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For those interested in glass figurines, Fenton Art Glass Beasts, Birds & Butterflies is another of Peggy's books!

Also for those interested in glass, Fenton Art Glass Fairy Lamps & Lights is Peggy's latest book! It focuses on small, candle-lit "lamps" that were first used in the Victorian era to light dark hallways before the invention of gaslight or electricity.

The publisher for these Fenton books has gone out of business, but I am pursuing other publishing options for revised and expanded editions. Stay tuned! In the meantime, you may still find advance-ordered and used copies of these books at online booksellers.

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El Portal Porcelana Now Search Enabled!

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Users can now search for individual items by title name or by number. (Search result links will open in a separate window.) To search by model name, simply place the title in quotes.

Troubleshooting notes:
  • The search by model name will not work if there is more than one word in the title unless you place the name in quotes.
  • The model number search will not work if you place a number sign, brand name, or any other prefix before the number.
  • No letter suffix is required for model numbers in Golden Memories.
If you do not know either the name or the model number, you can always scroll down to the thematic catalog links below to browse for your figurine/ornament.

Golden Memories Catalog

-© Peggy Whiteneck

Note of Appreciation: Collector Lynn Wolfenden has done us all a special service by providing me with copies of original retail catalogs and price lists. Thanks to her, I've been able to complete the first year GM catalog for this site and to add the original retail prices that were missing from many of the listings. Thanks so much, Lynn! Thanks also to Jorge Gonzalez, Jane Dejno, and "Heather T." for providing photos for the catalog of items in their own collection. All photo contributions for items without pictures are gratefully received!

In the catalog listings, I give the last retail price only on GM items, whenever it is known. Lladró collectors are interested in GM today primarily for its curiosity value, so I would not venture to ascribe monetary appreciation to GM models nor to speculate whether they would even retain their last retail value. The best of them are the first year figurines, which I have seen offered occasionally on the non-internet secondary market at prices in the $45-$50 range. As such, they are a good value alternative to the more expensive NAO models made from the same moulds. Some collectors (including me!) have a special affection for the translucent matte porcelain formula and the unusually vivid pastels of these first year figurines. I pick them up whenever I can acquire them without paying "Lladró prices" for them.

A final curiosity is worth noting in the catalog listings: there are no categories for adult figurines. Golden Memories, it seems, was all about childhood.

Please Note: This is an information web site ONLY. While I very much welcome email contacts from serious collectors or just those wanting more information on Spanish porcelain, please do not contact me asking for sales or acquisition assistance, as those areas are not my bailiwick.

No portion of this catalog may be reproduced or distributed in any print or electronic venue or for other public consumption without the express permission of Peggy Whiteneck.

GM Catalog Index

Angels & Fantasy Themes
Christmas Ornaments
Clowns & Kids in Costumes
Ethnicity and Race
Holiday Figurines
Kids with Animals or Birds
Kids with Musical Instuments
Kids with Their Toys
Miscellaneous Kids
Sports & Career Themes

At Last - A New Lladró Book!

The Lladró Guide; A Collector's Reference to Retired Porcelain Figurines in Lladró Brands

My most recent Lladró book has revised and expanded content and remains the only book in print on this topic that isn't just a catalog. Covers all Lladró and Lladró-affiliated brands (regular collection, NAO, Zaphir, Golden Memories, Hispania, Rosal, and Tang) and tells how to distinguish them from imitations and counterfeits. Includes revised and expanded content, including many new photos and a new chapter on future directions for collectors and the company now that it has passed from family hands. The book is in hard cover, which eliminates that annoying curl-up that happens with paperback books. You can order the book directly from the publisher, Schiffer Books, on Amazon, or from your favorite bookstore using the ISBN 13 number 978-0764358395.

Warning: If you're looking for a catalog of every retired figurine Lladró ever made, this is not the book for you. If you're looking for beautiful, full-color photos of representative models and more in-depth and well-researched information about Lladró and its history and production than you can get in thumbnail photos with captions, this book is what you're looking for.

Retail Price in Hardcover: $45

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