If I hadn't revealed anything, 90%+ would have never caught this flaw. From 1939 to 1945, the United States and Canada provided escort ships to convoys of merchant marine vessels carrying massive cargoes to England. Many never made it across the North Atlantic and instead lie beneath the waves, the victims of German U-boat attacks. Once the ships arrived safely in England, British dock workers unloaded them and refilled them with English ceramic ware which served as ballast for their return trip.Staffordshire potteries produced these teapots by the hundreds during World War II. Women decorated these five-inch tall, black/brown, Rockingham glazed teapots with hand painted pink, orange, yellow, and green flowers, highlighted by a purple bow. They hand painted the words For U. Britain and Democracy or just For England and Democracy on the lid, which they edged in gold. Painted in gold on the bottom are the words World War II. Escorted to USA by Royal Navy or as in your case by Allied Fleets. The pretzel-shaped, three-loop, twisted, gold rope, known as a Stafford or Staffordshire Knot, is the symbol used by potteries in Staffordshire, England since the 1840s. Within the knot is a British flag and a lion. Legend says that Winston Churchill chose the teapot for this special duty since it had become a symbol of Britain to many Americans. He insisted that For England and Democracy be painted on the lid because this was the shared goal of both the U. 8 from Handle to Spout. Must have an RA number. The item "TEAPOT Black Porcelain Pink Flower WW2 Era For England & Democracy Royal Navy" is in sale since Tuesday, November 7, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Tea Pots, Sets". The seller is "skihorn0" and is located in Fort Pierce, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.