This website is 6 months old! Through the marvel of Google Analytics, I can tell you there have been nearly 10,000 page views during 1,705 visits, from 102 British cities, 36 US states and 37 countries worldwide. The average time spent on the site is over 5 minutes.
Last night, by coincidence, a Mate Sound the Pump plaque sold on eBay. It attracted 8 bidders, going up to £197 in the first days of the auction. It sold for £225 - not bad for a plaque with a chip - so the honour of MSTP is intact. Though this is the third MSTP plaque to appear on my blog this month, I don't expect to see another for a while. In the whole time I've been collecting, I've seen only 8 or 10.
Thanks to everyone for visiting (and returning to) this site, and particularly to Myrna Schkolne, Shauna Gregg, Elinor Penna, Ian Holmes, Norman Lowe and Dick Henrywood, and others who've contributed images, advice or information. I've photographed most of the plaques I know of, so MSTP will now develop at the rate that other collectors contribute to it. Please keep sending photos!
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.