A set of 12 plates called "The Golden Age of Children's Television".
Produced by Danbury Mint in 1999,they feature 12 different tv series for young children,that used either animation or string puppets.And Camberwick and Trumpton get one each.
Approximately 8" (20cm) in diameter,they've got a 22 carat gold band around the rim.Which flatters them to be honest, because they're just cheap transfer prints stuck on a plain white plate at the end of the day.
The fact they all use still photos from the series is nice.
But The Woodentops, Muffin the Mule and Bill & Ben had to be artificially coloured as they were only filmed in black & white.And the results are no better than some of those hand-tinted photos you see from the turn of the century.
So it's a visually uneven set too.
And,if I'm being brutally honest,I think they're pretty awful.Which is maybe a bit over-the-top,and I'm well aware that Danbury have never pretended to be Royal Worcester.But a quick look at the low prices & "no sales" on ebay should tell you all you need to know about the quality.So I'm clearly not the only one who thinks that way.
All 12 are pictured,just for the benefit of any Google arrivals in search of their own favourite.
And I've named them all,even though most don't need any introduction of course.