The Fielding's Crown Devon Collectors Club was formed in 1999 but time marches inexorably on and now the time has come after seventeen interesting years, to cease individual membership of the club. My thanks go to those who have supported me during these years and I hope I have met their expectations.
The reasons for this decision are many but importantly Picasa hosted by Google has been withdrawn which means that our Photo Gallery has disappeared and for this I apologise. So far, no other suitable host has been found and with the disappearance of “Crown Devon World” a few years ago, this means that there is once again nothing for collectors and owners to browse.
The web site will continue for as long as I am able so the Member’s Area (renamed Crown Devon Articles) will be made available to all on application. Existing members can continue to access the area as at present by using their access details but new readers are asked to click on the Crown Devon Articles tab then on “Click here to obtain access details” to open your email client. Send a request with your name, address, telephone number (stored off-computer for safety) and collecting interests and I will respond with your personal access details. I cannot promise to keep the flow of new articles coming but keep looking. You may find that the ongoing series entitled, “Crown Devon Patterns”, will do instead of the Photo Gallery. I hope so.
All Crown Devon collectors and owners are welcome to make contact by email to FCDCC2003@talktalk.net or by telephone to 01709 874433 with any questions or to share thoughts and ideas. It will greatly help us to give a correct answer if you would kindly send photos of your piece including the marking (backstamp) as attachments to you email. Should you require guidance as to its probable value, please let me know your country so that the correct currency can be used when replying. Please remember that even with over 25 years’ experience, these answers are only opinions and we cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred. To be fair to all collectors, dealers should declare this and not take an unfair advantage of a free opinion.