Discontinued Collectibles Guide

Royal Doulton Collectibles & Tableware

Discountinued Royal Doulton

To say that the Royal Doulton name reaches far and wide is somewhat of an understatement given that three of their plates actually travelled around the Earth ninety two times in the space shuttle Discovery!

While not known as Royal Doulton until 1902, the Doulton factory was founded in 1815. Following their purchase of Pinder, Bourne & Co, of Burslem, Staffordshire in 1882 they enjoyed many successes and by the early 1900's they were dealing with all manner of pottery and porcelain, including domestic and industrial stoneware, architectural and garden ware, advertising ware, art pottery, earthenware, tableware and ornaments, which were becoming increasingly popular at the turn of the century.

In 1968 they merged with the Allied English Potteries to form the Royal Doulton Tableware Group, incorporating Minton, Royal Crown Derby, Royal Albert, Ridgways and Paragon. To this day they continue to make vast ranges of tableware including specific lines for hotels, airlines and the catering trade. They also accept commissions for individual sets.

In addition, they continue to produce a vast range of ornaments and figurines which have captured the imagination of collectors all over the world. Ranges such as their flambe ware, lady figurines, toby jugs and Bunnykins are just a few examples of Royal Doulton collectibles.

On each of the pages within this section dedicated to Royal Doulton collectibles we have included links to live and current online auctions dealing in each theme. In addition, where known, we have added details of collector clubs, forums and websites. We wish you every success in tracking down the missing pieces of your discontinued Royal Doulton collection and hope you will become a regular visitor to Accumulations. Remember it’s an ever-changing scene so it is always worth a return visit!

If you are interested in a specific type or genre of Royal Doulton collectible, click on one of the following links:-

BunnykinsTablewareToby & Character Jugs

Please also check out the Royal Doulton Books, Related Dealers and Useful Resources listed on this page.

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