Trials, samples and seconds
Portmeirion have produced millions of pottery items since 1960, in a great number of ranges. Besides that there is a great tradition at Portmeirion of trying out new ideas, new models and motifs. When they were not taken into production, samples and trials usually found their way to the factory shops. The same happened to seconds, although it has been said that you can hardly distinguish between Portmeirion seconds and firsts. The result is a roaring trade in samples, trials and seconds, collectors love them. I will show mine in this category.