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HR-03. (souvenir creamer) U. S. Life-Saving Station, Salisbury Beach, Mass c.1900. Lovely decorated bright white round creamer featuring a large, detailed full color image of the early Bibb #2 Type life saving station on the beach at North Scituate, Massachusetts. Backmarked “Alterburg China Made in Germany for M.H. Farrell, Salisbury Beach, Mass.” Nicely decorated with gilding framing the image and gilt highlights and borders. Creamer measures 4 3/8” high and is clean, only light wear to gilding No cracks or checks, a very detailed, unusual presentation with bright image for your display. A large, striking piece. (VG+). $134.

14219. (souvenir spoon) c.1910. Beautiful large commemorative spoon bears a detailed engraved image of the Life Saving Station at Erie, Pennsylvania. The spoon features a highly-detailed image of the 1875-style station located on the north side of the entrance to Erie Harbor. The spoon measures 5 ¼” long and is in marvelous overall condition for its age. Marked “ Sterling ”. A beautifully detailed little commemorative piece and an extremely rare and desirable location. (F-). $88.

11423b. (souvenir dish) c.1900. An unusual, bright, decorated commemorative dish featuring a beautiful full color image of the “U. S. Life Saving Station, Salisbury Beach, Mass.”. This extremely large and rare piece is quite attractive and bears a fine, close, full color image of the Duluth-Type station located just south of the New Hampshire state line. The dish is quite bright and distinctive, and measures 3 ¾” in diameter and is enhanced by a decorative gilt trim on a cobalt blue rim. Labeled “Made in Germany ….  Amesbury, Mass.” Clean, a very detailed, pretty piece for your display with nice detail and coloration. (VG+). $58.

 

11423. (souvenir dish) c.1900. An unusual, bright, decorated commemorative dish featuring a beautiful full color image of the “U. S. Life Saving Station, Salisbury Beach, Mass.”. This extremely large and rare piece is quite attractive and bears a fine, close, full color image of the Duluth-Type station located just south of the New Hampshire state line. The dish is quite bright and distinctive, and measures 7” wide, and is enhanced by a decorative gilt trim on a chocolate brown oval rim. Labeled “Made in Germany for M. F. Farwell, Amesbury, Mass.” Clean, a very detailed, pretty piece for your display with nice detail and coloration. (VG+). $48.

 

6524n. (souvenir creamer) c.1900. An unusual, bold, bright cobalt blue commemorative creamer featuring a beautiful full color image of the “U. S. Life Saving Station, Salisbury Beach, Mass.”. This fairly large piece has a large 2 3/8” full color image of the tall Duluth-type station that was constructed in 1897. The detailed image shows the entire station including the porch, boat ramp and drill pole. This item is quite attractive and unusual, with deep cobalt blue color and gilded trim. Creamer measures 3 ½” high and is clean, only light wear to gilding. A very detailed, striking piece for your display. (VG+). $88.

889. Williams, Lawrence W., A COLLECTORS GUIDE TO SOUVENIR CHINA – Keepsakes of a Golden Era, Identification and Value Guide. Paducah , KY. 1998. 232p. Soft wraps. Completely illustrated with over 500 color photographs. A hundred years ago, souvenir china was all the rage in the US . For the first time this well known expert from Chatham , Mass. presents a complete guide to the background and manufacturers, along with an in-depth analysis, descriptions, and current values. For those of you who have been collection lighthouse and life-saving commemorative pieces, or who would like to collect pieces from your hometown, this is a most valuable reference. Wonderful reading, with over 500 beautiful, clear color photographs of every type and style, manufacturer’s marks and details. (M). $22.95

   

20402. [paperweight] Heavy glass rectangular paperweight featuring an early c.1900 photograph of U.S. Life Saving Station. This rare item features a close photograph of the modified Port Huron Type station, possibly the Damiscove Island LSS, Maine. Visible are members of the crew with finely dressed ladies seated next to the double boatroom doors. Photo remains clear and sharp, overall in excellent condition. 2 ½” x 4” x ¾” h. One of the few such items of this remote Maine Life Saving station and most desirable. (F-). $138.

1106. (souvenir cup) c.1900. An unusual, bright, decorated commemorative cup featuring a beautiful full color image of the “Light-House Point Pinos, Pacific Grove, Cal.”. This unusual item is quite attractive and bears a fine, close, full color image of the early style, old lighthouse tower with keeper’s dwelling. Cup is quite bright and distinctive, and measures 2 3/8” in diameter and 2 3/8” high, and is enhanced by a decorative gilt trim around the rim and on the handle. Marked “Whitlock Made in Germany [for] Gilman’s Curio Store, Pacific Grove, Cal.” Clean, no cracks, only one minute chip on rim, a very detailed, pretty piece for your display with beautiful coloration. (VG+). $48. 

10451. (souvenir dish) c.1900. An unusual, bright, decorated commemorative dish featuring a beautiful full color image of the “North Head Light-House” at the mouth of the Columbia River, Washington. This unusual item is quite attractive and bears a fine, close, full color image of the tall old lighthouse tower with entrance building. Dish is quite bright and distinctive, and measures 5 3/8” in diameter, and is enhanced by roses and a decorative gilt trim around the rim. Labeled “Made Expressly for H. A. Vincent, Long Beach, Wash”. Clean, no cracks, a very detailed, pretty piece for your display with beautiful coloration. (VG+). $54. 

27378b. (souvenir dish) Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Bristol . Me. c.1900. Lovely gilt decorated round dish measures 6 3/8” with upturned decorated sides. Featured on the dish is a wonderful, large detailed b/w image of the early rubble-stone light tower and attached keeper’s dwelling. Backmarked “Made in Germany for George Bliss, Waldoboro, Me. ” Lovely piece is clean, no cracks or checks, only very light wear to edge, about as nice as they come. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display,  attractive presentation. (F-). $144.

2054. [paperweight] Heavy glass paperweight featuring an early c.1890 photograph of "Life-Saving Station, Salisbury Beach, Mass." This rare item features a nice detailed sepia photo image of the Keeper and crew posed on the boat-ramp with their beach apparatus cart and surfboat. The crew is poised with the pull ropes over their shoulder while their pet dog sits faithfully at their feet. Quite rare early Life-Saving Service image and collectible, clear, crisp. Paperweight measures 4" x 2 ¾" x 1"h. (VG+). $168 net.

   

99459c,f. (commemorative dish) “Whalesback Light House, Portsmouth , N.H. ” c.1900. Special early hand-painted plate features a beautiful full color image of the Whalesback Light House, Portsmouth , N.H. Beautiful clear image shows the stone tower and fog signal in exquisite detail, surrounded by the ocean in shades of greens and blues and enhanced by a gilded rim. Little if any wear save wear to gilding on rim. This piece is marked “…. Made in Germany.” Measures 6 ¼” diameter. Superb detail. (VG+). $115.

99459d. (commemorative dish) Whalesback Light House, Portsmouth , N.H. c.1900. Striking early hand-painted plate features a beautiful b/w image of the Whalesback Light House, Portsmouth , N.H. Beautiful clear image shows the stone tower and fog signal in good detail, surrounded by the ocean. Border of plate is of a striking deep blue enhanced by detailed gilded decoration and rim. Little if any wear save wear, very light age line in glazing  on back. . This piece is marked “B.F.H.S. China Made in Austria for H. C. Hopkins …. Portsmouth, N.H.” Measures 6 ¼” diameter. Superb detail, a striking display piece. (VG+). $175.

99459e. (commemorative dish) “Whalesback Light [House], Portsmouth , N.H. ” c.1900. Special early hand-painted plate features a beautiful full color image of the Whalesback Light House, Portsmouth , N.H. Beautiful clear image shows the stone tower and fog signal in exquisite detail, surrounded by the ocean in shades of greens and blues and enhanced by a wide gilded rim. A bit of wear to gilding on rim. This piece is marked “…. Made in Germany.” Measures 8” diameter. Superb detail. (VG-). $134.

28366. [commemorative dish] An exceptionally rare, bright, gilt decorated and edged commemorative dish featuring a large clear, detailed color image of the “Tillamook Rock and Lighthouse, Astoria, Oregon.” c. 1900. One of only a few of this light that I have had, this unusual piece has a large 2 ½” color image of the light on the tall rock island. This pretty display piece measures 6 ¼” wide and is enhanced by a decorative gilded and decorated edge. Marked “Made in Germany [for] John G. Niemi, Astoria, Oregon.”. Quite clean, bright, but some wear to gilt border. A beautiful, bright display piece at a great price. (VG). $74.

 

28147. (commemorative dish) c.1900. Superb bright white souvenir dish, featuring a close and detailed image of “Scituate Light, Home of Rebecca and Abigail Bates Heroines of the War of 1812.” Dish features a large, detailed b/w image of the old abandoned light attached to the Keeper’s dwelling in the center, surrounded by a decorative rim enhanced by gilt borders. Back marked “Made in Germany for Chas. W. Frye, Scituate, MA .” This striking collectible measures 5 ½” x 4” oval and would enhance any display. Unusually bright, clean, a beautiful piece. (F-). $178 net. 

  

8104b. (commemorative dish) “Fort Ontario & Inner Light, Oswego, N.Y.” c.1900. Special early hand-painted plate features a beautiful full color image of the long pier leading to the lighthouse with the fort visible in the background. Beautiful clear image shows the tall masonry tower and pier in exquisite detail, surrounded by the ocean in shades of browns and blues and enhanced by a gilded rim. Little if any wear to image but some wear to gilding on rim. This piece is marked “Wheelock Made in Germany for Jules Wendell & Son, Oswego, N.Y.” Measures 6” diameter. Superb detail. (VG). $110.

21207g. [commemorative plate] An exceptionally rare, bright, gilt decorated and edged commemorative plate featuring a beautiful clear, detailed color image of the “U. S. Lighthouse, Newport, Oregon.” c. 1900. One of only a few of this light that I have had, this fairly large plate has a large 3 ½” full color image of the tall masonry light tower beside the 2-story keeper’s dwelling, barn and out-buildings. This detailed image shows the light tower and buildings the ocean in the background. This pretty display piece measures 7 ½” in diameter and is enhanced by a decorative gilded and rose decorated edge. Nice bright, detailed image reminds one of a painting. Marked “Wheelock Made in Vienna Austria for A. L. Thomas, Newport , Ore.”. Quite clean, bright, little if any wear, a beautiful display piece. (F-). $88 net.

  

2801. (commemorative spoon) c. 1900. Beautiful, bold, silver spoon bears an engraved image of “The [Coquile River] Light House, Bandon, Oregon.” on the dish. This finely detailed piece shows the tall 1891 masonry light tower with attached fog signal building. The 5 ¼” inch spoon boasts a heavy molded handle with Oregon seal and spruce tree. Marked “sterling”. This is one of the nicer pieces, a beautiful, finely detailed commemorative piece and a most rare item for the lighthouse spoon collector. (VG+).  $74 net.

2884. [paperweight] Grace Darling Commemorative paperweight c.1900. Heavy glass rectangular paperweight featuring an early engraved image of British Heroine Grace Darling. The daughter of a lighthouse keeper, Darling grew up on Longstone in the Farne Islands. Grace become the focus of national attention after the steamship Forfarshire sank during a severe storm in September 1838. Nine people managed to find refuge on nearby rocks, and Darling and her father battled rough water to row to their rescue. The incident inspired numerous poems, paintings, and songs and made Darling a virtual cult figure. This rare item features a detailed early image of the lovely heroine, with a lengthy description printed on the bottom by The Shipwrecked Fisherman and Mariners Royal Benevolent Society. This may have been given in receipt for donations to the society. Very nice condition, clean, measures 2 ¾” x 4 ¼”  x ¾” h. A most attractive commemorative piece. (VG+). $54 net.

     

24413b. (commemorative sugar) c.1900. Most unusual piece features the “Whalesback Light [House], Portsmouth, NH.” on a bold hand painted sugar. This early piece is quite distinctive and enhanced by a hand painted sky background with bright gilt handle and rim decoration. Bold piece features a detailed full color of  the granite offshore lighthouse and steam fog signal. Measures 3 ¾” high by 4 ¾” in diameter. Marked “Made in Germany for Philbrick’s Pharmacy, Portsmouth, N.H. Jonroth.”. Clean, bright, no chips or cracks, just light wear to gilded edge. An unusually bright, bold piece for display and an exceptionally rare form. (VG+).  $185.

27363. (commemorative mauchlineware letter holder) c.1900. Superb, rare wooden Victorian letter holder features a beautiful b/w lithograph image of the “Grindle Point Light House, Isleboro, Me.” A pretty little piece meant to hand on the wall to hold letter mail is of hardwood, varnished and measures 5 ½” high x 5” wide. The pretty image shows the tall  square masonry light tower, keeper’s dwelling and fog signal bell perched on the rock shore. Such wooden Victorian era commemorative pieces, known as Mauchlineware, are exceptionally difficult to find and are beautiful for display. Clean, some light wear. (VG).  $184 net.

2743b. (commemorative spoon) c.1910. Beautiful bold commemorative spoon bears a detailed raised relief image of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, Astoria, Oregon. The spoon features a highly-detailed image of the lighthouse perched high upon Tillamook Rock. The spoon measures 5 1/8”  long and is in marvelous overall condition for its age. Marked “Copyrighted Sterling”. Nicely detailed little commemorative piece and an extremely rare and desirable location, commemorating this important station. (F-). $84.

   

20306e. (commemorative creamer) c.1900. Superb large creamer, featuring a detailed full color image of Portland Head Light [house], Portland, Me. This is one of the more striking that I have found, featuring a very pretty and quite detailed full color image of this tall masonry tower, with the keeper’s dwelling and fog signal building perched on the rocky point. The creamer is of a classic style, enhanced by a short spout and handle on top with a very pretty gilt borders and trim. Marked “Made in Germany for J. R. Libby Co., Portland, Maine.” This beautiful collector’s piece measures 5”  high x 3” in diameter. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece, clean and bright, striking. With slight closed age crack on back only.  (VG-).  $48 net.

  

27204. (souvenir bowl) c.1900. Striking black on white souvenir bowl featuring a lovely, detailed b/w image of the “Wreck of the Pilot Boat Columbia at Sand Hills, Gale of Nov. 27th, 1898.” Detailed image shows the wrecked vessel on the sand against an area house. Fine, clear detail makes this a great display piece. Bowl measures 6” in diameter by  1 ¾” high. Marked “Made in Germany for Chas. W. Frye, Scituate, Mass.” A hint of gilding on the rim, clean. (VG+). $116.

27220p. (commemorative spoon) c.1910. Beautiful large commemorative spoon bears a detailed raised relief image of the Tillamook Bay Life Saving Station in Oregon. The spoon features a highly-detailed image of the 1908 Petersons Point-style station that served for years and is today a private residence at Barview, Oregon. The spoon measures 5 ½”  long and is in marvelous overall condition for its age. Marked “Sterling”. Nicely detailed little commemorative piece and an extremely rare and desirable location, commemorating this only remaining station of its type. (F-). $116 net.

 

27156. (souvenir dish) Methodist Church, Downs, Kansas. c.1900. A bright, gilt  decorated commemorative dish in white,  features a large, detailed, clear full color image of the Victorian Methodist Church on Downs, Kansas. This superb piece measures  5 ¾”  in diameter with upturned decorated edges, and decorated with a gilt rim. Marked "Made in Germany for W. R. Bird, Downs, Kans." Very clean, no cracks or checks, wear to gilding on rim only. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display, unusually attractive piece. (VG+).  $28.

  

27378. (souvenir dish) Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Bristol. Me. c.1900. Lovely gilt decorated round dish measures 5 ½” with upturned decorated sides. Featured on the dish is a good size detailed b/w image of the early rubble-stone light and attached keeoer’s dwelling perched on the rocky shore. Backmarked “Made in Germany for J. L. Clifford, Damariscotta, Me.” Clean, no cracks or checks, only light wear to edge. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display,  attractive presentation. (VG+). $68.

27376. (souvenir teapot) Sperry Light, New Haven, Conn. Souvenir Savin Rock. c.1900. Lovely gilt decorated souvenir teapot with decorative cover. Eapot measures 3 ½” wide by 2 ¼” high. Featured on the side is a good size detailed full color image of the iron light tower perched on the caisson base. Backmarked “Made in Germany.” Clean, no cracks or checks, slight chip on rim but barely visible. A very detailed, unusual presentation with bright gilding for your display. (VG+). $64.

  

27269. (souvenir dish) Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, Me. c.1900. Lovely gilt decorated oval dish with decorative smoking pipe attached, 6 ¼” long with upturned gilt decorated sides. Featured on the dish is a good size detailed full color image of the tall light tower, fog signal building and keeper’s dwelling perched on the rocky shore. Backmarked “Made in Germany.” Clean, no cracks or checks, only light wear to edge. A very detailed, unusual presentation with bright gilding for your display. (VG+). $54.

27260. (souvenir shoe dish) Old Lighthouse, New Haven, Conn. c.1898. Lovely gilt decorated commemorative shoe, features a good size detailed full color image of the tall light tower and attached keeper’s dwelling. Not backmarked.  Clean, no cracks or checks, only light wear to edge. A very detailed, unusual presentation with bright gilding for your display. (VG+). $66.

  

7153L. (commemorative plate) c.1900. Superb bright white souvenir plate, featuring a close and detailed image of “Old Scituate Light, Scituate , Mass. Plate features a large, detailed b/w image of the old abandoned light attached to the Keeper’s dwelling in the center, surrounded by a decorative rim enhanced by gilt borders. Labeled “Scituate Light, Home of Rebecca and Abigail Bates Heroines of the War of 1812.” Back marked “Made in Germany for Chas. W. Frye, Scituate , MA .” This large collectible measures 7 5/8” in diameter and would enhance any display. Unusually bright, clean, a beautiful piece. (F). $178 net.

27169. (commemorative spoon) c.1900. Beautiful large commemorative spoon bears a detailed engraved image of the Light House at Pulaski, New York. The spoon is engraved “1900”  and features a highly-detailed engraved image of the striking stone keeper’s dwelling with the rooftop lantern room. The Selkirk Lighthouse sits at the mouth of the Salmon River. Originally called the Salmon River Light Station, the lighthouse was constructed in 1838 and remains today, complete with its original style early lantern room. The spoon measures 6" long and is in marvelous overall condition for its age, with surprisingly little surface wear from decades of polishing. The gold washed bowl is engraved “Pulaski Lighthouse, NY“ with “1900” on the handle back (rare to have a date engraved.). Nicely detailed little commemorative piece and an extremely rare and desirable location, commemorating this interesting early light station. (VG). $118 net.

26311. (souvenir plate) An exceptionally rare, bright, decorated commemorative plate featuring a bright, colorful image of the “Old Lighthouse, Manitowoc, Wisc."  c. 1900. One of only a few of this area that I have had, this fairly large plate has a large 3 ½” full color image on white of the light tower and nearby 1 ½ story keeper’s dwelling. This rare display piece measures 5 7/8” in diameter and is enhanced by a decorative lace design and  gilding around the edge. Nice detailed image but there is some light overall wear. Marked “Wheelock Made in Germany [for) O. Torrison Co., Manitowoc, Wis. Weimar”. Clean, overall light edge wear. (VG-). $76.  

2586b. (souvenir dish) c.1900. Exquisite bright, detailed pin dish features a detailed b/w image of “Plum Island Light” House, Newburyport, Mass. Dish measures 5 1/8” square with clipped corners and provides a striking contrast to the large detailed image. In 1838 the original twin octagional lighthouses on this spot were replaced by a new pair of octagonal towers built on moveable foundations. In 1856 one of the lighthouses was destroyed by fire and it was decided not to rebuild. The surviving lighthouse received a fourth order Fresnel lens and remains today. Marked Made in Austria [for) Chas. Emmerson & Sons, Importers, Haverhill, Mass. U.S.A.” Very attractive piece. (F-). $164.

   

26259. (souvenir creamer) c.1900. Attractive, stout creamer, featuring a detailed b/w image of the “Lighthouse, Bridgeport, Conn." The attractive piece is petite, measuring 3” high and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim on the rim and handle. The bright image includes good detail of the Victorian lighthouse perched on the rocky  spit. Labeled "Made in Germany", the piece is very clean and bright, little if any wear to image and gilt trim. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display. (VG+).  $68  

   

2572. (souvenir toothpick) c.1900. An unusual, large, bright cobalt blue commemorative toothpick holder featuring a beautiful full color image of the “North Head Light-House, Mouth of the Columbia River [Washington).”. This unusual item is quite attractive and bears a fine, close, full color image of the tall old lighthouse tower with entrance building, and two out-buildings. Holder is quite bright and distinctive, and  measures a full 3 ¾” high  by 3” in diameter, and is enhanced by a decorative gilt trim around the image and rim. Labeled “(Made for) H. A. Vincent, Ilwaco and Long Beach, Wash”. Clean, no cracks, one slight chip inside rim but not noticeable. A very detailed, pretty piece for your display with beautiful coloration. (VG). $78 net.

 

8166d. (souvenir dish) c.1890 A bright commemorative dish in bright white featuring a beautiful, detailed b/w image of “Ida Lewis [Lime Rock) Light, Newport, R.I.”. This clean dish measures 5 ½” square and is enhanced by a sparkling decorative gilt trim. Image of the long pier and lighthouse where the famed heroine Ida Lewis grew up and performed so many daring rescues fills the body of the dish. Good detail, pretty little plate for your display. “Made in Germany for A. L. McMullin, Newport , RI . Very scarce design and image, quite collectible. One light chip to edge, otherwise little wear. (VG).   $36.

6699j. (souvenir dish) c.1900. An unusual, bold, bright cobalt blue commemorative dish featuring a beautiful full color image of the “U. S. Life Saving Station, Salisbury Beach, Mass.”. This fairly large piece has a large 2 ¼” full color image on white background of the tall Duluth-type station that was constructed in 1897. The detailed image shows the entire station, with the surfman posed on the boat-ramp in front of their surfboat. This item is quite attractive and unusual, made in a leaf shape with deep cobalt blue border and beaded, gilded trim. Dish measures about 6 ¼” and is clean, one leaf point chipped but not noticeable on the top. A very detailed, striking piece for your display. (VG+). $94 net.

25382 (souvenir match holder). A bright, gilt decorated commemorative match holder in white, featuring a large, detailed, clear full color image of the “Ten Pound Island Lighthouse, Gloucester, Mass.” This pretty little piece features a colorful, detailed image of the short masonry light tower, and 2-story keeper’s dwelling perched on the rocky point. Quite rare and distinctive, the piece measures  5” x 3 ¾” and is enhanced by decorative gilt border. Marked “Made in Germany” Clean, bright, wear to gilt trim but otherwise as original. A rare form.  (VG-).  $84.  

26174. (souvenir dish) Cape Foulweather Light House Nye Beach, Oregon” Beautiful shell shaped dish bears a fine detailed b/w image of the light station at Cape Foulweather atop the rocky cliffs. Detailed image against the rose color background makes this a most attractive piece. Marked “Made in Germany”. Clean, only light wear. (VG+).  $38.

2661. (souvenir plate) An exceptionally rare, bright, gilt decorated and edged commemorative plate featuring a beautiful clear, detailed color image of The Lighthouse, Ten Pound Island, Gloucester, Mass.”. c. 1900. One of only a few of this light that I have had, this attractive plate has a large 2 ½” full color image on white of the light tower with attached 1 ½ story keeper’s dwelling on the rocky point on Ten Pound Island. This pretty display piece measures 5” in diameter and is enhanced by a decorative scalloped gilded decoration around the edge. Nice detailed image on the bright white china make a good contrast on this rare item. Marked “Made in Germany .” Quite clean, bright, only light wear to rim, a beautiful display piece. (VG).  $58.

 6619h. (souvenir vase) c.1900. A pretty, bright, gilt decorated commemorative vase featuring a beautiful, detailed full color image of the “Portland Head Light, Portland, Me.”. Unusual vase measures 5 ½” high and is enhanced by a bright gilt edging. “Made in Germany ”. Clean, bright, a very pretty display piece for your collection. (VG+).  $78 net.

 

22118b. [plate) Superb blue on white plate, featuring a close and detailed image of “Eastern Point Light” Gloucester,  Mass. Additional images grace the border including Annisquam Lighthouse, Gate Lodge, The Hermitage, and Mother Ann, Eastern Point. Good image of the white masonry tower, with the walkway, keeper’s dwelling, and bell tower surrounded by a 1 ½” floral border in deep blue on white. Marked “England”, “British Anchor 1913”. This large collectible measures 8 7/8” in diameter. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece is clean and bright, little if any wear, very light overall crazing from age, but a bright, crisp piece. (VG).  $88.  

21207f. (souvenir plate) An exceptionally rare, bright, gilt decorated and edged commemorative plate featuring a beautiful clear, detailed color image of the “U. S. Lighthouse, Newport, Oregon.” c. 1900. One of only a few of this light that I have had, this fairly large plate has a large 5 ½” full color image of the tall masonry light tower beside the 2-story keeper’s dwelling, barn and out-buildings. This detailed image shows the light tower and buildings the ocean in the background. This pretty display piece measures 8 1/8” in diameter and is enhanced by a decorative gilded and decorated edge. Nice bright, detailed image reminds one of a painting. Marked “Made in Germany for A. L. Thomas, Newport , Ore.”. Quite clean, bright, only light wear to rim, a beautiful display piece. (F-). $148 net.  

8166c. (souvenir dish) c.1890 A bright commemorative dish white, featuring a beautiful, detailed b/w image of “Ida Lewis [Lime Rocks) Light House, Newport, R.I.”. This clean dish measures 5 ¾” x 4 ½” oval and is enhanced by a sparkling decorative gilt trim and leaf-shaped rim. B/w image is of the pier leading out toward the island and lighthouse where the famed heroine Ida Lewis grew up and performed so many daring rescues fills the body of the dish. Not marked, pre 1900. Very scarce design and image, quite collectible. Little if any wear but two small flakes from rim but do not detract greatly. A most affordable piece. (VG-). $38.

 

6530g. (souvenir plate) c.1900 A very pretty, bright, large commemorative plate featuring a bright, detailed full color image of “Nubble’s Light, York Beach, Me.” The detailed little piece measures 7 1/8” in diameter and is enhanced by a wide decorative gilt trim. Labeled “Made in Germany.” Clean, no cracks or checks. A bright and detailed, pretty little plate for your display. (VG+).  $78.  

7153k. (souvenir plate) Superb teal blue on white plate, featuring a close and detailed image of “Old Scituate Light, Scituate , Mass. Plate features a large, detailed image of the old abandoned light attached to the Keeper’s dwelling in the center 5” diameter , surrounded by a 1 ½” floral border in light blue-green on white. “Made in England for Chas. W. Frye, Scituate , MA .” This large collectible measures 7 ¾” in diameter and would enhance any display. One 3/16” chip to edge, otherwise near fine. (VG-). $68 net.

  

6530f. (souvenir dish) c.1900 A very pretty, bright little commemorative dish featuring a bright, detailed full color image of “Nubble’s Light, York Beach, Me.” The detailed little piece measures 4” in diameter and is enhanced by a decorative gilt trim. Labeled “Made in Germany Wheelock Dresden.” Clean, no cracks or checks, some age discoloration and wear to gilding. A bright and detailed, pretty little plate for your display. (VG).   $46.  

7153j. [plate) Superb teal blue on white plate, featuring a close and detailed image of “Old Scituate Light, Scituate, Mass.” Plate features a large, detailed image of the old abandoned light attached to the Keeper’s dwelling in the center 5” diameter , surrounded by a 1 ½” floral border in deep blue on white. “Made in England for Chas. W. Frye, Scituate, MA.” This large collectible measures 7 ¾” in diameter and would enhance any display. (VG). $148 net. 

 6619f. (souvenir vase) c.1900. A pretty, bright, gilt edged commemorative vase featuring a beautiful, detailed full color image of the “Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, ME.”. Unusual vase measures 5 ¼” high and is enhanced by a bright gilt border and edging. “Made in Germany ”. Clean, bright, with two lengthy closed cracks from age, 4” on back not visible when displayed, 2” only barely visible on front. A very pretty display piece and an affordable way to add a beautiful piece to your collection. (G). $26 net.

 6626. (souvenir creamer) c.1900. Superb little creamer, featuring a detailed full color image of “Highland Light (House) Near Provincetown , Mass. This is one of the more striking that I have found, featuring a very pretty and quite detailed full color image of this tall masonry tower, with the keeper’s dwellings to each side. The creamer is of a classic style, enhanced by a short spout and handle on top with a very pretty gilt borders and trim. “Made in Germany .” This beautiful collector’s piece measures 4 ¼”  high x 2 ½” in diameter. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece, clean and bright. (F). $118 net.

 2023b. (souvenir spoon). Charming, petite commemorative spoon bears a raised image on the handle tip of  ”Nubble Light, York , Maine . This finely detailed little piece shows in relief the tall iron light tower with attached keeper’s dwelling. Measures 3 ½” long and is in excellent as found (unpolished) condition. A nice piece commemorating this interesting light. (F). $18 net.

 2389. (souvenir dish) A bright commemorative dish featuring a beautiful clear, detailed blue on white image of the “Light House, Biloxi , Miss. ” c. 1900. This dish quite striking, with a bold detail of the tall masonry lighthouse tower, causeway and surrounding  buildings and landscape. This is a striking piece,  measuring 6”  in diameter and is quite attractive with the 3 ¼”  image on the stark white body. Marked “Semi Porcelain”. With a light blue floral border, this is a most attractive piece. Extremely difficult to find pieces of this interesting  station. Clean, bright, very little if any wear, very light crazing from normal aging. (VG+). $64 net.

 2323. (paperweight) Heavy glass paperweight featuring a nice early original photograph of the “Coffyn House, Nantucket , 1686 Sea Cliff Inn.” c.1900. This rare photo shows the charming saltbox style home that has graced the island for over 300 years. Nice, clear image. Paperweight measures 4” x 2 ¾” x 1”h. (VG). $22.

   21537b. (souvenir spoon) c. 1900. Beautiful petite silver spoon bears detailed images of a U. S. Life Saving Station and lighthouse on the handle. This finely detailed little piece is engraved Biloxi Miss. on the dish. The back id decorated with a nautical motif including sailboat and whale. Marked " Sterling ”, measures 5" long and is in excellent condition. A beautiful, finely detailed little commemorative piece. (F).    $38 net.

9125d. (souvenir spoon) c. 1900. Beautiful silver spoon bears an image of Portland Head Light [house, Maine ) 1790.” on the dish. This finely detailed little piece shows in relief the tall light tower with attached dwelling, fog signal building and out buildings with the ocean beyond. The back is engraved “ Sterling ”. 4” long A beautiful, finely detailed commemorative piece. (F).   $38 net.

2165b, c. (souvenir cup) A stout, bright, gilt decorated commemorative cup in crème and white, featuring a detailed, clear, full color image of the "The Lighthouse, Ten Pound Island, Gloucester, Mass.". Quite rare and distinctive, the cup measures 2 ¾" tall and is enhanced by decorative gilt framing around the image, and gilt border around the petite handle and rim. The very fine, detailed color image is one of the nicer ones that I have seen, and shows the light tower with attached 1 ½ story keeper’s dwelling on the rocky point on Ten Pound Island. Shown quite close, the image is beautifully done and quite attractive in shades of blues, greens, reds and browns. "Made in Germany." Clean, bright, most difficult to find. (VG+). $68 net.

20215b. [paperweight) Heavy glass paperweight featuring an early c.1890 photograph of "Point Judith Lighthouse, R. I." This rare item features a nice detailed sepia image of the masonry light tower, 1 ½-story keeper’s dwelling and nearby fog signal building surrounded by a white board fence. An excellent early image, clear, crisp near fine. (F-). $88 net.

 

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