(Part 2 of a five part series)
As Ebay's limit is 10 pics per guide,
this guide should be read after Part 1. How to buy Old Country Roses - Royal Albert
Please note the difference between these two English produced backstamps is in the Copyright wording...
the last line of the backstamp starts (c) ROYAL or (c) 1962
It is not known at this stage which came first, however because both use the name ROYAL ALBERT without the (r) registration mark, we can safely assume it was after 1973 and before 1993 which was the year ROYAL ALBERT was registered as a trade mark.
The company of TC Wild & Sons Ltd was renamed Royal Albert Ltd in 1970, but ownership did not change until July 1972. It could be possible that the (c) ROYAL was used in that time and the (c) 1962 was used by the new owners Royal Doulton from July 1972 onwards.
More research in the near future will confirm this.