O - Plaques (Scene + People)

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Old Blacksmith's Shop, Gretna Green

5 x 3 inch Rectangular Plaque. Produced 1952  to 1955.

 

Rarity - Extremely Rare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Famous for Weddings and now a Visitors attraction.

There were only 6no designs created for the 5 x 3 inch Plaque. 'Anne Hathaway's Cottage', 'Bridge St Chester', 'Douglas The Horse and Tram', 'Eastgate Chester', 'Old Blacksmith's Shop' and 'Shakespeare's Birthplace'.

Old Cottage Interior

14 inch Circular Plaque. Produced 1955  to 1958.

 

Rarity - Fairly Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph kindly supplied by Scott C in NJ

The original version of this plaque was called 'Interior Scene No 2'. Produced 1948 to 1954. Lady by fire and table with dog.

There are various subtle colour variations with this plaque. Black kettle, tan kettle etc.

Also see -  'Old English Cottage' and 'Old English Inn'
Old Curiosity Shop See 'The Old Curiosity Shop' (Bossons Ivorex)    

Old English Cottage "Eventide"

14 inch Circular Plaque. Produced 1948  to 1954. Man & Lady sitting by  fire with cat.

 

Rarity - Rare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph kindly supplied by Scott C in NJ

 

 

 

Old English Inn (1st Version)

Old English Cottage (2nd Version)

14 inch Circular Plaque. Produced 1948  to 1954 (Version 1) and 1955 to 1958 (Version 2).

 

Rarity - Fairly Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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First Version (with dog) is known as 'Interior Scene No 1'. Produced 1948 to 1954. There are two colour variations with a green jacket man and a blue jacket man. The pottery on the table is painted different as is the pottery on the mantle.

Second Version with finer detail known as 'Old English Cottage'. Produced 1955 to 1958.

Second Version

Old English Manor House (An)

14 inch Circular Plaque. Produced 1948 to 1954. Same scene as the earlier and rarer  'St. George's College, Salisbury, Rhodesia'.

 

Rarity - Fairly Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Old English Manor 14  inch plaque

 

Old English Manor House

15.5 inch Circular Plaque. Produced 1953 to 1954. Rarer that the 14 inch plaque.

 

Rarity - Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old English Manor 15.5 inch

There were only 3no designs produced in the 15.5 inch plaque : 'Old English Manor House', 'Palace House, Beaulieu' and 'Sulgrave Manor, Northants'.  

Old English Village

14 inch Circular Plaque. This is a very rare plaque and one of the first produced by Bossons cira 1947.

 

Rarity - One of the Rarest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are only two known examples of these plaques.

 

Water colours were used for these early plaques, they also lacked some of the detail of the later plaques. There are slight colour variations on the 2no illustrated plaques

Photographs kindly provided through Scott C in NJ and Ron L in the UK

Old Irish Cottage (An)

8 x 6 inch Ultra High Relief Rectangular Plaque. Sculpted by W R Bossons.

 

Rarity - Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were only 4no designs produced in the 8 x 6 inch Ultra High Relief plaque, 'Anne Hathaway's Cottage', 'Old Irish Cottage', Robert Burns Birthplace' and 'Shakespeare's Birthplace'.

Old Smithy

14 inch Circular Plaque. Produced 1948  to 1954.

 

Rarity - Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Also see  the  'Village Smithy' 14 inch plaque.

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Old Village Shanklin, Isle of Wight

8 x 5 inch Rectangular Plaquette. Produced at some time between 1950 and 1956.

 

Rarity - Extremely Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph kindly supplied by Scott C in NJ

 

Old Watermill

8 inch Circular Plaque. Produced 1988  to 1992.

There are different various of this plaque. Namely 'with and without figure on bridge' and 'with arch and without arched bridge'

 

 

Rarity - Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The 2no Versions of the 8inch Bossons Old Watermill. There is a man on the bridge in the left, plus the man by the tree in red and the man in the doorway to the mill is in yellow where as the plaque on the right has none on the bridge and the man by the tree is in blue plus the man in doorway is in blue instead of yellow. (First version is on the left).

Photograph supplied by Scott C.

The 8 inch 'Old Watermill', 'Village Pub', 'Village Post Office' and 'Village Shop' all form a set.

Old Water Mill

14 inch Circular Plaque. Produced 1948  to 1954.

 

Rarity - Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 inch Plaque

   
Old Yarn Market, Dunster 12 x 8 inch Rectangular Plaque. Rarity - Extremely Rare    

Oliver Twist (Ivorex)

2 x 4 3/4" figurine.

 

 

Rarity - One of the Rarest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ivorex figurines include, Little Neil, Oliver Twist, Mr Micawber, Mr Pickwick, Tony Weller.  
Orchid

10 inch Circular Plaque. Produced 1958  to 1962.

Available with or without wrought iron frame.

 

Rarity - Fairly Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within black wrought-iron frame

See 'Camellia' 10 inch circular plaque.
Orchid

10 inch Circular (Square) Plaque. Produced 1958  to 1962.

 

Rarity - Fairly Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original version with bud.

See 'Camellia' 10 inch circular (Square) plaque.  
Orchid

10 inch Circular (Square) Plaque. Produced 1995  to 1996.

 

Rarity - Fairly Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reissued version without bud.

See 'Camellia' 10 inch circular (Square) plaque
Otira George West Coast N.Z.

14 inch Circular Plaque.

Production could be any time between 1948  to 1954.

 

Rarity - Extremely Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See also - Lake Manapouri NZ, Mitre Peak NZ, Mount Cook NZ, Mount Egmont NZ

Oval Bird Plaques

There are 2no designs of the Oval Bird Plaque : See 'Bullfinches & Clematis' and 'Blue Birds and Apple Blossom'