I've put some content on the maritime page as promised. I've added drop-down sub-pages, so that the page doesn't get too long. Be sure to click on the word 'maritime' at the top, as well as the sub-pages beneath it, as this is where I've put the information on which potteries made which plaques. I've put a selection of landscape plaques on the miscellaneous page, and added some colourful plaques to other religious section.
Ian Sharp has some very rare plaques listed at present. He's one of the few specialist Sunderland lustre dealers.
There is a titled version of this plaque, 'The Volage Frigate', shown amongst the Moore & Co plaques on the maritime page. Someday soon I'll post more detailed information on the rare ships page.
This second photo shows an exceptionally rare blue-transferred plaque, of a sail ship passing through the 'CAST IRON BRIDGE over the River Wear, Sunderland'.
To enquire about either plaque, contact Ian through his website: www.sharpantiques.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.