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Latest Lladró Book!

A Collector's Book of Retired Lladró ;
Genuine Figurines & Their Marks

by Peggy Whiteneck
Deals with all Lladró brands!

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

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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.

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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
Animals
Babies
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


Now Available!
A Collector's Book of Retired Lladró

by Peggy Whiteneck
published by
Old Line Publishing, LLC
Hampstead, Maryland

Ever since its founding in the 1950s and its subsequent, stellar rise to global prominence, collectors have been fascinated with the singular modeling and attention to detail in Lladró Spanish porcelain figurines. Eventually, collectors discovered that Lladró wasn't just one brand, but several. At the same time, other companies began to sprout up all over Spain, particularly around Lladró's own region in Valencia, working "in the Lladró style" and hoping to catch a ride on the tailwinds of its popularity. This book is written to acquaint readers with retired figurines in all the Lladró and Lladró-affiliated brands and to help distinguish them from the work of other Spanish companies. The book features substantive chapters on the Lladró "core brand," NAO by Lladró, Zaphir, Golden Memories, Rosal, and Hispania, complete with representative photos for each brand.

Retail Price: $29.95
S & H: $5.95

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Also available at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com
or through any bookseller by ISBN order #13: 978-0-9845704-6-1.


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