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today I bought a lace plate (sometimes known as a ribbon plate) for £0.50 in a charity shop. Is this a bargain? or should I morally go back and make a generous donation to the market value?

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Check the back for the "Made In China" or "A Gift From Braunston Marina" stamp first.

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Original Victorian plates usually cost between £5 - £20 these days, depending on condition, size and what they commemorate. I started collecting in the mid 60s, I recall paying 7/6d each for a couple. How that equates with current values, I don't know. Hope yours is the real thing!

 

Dave

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I never payed more than 2/6d for a plate in the early 60's, I now have about 500 I must be sitting on a gold mine, or crates with them all packed away in waiting for the day.

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today I bought a lace plate (sometimes known as a ribbon plate) for £0.50 in a charity shop. Is this a bargain? or should I morally go back and make a generous donation to the market value?

 

If it is a genuine Victorian or Edwardian one you did well, Ideally it should have transfer image of a tourist location with "A present from Xxxxxx" in gold above the image. Some of the seaside ones are still quite common but even those will fetch £5 minimum.

 

Like Dave, I started collecting them in the early 1960's and from recollection payed about 3/6d each for standard ones going up to around 5/- for rarer ones. I still pick them up occassionally in charity shops for about £1.50, but resist buying from specialist antique dealers these days, I already have far more than I know what to with.

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today I bought a lace plate (sometimes known as a ribbon plate) for £0.50 in a charity shop. Is this a bargain? or should I morally go back and make a generous donation to the market value?

I bought another 2 today from the same charity shop, total cost £0.80, I'm looking forward to the £2 Measham teapot!

 

(Yes they are the genuine articles)

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I was told that the earlier ones have something like Bavaria, or an eagle stamped on the back. These make them pre WW1. They stopped stamping it on after that anything German was unpopular after the war.

 

But then, that is what I was told, is there anyone out there who can confirm/deny that?

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Original Victorian plates usually cost between £5 - £20 these days, depending on condition, size and what they commemorate. I started collecting in the mid 60s, I recall paying 7/6d each for a couple. How that equates with current values, I don't know. Hope yours is the real thing!

 

Dave

 

Well the OP's 50p is 10/-d in old money so it looks like he has been royally stiffed!

 

:D

 

MtB

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I was told that the earlier ones have something like Bavaria, or an eagle stamped on the back. These make them pre WW1. They stopped stamping it on after that anything German was unpopular after the war.

 

But then, that is what I was told, is there anyone out there who can confirm/deny that?

 

It may be true, in which case most of thiose in my collection are post 1914, but i am not sure. I have dozens of lace edge plates, many of which i believe are Victorian, two have "Bavaria" on the back, one has Dresden (in my dreams!!!) and several have "foreign". A few others have a number (some with a small crown, but the majority have nothing on them at all.

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It may be true, in which case most of thiose in my collection are post 1914, but i am not sure. I have dozens of lace edge plates, many of which i believe are Victorian, two have "Bavaria" on the back, one has Dresden (in my dreams!!!) and several have "foreign". A few others have a number (some with a small crown, but the majority have nothing on them at all.

Ah, yes, "foreign", I'd forgotten that. I think I was told that is post WW1 code for 'German'

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I bought another 2 today from the same charity shop, total cost £0.80, I'm looking forward to the £2 Measham teapot!

 

(Yes they are the genuine articles)

I did get a £2 - actually £1.50 - Measham teapot in a charity shop on the south coast. It's not a massive one - about 12" high - and the spout had been broken and badly mended, and the knob was missing from the lid. But as luck would have it, OH was doing a pottery repair course at the time. Before and after:

 

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Well the OP's 50p is 10/-d in old money so it looks like he has been royally stiffed!

 

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MtB

Decimal Day = 1971, last day that 10/- was legal pricing. 10/- then is worth £6.37 today (according to BoE Calculator) so looks like good value.

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