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Royal Copenhagen marks all their 2. Quality items by making a subtle scratch through the trademark at the bottom of i.e. figurines and plates .
Royal Copenhagen marks all their 2. Quality items by making a subtle scratch at the bottom through the glazing on the trademark (the three wavy lines).
1. and 2. Quality items by Royal Copenhagen was available in Danish stores until 1972. After 1972 the Royal Porcelain manufacturer began eliminating the majority of items which did not meet the requirements of the 1. Quality.
The employees and staff have been able to purchase items categorized as employee/staff items since 1972. These items are often marked by two or three subtle scratches through the trademark (the three wavy lines).
This does not mean that the item is of 3. or 4. Quality - as some mistakenly believe. The employee/staff items are by our experience at least by 2. Quality standards (as the items with a single scratch through the trademark). Any small errors or imperfections are thereby insignificant in terms of the overall impression.
By our knowledge annual items in 2. Quality by Royal Copenhagen have only been sold at the Royal Copenhagen Factory Sale at Nordre Fasanvej and Holmegaardsvaerket in Fensmark, Denmark since 1972. This is why not many annual items in 2. quality by Royal Copenhagen exists after 1972.
Attention! Annual items are exclusively produced in 1. Quality. Other figurines, vases, porcelain sets, etc. by Royal Copenhagen are made in both 1. and 2. Quality.
Safe and Fast Worldwide shipping
In Denmark we mainly send by Post Denmark, GLS or DSV. - Other Countries by FedEx, DSV or GLS.
In Denmark shipping cost are free for orders over DKK.1000 (except furniture etc) - To other countries shipping and insurance costs will be added to the order.
The estimated freight and insurance will be determined and presented before you make any payments. This also applies when you receive an offer from us.
You can also save freight cost by collecting your order at our shop in Odense, Denmark.
There are 2 types of delivery terms:
Delivery of items in stock
All items currently in stock are items that we currently have stored at our warehouse.
Items in stock are normally shipped immediately (within 1-4 business days). When your payment has been confirmed by us, you will receive an order confirmation.
Should the time of delivery be delayed beyond normal (i.e. orders of large quantity) we will let you know.
Attention! By delivery time we mean the time from the order is confirmed to the order is shipped from DPH Trading. Not the time between the order is made to the time you receive the order.
Delivery of customised/special ordered items and items not in stock
Customised/special ordered items and items not in stock are all items we do not currently store at our warehouse.
We are therefore depending of the various suppliers, dealers and collectors and the time of delivery is only an estimate.
In some situations it can be impossible for DPH Trading to predict the exact time of delivery if the items are specially ordered or customised.
Sometimes the items have to be produced from scratch. If the particular item is of significant age we may have to rely on private collectors who are willing to sell.
All the customised/special ordered items are delivered as close to the agreed delivery date as possible.
DPH Trading could take precautions for the delivery of entire or parts of an order. Part deliveries can occur. We always strive to inform you as quickly and efficiently as possible, should any deliveries change or be divided into separate deliveries.
In extraordinary situations negotiations can be made where the buyer are not responsible for the extra delivery cost in case of part deliveries.
Collect your items at our shop
If you prefer to collect your order at our boutique in Odense, Denmark you very welcome to do so.
You can see our opening hours and contact information at the page top and bottom.
When you collect you order in person at our shop the freight cost is free. A visit to our store also gives you the opportunity to experience our amazing selection of items on display.
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