Turmoil in Tableware

Wow. Here's an excerpt from an email I received today from Replacements Ltd., outlining how many venerable old tableware companies are suffering and shuttering:

Replacements, Ltd. 
China, Crystal, Silver, Collectibles - Old & New
Update Regarding Recent Turmoil in the Tableware Market 

Hello from Replacements, Ltd! Since you've previously indicated to us an interest in fine tableware and collectibles, we wanted to send this special update related to recent news in the tableware industry.

Based on the calls we are receiving, you have probably seen in the news that there has been recent turmoil in the tableware industry, with many famous brands filing in bankruptcy or operating in insolvency, including divisions of Waterford Wedgwood, Johnson Brothers, Franciscan, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert, Rosenthal, Hutschenreuther, Tirschenreuth, Lenox, Dansk, Gorham Stainless, Royal Worcester, and Spode. You may have also heard that Lenox is closing a select number of their outlets, Oneida the majority of theirs, and Fitz & Floyd and Pfaltzgraff all of theirs.

If you own patterns by these makers, or others who may also be struggling, now is a good time to check stock with us and get the pieces you need while our selection is at its best.