Thursday, November 4, 2010

Belleek Newslettre (# 14.2)


Jean C. Weleck R.I.P.
In Memory of 
Jean C. (Comerford)
Born: January 17, 1925
Died: September 24, 2010

(Mary) 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 survived by
two granddaughters (Erika and Kelly Reynolds), two grandsons
(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
be remembered for many activities including her appreciation
for art, jazz and Belleek.

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 AM
Funeral Mass on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 BOTH at
St. Andrew's 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
Mortuary & 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

(480) 895-9232

Click for Directions

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 sadly feels
her loss.

** 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 !!



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
information regarding our favorite obsession, BELLEEK !!

2011 Chicago Convention !!

     CHICAGO, 15th thru 18th SEPTEMBER, 2011 !!

Remember, transportation and lodging is in the current
headset of 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 !!



As Lincoln was a ghost for Halloween, he was invisible, so
the following is the best I can do !!

Scholar Lincoln !!

                      Lincoln’s first Montessori picture !!


Q: Why are Venetian blinds the greatest invention in the
    history of mankind?

A: If it wasn't for Venetian blinds, it would have been
    curtains for all of us.


REMEMBER, 2010 brings to our Society a ‘rejuvenation’
concept, where, as of January 1, 2010, NO MEMBERSHIP
DUES will be accessed in the future !! This is a positive
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.
Newsletters !!

** 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."
      -- Jay Leno


An interesting little, about 200 items, collection of Belleek
is currently for sale !! Many of the items are ‘new’, BUT
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
appropriate time to introduce another generation to the
marvels of our truly romantic Irish Belleek !! Or consider
purchasing yourself another indulgence !!


"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
breakfast says."
   -- Jimmy Fallon


If you find yourself searching out that scarce replacement
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
mine !!

                  Replacements, Ltd. China,
          Crystal, Silver, Collectibles - Old & New
    Request to Update "Pieces Needed" in Your Pattern(s)

Hello from 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 the request
notification process easier for hard-to-find patterns or
pieces. (If you have friends or family who may appreciate
our "Find This for Me" service, forward this e-mail -
they'll thank you!)

The feature is called "Find This for Me," and it will make
it easier 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

This following Link will Display their current Belleek inventory :


Utilize their “Find This for Me” Tab on Right of Screen and
follow their directions given, or if you already have a pattern
Link, to use "Find This for Me", follow these simple steps -

a) Click your (sample) pattern link(s) listed below. (If you
   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 requested. Please
   go to the link at the end of the last paragraph below to
   sign up for or to confirm your items of interest. Thanks!)

b) Scroll past "in stock" items that have blue "Add to Cart"
   buttons. (If you see the pieces you need here, just click
   to order!)

c) You'll then see items "not in stock" marked with gold
   "Find This for Me" buttons.

d) Review this section, and click the "Find This for Me"
   buttons for the specific pieces in your pattern(s) you'd
   like us to locate for you!

e) When you've finished selecting, complete the name and
   address form (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
inventory 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," "Silver," or
"Collectibles" tabs on our Web site, and following the steps
above. If you prefer, you may also enter the additional
pattern information manually.


If you have questions, please feel free to e-mail us at :


- we look forward to hearing from you!

And as we mentioned above, if you have friends or family
who may appreciate our "Find This for Me" service,
forward this e-mail - they'll thank you!

As always, thanks for your time, and thank you for being
our customer.


Jack Whitley
Senior Vice President - E-Commerce
Replacements, Ltd.
1089 Knox Road
PO Box 26029
Greensboro, NC 27420


Check us out at the following additional places on the web!


Facebook "Like" (click link, "Like" button, comment, share!) http://www.replacements.com/index.htm?s1=let&412&



Google Gadget (for those with or considering an iGoogle page)

** OH DEAR !!

While enjoying an early morning breakfast in a northern
Arizona cafe, four elderly ranchers were discussing
everything from cattle, horses, and weather, to how
things used to be in the "good old days." Eventually the
conversation moved on to their spouses.

One gentleman turned to the fellow on his right and asked,
"Roy, aren't you and your bride celebrating your fiftieth
wedding anniversary soon?"

"Yup, we sure are," Roy replied.

"Well, are you gonna do anything special to celebrate?"
another man asked.

The old gentleman pondered this for a moment, then replied,
"For our twenty-fifth anniversary, I took Bea to Tucson.
Maybe for our fiftieth, I'll go down there and get her."


I was presently surprised to acquire the following armorial/
crested 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 !!
BOTH are essentially the SAME size, so your comparison
is easier !!

  Noggin Dipper Mark ??

                      Mark from my Crested Noggin Dipper !!

Actually, the Irish Wolf Hound is done rather well !!

The Harp should have a ‘better’ curve from its pillar
(closest part 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
crisp, 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 of its
windows are missing !! The brim of the roof appears more
like a Stetson, i.e., it’s arched !!

I believe the greatest errors appear on Belleek’s Banner,
with Belleek being ‘almost’ spelled BELLEFK !! The letters
are 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,
seemingly, like every day !!

BUT, on the other hand, the Armorial (NOT pictured) is
FINELY painted !!

      Fine 1st Period Grass Mark !!

                      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 !!


For those of you I've 'lost contact' with, if you
WERE receiving my Newslettre and have NOT
received one in a bit, it's MOST probably due to a
Change in YOUR E-mail ID !! Post me, i.e., E-mail,
your current ID and I'll get you back on my list !!

If you read my Newslettres regularly and DID NOT
receive an E-mail notification of this Newslettre,
PLEASE just drop me an E-mail and I’ll be sure to
get you BACK onto my Circulation list !! THANKS !!

Of course, if you’re NOT currently on my List and
would LIKE to be in on my Mailing List, ALL you need
do is to drop me a SHORT note indicating 'that you
would like automatic notification of new Newslettres' !!
And, BINGO, I'll ADD you to my list and you'll begin
receiving upcoming Newslettre notifications !!

Del E. Domke, Belleek Consultant
16142 N.E. 15th. Street

Bellevue,  WA    98008-2711

Telephone :  1 (425) 746-6363

Message :    1 (425) 746-6363
FAX :         1 (425) 746-6363   (Télè first !!)
E-mail :     delyicious@comcast.net
Web-site :   The Beauty and Romance of Irish Belleek  
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