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China Backstamps - Information and Pictures - Fitz and Floyd
Fitz and Floyd is a relatively new company. It was founded in 1960 but did not gain much popularity until the next decade. They are popular for their different collectibles, and most of their patterns tend to follow a certain theme. Not all Fitz and Floyd pieces have backstamps. In fact, some pieces were marked with nothing more than a small paper sticker. Because of this, it is more difficult to identify the dates of the pieces than it is to identify that they are made by Fitz and Floyd.
Luckily, some of the Fitz and Floyd stamps are dated, such as this embossed mark that uses Roman numerals. This example is from 1977 and features the company name.
Others, such as this embossed mark, abbreviate the company name to a simple "FF." In this picture, a sticker indicating the brand and this piece's handpainted status is present.
More recent pieces use a printed mark under the piece's glaze, such as this one. Beneath the stickers, the company name is printed and the abbreviated "FF" is embossed.
This piece, from 1996, also mixes the printed company name and an embossed date. The company name is in a more modern style now, and the sticker, too, comes with a sleek and easy-to-read design with care instructions and details. Many of the most recent patterns and collectibles will come with such a mark.