Achtung!Whilst conducting my regular ebay trawl for a reasonably priced Carlton Ware bird dish, I came across a Carlton Ware Hitler!
Carlton Ware World claims these started appearing in the 90s. They believe they have been made from modified Carlton Ware moulds as factory records state there were models based on war figures however these never went into production. The site states:
They are not made by Carlton Ware, but by whoever it was who acquired its master mould after receivership in 1989.
Buyer beware!I'm glad I did my research. This particular auction even has a picture of a stamp on its base which 'somebody' has commented dates it between 1906 and 1927 (well before the second world war). It would be my guess that someone has taken one of the pieces produced in the 90s and faked the stamp to make it appear older.