About China Specialties, Inc.
China Specialties is an Ohio company that caters to collectors of a number of dinnerware and pottery lines produced in this region during the 1930's through the 1970's. We began business in 1986, and have expanded our offerings each year. We offer several exclusive patterns of Fiesta™ dinnerware as well as an exclusive selection of the most popular shapes in Hall China Company’s famous line of highly collectible Teapots.
We also offer items never before made in dinnerware patterns such as Red Poppy, Orange Poppy, Crocus, Silhouette and Blue Bouquet which were all originally sold by various coffee and tea home delivery services. And of course the most famous pattern of all, Jewel Tea’s Autumn Leaf.
Shown above- our line of miniatures... look at the level of detail! The full size pepper shaker is shown for comparison. That Aladdin style teapot even has an infuser with 17 little holes... it is amazing!!
A new line for us is the Blue Currier & Ives ware which was sold in A&P grocery stores back in the 1950's and 1960's.
Working with the original manufacturers in many cases as well as the original copyright and trademark holders, we have new china, glass and fabric items made to accessorize and coordinate with these now highly collectible dinnerware lines. Items such as china rolling pins, pie birds, piggy banks and a number of unusual teapot shapes are just some of the items we offer.
We do not reproduce items, and only make new shapes never before produced in these patterns.
Click on the links at left to learn more about the history of the line, what we can offer you in it and where to find more information and other collectors.
We ship either by UPS or, in the case of smaller items, United States Post Office. Items are packed well and insured against breakage. We accept returns (received back to us in good condition of course) for a cheerful refund of the merchandise price only for ANY reason for up to 30 days. At present, we only accept checks or money orders (no credit cards) and do not carry accounts. To order, you can simply send a check or money order along with a note stating what you want. Please include the following shipping charges- $6 for the first item, $4 for each additional item ordered. Ohio Residents only need to add 7% sales tax. At present, we do not collect sales tax for any shipments except to Ohio residents.
For Autumn Leaf, Silhouette, Hall Teapots, etc for which prices are not yet given, email or write us for a free price list and order form.
Dealers who are making inquiries must do so by regular mail and must include either a copy of their sales tax license or a business card or letterhead when inquiring about resale purchases.
If you have questions, you may
call us between NOON and 8pm daily at 330-220-7456 and we will attempt to assist you in any way we can. Unfortunately we can not give appraisals or values of your old ware. Instead we recommend you consult one of the price guides we have listed in the books and newsletters section of this web-site.
Our mailing address is
P.O. Box 361280
Strongsville, OH 44280
We do not have a retail show room, but we do have an outlet shop in East Liverpool, Ohio at Pottery City Antique Mall in downtown East Liverpool. We have items there with slight flaws that are offered at slightly reduced prices. East Liverpool is also the home of the Hall China Company, and is right across the river from the Homer Laughlin China Company. If you are a committed pottery collector, I can think of few towns that could be of more interest to you.... both companies have their own outlet stores attached to their factories and are great fun to visit. Both of these china companies have tours of the factory where you can see pottery being made, and that gives you a whole new level of appreciation for your collectibles.
Fiesta is a trademark of the Homer Laughlin China Company of Newell, WV. Hall China is a trademark of the Hall China Company of East Liverpool, OH. The "Jewel T" logo in a circle is a trademark of the JTHF of Barrington IL. China Specialties, Inc. , Columbia China Co. and HotOven China are trademarks of China Specialties, Inc. Cat-tail, Sunporch, Mexicana, Lu-Ray Pastels, Starburst, Moon Over Miami, Raymor, Maverick Menagerie, Red Poppy, California Mobile, Silhouette, Orange Poppy, Crocus, Corky the Pig, Blue Bouquet, and Gamebird when used for tableware and accessories are trademarks of China Specialties, Inc. The Autumn Leaf Decal name and design are copyrighted trademarks of C.D.O. of East Liverpool, OH.
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