Fairy Tales and Legends

Russian Collector Plates

     The heyday of collector's plates that were made in Russia coincided with the breakup of the Soviet Union. The very first were The Russian Legends, a series of 12 plates issued in 1988. Immediately a veritable flood of plates emerged as they were cheap and easy to manufacture and aggressivly marketed as investments to a large and overeager group of buyers. Eventually over 100 different plates were manufactured in many different series. The themes mined the Russian culture and the arts and included, among others, THE RUSSIAN LEGENDS (1988), THE FIREBIRD, THE SNOWMAIDEN, THE SEASONS, ORTHODOX CHURCHES, ZHOSTOVO, RUSSIAN ICONS, NUTCRACKER and a few more. At the time, it seemed as if the supply was endless! But eventually, sometime after the year 2000, the market settled down. When the dust had settled, it was ascertained that the earliest plates were produced in large, make that huge, numbers (thus curently the lowest values). Some of the last plates in a few of the series are harder to find as frustrated Bradford Exchange subscribers dropped out before completing the full set. And some of the very last series were produced in small, almost test market-like quantities, which makes them hardest to find. And, last, but not least, simply put - some plates are more attractive than others. After all, collector plates, though once haphazardly marketed as investments, are, in the end, elegant decorative objects meant to be enjoyed and not squirreled away under the bed. Plates on this page are 7¾" in diameter.



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RUSSIAN LEGENDS (1988 Series). Ruslan & Ludmila (Pushkin). 1st plate in the 1st series. 1988. The mother of all Russian plates!Designed by Gleb Lubimov. Vinogradoff Porcelain. Custom fitted box with Certificate of Authenticity and descriptive foldouts in Russian and English. [#60-V25-1.1] 3 available
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RUSSIAN LEGENDS (1988 Series). Sleeping Princess and the Seven Bogatyrs (Pushkin). 2nd plate in the series. 1989. Designed by Alexandr Kovalyev. Vinogradoff Porcelain. Custom fitted box with Certificate of Authenticity and descriptive foldouts in Russian and English. [#60-V25-1.2]
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RUSSIAN LEGENDS (1988 Series) Priest and His Servant (Pushkin). 7th plate in the series. 1989. Designed by Oleg An. Vinogradoff Porcelain. Plate only (no box, no certificate). [#60-V25-1.7]
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RUSSIAN LEGENDS (1988 Series). Golden Cockerel (Pushkin). 3rd plate in the series. 1988. Designed by Vladimir Vlezko. Vinogradoff Porcelain. Plate only (no box, no certificate). [#60-V25-1.3]
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RUSSIAN LEGENDS (1988 Series). Fisherman and the Goldfish (Pushkin). 5th plate in the series. 1989. Designed by Alexandr Kovalyev. Vinogradoff Porcelain. Plate only (no box, no certificate). [#60-V25-1.5]
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RUSSIAN LEGENDS (1988 Series) Lukomoriye. From Ruslan & Ludmilla. (Pushkin). 4th plate in the series. 1989. Designed by Roman Belousov. Vinogradoff Porcelain. Plate only (no box, no certificate). [#60-V25-1.4]
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RUSSIAN LEGENDS (1988 Series) The Stone Flower. 8th plate in the series. 1989. Designed by Valeriy Bolshakov. Vinogradoff Porcelain. Plate only (no box, no certificate). [#60-V25-1.8] 1 only
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GIFTS OF THE SEASON (1993 Series) The Twelve Months. 1st plate in the series. 1993. Designed by Elena Alimova. Vinogradoff Porcelain. Plate only (no box, no certificate). [#60-P24-2.1]
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TALE OF TSAR SALTAN (1991 Series) The Arrival of Tsar Saltan. 1st plate in the series. 1991. Designed by Galina Zhiryakova. Byliny Porcelain. Plate only (no box, no certificate). [#60-B24-6.1]
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RUSSIAN LEGENDS (1988 Series) Silver Hoof. 11th plate in the series. 1990. Designed by Sergey Adiyanov. Vinogradoff Porcelain. Plate only (no box, no certificate). [#60-V25-1.11]
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RUSSIAN LEGENDS (1988 Series) Sadko. 9th plate in the series. 1990. Designed by Evgenya Popylova. Vinogradoff Porcelain. Plate only (no box, no certificate). [#60-V25-1.9] 1 only
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TALE OF TSAR SALTAN (1991 Series) The Swan Princess. 3rd plate in the series. 1991. Designed by Galina Zhiryakova. Byliny Porcelain. Plate only (no box, no certificate). [#60-B24-6.3] 1 only
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RUSSIAN LEGENDS (1988 Series) Tale of Tsar Saltan (Pushkin). 6th plate in the series. 1989. Designed by Galina Zhiryakova. Vinogradoff Porcelain. Plate only (no box, no certificate). [#60-V25-1.6]
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THE SNOWMAIDEN SERIES Judgment of Berendey. 3rd plate in the series. 1990. Designed by Sergey Teplov. Kholui Art Studios. Plate only (no box, no certificate). [#60-K 24-1.3] 1 only
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TALE OF TSAR SALTAN (1991 Series) The Magic Squirrel. 4th plate in the series. 1991. Designed by Galina Zhiryakova. Byliny Porcelain. Plate only (no box, no certificate). [#60-B24-6.4] 1 only
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