BAK1061
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Nova Scotian Crystal

A couple of years ago we bought a couple of pieces while in Halifax. A couple of months later we read they were entering bankruptcy. Today I received a holiday catalog from them. Anyone know what the story is here ?  

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glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

No I do not have any information.  Why not call and ask or send an email to them inquiring.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Actually, I found the answer yesterday. The company known as NovaScotian Crystal, was absorbed by Halifax Glassworks Ltd.  That company's owners founded NSC in 1996.  It's a paper shuffle really. The debt stays with NSC, which technically no longer exists. Halifax Glassworks will keep everyone working, and will maintain the use of the NovaScotian Crystal name on its retail operations.  So basically, they are under new ownership, which happens to be the original ownership.  If anyone ever takes a cruise up to Halifax, you really should check out the store. It's at the end of the pier on the left. They have some really nice pieces and sets.l

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

 

Thanks for the update.  I was glad to read that you found out more information. Wish that I had known about this store when I was in Haifax last year - especially since you recommend it.

 

RichardGB
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Yes. They are open for business and very good crystal. When Haligonians (that's me) found out that they were closing, people started buying their product. We kinda took them for granted.
BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

 

 

We have a lot of Waterford, but we find the Halifax crystal much nicer in some ways. We purchased 2 scotch glasses, and the water drams that go with them.  As a daring experiment, we tried bourbon in the glasses.  The glasses didn't seem to notice our attempt to trick them.

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