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Russian Legend Collectable Plates w/ authenticity

SKU: 18775
Delivery Information

Color: Tsar Sultan
Pickup is only available during store hours: 11 AM to 6 PM on Wednesday through Sunday.
Our loading zone is 1119 Court C, Tacoma, WA 98402.
Once purchased, you have up to a week to pick your order up. If you need additional time, please email consign@tacomaconsignment.com.

   The beginning of the market for Russian-made collector's plates coincided with the breakup of the Soviet Union. In 1988, the first 12 plates produced formed the series RUSSIAN LEGENDS. Manufacture was accomplished in several Soviet/Russian porcelain factories, including the historic Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, and the finished products were sold by The Bradford Exchange under the Tianex imprint. They were easy to manufacture and aggressively marketed as fairly inexpensive investments to a voluminous and over eager group of buyers.

The plates were marketed through mail-order subscription, and, on introduction, sold for $29-$35 plus shipping and handling. There was a pent-up demand for Russian-made goods and these colorful plates fit the bill perfectly. As production shot up, later issues came to be made in Lithuania, Belarus and even in the US. (China came last.) The plates were made with up to 17 layers of colored pigments on black porcelain and enhanced with 18kt gold.

Eventually over 100 different plates came to be manufactured in a great many series. The artists, unknown in the USA, were famous Russian miniature artists from Palekh, Kholui, and Fedoskino. Each plate was given an individual "Bradex number". Sizes were mostly 7¾" (19cm) in diameter. The backs of each plate carried information in Russian (except for later issues) together with the title and a serial number. Each came in a custom-fitted cardboard (sometimes Styrofoam) box with a Certificate of Authenticity and one or two informational and promotional dual-language brochures in Russian and in English. These handouts were mostly specific to each plate. 

Frequently Asked Questions

🛋️ Is there more in stock?

We cannot guarantee that we will have additional stock of certain items, especially if they are consigned or if there are any limitations on availability. Typically, the website will display the inventory quantity on the product page.

Our inventory frequently changes, so we recommend checking back often or contacting us directly for the most up-to-date information on our offerings. If you have specific items in mind, let us know, and we can assist you in finding the perfect piece.

🚛 Do you deliver?

We don't offer in-house delivery, but we recommend the on-demand delivery service, Lugg. For a quote, visit Lugg.com.

Please keep in mind our store hours ( Wednesday - Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM). Our loading zone is 1119 Court C, Tacoma, WA 98402.

You may also arrange your own delivery method!

📫 Do you ship?

At the moment, we do not ship large furniture items. However, we handle shipping on a case-by-case basis, depending on your budget and specific needs. For inquiries about potential shipping options, please contact us directly to discuss further. Contact@TacomaConsignment.com

We do ship vintage posters, so feel free to explore our unique collection online. If you have any questions or need assistance with your purchase, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

📦 How long do I have to pick my item up?

You have up to a week to pick up your item. If you need additional time or have any specific requests, please contact us directly to make arrangements. We're here to help and can often accommodate special circumstances if needed.

💸 Do you offer financing or installments?

Yes, we offer financing options through Shop Pay. This allows you to pay for your purchases in installments, making it more convenient and budget-friendly. Shop Pay may provide the option to split your purchase into 4 interest-free installments. For more details and to see if you qualify, please check out the financing options at checkout or contact us directly for assistance.

💻 How does buying online work?

When buying online from Tacoma Furniture and Consignment, simply select "Pick Up" at checkout. After your purchase, you will need to arrange transportation to bring your items home. Our staff members will stick a sold tag on your new treasure and you'll have up to a week to pick your items up.

When you're ready, visit our back entrance (1119 Court C, Tacoma, WA) and check in at the counter.

If you need any assistance or have questions about the process, please contact us directly. We're here to help ensure a smooth and convenient shopping experience.

🐈‍⬛ Is this new or consigned?

Most of our sofas are brand new, as are select coffee tables, dressers, bookcases, and other hard goods. If you have any specific questions about the status of an item, please don't hesitate to contact us directly for more information. We're happy to help clarify and ensure you find exactly what you're looking for.

🚛 Do you pick up furniture?

We don't pick up furniture. Once a consigned item is approved, we recommend David Lundy for white-glove treatment of your new or consigned furniture. For a quote, call 253-802-6683.

You may also arrange your own method!

✨ How often do you get new inventory?

We frequently update our inventory with new arrivals. Keep an eye on our Newest Arrivals page for the latest additions to our collection.