Activities Sports & Athletics Fitz and Floyd Collectibles The Dallas-based company is known as a purveyor of the finest china Share PINTEREST Email Print Fitz and Floyd Savannah Serving Bowl. Katie Workman / themom100.com Sports & Athletics Other Activities Collecting Cigars Baseball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Extreme Sports Football Golf Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Learn More By Barbara Crews Barbara Crews Barbara Crews is a lifelong collector who was featured on A&E for her collections. She has contributed to Antique Trader, Today’s Vintage, and more. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 01/13/19 From figurines to fine china, the 50-year-old Dallas-based Fitz and Floyd company's designers produce 500 pieces per year, so you don't want to be a completist when it comes to collecting the company's works. However, that wide availability and array of items at different price points and in different lines also make the majority of its products affordable in the primary and secondary marketplace. The attention to detail and hand-crafting of the designs still make them desirable to own, even if you won't put your children through college by selling your collection. Hand down your family's favorites instead, for nostalgia and tradition's sake. History of Fitz and Floyd Fine China Founded by Pat Fitzpatrick and Bob Floyd in Dallas in 1960, the ceramics company that bears their names started out as an import company. It soon expanded into creating and designing ceramic giftware, and Fitz and Floyd moved into tabletop products and accessories like candlesticks, plates, and teapots later in the 1960s. The company's hand-painted ceramic gift lines were developed in the 1970s, and the reputation of Fitz and Floyd grew due to the quality of its work and the creative pieces for which the company became known. The company’s in-house design staff developed themes around which entire collections were built. Among their most popular creations were their animal-themed teapots and their pots de creme cups and tea sets. According to its website, Fitz and Floyd dinnerware has been selected by presidents and governments around the world. The city of Dallas commissioned the company to create a one-of-a-kind tea service as the official gift to Queen Elizabeth for her visit to the city in 1991. In addition to holiday dinnerware and specialty serving pieces, the company also makes casual dinnerware and crystal as well. Fitz and Floyd Collectibles Although Fitz and Floyd products were collected long before they officially entered the collectibles arena, the company finally did so in 1990, with teapots and ornaments. The company continues to offer its popular lines of figurines, ornaments, snow globes, houses, mugs, and cookie jars. Fitz and Floyd sellers do brisk business with these collectibles on eBay and other online sites, such as Replacements.com, which also buys from the public to resell (though the seller has to pay shipping, which can be considerable, depending on the weight of the pieces). Fitz and Floyd Holiday Collections Among the company's most popular ceramic creations are Fitz and Floyd's lines of Christmas items, which include ornaments and figurines for Nativity displays, as well as bells, special serving dishes, and teapots. Although best known for its Christmas products, Fitz and Floyd also has an extensive collection of popular Easter items and Halloween-themed lines as well. When it comes to ceramic giftware and products, Fitz and Floyd set the standard a long time ago with quality and detailed design. There is no mistaking a Fitz and Floyd ceramic piece, be it a cookie jar, teapot, or another tabletop item, as the its pieces have hand-engraved markings that spell out the company name. Smaller pieces have a label with a copyright symbol and capital FF in a rectangular box. Pieces also often note where they were made.