I've spent today photographing and posting on-line a superb private collection of religious plaques. Their owner is a friend, who'd rather remain anonymous. My thanks to him for a highly enjoyable day.
Though most of the new photos are on the religious pages, don't miss John Knox and Robert Raikes on the portraits page, and several additions to the poetic verses page.
The Wesley above has an interesting mark, like a plate full of sliced cake, which someone might be able to identify.
Stephen Smith lives in London, and is always happy to hear from other collectors. If you have an interesting collection of plaques, and are based in the UK, he will photograph them for you. Free advice given regarding selling and dispersal of a collection, or to those wishing to start one. Just get in touch...
This website is indebted to collectors, dealers and enthusiasts who have shared their knowledge or photos. In particular: Ian Holmes, Stephen Duckworth, Dick Henrywood, Norman Lowe, Keith Lovell, Donald H Ryan, Harold Crowder, Jack and Joyce Cockerill, Myrna Schkolne, Elinor Penna, Ian Sharp, Shauna Gregg at the Sunderland Museum, Keith Bell, Martyn Edgell, and Liz Denton.