Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home, Fenton

While these souvenir plates are expensive and desirable, they're hardly rare--I show 8 as having sold in 2014 alone and that doesn't include every auction. Blue and marigold appear in about the same quantities. You can see Fenton's Berry and Leaf Circle pattern showing through. Fenton also made a similar piece called Indiana State House.

Hartung Book Four: Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home

Plates, 7-8 inches

Blue, 1,000 (2011), 900, 1,000 (both 2012), 1,450 (2013),
   935, 950, 1,500, 1,900 (all 2014), 1,800 (2015),
   1,400, 1,600, 2,100 (all 2016), 1,200, 1,700 (both 2017)

Marigold, 1,150, 1,200, 1,600 (all 2012), 1,200 (2013),
   1,250, 1,300 (2014), 1,000, 1,100, 1,200, 1,400, 1,450 (all 2015),
   600, 950 (both 2016), 800, 1,300 (both 2017)

In 2013, a postcard showing the Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home, postmarked 1918, sold at auction for $13.

The marigold plate above sold for $1,600 at the 2012 Heart of America Carnival Class convention auction. Photo courtesy of Seeck Auctions.

Updated 7/28/2017