Below is the first plaque I ever bought (back in 2002). I've always been attracted to objects with words on them and liked the clean seriffed script. But most of all I enjoyed the dissonance between the sensuality of the pink lustre and the doom-laden text.
Again with Ian Holmes' help, I've posted more than 50 plaques with this text on the pink religious and other religious sub-pages.
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.