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Q&A ON COLLECTING: Rockwell plate is classic

Anne McCollam answers readers' questions about the value of their antiques.
BY Anne McCollam, For The Oklahoman Published: February 3, 2014


Rockwell plate is classic

Q: This is a photo of a 1983 Norman Rockwell limited edition porcelain plate that I have. The title is “The Painter” and is part of the Heritage Collection. Edwin Knowles China Company located in Newell, W. Va., made the plate. It is certified as a “True Rockwell Classics” by the Rockwell Society of America. The plate is dinner size and shows a scene of a house painter all in white at work with a small girl in a blue dress looking over his shoulder. I would appreciate any information you may have on my plate.

A: The Heritage Collection of Rockwell plates was introduced in 1977 and continues to be made today. The plates featured scenes of Rockwell's original paintings of the everyday lives of men and women in America. There have been several series of Rockwell plates produced that include Heritage, the American dream, Christmas, Mother's Day, the four seasons and the four freedoms. “The Painter” is the seventh issue of the Heritage series. Your plate can be found selling in the range of $15 to $50.

Q: This porcelain pedestal cake stand (not shown) has been in our family for as long as I can remember. My mother told me it was a wedding gift to her great grandparents when they were married in 1900. It is decorated with tiny pink and yellow flowers, green leaves and trimmed in gold. The background is white and it is in mint condition. I plan to pass my cake stand to my daughter and hope you can tell me about the maker and value.

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