R.D. Professionals Series

 

Professionals were introduced in four distinct periods. The first periods are the patterns with numbers in the D3080 to D3933 range, which were introduced between 1909 and 1916. The second period is patterns in the D5898 to D5907 range which were introduced in 1938. The third period is after WWII and the patterns range from D6277 to D6284. The final range of patterns was introduced in 1968, this is a translucent version of the pattern, for ease of identification I have now listed the TC number under each character. 
 
 
Every profession seems to have been isued with its own pattern number, so this means there are lot of pattern numbers for the The Professional series. In most case each example is headed with the pattern number and year when that pattern was introduced. All examples that have a date code it is shown as the date of production. Where there is no date code I put in a production era, where I have given an informed guess at the date I use a ? to show I cannot be sure of the exact date.
 
 

The Professions

In Alphabetical Order

 The Admiral

D3616 - 1912

Royal Doulton The Admiral D3616

 Royal Doulton The Admiral Rack Plate D3616

production era 1912 - 1938

 

D5902 - 1938

 Royal Doulton The Admiral D5902

 Royal Doulton The Admiral Rack Plate D5902

date coded March 1938

 

 

D6278 - 1948

 Royal Doulton The Admiral D6278

 Royal Doulton The Admiral Rack Plate D6278

production era 1948 to 1960?

 

 TC1045 - 1968 to 1975

 

 

The Bookworm

D3089 - 1909

Royal Doulton The Bookworm D3089

Royal Doulton The Bookworm Rack Plate D3089

 Date coded June 1909

 

 

pattern number unkown at this time

Royal Doulton The Bookworm  

Royal Doulton The Bookworm Rack Plate

production era 1932 to 1942

I can only hazard a guess as to the production era of the Bookworm Pattern with the Piano Key border, but I feel it may have been intorduced in 1915 and that it would have been discontiued by 1940 at the very latest.

 

D5905 - 1938

Royal Doulton The Bookworm - D5905

Royal Doulton The Bookworm Rack Plate D5905

production era 1948 to 1949

 

 
 
 
 

The Doctor

D3189 - 1909

Image

 

Royal Doulton The Doctor Rack Plate D3189

production era 1909 to 1932 

 

 

D3930 - 1915

Royal Doulton The Doctor D3909

Royal Doulton The Doctor Rack Plate D3909

production era 1932 to 1942? 

 

 

D5906 - 1938

Royal Doulton The Doctor D5906

Royal Doulton The Doctor Rack Plate D5906

 date coded March 1939

 

 

D6281 - 1949

Royal Doulton The Doctor D6281

Royal Doulton The Doctor Rack Plate D6281

production era 1949 to 1960?

 

 TC1048 - 1968 to 1975

 

 

The Falconer

D3756 - 1915

Image yet to be sourced

Can You Help?

 

 

 

D5907 - 1938

Royal Doulton The Falconer D5907

Royal Doulon The Falconer Rack Plate D5907

date coded 1938

 

 

D6279 - 1948

Royal Doulton The Falconer D6279

Royal Doulton The Falconer Rack Plate D6279

production era 1948 to 1960?

 

 

TC1046 - 1968 to 1975

 

 

The Hunting Man

D3349 - 1909

Image

Royal Doulton The Hunting Man Rack Plate D3349

production era 1909 to 1932

 

 

 

D5904 - 1938

Royal Doulton The Hunting Man D5904

Royal Doulton The Hunting Man Rack Plate D5904

date coded October 1938

 

 

Pattern Number Unknown

Can you help, do you have an example that matches this?

Image 

 Royal Doulton The Hunting Man Rack Plate

produced pre 1932

 

 

D6282 - 1948

Royal Doulton The Hunting Man D6282

Royal Doulton The Hunting Man Rack Plate D6282

production era 1948 to 1960?

 

 

TC1049 - 1968 to 1975

 

 

The Jester

D3684 - 1913

Royal Doulton The Jester D3684

 Royal Doulton The Jester Rack Plate D3684

date coded March 1914

 

 

D5903 - 1938

Royal Doulton The Jester D59037

 Royal Doulton The Jester Rack Plate D5903

date coded 1939

 

 

D6277 - 1948

Royal Doulton The Jester D6277

Royal Doulton The Jester Rack Plate D6277

production era 1948 to 1960?

 

 

TC1044 - 1968 to 1975

 

 

 

The Mayor

D3348 - 1911

Royal Doulton The Mayor D3348

Royal Doulton The Mayor Rack Plate D3348

date coded October 1927

 

 

D5899 - 1938

Royal Doulton The Mayor D5899

 Royal Doulton The Mayor Rack Plate D5899

production era 1938 to 1950?

 

 

 

D6283 - 1948

Royal Doulton The Mayor D628348

 Royal Doulton The Mayor Rack Plate D6283

production era 1948 to 1960?

 

 

TC1050 - 1968 to 1975

 

 

 

The Parson

D3303 - 1910

Image

Royal Doulton The Parson Rack Plate D3303

 date coded 1910

 

 

D3930 - 1915

Royal Doulton The Parson D3930

 Royal Doulton The Parson Rack Plate D3930

production era 1915 to 1940?

 

 

D5901 - 1938

Royal Doulton The Parson D5901

Royal Doulton The Parson Rack Plate D5901

date coded September 1939

 

 

 D6280 - 1948

Royal Doulton The Parson D6280

Royal Doulton The Parson Rack Plate D6280

 production era 1948 to 1960?

 

 

TC1047 - 1968 to 1975

 

 

The Squire

D3117 - 1909

Royal Doulton The Squire D3117

 Royal Doulton The Squire Rack Plate D3117

production era 1909 - 1932

 

 

 

 

pattern number unkown at this time

Image 

Royal Doulton The Squire Rack Plate

date coded 1935

 

 

 D5898 - 1938

Royal Doulton The Squire D5898

 Royal Doulton The Squire Rack Plate D5898

 production era 1938 - 1948

 

 

D6284 - 1948

Royal Doulton The Squire D6284

 Royal Doulton The Squire Rack Plate D6284

date coded 1941

 

 

TC1051 - 1968 to 1975