Value of a Homer Laughlin Plate?

It is a cream plate with gold etching and marked on the back, Homer Laughlin, Republic, 96N. Does anyone know how old it is and the value? It does have crackling on the top and bottom, but no cracks or anything broken.
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May 16, 20200 found this helpful
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The markings on the plate are used to determine the year the plate was made and in what month it was made in. The first digit the 9 tells you the plate was made in September. The second digit the 9 tells you the plate was made in 1916 and the N is for the Newell potteries in Newell, West Virginia. It is a shame that people are not interested in these plates any longer or in buying good China for their home. The plate is over 100 years old according to the marking on the back of the plate. I am afraid if you try to sell this online you won't receive much money for it at all. There are some people trying to sell off single plates for as little as $5. I think you should try and talk to someone about this and see if there is a higher value for the plate than what you are seeing online. Maybe go to an antique store because of the age of this plate and check with them.

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May 16, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you very much for the information on the plate. I received this from my grandmother and didn't know anything about it.

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I understand it's in pretty bad shape and didn't plan on selling it. Thanks again for your help!

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May 17, 20200 found this helpful
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It is really neat to have something like this that you 'think' about who and when some past relative might have used it.
Homer Laughlin made a tremendous amount of china and it was sold to so many stores - difficult to image that it was sold in F.W. Woolworth (a typical 5 & 10 cent store) as well as Sears and other 'common' stores.

Republic is a shape more than a name but you can read all about this design, how to date your piece, and history about the company on this site.
Very interesting reading.

www.laurelhollowpark.net/.../hlcbackstamps.html

www.laurelhollowpark.net/.../republic.html

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Thank you for the information!

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May 20, 20200 found this helpful

You are welcome.
Reading Pghgirl's comments about making jewelry reminded me of something along those lines that I wanted to try. I found the site that was so interesting to me so if you decide to 'make' something with your plate you might look at this:

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"If you just can't force yourself to throw out that broken china and you really want a simple project for repurposing it - turn those pieces into fridge magnets. This is a project that really doesn't take much work. You just add a magnet to the back of your chunks of china. You may want to smooth out the edges just a bit but this is the perfect way to display that china pattern that you just can't part with and keep it simple at the same time."

here is the site:

nur-noch.com/.../?lang=en

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May 15, 20200 found this helpful

This plate and many more similar Homer Laughlin Republic- plate /asking under $15 on eBay. Replacements.com(fine china vintage and new) was out of stock .

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May 16, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you for responding and your information!

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May 17, 20200 found this helpful

Here is a book that has some info about the Republic backstamp.

books.google.com/books?id=wFbCvKExeRoC&pg=PA82&lpg...

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Is there a photo of the front of the piece? Do you have the name of the pattern under this mark?

Are you looking for the value to sell or just to decide if you should use or break up the piece for jewelry (which is what a family member did with some of our HL plates)?

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May 17, 20200 found this helpful

It is not very clear but I believe this picture is the front of the plate.
I did not look for the pattern name or number but it seems the republic history says the plain gold border was used in the early years.
Hope you are well.

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May 17, 20200 found this helpful

Wow! I see it now on the big screen. This is the front! With all the damage it looked like the back!! I have never seen this kind of craziness/staining on a front.

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There is a cream and gold leaf pattern like this that used to be quite valuable and sought after, as recent as a year ago.

I forget if had a name or number on Replacement.com. It is going to be curious to see how values shake out post virus. With more people cooking and eating at home. I have seen people use nice dishes again! It would be nice if they made a comeback!

Thanks for clarifying, cybergrannie. We are as well as can be expected. Hope you are safe and well!

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May 18, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you for the information. This is all the information I have regarding the plate. I've never heard of someone making jewelry out of a plate, but would like to see a pic of one. I just planned to put it in my display cabinet, but wanted a little info on it. Thanks.

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May 19, 20200 found this helpful

This is the necklace that was made for all of the women in our family, from my hubby's grandmother's china. The person who made it nipped pieces with a glass nipper, then she soldered silver plate material around it and added the loop and the chain (which I see now is tarnished).

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BV (before virus) when that side of the family go together, we would all wear our necklaces to celebrate their granny!

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May 19, 20200 found this helpful

Oh how interesting and thanks for sharing your story!

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May 19, 20201 found this helpful

You are most welcome! It is a special piece! Maybe you can make something lovely from yours!

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May 20, 20201 found this helpful

This is so interesting...
I found a link with instructions (while searching for something else) but thought I would offer it - just in case someone wants to try it.

deandrascrafts.com/.../

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