Royal Doulton’s extensive seriesware patterns offer huge scope for collectors, although many manage to keep to a collecting theme such as miniatures or one particular pattern. Once again the sheer scope is something that was particular to Doulton and they successfully engaged with collectors who liked to follow themes. Perennially popular designs feature Dickens characters, Shakespearian characters, national and regional themes such as Dutch Harlem and Gaffers and also characters from legend. The Under the Greenwood series featuring the legendary Robin Hood and his band of merry men is one such popular pattern, originally introduced in 1914. With nearly 20 scenes to collect and an infinite number of shapes to find this design on and with even today new discoveries being made, its popularity is easily understandable.