Seven bidders tried to secure these rare plaques on eBay, with three bidders vying in the last few minutes of the auction last night. The plaques, 14 x 19.5 cm, have the usual two holes for hanging, but no moulded-frame border.
I'd love to see better photos of the plaques and the mark, so if you're the lucky winner, please e-mail email@example.com.
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.