How Old Is My Spode?

Information about Spode and Copeland history can be found in the large Spode archive which is deposited at the Stoke on Trent City Archives. Here it is carefully looked after and is accessible to the public.

Please visit my page The Spode Archive for full information on how to find out about your Spode and Copeland pieces and any Spode research you may wish to undertake.

Enquiries can be emailed to:

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 use the Search box.
  • Spode and Regency Roses On this blog you will find an example of a backstamp from c1807 of the pattern number only in gold. It is badly worn. It is also difficult to read because of the style of writing at this period. It will help you to know what to look for in Spode backstamps for the early 1800s in the absence of the company name.
  • Spode Pattern 329 & a bit about Pattern Numbers
  • Spode ABC on the T-V page scroll down to the entry for a pattern called Tumbledown Dick which explains 3 backstamps of the 1820s.
You can also find examples of backstamps illustrated on my my Spode ABC where you find all sorts of Spode history information.

Use the links below to find more images and dates which are dotted about this blog:

Remember there are over 300 marks recorded just for the Spode company so it is not an easy subject!