Glass Message Board

Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Canada => Topic started by: Sklounion on March 24, 2007, 09:15:18 AM

Title: Canadian Importers
Post by: Sklounion on March 24, 2007, 09:15:18 AM
Hi,
Do any of our Canadian members have infromation regarding two import companies who imported Czech glass?
The two companies used the labels Belfor and Waldonia.
Thanks in advance,
Marcus
Title: Re: Canadian Importers
Post by: Della on March 24, 2007, 09:44:43 AM
Hi Marcus,
It seems as though Belfor are still trading and still importing Czech glass.
http://www.belfor.ca/newProducts.asp

Not sure if you have this info already, however.
The owner of Waldonia Ltd was a Mr. Rudolf van der Walde. He had a company in Germany which went into liquidisation between 1938/39
http://www1.uni-hamburg.de/rz3a035//arisierte.html
I presume that he then went over to Canada.
Title: Re: Canadian Importers
Post by: Sklounion on March 24, 2007, 05:23:01 PM
Hi Della,
Thank you very much for your help.
Much appreciated, as always,
regards,
Marcus
Title: Re: Canadian Importers
Post by: Carolyn Preston on March 24, 2007, 11:48:35 PM
It seems as though Belfor are still trading and still importing Czech glass.
http://www.belfor.ca/newProducts.asp

Balfor crystal is what I had for my wedding present crystal. Lovely etched glass, thistle pattern. I will have to see if it is still available through the company's website. I know there is a lovely replacement store in Victoria, British Columbia. If you want, I can look up name, addresses, etc.

Carolyn