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Post  mumof1 Wed 10 Aug - 11:35

A question on pattern numbers Dsc05334
In the gallery, there is a picture of a Wild Wheat plate, d637. I have a Wild Wheat bowl, but the number is 63700, no 'd' before it. How does this work? Were the patterns re-released in vitreous ware, when they made them dishwasher safe or similar, and that's how they kept track of the patterns?
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Post  TonyK Wed 10 Aug - 14:10

The "d" numbers are decoration numbers and are sometimes recorded as "deco" numbers. Crown Lynn would sometimes redesign the decoration and either keep the same d number or give a completely different new one to what is a very similar pattern.

And of course there is the earlier series of "Patt" or pattern numbers to complicate things further.
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Post  Ev Wed 10 Aug - 15:11

I've come across where Crown Lynn have added two zero's after the original 3 digit number many times since I've been working on the Patterns Data Base. It's always the same pattern too. Perhaps the later new 5 digit numbering system was in place by the time they were made .....?
However there have been many occassions where the same pattern has been given a different name and number. I am aware of this now, so it doesn't surprise me any more, but as to why..... I wouldn't have any idea about that Rolling Eyes
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