... Question:- Are the stoppers numbered in any way ? ...
Patrick â€” Yes, on the polished base. You can just make out the top of the 2 (z) on the left, the 1 on the right on my picture of the two.
A shame that about the 916 vase â€” I couldn't remember whether the number was acid-etched or engraved. Engraved registration numbers are a trifle thin on the ground. I can recall two different Thomas Webb examples, and, I think, one S&W, but I can't remember any idiosyncrasies of the lettering. The only Walsh examples I know are the Ideal
flower holder, acid-etched from a rubber stamp, and the palm tree, pressed. I will have to ask Eric if he has or knows of any others. To the best of my knowledge Stuart always acid-etched from a rubber stamp.
The most obvious possibilities are Richardson, Webb, S&W, and the Manchester works, but there are others.
Thanks for your interest.
... and, Frank & Patrick, there's nothing special about using the very restricted tables in this implementation of bbcode. It's just a very simple subset of HTML tables. Thanks for your kind words anyway.