The certificate issued with the piece confirms that it is part of a limited edition. The third option is a numbered series piece which is available from an issue date to a retirement date, but numbered and comes with a numbered certificate. These figurines are part of a set run of production and once these designs have been sold that particular item is not made again. The value of these Llado restricted production series are, of course, greatly increased due to this 'strawberry effect' the calculated scarcity that these limited items are a, one and only, opportunity. Lladro figurine authenticity is easy to verify as the bottom of the figurine should have one of the Lladro logotypes printed on it which will confirm that this is a genuine Lladro piece. Illustrations of these logotypes can be found in the Lladro figurine catalogue. In the mid 's in Almacera near the city of Valencia, on Spain's Eastern Mediterranean coast, a small family workshop was born Lladro pottery and figurines. Three brothers Juan, Jos and Vicente decided to dedicate their free time to making ceramics as a means of improving their prospects for the future. As a first step, brothers Juan, Jos and Vicente enrolled in the Valencia School of Arts and Crafts. They studied drawing and painting, while the youngest brother, Vicente, took up sculpture. To put their new knowledge into practice, they built a Moorish style kiln in the patio of their parents' home.