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Post  Maryr Thu 27 Nov - 15:19

Recently someone from Royal Oak gave me a handful of catalogues and price lists. Here they are!  Some are unfortunately undated. These are scans of photocopies, so they are not as sharp as I would like.  There are also a few from the Salisbury era which I will post in the Salisbury section.
First up is Sama pottery, the name is a combination of the names Salisbury and Martin - Owen Salisbury made the ware and Arthur Martin distributed it.  Catalogue is dated 8 August 1969.
Royal Oak catalogues etc 10_sam10

This is the first colourway that the familiar RO product was made in. Royal Oak catalogues etc 07_roy10
Later, ranges were made in these and other colours
Royal Oak catalogues etc 11_roy10
Royal Oak catalogues etc 12_roy10
This is a price list dated 1977
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Post  Jeremy Ashford Thu 27 Nov - 16:07

Thanks Val.

Some of the SAMA items like the coffee pot and sugar with different handles the Ev recently put in the gallery can now be renamed as SAMA.

I'm pleased that I came to the conclusion that the SAMA wares (pot and sugar with different handles) were early stuff before you posted these.

Does the RO name start with the second picture?
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Post  Ev Thu 27 Nov - 17:25

This is a brilliant resource Val and gives us plenty to work with.
I will try to use this info to add to the pieces already in the gallery.
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Post  Maryr Sun 7 Dec - 17:40

Jeremy I am writing up the notes that were given to me, and my informant told me that the Sama ware was made in 1969, and the first of the ware which we recognise as Royal Oak was introduced a couple of years before that, in 1967. I am struggling a bit with this sequence - it appears to me that Sama would have been before RO as we know it.  It will take me a while - and I am talking probably a few months here - to transcribe my interviews and check back on this and other issues so I can be clearer.
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Post  Maryr Wed 10 Dec - 6:41

Since I wrote the previous post,  I have been given more information about the Royal Oak timeline.  

The Winifred May range was introduced in 1967. It was named after the lady sales representative at Royal Oak.  This is what the Winifred May range looked like:
Royal Oak catalogues etc 07_roy10

Unfortunately Winifred passed away in 1969, leaving the family without a sales representative.  That is when Arthur Martin stepped in to help with sales – and that is when the SAMA range was introduced.  
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By now Royal Oak had stopped all production of wrought iron items, and was no longer decorating Crown Lynn blanks.

Later, in 1974, the family began selling direct to shops with the range of six colours. The shapes were the same as the Winifred May range, but much more colourful. Here are two examples:
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