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Ebay is a wonderful place to find interesting varieties of new pieces, research and replace old patterns and become a new Wedgwood collector.

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Any of these three can either diminish or completely destroy the value of your item.

If you buy a damaged item, buy it for love, not out of an investment..be sure to pay accordingly.

The advantage of collecting Wedgwood is that it was one of the few manufacturers of porcelain and china that 90 percent of the time marked their china with their name.

As we recently posted, Minton majolica used a complex series if marks including a date code symbol to mark its earthenware.

Like Minton, Wedgwood was quite fastidious about marking their wares.

It's not common to find a piece of Wedgwood majolica that does not have at least an impressed WEDGWOOD mark impressed into the body of the piece.

He learned his craft well and as an adult he began experimenting with different formulas for porcelain and had made several technological advances in the process of design transfer.

His abilities got him noticed and in 1765 he made a complete set of dishes for Queen Charlotte.

However it was not the only pottery to date code its majolica.

Wedgwood, which began potting majolica in 1861, used a simple letter system to mark its earthenware and pearlware.

This was replaced with MADE IN ENGLAND after 1910, the year that general majolica manufacture ceased at Wedgwood.

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