In Memory of Jean C. (Comerford) Weleck Born: January 17,
1925 Died: September 24, 2010
Jean Weleck went to cheer with angels and be with
the Lord on
Sept 24. She is the beloved wife of Charles,
loving mother to Steve,
(wife Marilyn) Weleck, Onalee Jean
(OJ), (husband Brad) Reynolds and
devoted friend to so many
other family members and friends. She is also
two granddaughters (Erika and Kelly Reynolds), two
(Brian and Aaron Weleck) and two wonderful energetic great
grandsons and a lovely great granddaughter.
She loved life and lived it to its fullest every day. She will
remembered for many activities including her appreciation
for art, jazz
Family and friends may visit 5:00 - 7:00 PM Monday,
September 27, 2010
at Valley of the Sun Mortuary Chapel,
10940 E. Chandler Heights Road,
Chandler, AZ and are
invited to attend the 9:45 AM Rosary and the 10:00
Funeral Mass on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 BOTH at
Catholic Church, 3450 E. Ray Road, Chandler,
AZ. Interment will follow
immediately at Valley of the Sun
Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun
& Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.
Monday, September 27, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Valley of the Sun Mortuary
10940 E. Chandler Heights Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85248
Jean was our 2nd most deserving Society Honouree. She
shared with us,
among other things, over her precious life,
her devotion to Belleek via
her travels throughout Ireland
and her splendid collection which, she
compiled into her work Anatomy of a Belleek, c1996.
Our Belleek world
** ME !!
I NEVER seem to discuss ME, except for some newly
acquired items ?? In
any case PLEASE excuse the briefness
and content of this Newslettre, as
I’ve recently had my right
shoulder replaced and am left
typing with a couple of left
(over) fingers !! I’ll be
utilizing lots of cut-and-paste !!
** UPCOMING CONVENTION NEWS !!
** FINALLY, NEWS !!
The Windy City Chapter is very excited
to host the next
convention and is very busy
with the plans !!
Chicago lost the Olympic bid but we DID
gained the next
BCIS convention !! Please join us
for a fun filled convention
where we talk about,
shop for, auction off , and share
regarding our favorite obsession, BELLEEK !!
SO, SAVE THE DATE FOR BCIS 2011 CONVENTION -
CHICAGO, 15th thru 18th
SEPTEMBER, 2011 !!
Remember, transportation and lodging is in the current
INCREASING rates as space becomes a
premium !! So, book AS EARLY as you
can to keep your
rates reasonable !!
Remember, most honest carriers
will offer you a matching
rate, if your reservation drops in price !!
Discuss this event
with them !!
BE SURE TO FORWARD THESE DATES AND ASSOCIATED
CONVENTION INFORMATION TO ALL YOUR
** SCHOLAR LINCOLN !!
As Lincoln was a ghost for Halloween, he was invisible, so
following is the best I can do !!
Montessori picture !!
** MONTESSORI FUNNY !!
Q: Why are Venetian blinds the greatest invention in the
A: If it wasn't for Venetian blinds, it would have been
curtains for all of us.
** POTTERY UPDATES !!
REMEMBER, 2010 brings to our Society a
concept, where, as of January 1,
2010, NO MEMBERSHIP
DUES will be accessed in the future !! This is a
attempt to attract new members, whom are visiting our BCIS
Site but not joining our fine Society !!
Although, there will no longer
be a yearly membership
renewal item’, there will
STILL be Limited Edition items,
available ONLY to Society members !!
This will be in addition
to special offers to members ONLY !!
SO, be sure to visit
your Pottery’s Official Site at :
to view all their new wares and read your B.C.I.S.
** TOADS or FROGS ??
"Scientists have claimed that toads can predict an
earthquake, and they
will flee five days before it strikes.
So if you're ever stuck on the
San Diego freeway behind
a long line of toads, you're screwed."
** BELLEEK FOR SALE !!
An interesting little, about 200 items, collection of Belleek
currently for sale !! Many of the items are ‘new’,
REMEMBER, that the 6th Period begins in 1965 and ended
in 1980 !!
Even these items are THIRTY to FORTY FIVE
years old now !! All items
may be viewed at the following Site :
With some important holidays nearing, this would be an
to introduce another generation to the
marvels of our truly romantic
Irish Belleek !! Or consider
purchasing yourself another indulgence !!
HASN’T WORKED FOR ME ??
"A new study found that eating corned beef for breakfast
could help you
lose weight. That doesn't sound like a study,
that sounds like
something a guy who eats corned beef for
-- Jimmy Fallon
** CHINA REPLACEMENT !!
If you find yourself searching out that scarce
item for yourself or a friend, you may discouver the
following Site extremely useful !!
I’ll paraphrase their
response to a couple of requests of
Replacements, Ltd. China,
Crystal, Silver, Collectibles - Old
Request to Update "Pieces Needed" in Your Pattern(s)
Replacements, Ltd! Since you've previously
indicated to us an interest
in fine tableware and collectibles,
we wanted to let you know that as
we get closer to the very
active holiday season, we are conducting tens
of thousands of
searches for great tableware and collectible pieces
requested by those who've let us know of specific needs.
And since we
are searching anyway, we're updating our
records for the current
pattern and piece request
preferences of our customers.
To let us know
of particular items that you may be
interested in, you can take
advantage of an added feature
on our web site product listings to make
notification process easier for hard-to-find patterns or
pieces. (If you have friends or family who may appreciate
This for Me" service, forward this e-mail -
they'll thank you!)
The feature is called "Find This for Me," and it will make
for you to tell us which specific pieces in your
pattern(s) you would
like to have us search for (you can
even check to see if we now have
your items in stock, per
Utilize their “Find This for Me” Tab on Right of
follow their directions given, or if you already have a
Link, to use "Find This for Me", follow these simple steps -
Click your (sample) pattern link(s) listed below.
don't see specific pattern links listed below,
we may not
have your specific requests on file,
or, to date, we
haven't had stock in patterns you've
go to the link at the end of the last
paragraph below to
sign up for or to confirm your items of
b) Scroll past "in stock" items that have blue "Add
(If you see the pieces you need here, just click
then see items "not in stock" marked with gold
for Me" buttons.
d) Review this section, and click the "Find This for
for the specific pieces in your pattern(s) you'd
like us to locate
e) When you've finished selecting, complete the name and
(so that we may verify our records), then
click "Submit." We'll then
enter your specific requests in
our computerized search system, and let
you know when
we find your pieces. It's very easy! You can start now by
clicking a sample ‘reply’ link(s) below!
If you don't see links above, or if you need additional
availability/pricing information for other china,
crystal, silver, or
collectible pattern(s), you can add these
requests via the same "Find
This for Me" process by going
to the following link, locating
additional manufacturer and
pattern names under the "China," "Crystal,"
"Collectibles" tabs on our Web site, and following the
above. If you prefer, you may also enter the additional
While enjoying an early morning breakfast in a northern
four elderly ranchers were discussing
everything from cattle, horses,
and weather, to how
things used to be in the "good old days."
conversation moved on to their spouses.
turned to the fellow on his right and asked,
"Roy, aren't you and your
bride celebrating your fiftieth
wedding anniversary soon?"
sure are," Roy replied.
"Well, are you gonna do anything special to
another man asked.
The old gentleman pondered this for a
moment, then replied,
"For our twenty-fifth anniversary, I took Bea to
Maybe for our fiftieth, I'll go down there and get her."
** SUSPECTED MARK ??
I was presently surprised to acquire the following armorial/
dipper recently !! BUT,
that’s a whole other story !!
In any case, let’s examine its mark !!
I THOURGHLY believe
this to be a
VERY ‘suspicious’ mark !!
For discussion, please
reference my attached pair of photos,
one from the armorial item and
the other from a Grass Cup !!
are essentially the SAME size, so your comparison
is easier !!
from my Crested Noggin Dipper !!
Actually, the Irish Wolf Hound is done rather well !!
The Harp should have a ‘better’ curve from its
to Devenish Castle) over to the Sounding
Board, which, should also
have a PERFECTLY straight back !!
The strings also look a bit
‘re-drawn’, i.e., they’re not very
i.e., straight or evenly spaced ??
As to Devenish Tower, its roof appears in total disrepair !!
It's ‘caving in’,
i.e., collapsing in shambles and TWO
windows are missing !! The brim of the roof appears more
Stetson, i.e., it’s arched !!
I believe the greatest errors
appear on Belleek’s Banner,
being ‘almost’ spelled BELLEFK !! The letters
SO uneven and not
at all on a smooth curve !! The ends
of the banner are shambles, with
what appears to be just
some ‘curly cues’, instead
of the proper shamrocks !! If you
look closely, you will actually
notice that MANY
of the little
flowers appear to be ‘star’ like,
i.e., little pointy flowers !!
Again, this is MY speculation and may be contradicted at
any time as
we’re discouvering different Belleek marks,
every day !!
BUT, on the other hand, the Armorial (NOT pictured) is
A VERY fine
Grass Cup 1st. Period Mark !!
This is most probably my last Newslettre of this current
year, as my health, i.e., my advanced sholder arthritis, etc.,
prevents my typing much of anything, intelligent or otherwise !!
In any case, I TRULY WISH ALL Belleekers out there in
Belleek Land the most joyful of Holiday Seasons !!
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Del E. Domke, Belleek Consultant
16142 N.E. 15th. Street Bellevue, WA