Dating dubarry patterns
The early patterns were marked dubarry, the logo was later changed to Dubarry.
Between 1933 - 1936 Dubarry patterns were marked with the NRA logo to support The National Recovery Act.
The undecorated pieces were already made and marked Spode prior to the name change in 1833.
1847 to 1970: the company was owned outright by the Copeland family and a variation on Copeland or W. Copeland was used; again often in conjunction with the Spode name. In 1970, to celebrate the supposed bicentenary of the founding of the company, the name reverted to Spode with a new logo designed by John Sutherland Hawes.
These take the form of a letter over two numbers, for example J over 33, which would give you a date of January 1933.
Remember other numbers and letters appear on pieces which are not datemarks so you have to be certain they appear as one letter above two numbers.
Please feel free to use them for Inspiration, for design reference and in your art etc., but please don't use them in collage sheets to sell or any other commercial purposes. Please visit my page The Spode Archive for On this page, below, you will find links to my relevant blogposts about finding out about your Spode and Copeland pieces.You may find that you can do this yourself from these links. You can also find examples of backstamps illustrated on my my Spode ABC where you find all sorts of Spode history information.(The NRA, symbol was a blue eagle and was popular with workers.Businesses that supported the NRA put the symbol in their shop windows and on their packages.