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Jennifer Koon, Parma MI   

Harker Gadroon Edge 1950s Illinois State Souvenir PlateHarker Gadroon Edge 1950s Illinois State Souvenir Plate

This historical Illinois State Souvenir Plate was decorated on Harker's Gadroon Edge circa the 1950s. On Harker's scalloped, rope-edged Gadroon shape, this cream-colored plate has a colorful, circular decal depicting Illinois attractions including Starved Rock State Park, the University of Illinois, Lake Michigan-Chicago, Matthiessen State Park, Mississippi Palisades State Park, Pere Marquette State Park, Fort Massac State Park, New Salem State Park - the Lincoln Village, and Springfield - The State Capital - Lincoln Home - Lincoln Tomb.

It has a paper label, shaped like a yellow and red banner, that reads "Eaton's Gift Wares, Du Quoin, Ill." Eaton's Gift Wares was a souvenir shop along Route 51 in Southern Illinois in the 1950s and '60s.

The plate measures 8-5/8 inches in diameter.

There is a 1/4-inch edge chip where one of the scallops (with the gold) has been knocked off, and a feeling of roughness along the right edge although it does not look damaged there.

Item ID: 41620RL

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Harker Gadroon Edge 1950s Illinois State Souvenir Plate


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