Another good example could be the Alice in Wonderland series created from 1973 to 1983 where the mark would include the words ‘ALICE SERIES “Queen of Hearts” BESWICK Made in England’ followed by a Royal Doulton copyright see.
The first thing you want to do is look on the underside of each piece. All famous makers have their own symbol or mark they stamp on the wares. You can find guides about them in your local library, but here are several notable names to start: Belleek, Beswick, Bow, Carlton, Chelsea, Claris High cliff, Denby, Derby, Doulton, Mason, Spode, Sylvac, Wedgwood, and Worcester, to name a few.
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The Beswick factory was invested in out by Royal Doulton with 1972.
Many of the metal zinc lids marked “BALL” (in cursive) come with an insert marked “Genuine Zinc Cap for Ball Mason Jars” (no mention of Boyd). They are often found separated from the zinc lid they were once a part of.
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In your late 1960’s the Beswick pottery began producing the first of several special figurine collections, the most famous of which is usually, of course, the Beatrix Potter collection.
This necessitated the providing of much greater information inside stamp so, for case, you will see ‘© WALT DISNEY PROD BESWICK ENGLAND’ on the underside of the Winnie this Pooh series, which was created from 1968 to 1990.
The patent can be viewed here, a pdf file from the site : Boyd’s Patent of March 30, 1869.
If you ever simply see a multitude, that is referred to being a ‘registration number’ by collectors and has now the same information encoded in it.
You can easily search for this information in some sort of collector’s reference guide.
This marking is one of many slight variations in phrasing found embossed in a circular formation on round milkglass liners (“inserts” or “discs”) , part of zinc screw lids used with the “Mason” style canning/ fruit jars.
The glass liners helped prevent food from coming in direct contact with the metal lid, which otherwise caused a metallic “off-taste” to be imparted to preserved food (not to mention the increased possibility of contamination from bacteria). Boyd was issued a patent for his invention (#88439) on March 30, 1869.