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Start of the Spode business to 1833: the company was known as Spode.
Pieces were not always marked and sometimes just a pattern number appears and no Spode name at all.
Using the Spode archive and published books you can learn about different backstamps (marks) on Spode pieces.
This though can only be a guide to a date - it is not an exact science and some backstamps were used for many, many years.
Yes, I admit it, while in Malaysia, I installed the infamous Tinder app on my phone and….well,** I went with the flow.**Ok, ok, it is true that this app is filled with two categories of **weirdos**: the direct sexual stalkers and the marry-me-now ones. But since I’ve turned 32 (OMG, how’s that possible?!?? ) I also realised I could no longer waste time crying with a broken heart on my pillow, I had to focus on finding something. (At least for now) And in the last few weeks of crazy dating, I learnt a few things that I hope will install some hope to all the single ladies (and men) out there, looking to cross paths not with a soulmate perhaps, but with some interesting people for sure.
Postcard producers printed cards that followed the current trends of postcards.
Dates can be approximated by the material and design of a postcard.
Learning about styles and shapes can also help date pieces, particularly on the older pieces from the early 1800s when many were not marked.
Spode used hundreds of different styles of backstamps in its nearly 250 year history.
Our Postcard History page provides information about these general trends.