A roundup of new products and servicesTitanic TidbitEvery...


February 04, 1996|By Laura Barnhardt

A roundup of new products and services

Titanic Tidbit

Every home needs at least one conversation piece. This displayable piece of coal from the Titanic wreck site is sure to generate some talk. Offering this bit of maritime history -- for private collectors only -- is RMS Titanic Inc. The chunks are from its 1994 recovery expedition. Each piece of coal comes with a display case designed to protect it, an engraved brass dedication plaque and a numbered certificate of authenticity. The price is $25 plus $4.95 for shipping. To order call (800) 441-0500, or write to Titanic Research & Recovery Ltd., Suite 2300, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10014.

A Lot of Pottery

These functional and very aesthetic pottery pieces by South Moon Studio will give any room a certain flair. The collection, which includes oil lamps, aromatherapy lamps and hand-poured candles, was designed by local artist Steffin Newman. Pieces are available at Baskets & Roses in Towson, Nouveau Contemporary Goods on North Charles Street, Earth's Treasures in Harford Mall and other local specialty shops. Prices range from $4.50 to $22.

Mighty Mailbox

Dave Fulton of Monkton, president of Manor Mailboxes Inc., has introduced a nearly indestructible mailbox. This tough polyethylene product will resist attacks by vandals, careless motorists, animals and even snowplows, Mr. Fulton says. When the base is filled with sand, the Country Manor Mailbox weighs 150 pounds. It stands almost 5 feet high and comes in three colors: black, gray and green. The cost is $174.95 plus $6 for shipping. Call (800) 63-MANOR to order. Mr. Fulton offers a money-back guarantee.

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