This adorable little Victorian paper plate signed on the back, "Louella Griffin from her teacher, Frank E. Burr" and dated Dec. 25, 1886, made by *Raphael Tuck & Sons, is definitely a little gem. Boy, I wish my teacher had liked me that much. It depicts a bucolic farm scene and has a spray of little blue-forget-me-not flowers in the bottom left corner, where there is an artist's signature, "Davis". It looks like a beautiful day on the farm. The plate measures 4" in diameter, has an RTS logo on the back, and is in good condition with a few little marks here and there. It would be a sweet gift to pass on to a special teacher.
*Raphael Tuck & Sons, were publishers from the mid 1800's into the early 20th Century. They were proudly known to be the Publishers to Her Majesties the King and Queen, with printing houses in London, Paris and New York. They began in London, England in 1866, selling pictures and frames. Raphael Tuck was joined by his three sons in 1871 and published their first Christmas greeting card. Raphael Tuck & Sons were prolific printers and produced Books, Postcards, Greeting Cards, Die Cut Cards, Fringed Silk Cards, Scrapbooks, Puzzles and more.
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This special gem is part of our personal collection that has been stashed away for more than 30 years, and we are now ready to share with the world.
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