Dartmouth College Wedgwood Plates

The English plate maker Wedgwood issued a set of commemorative plates for Dartmouth College when it celebrated its bicentennial in 1969. The plates were originally sold at Campion’s, a long-time retailer in Hanover, New Hampshire. Ad ad for the plates is below, which is in the Dartmouth v. Princeton Football Program from 1970.

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The twelve plates in the series were of the following scenes:

  • The Old Row
  • Observatory Hill
  • Ledyard Bridge
  • The College Church
  • Webster Hall
  • Parkhurst Hall
  • President’s House
  • Dick’s House
  • Tuck School
  • Baker Library Tower
  • Carpenter and Baker
  • D.O.C. House

The plates sold for $80 for the dozen or $6.95 each. The set also offered matching bread and butter plates, cups and saucers and ash trays. The piece-de-resistance of the set was the Bicentennial Platter seen in the top of the ad, which was 17 inches wide and sold for $29.50.

 

We have a nice selection of Dartmouth memorabilia, football program and Wedgwood on our website:

 

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