The RWCN - Mayer China Date Codes

Mayer China Date Codes


Date coding is simple for Mayer China: usually a 3-digit code, first number represents the year quarter and the last two numbers represent the year. Early Mayer does not appear to have a date code (pre1950s) so back stamps should be used to date china. It is unclear as to when they stopped using this coding system so we just continued it until 1999 to finish off the table though they may have stopped using it in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

Year/Month
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
January-March
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
April-June
250
251
252
253
254
255
256
257
258
259
July-September
350
351
352
353
354
355
356
357
358
359
October-December
450
451
452
453
454
455
456
457
458
459
 
Year/Month
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
January-March
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
April-June
260
261
262
263
264
265
266
267
268
269
July-September
360
361
362
363
364
365
366
367
368
369
October-December
460
461
462
463
464
465
466
467
468
469
 
Year/Month
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
January-March
170
171
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
April-June
270
271
272
273
274
275
276
277
278
279
July-September
370
371
372
373
374
375
376
377
378
379
October-December
470
471
472
473
474
475
476
477
478
479
 
Year/Month
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
January-March
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
April-June
280
281
282
283
284
285
286
287
288
289
July-September
380
381
382
383
384
385
386
387
388
389
October-December
480
481
482
483
484
485
486
487
488
489
 
Year/Month
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
January-March
190
191
192
193
194
195
196
197
198
199
April-June
290
291
292
293
294
295
296
297
298
299
July-September
390
391
392
393
394
395
396
397
398
399
October-December
490
491
492
493
494
495
496
497
498
499

Notes: Date code may or may not contain a (dash).


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