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One of the jobs of the Club is to help you identify and date unusual items and find out other relevant information by referring to the Royal Doulton archives.

To take advantage of all the benefits of membership write for an application form to Royal Doulton International Collectors' Club at U. Branch, Minton House, London Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7QD, Telephone (0782) 744766 or to the appropriate address shown below.

The only way someone can tell you the exact date a figurine was made is if a small number is directly to the right of the logo crown, then add that number to 1927 and you will know the exact date made.

If like me, you’ve often wondered what the different cyphers printed on the base of your figurines means, I am happy to tell you that after making many enquiries, I have finally managed to solve the mystery.

Members are kept up to date on collecting matters by mailings.

Four times a year you will receive the well illustrated Club magazine, full of articles and news concerning Royal Doulton wares past and present.This Double D’s symbol designed by Robert and Mary Hoogstraat, was the winning entry in the 2008 Royal Doulton Cypher competition held by the Royal Doulton International Collectors Club (RDICC) during the last quarter of 2007.The four interlocking D’s indicate the 2008 year of manufacture. Within ten years he had enlarged the factory three times, built a china works, taken on the largest and most gifted group of artists in the Potteries, and developed for Doulton a reputation for craftsmanship and artistry still identified with Royal Doulton today. The following are two typical examples found on the patterns Rouen and Kew. The printed or impressed word HOLBEIN is also found on some examples of this particular ware.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.Are you wondering how to know what date or era your Royal Doulton figurine was made in?