Vale Bone China Tea Set - Pre 1913? - Royal Vale Page Query
Vale Bone China Tea Set - Pre 1913? - Royal Vale Page Query:-
I am interested in your Royal Vale section. Thanks for your very informative site :) Do you know if the firm was called Vale on its own for a while before it became Royal Vale? I have a tea set which is marked Genuine Bone Chine Vale Made in Longton England. It is identical to other sets I have seen on ebay marked as Royal Vale. Would this indicate a date before 1913?
JanetReply from Peter (admin) below - just scroll down
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Reply by Peter (admin)
To:- Vale Bone China Tea Set - Pre 1913? - Royal Vale Page Query
Thanks for your kind words!
Actually, the answer is already on the site in the visitors comments section (Royal Vale Backstamps by Dawn), but I didn't flag it up enough to be properly visible to visitors. I have now corrected this - see top of Royal Vale main page.
On the 'comments' page Dawn shared this info:
"In the period when Coloclough's was officially known as HJ Colclough (1897-1937) the 'Vale' marks were first used when the firm expanded to the new 'Vale' works in Longton Circa 1908. The backstamp
you would see in the pre-1913 period was the 'Vale China' mark.
Around and inside a black oval line, in all black lettering:
MADE IN LONGTON
Now, I'm not sure what you are wanting to do with your Royal Vale bone china wares:
1. Sell them
2. Value them
3. Buy more
4. Just find out more about them
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