Hershey Commemorative Plate; Heiges Betty United States of America; 1953; C40...


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Hershey Commemorative Plate

About this object

Commemorative plate from 1953 to mark 50 years of the town Hershey.


L Elkinton Larzelere United States of America

Maker Role



Heiges Betty United States of America

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

United States of America

Medium and Materials

Syracuse China

Subject and Association Description

Plate depicts Milton Hershey. Commemorates 50 years of the town Hershey which was renamed from Derry in 1903.

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

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Larry Traub 20 Mar 2012 16:19 PM,UTC

I have the same plate as depicted above, the 50th anniversary plate. Included with the plate is a form letter idnetifying the plate as being presented to the employees of the Hershey family as a momento of the occasion. Also included is a wall hanger for displaying the plate. This item is in the original box with a small Hershey 50th anniversary seal on the lower left front of the box.

Paul 01 Feb 2010 23:32 PM,UTC

I don't think there's a huge market in these. They were produced in large numbers. I found some of the Hershey Commemorative plates on eBay, but not from the 50s. The ones on eBay are advertised for $5-$15, although most don't receive any bids.

sherry erwin 26 Jan 2010 03:30 AM,UTC

i have a simular plate. My plate is of the Clara Barton school house Bordentown N.J. its drawn by the same artist as your plate. It"s a limited edition from 1956.It also is fired by L.Elkinton Larzelere. Are they worth anything?? How can I find out. Any information would be greatly appriciated . thank you

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