2/4/2010 1 Comment
This photo (from Sotheby's) appears on the inside cover of Griselda Lewis' 'A Collector's History of English Pottery'. It inspired me, as I'm sure it has others, to form a collection of plaques. More recently, it inspired me to take the photos that will form the basis of this website.
Apologies that some pages are still blank. Images will appear over the next few months.
2/7/2010 07:21:30 pm
Your web site is a most welcome addition to the web.Specialist knowledge on this subject is very limited and to see such stunning examples from your collection is a real joy.I am sure it will inspire both old and new collectors of these items from the North East of England which are an important part of our social history.
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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.