another manufacturer.
Sometimes, people say Haviland when they really mean Limoges. Limoges is a place in France that had this great clay for making china very translucent. Many manufacturers used it, including Haviland, but Haviland is one of the most well-know, so peopls may say Haviland, but it may be something else.
Also there were reproductions of the Presidential china sets, but they would have said reproductions on the underside.
I hate to say this, but I do not believe anything the Auctioneers tell us (grin).
Even Sotheby's and Christie's were sued for price fixing.
Also education of what Haviland looks like and reading books about it like the Nora Travis books are a help.
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