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    Perhaps the Most Beautiful Signed, Handpainted Presidential Plate We Have Ever Seen! This huge (diameter 12.25"!) China plate is superbly painted, with a McKinley image taken from one of the well-known portrait images of the day (the same image appears on various campaign novelties). It is boldly signed on the shoulder in gold, "R.M. Slack." A quick search of internet offerings turned up another plate signed by Slack, this one decorated with growing carnations. The markings on the back of that plate suggest that it might have been a mock-up for possible commercial manufacture. The McKinley plate, however, has no markings whatsoever on the back. This huge plate is technically termed a "charger," and was made for decoration rather than utilitarian use. Condition is great save for subtle overall surface crazy, visible in the white border and on the white body, but detectable on the painted surface only on his forehead. A very special McKinley display item.

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    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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