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Simon Lane, under the username Honeydew, is a founding member of the Yogscast, and runs the main Yogscast You Tube channel with Lewis Brindley.He is known for playing a dwarf in any situation he can.You may also find pieces which are impressed Spode and then printed Copeland & Garrett.The undecorated pieces were already made and marked Spode prior to the name change in 1833.Using the Spode archive and published books you can learn about the many 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.Robert Copeland carried out the most reliable and detailed research of backstamps used by the company and his 'marks book' is a necessary requirement for the serious collector.
See the comments below to learn how to read these more easily.
From 1870 to 1963 impressed datemarks were used - on earthenware from 1870 until 1957 and on bone china and fine stone from 1870 until 1963.
These take the form of a letter over two numbers, for example J over 33, which would give you a date of January 1933.
Pieces were not always marked and sometimes just a pattern number appears and no Spode name at all.
Painted marks are often in red and marks can also appear printed usually in blue or black, (although other colours were used) or impressed into the clay so appearing colourless.