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SET GREAT TREK / VOORTREKKERS COMMEMMORATIVE PLATE BY ROYAL DOULTON

SET GREAT TREK / VOORTREKKERS COMMEMMORATIVE PLATE BY ROYAL DOULTON

1900-1950  Southern African Colonial
1 was available / Secondhand
R1,200.00

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Joined 26 May 2008
Cape Town
bidorbuy ID: 246558345

IT IS NOT VERY OFTEN THAT THESE TWO PIECES COME TOGETHER AS A SET!

THIS EXCEPTIONAL VINTAGE (1938) SET OF TWIN 26.5CM DIAMETER COMMEMMORATIVE PLATES BY ROYAL DOULTON IN CELEBRATION OF THE VOORTREKKER CENTENARY, WITH THE IMAGES OF NOTABLE VOORTREKKER PERSONALITIES FLANKING A SCENE FROM THE BATTLE OF BLOOD RIVER.

THE FRONT OF THE PLATES READ AS FOLLOWS: “BY GELEENTHEID VAN PRETORIA EN BLOEDRIVIER, VOORTREKKER EEUFEES;” “VOORSTELLING VAN ZOELOE-AANVAL OP LAER" AND “16 DESEMBER 1838 - 16 DESEMBER 1938”

THE REVERSE OF THE COLOUR VERSION BEARS THE LOGO OF ROYAL DOULTON ONLY, WHILE THE REVERSE OF THE MONOCHROME VERSION READS: “UITSLUITLIK GEPRODUSEER VIR GEBR. LAZAR, 244 KERK STREET, PRETORIA, TER HERDENKING AAN DIE VOORTREKKER-EEUFEES” WITH THE ROYAL DOULTON, MADE IN ENGLAND" HALLMARK STAMP.

THE PLATE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO CHIPS OR CRACKS. IF I REMEMBER MY HISTORY CORRECTLY, BUT WHICH IS OPEN TO DEBATE, THE BLACK-AND-WHITE VERSION WAS LAUNCHED AND IMMEDIATELY RETRACTED, BUT SOME HAVE ALREADY GONE INTO CIRCULATION. THEY WERE REISSUED AS THE COLOUR VERSION AGAIN.

REASON FOR SALE: EMIGRATING WITH NO FIXED ABODE.

PLEASE ADD R100 FOR SHIPPING BY COURIER - I WILL NOT RISK THIS IN THE POST


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