Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    James Monroe: An Exceedingly Rare Ceramic Dinner Plate Depicting Him as President. In the center, surrounded by a circle of gold leaf, is a fine portrait, with name above and "President of the United States" below. Only a handful of display items are known for this important early president. More familiar are the small ceramic mugs with no portrait, but with the name misspelled "Munroe" on the side. An example of this mug fetched $9,560 in the March 2008 Gillette Collection auction, while a second example having significant restoration brought $7,500 in the August 2008 American Political Items Collectors National Convention auction conducted by Heritage. In April 2004, Heritage also sold another variety of small mug bearing a generic portrait of Monroe, with name below, for $21,846.55. This rare plate is in beautiful condition, with the slightest amount of trivial surface wear noted for accuracy. Diameter 9.25". A tremendous opportunity for the serious collector of early political and presidential display items. From the Edward C. Gillette Collection.



    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    13th-14th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 784

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $621,865