There were slim pickings for plaque hunters at the NEC. The photo below shows one of the cabinets on Roger de Ville's stand.
The John Carr (attributed) Retribution Steamer below is in great condition.
As is the unusual plaque below, with a printed mark on the reverse, 'Falconer', 'B. & Co.'.
For anyone who missed these plaques at the NEC, they will be travelling to Harrogate for the Antique and Fine Art Fair, April 29 to May 03, 2010.
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.