Dating glass backstamps

PLEASE NOTE: When filing for registration of a mark, it's required to state on the application when the mark was first put into use.

When one desires to suggest a time frame for usage, it's this initial date one should go by, NOT the date when the application was filed or the date registration approval was granted.

These latter dates, which have been included below, are to confirm that Imperial did, in fact, secure registration. On December 19, 1901 corporation papers were filed in Ohio County Court House.

There are a number of makers of silver (both sterling and silverplate) that use the Rogers name.

In 1896, Thomas Clark Wild bought a pottery in Longton, Stoke on Trent, England, called Albert Works, which had been named the year before in honor of the birth of Prince Albert, who became King George VI in 1936.

Using the brand name Albert Crown China, Thomas Wild and Co.

This blog is an exploration of silver and silver plate.

It is just a small record of my experiences, hunting, researching and playing with silver and silver plate. If you do find it useful please feel free to leave a comment.