I've posted a new sub-page under 'Miscellaneous' titled 'Emblems and armorials'. The 'Landscapes' and 'Portraits' also seemed to justify sub-pages of their own. I've added some 'Mate Sound the Pump' plaques to the 'Other maritime' sub-page.
I'd be interested to hear from anyone with accurate information about what the initials 'A' and 'T' stand for in the above plaque (see the 'Emblems and armorials' sub-page).
On the 'Miscellaneous' page I've added plaques from 'The Bottle' and 'Aesop' series by Moore & Co, and some plaques with hand-painted text. I'd be extremely interested to hear from collectors with other plaques from the Aesop series (see below).
A big thank you to the 80 or so people who have visited this website over the last week. There's still lots to add so I hope you'll revisit.
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.