I'm conscious that my posts about 1079edmund might be damaging to other eBay sellers, so, for the sake of balance, here are two superb plaques currently on eBay. They are both highly coloured with genuine Victorian enamels. I haven't seen the items, so be sure to ask all your normal questions about damage and restoration before bidding.
Below a Crimean war plaque: 230456378539. You can see similar items on the other maritime page.
The next plaque is a Moore & Co hunting scene: 260578482659. You can see more from this series on the landscapes page.
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.