Lot 13 Wedgwood Princeton University Collector Plates

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 05, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
Plate/Auction Description. Lot of 13 Princeton Collector Plates. Some Doubles. Plate Condition. All plates are in nice condiiton some are in mint condiiton. T are a few 3 or 4 that have blue ink spots on the back I guess from printing and stacking before the ink dried. Other then that t are no chips or damage at all. List and quantity of plates for sale in this auction. 2 Blair Tower 2 Clio and Whig Halls 1 Cuyler Hall 2 Graduate College 1 Holder Court and Tower 1 McCosh Walk (McCosh Hall in background) 1 Stanhope Hall 2 Tiger Gateway and Little Tower 2 1 Witherspoon Hall ___________________________________ 13 Total Plates. History of Princeton Plates

Princeton's first commemorative plate set, the 1930 Wedgwood plates, are comprised of twelve panoramic photographs of campus, transposed on porcelain in Wedgwood's trademark blue etching. Included in the collection are panoramas of McCosh Walk, Nassau Hall, Stanhope, and Holder Court. Following the precedent of Harvard University's own commemorative plate venture, Nassau Hall contracted the Wedgwood Company to produce and design the plates, while retaining exclusive rights of sale and distribution. Sales were by subscription only and first advertised in the Princeton Alumni Weekly in the spring of 1930. The complete set of 12 plates cost $15.00.

Alumni demand proved to be
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