Huge thanks to Shauna Gregg and Viv Anderson at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, for allowing me to use images of some great plaques from their collection. The plaque below of 'The Edystone' is extremely rare, with the Dixon, Phillips & Co impressed mark.
I've added a page of 'Plaques with hand-painted text', with two interesting examples from their collection, and also a circular 'Sailors' Farewell' to the 'Other maritime' page.
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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.