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Re: Registry Marks
Oh, I see what you mean now, Tim. Actually, I don't know the answer. You would need some sort of separate documentary evidence obviously - like a factory record of a pattern being produced prior to the registration date, and I don't know if that exists. Perhaps somebody more knowledgeable than I am could help you more. I would agree that the publishing date included in the mark for the Giraffe pattern is different than a registration date. I've always assumed it was just John Ridgway's choice, for whatever reason, to include that date in his mark. You see it on other Ridgway pieces too. Though now that you bring it up I don't know if it signifies more than just the date they started producing the pattern. Hmm, hope somebody else weighs in on this!
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