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Minton China pattern. I do not know the correct pattern

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Minton China pattern. I do not know the correct pattern name.
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: I'm pretty sure it's a pattern from the 1940's.
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: That's all I know--sorry.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is*****’m a certified appraiser, and I’d be happy to help.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I attached front and back photos of my pattern. I used a bread plate for these photos. Let me know if this works for you. I can re-take if necessary. I used my iPad to take and forward these photos.
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

My apology for the delay, I was away for the holiday. I'm working on this right now.


Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

This mark dates the set to 1912-1950. However, with the England, it would be in the earlier half, so perhaps 1912-1930.

There are some impressed marks (uncolored), and some marks in purple that I can't read clearly. Can you let me know what the purple letters/numbers are, and the shape of the impressed symbols?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
as I understand it, you know nothing more than I do. No pattern name?
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

No, I can most likely figure that out for you.

But first I need to know what those purple letters/numbers are, and what the impressed mark is.

They are all too blurry in the photo for me to make them out. But they will give me important information.