Q: I recently purchased a Coney Island souvenir plate at a flea market. The plate measures 7 1/4 inches in diameter and is made of a very soft gray metal. The design is raised and appears in 9 sections, each highlighting an amusement park attraction. It was made in Japan by A.C. Bosselman and Company. I have been a collector for over 30 years and have never seen anything like this plate before. Could you please tell me the age of this item?
A: A.C. Bosselman & Co. was an importer doing business in New York City from 1905 until 1914. The company published postcards and sold souvenir items.