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Crown Stamp Marks

To ensure we all receive the correct measure and are not short changed for a full pint, Government Stamps have been applied to drinking vessels for hundreds of years. This used to include the Crown Stamp Mark but has now been superseded by the CE Mark. Below is a guide to Verification Crown Stamp Styles used in the United Kingdom

VR

Stamped VR + Crown + Number
Used between 1879 and 1901 during the reign of Queen Victoria. No example of a branded beer glass found yet....

ER

Stamped ER + Crown + Number
Used between 1901 and 1910 during the reign of King Edward 7th.



GR Crown GR Crown

Stamped GR + Crown + Number
Used between 1910 and 1952 during the reign of King George 5th & 6th. The Art-Deco style in the first photo was only used during the early years of George 5th from 1910 to around 1930 The second photo a more stylised crown was used by George 5th from about 1930 to 1936 and then by George 6th until 1952.

EIIR

Stamped EIIR + Crown + Number
Used between 1953 and 1964 during the first decade of Queen Elizabeth's 2nd reign.






Year Crown

Stamped Crown + Year + Number
Used between 1964 and 1969. The first time in almost one hundred years that no Monarch appears on the stamp.

Crown

Stamped Crown + Number
Used between 1969 and 2006, the last time a Crown Verification Stamp appeared on a UK glass.

CE Mark

In 2004 EU Measuring Instrument Directive required member countries to adopt a standardised European system of stamping beer glasses. This was implemented in October 2006.
CE = Conformity to the technical harmonisation directives
M = Conformity to the legal metrology directives 2005/22/EC
10 = Year of affixing the CE Mark.
ARC = Manufactured by (Arc International)
0126 = Identification number of the responsibe body (0126 NWML)

2Crown

2 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in the City of London.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

5Crown

5 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Stockport.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

6Crown

6 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Birmingham.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

16Crown

16 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in West Yorkshire.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

18Crown

18 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Derbyshire.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

28Crown

28 Crown Stamp:- Not seen after 1952 (at this time)
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Tower Hamlets (London).
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

76Crown

76 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Manchester.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

221Crown

221 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Newham.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

265Crown

265 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Hampshire.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

301Crown1965 301Crown

301 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in West Yorkshire.



Stamped Crown + Year + Number (1964 to 1969) 1965 Shown
Stamped Crown + Number (1969 to 2006)

301cCrownGR 301cCrownEIIR

301C Crown Stamp:- Not seen after 1964 (at this time)
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in West Yorkshire.
A "C" was added to the crown stamp mark to show it was a glass produced by United Glass of Castleford. United Glass closed in 1983 and was demolished in 1985.

Stamped GR + Crown + Number (1910 to 1952)
Stamped EIIR + Crown + Number (1953 to 1964)

303Crown

303 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in West Yorkshire.
If the glass has the Ravenhead logo as well, The Ravenhead Glass Company in St Helens used this stamp number from 1996 to 1999 before the company took the option of self-verification and changed to their own allocated number (see 2037 Crown)

366Crown

366 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Hereford.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

387Crown

387 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Surrey.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

414Crown

414 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Derbyshire.
If the glass has the Dema Glass logo as well, Dema Glass of Chesterfield used this stamp number from 1923 to 2001 when the Factory was closed

472Crown

472 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in the Highlands.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

478CrownEIIR 478Crown1965 478Crown

478 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in St Helens.
Stamped EIIR + Crown + Number (1953 to 1964)
Stamped Crown + Year + Number (1964 to 1969) 1965 Shown
Stamped Crown + Number (1969 to 2006)
If the glass has the Ravenhead logo as well, The Ravenhead Glass Company in St Helens used this stamp number from 1972 to 1996 before the company changed to the weights and measures authority in Bury (see 562 Crown)

490CrownEIIR

490 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Bristol.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

518Crown

518 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Norfolk.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

524Crown

524 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Camden.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

541CrownGR

541 Crown Stamp:- Not seen after 1952 (at this time)
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Newham.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

542CrownGR

542 Crown Stamp:- Not seen after 1952 (at this time)
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Newham.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

544CrownER

544 Crown Stamp:- Not seen after 1910 (at this time)
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Newham.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

562Crown

562 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority of Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
If the glass has the Ravenhead logo as well, The Ravenhead Glass Company in St Helens used this stamp number from 1996 to 1999 before the company took the option of self-verification and changed to their own allocated number (see 2037 Crown) With the introduction of the CE mark, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council was issued the inspection number 0846.

796 Crown

796 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Derbyshire
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

1110 Crown

1110 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Kingston on Thames.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

1364Crown

1364 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Kingston on Thames.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

1370CrownGR

1370 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Derbyshire.
If the glass has the Dema Glass logo as well, Dema Glass of Chesterfield used this stamp number in the 1980's

1370CrownGR

1545 Crown Stamp:- Used up to October 2006
Allocated to the local weights and measures authority in Warwickshire.
Un-able to find any additional information regarding this verification crown stamp mark at this present time.

2037Crown

2037 Crown Stamp:- Used from 1999 to 17th April 2001
Allocated to Ravenhead Glass in St Helens.
Marked on vessels produced by Ravenhead Glass under the self-verification act from 1999 to 17th April 2001 when the company went into administration.

2043Crown

2043 Crown Stamp:- Used from 1999 to October 2006
Allocated to Verrerie Cristallerie d'Arques (VCA) / Arc International.
Marked on vessels produced by Verrerie Cristallerie d'Arques (VCA) under the self-verification act from 1999 to 2000. In 2000 this French manufacturer changed its name and became Arc International (Arcoroc France). 2043 was used up to 29th October 2006 when the CE mark was introduced.

2138Crown

2138 Crown Stamp:- Used from 1999 to October 2006
Allocated to Pasabahce
Marked on vessels produced by Pasabahce in Turkey under the self-verification act from 1999 to 29th October 2006 when the CE mark was introduced.

2140Crown

2140 Crown Stamp:- Used from 1999 to October 2006
Allocated to Utopia Tableware
Marked on vessels produced by Utopia in England under the self-verification act from 1999 to 29th October 2006 when the CE mark was introduced.