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Collector's guides, pattern books and the Spode Museum Trust are possible resources to help determine the value of Spode china. In addition, you can contact a local reputable auctioneer, a pottery expert or a company suc... More »

Prior to 1833, when Spode became known as Copeland and Garrett, Spode did not back stamp its pieces, only occasionally including a pattern number painted in red or impressed into the clay. Pieces dating from 1833 to 1847... More »

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Use the Spode archive and information in books on Copeland Spode china history to determine the approximate age of the company's products. Also, learn about Spode backstamps to date pieces more easily by sight. More »

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Use the Spode archive and information in books on Copeland Spode china history to determine the approximate age of the company's products. Also, learn about Spode backstamps to date pieces more easily by sight. More »

Find out how much porcelain china is worth by inspecting its markings, evaluating its condition, and researching its origins and true value. If after these steps it seems to be valuable, have it professionally appraised ... More »

The value of china dishes depends on their condition, their rarity and current market demand. Comparing china dishes to other similar dishes is also crucial in determining their exact value. A person also can visit a chi... More »

One of the earliest patterns created by Josiah Spode I, the founder of the Spode Company, is a printed "Willow" pattern, which appears on Spode china from in the late 1780s and 1790s. As transfer printing techniques were... More »