Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How long have the Georgia Plates been produced?

A: The Georgia Plates have been produced nonstop since 1933.

Q:  Who owns the copyright to the Georgia Plates?

A:  The Transylvania Club, Inc. is the creator & owner of the Georgia Plates, and maintains the copyright on the plates. The Transylvania Club is the custodian of the Official Plate for the State of Georgia.


Q:  What's the difference between the two manufacturers Wedgewood and Belleek?

A:  The Plates were produced by Wedgewood in England from 1933 until 2008 at which time Wedgewood moved production to Indonesia. In 2012, Wedgewood announced they would no longer be producing Georgia Plates. Belleek Pottery immediately took over production and continues today.


Q:  Why is there a difference between the older plates & newer plates in the sharpness of image and color uniformity?

A:  The Georgia plates were produced with copper stamps from 1933 until 1984. At that time decal transfer technology was developed. The color was more uniform and produced a sharper image.

The pink plates are the most difficult to obtain consistency in color. During the firing process, the temperature required has a tendency to darken. If the temperature is lowered, it affects the smoothness of the glaze.

Q:  What is an easy way to tell the difference between the portrait plates, which are the #11 and #12 plates?

A:  The portrait plates are the most commonly confused. When looking at the face of the plates, if there is one portrait at the top it is the #11 Early Portrait Plate. If there are two portraits at the top, it is the #12 Portraits of Great Georgians. Think about the number 12 having a 2 and the number 11 having a 1.