Beatrix Potter Backstamps

Beatrix Potter figurines were isssued with a number of different backstamps that indicate their rarity and the date they were issued. The following Beatrix Potter backstamps represent those on figurines for sale on this website and are not a complete list of those issued by Royal Doulton.

  BP-1a
  Beswick Gold Circle
  The words "Beswick England" are
        written in a circle
  Gold Lettering
  Issued -  1948 - 1954
  BP-2a
  Beswick Gold Oval
  The words "Beswick England" are
        written in an oval shape
  Gold Lettering
  Issued -  1955 - 1972 
  BP-3a
  Beswick Brown Line
  Brown Lettering
  There is no copywright date
  Issued  -  1973 - 1974
  BP-3b
  Beswick Brown Line
  Brown Lettering
  Copywright date is included
  Issued -  1974 - 1985

  BP-3c
  Beswick Brownline
  Brown Lettering
  No "s" on Potter and words
        "Licenced by Copyrights"
         added
  Issued -  1985 - 1988

  BP-4
  John Beswick signature added
  Brown Lettering
  Issued -  1988 - 1989

  BP-6a and BP-6b
  Royal Albert Brown Crown
  6a issued with a small crown
  6b issued with a larger crown
  Issued -  1989 - 1998

  BP-8a
  Beswick Ware Brown Script
  Brown Lettering
  Issued in 1998 only

  BP-8c
  Limited Edition backstamp
  A modification of 8a and designed
        for limited edition figurines
  Issued in 1998 only

  BP-9b
  Beswick Ware Gold Script
  Gold Lettering
  Found on 6 figurines made
       with gold accents
  Issued -  1997 -1998
    BP-9d
  Peter rabbit and Friends Limited 
         Editions
  A modification of 9b found on 
         limited edition figures with
         gold accents
  Issued -  1997 - 1998
 
    BP-10a
  Beswick Black Crest"
  Issued -  1998 - 2002 
    BP-10b
  Beswick Black Arch
  A modification of 10a necessitated
        by base restrictions
  Issued -  1998 - 2002
     BP-10c
  Beswick Black Circle
  A modification of 10a necessitated
        by base restrictions
  Issued -  1998 - 2002
     BP-11a
  John Beswick Signature
  General backstamp issue
  Issue -  2001 - 2002
     BP-11b
  John Beswick Signature
  Limited/Special Edition backstamp
  Issued -  2001 - 2002

 

 

 

 

 

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