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No more shattered dreams
Anyone who has tried to replace a teacup from Grandma's china knows how frustrating it can be to find it. That's because while more than 100,000 patterns of china, crystal and flatware are in existence, 80 percent of them are discontinued, according to Replacement Ltd., which can help people find what they are looking for.

The Greensboro, N.C., company stocks pieces from virtually every pattern in its 5 million-piece inventory. For information, call Replacements Ltd. at (800) 737-5223 or (800)-REPLACE.

Other companies that can help include China Traders Matching Service, (800) 638-9955, and for missing silver pieces, Atlantic Silver, (800) 288-6665.

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