This plate appears to be in perfect shape. The back states 1988 It is a Edwin Knowles plate with a Bradex No. It is a limited edition. by Daniel Smith. This is the fifth issue in this series. About 8 1/2 inches across. This series is the Majestic Birds series of collector's plates sponsored by the Society for the Preservation of Birds of Prey. Produced under the hallmark of the Edwin M. Knowles China Company in a firing period limited to a maximum of 150 days. Then at the bottom is handwriting by the artist about the picture. Daniel Smith signature follows this hand written section. Then t is the bird that is stamped above the words the Society for the Preservation of Birds of Prey . This plate is very well done. Excellent addition to anyones bird collection. In its original box with paperwork and COA. Visit my e store for many more great choices!