Yesterday my daughter and I went shopping around town and in one antique shoppe she found a set of vintage Homer Laughlin China "Virginia Rose". She fell in love with it. When her hubby came home from work she asked him if he would get it for her, for mother's day. He told her to go back today and get it. I met her there to help put it in her car, it has a few pieces missing and she's hoping to find the missing pieces. On the back stamp are some numbers. Can anyone tell me how to tell the date it was made? The lady in the store looked it up on the Internet and she said from the 1940's - 1950's.
I was wondering if the 47 on it could be 1947.
I did google "How to read a back stamp" but didn't find anything to my satisfaction. It is a beautiful set of 8 dinner plates, 6 teacups and saucers, 2 salad bowls, salt & pepper, sugar & creamer, bowls and other pieces. I told her I would ask and blog about it and hopefully someone would have more information or had some to sale in their Etsy Shoppe. She would like to end up with an eight piece setting.
Any help on this would be much appreciated.
Have a Blessed Day!