Two plaques came up at Tennants Auctioneers today. The first titled 'The Gauntlet Clipper Ship' sold for £280, which with commission etc comes in at around £350. You can see another example of this transfer on the Less common ships page.
The second, a smaller plaque titled 'Richard Cobden MP', sold for £450, which with commission is over £550. Proof that even in troubled times, fantastic items hold their value. You can see further examples of Cobden plaques on the Portraits page. Congratulations to their new owner, whoever he or she may be!
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.