We are often asked for details on the Avon Mother’s day Plates- while you will find most of the plates in stock with their individual description in our store at:
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:
1. What was the first Avon Mother’s Day plate issued?
A. 1981 was the first Avon Mother’s day plate- called Cherished Moments
. It is approximately 5″ in diameter.
2. Why did Avon make a larger plate in 1995?
A. Our best guess is that Avon was thinking of going to a larger plate in 1995 ongoing, but that the response from customers was that they wanted one consistent size plate since they are generally displayed all together. Whatever the reason, the 1995 plate was the only large plate sold.
The 2002 Mother’s day plate does not have the year on the front – and the year on the back (2001) reflects the date it was produced by Enesco (the makers of Cherished Teddies (TM). This caused much confusion among collectors and many did not purchase the plate thinking it was not the Mother’s day plate for 2002. It is still hard to find, although we do have it in stock when available.
4. Did Avon make a 2008 Mother’s day plate?
A. Yes, however it is very rare, they did not put it in their catalogs, and to the best of our knowledge it was very limited and many reps were not able to get them at all. We do have a photo, and we expect they will eventually re-appear in the secondary market .
You can find all of our in-stock plates with descriptions at:
Avon Mother’s Day plates at findavon.com