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Registration Mark Table One 1842 to 1867

The layout above was used between 1842 & 1867.

 

The diamond below was used between 1868 & 1883

Registration Mark Table 2 was in use between the years 1868 to 1883.

 

The top semi-circle designates the year, the left one the month, the right one the day of the month and the bottom one indicates the parcel number that identifies the manufacturer.
A = 1845 F = 1847 K = 1857 P = 1851 U = 1848
B = 1858 G = 1863 L = 1856 Q = 1866 V = 1850
C = 1844 H = 1843 M = 1859 R = 1861 X = 1842
D = 1852 I = 1846 N = 1864 S = 1849 Y = 1853
E = 1855 J = 1854 O = 1862 T = 1867 Z = 1860
 
The top semi-circle designates the day of the month, the left one the parcel number that identifies the manufacturer, the right one the year and the bottom one indicates the month.
A = 1871 H = 1869 P = 1877 X = 1868
C = 1870 I = 1872 S = 1875 Y = 1879
D = 1878 J = 1880 U = 1874  
E = 1881 K = 1883 V = 1876  
F = 1873 L = 1882 W = 1878  
 
On English pottery and porcelain, the Registration Number, if present is the key to beginning your research.

The Registration Diamond and subsequently Registered Design number allow you to date the year in which a patent was given protecting a manufacturer's design for a period of three years. Please note that the date relates only to the year in which the design was registered and not its manufacture date which could be much later.

In general, but not always, an impressed mark refers to the physical design (shape etc) of an item whilst a printed mark tends to refer to the decoration.

From 1884, the following straightforward number sequence was employed:

 
Year No Year No Year No Year No Year No
1884 1 1885 19756 1886 40480 1887 64520 1888 90483
1889 116648 1890 141273 1891 163767 1892 185713 1893 205240
1894 224720 1895 246975 1896 268392 1897 291241 1898 311658
1899 331707 1900 351202 1901 368154 1902 385180 1903 403200
1904 424400 1905 447800 1906 471860 1907 493900 1908 518640
1909 535170 1910 552000 1911 574817 1912 594195 1913 612431
1914 630190 1915 644935 1916 653521 1917 658988 1918 662872
1919 666128 1920 673750 1921 680147 1922 687144 1923 694999
1924 702671 1925 710165 1926 718057 1927 726330 1928 734370
1929 742725 1930 751160 1931 760583 1932 769670 1933 779292
1934 789019 1935 799097 1936 808794 1937 817293 1938 825231
1939 832610 1940 837520 1941 838590 1942 839230 1943 839980
1944 841040 1945 842670 1946 845550 1947 849730 1948 853260
1949 856999 1950 860854 1951 863970 1952 866280 1953 869300
1954 872531 1955 876067 1956 879282 1957 882949 1958 887079
1959 891665 1960 895000 1961 899914 1962 904638 1963 909364
1964 914536 1965 919607            

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