Dating royal albert backstamps
The purists among us believe that the quality is not the same.
Royal Doulton stamped pieces with identifying marks and symbols that provide collectors with important information about origin, age and value.A "Royal Warrant" is a stamp of quality and excellence, and is bestowed upon companies that are regular suppliers of the British Royal family.Royal Albert China has been sold and collected around the world for over 100 years.Between 1878 (when Henry and James Doulton acquired the major interest in the Pinder, Bourne factory in Nile Street, Burslem) and 1882 (when the name of the firm was changed to Doulton & Company, Burslem) existing Pinder, Bourne marks continued in use, such as the name in full: PINDER BOURNE CO.: and the initials P. Introduced in the latter part of 1901 to mark the grant of the Royal Warrant by King Edward VII together with the specific right to use the word ROYAL to designate Doulton products.
Several of these were adopted after 1882 by Doulton and remained in use for about twenty years. Occasionally found also between 19 along with B.7 but the later Holbein Wares were not always specifically marked.The Dinnerware line is extensive from plain to fancy, with gold or platinum trim.Some of the more popular patterns are Old Country Roses, Blossom Time or Val d’Or.The following numbers indicate the approximate periods during which the patterns so marked were first introduced.