2/23/2010 0 Comments
Thanks again to Ian Holmes for allowing me to post his superb collection of Maling plaques. This plaque, is the one in the photo from my first post (the photo by Sothebys in Griselda Lewis' book). The plaque briefly sojourned in the US, in the Mustard collection, before being bought by Ian and returning to Britain. It's amazing to think of two mountains of English pottery, one on either side of the Atlantic, constantly replenishing each other through brown-paper parcels sent by airmail.
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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.