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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 10, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Featured is one of the earliest flow blue 10” rolled edge souvenir plates – The Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland Oregon, 1905. Although the plate does not have the Rowland & Marsellus emblem on the back, it is considered to be one of the finest of the R&M souvenir plate series which commemorate historical US events, cities and famous people. The plate was imported from Staffordshire, England in 1905 for sale at the Exposition itself.

The magnificent emblem of the exposition is in the center of the plate. On the rolled edge around the center are pictures of various people and scenes related to the Louisiana Purchase and the Exposition – Capt. Meriweather Lewis and Capt. William Clark, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, the State Seals of Oregon and Washington, the State Seals of Montana and Idaho, and a view of Mt. Hood overshadowing Portland.

The plate is in decent condition – no chips, hairlines, browning or repairs - the only blemishes being a 2 1/2" crack, barely visible on the front (see pictures 1 and 2) and two made-in-manufacturing fleabites (see upper left of picture 2 and picture 3). This plate in perfect condition recently sold for $100 on Ebay - we believe our listing price is very reasonable.

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