I've mentioned on the orange plaques page reasons why orange plaques are less appealing to collectors. One exception is the smaller-than-usual plaque form below. These plaques, which I've sometimes heard described as having 'gold' or 'peach' borders, are much less prone to rubbing than other orange plaques. The verses also tend to be of the rarer varieties. For those reasons, they command good prices. The fabulous plaque below sold on eBay yesterday. I've included it on the emblems and armorials page.
The photo below is correct (not compressed as I suspected when I first saw it). This is one of two rare portrait-oriented plaques on this site.
And below a rarer biblical verse from my own collection.
As always, if anyone has ideas about which pottery produced them, or their age (are they 19th or 20th century?), please get in touch.
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.