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royal_sophietje 09-12-2004 03:20 PM

Royal Commemoratives, Collectables and Memorabilia
 
I thought it would be nice to show of your royal collection here. I came up with the idea after reading the "royal videos" -thread.

I will post my collection later, as I have to make an Word-document first (Yes, it is big)

Top pieces of my collection, which I will never sell or get rid of: My Franklin Mint princess Diana wardrobe collection. I own two dolls and three outfits.


Post your collection and say on which things you are the most proud of to own and which you will never sell or get rid of.

sara1981 09-13-2004 12:51 AM

i cant rid of Princess Diana's books, videos of Diana's and more! my mother wanted me to kept it! oh what kinda mother is! i wanted plans sell few things not whole it!

Sara Boyce

HMQueenElizabethII 09-14-2004 05:21 AM

It's a pity!:( I hope that i can send you my collection but i can't,i have a big collection of phtos of the British Royal Family.It has more than 500 photos which i have collected during years.And i also have a lot of books about THe Queen Elizabeth II,Queen Mum,British Royalas..I think it is so wonderful.I hope that i can show you.

liv 09-15-2004 03:42 AM

The most important thing in my royal collection is a book.

it´s the official book about the Norwegian wedding.I have to say that my parents don´t share and support my royal passion and I was really surprised when my father gave it to me as a present for Christmas 2001.He ordered it from Noray and although I don´t understand a word it´s just gorgeous.

then I own something like a biography about Mette-Marit and her relationship with Haakon.It was edited from a German not very serious newspaper.But I think that it shows that Mette-Marit is really liked in Germany.Because although the Netherlands or Belgium or Denmark are neighbours of Germany there´s no book about them.

A lot of magazines about the weddings recently

then I have a lot if books aboutDiana and the British royal family because that is how my royal hoby started.

On a visit to England this year I bought Diana of Andrew Morton.

I´m afraid there are no books about mary and Maxima in German or English?

Jackswife 09-15-2004 10:11 AM

Gracious, let me think a moment! Mostly,I have a lot of books I've collected over the years. I have Diana's Boys, Monarch, Charles and Diana, The Queen's Jewels, A Day to Remember (C&D's wedding), and also The Royals. I also have several books on the Romanov dynasty. I've gotten several Spanish magazines from ebay lately, on the Spanish royal wedding. I have one big scrapbook containing clippings, etc, on the British, Spanish, Greek, and Danish royals. I guess the most valuable one I have (although maybe not specifically royalty-related) is a program book from the opening of Broadlands, the home of the Earl Mountbatten of Britain, when it was opened to the public in 1979 (or thereabouts). A friend of mine was lucky enough to be in UK at the time and brought it back for me.

sara1981 09-15-2004 12:14 PM

im been order books from England and im been getting books from my local stores what i got and lots more but i went stores in England for first time i got Diana's books of her life but im sure i would wanted sell few things not whole!

Sara Boyce

DKgirls 09-16-2004 03:27 AM

We have a huge collection of pictures, articles, brochures, postcards, bookmarks, coins, stamps and many other things! We collect things with all Royal families, so the collection keeps on growing :)

ElisaR 10-07-2004 06:58 PM

I have some silver crowns minted for special royal occasions, such as the Queen's Golden wedding, Silver Jubilee, Golden Jubilee, the 100th birthday of Queen Mother, 50th Coronation Anniversary.

Some British stamps (for example two stamps for the Queen's 60th birthday).

Only two books: The Queen's Jewels and Jubilee: A Celebration of 50 Years of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
They're wonderful books. Highly recommended.
Read my review of The Queen's Jewels on Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...677390-1175851. It's the first one.

I'm going to improve my royal collection very soon. Perhaps I'll buy others books.

mybags 10-07-2004 08:11 PM

I have a large collection of royalty magazine (1985-the present), a cup and saucer from the Queen's silver jubilee, and a silver five pound coin of the Queen's golden jubilee, as well as an ever growing collection of royal books.

monos26 03-24-2005 12:11 AM

MANY royal books! At this rate, I'm going to own everyone ever written someday!

selrahc4 03-24-2005 12:33 AM

My collection was begun in 1957 and is devoted to the British royal family, mainly The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

166 books
18 videos (biographies/documentaries) and other recordings I made myself from TV coverage
25 scrapbooks of newspaper and magazine articles
many boxes and folders of articles that I haven't had time to put in new scrapbooks :(
10+ years of Majesty and Royalty magazines
several royalty calendars
Elizabeth II coronation creamer
Elizabeth II coronation cup
souvenir tray of Prince Charles' first wedding
Prince Harry christening mug

whatever else I may have around here that I've probably forgotten about!

Sue- 03-24-2005 07:19 AM

It's interesting to read what and how many things you have!
My collection is big for that I even start it last year but not really big in comparing with yours. I specially collect things about the Spanish Royal family.
I have many pictures on the computer and a file in my cabinet which is so full that I actually have to begin a new one. On top of that I have one book and a few videos.
Of the Norway Royal family I have also a few articels, specially about Ingrid Alexandra.
I'm proud of all of it and I'm looking forward to get always more things.

ElisaR 03-24-2005 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by selrahc4
My collection was begun in 1957 and is devoted to the British royal family, mainly The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

166 books
18 videos (biographies/documentaries) and other recordings I made myself from TV coverage
25 scrapbooks of newspaper and magazine articles
many boxes and folders of articles that I haven't had time to put in new scrapbooks :(
10+ years of Majesty and Royalty magazines
several royalty calendars
Elizabeth II coronation creamer
Elizabeth II coronation cup
souvenir tray of Prince Charles' first wedding
Prince Harry christening mug

whatever else I may have around here that I've probably forgotten about!

:eek: Wow! You are a true royal fan! ;)
I would like to own such a collection.

Royalty calendars? I hadn't idea they exitsted. :rolleyes:


But I'm proud to announce that I have improved my collection, since my last message.
In addition to the mentioned silver crowns (Queen's Golden wedding, Silver Jubilee, Golden Jubilee, the 100th birthday of Queen Mother, 50th Coronation Anniversary), two books (The Queen's Jewels and Jubilee) and some stamps,
I have now:
  • The Little Princesses, by Marion Crawford
The three most recent books by the Duke of Edinburgh:
  • Competition Carriage Driving
  • Driving and Judging Dressage
  • 30 Years On and Off the Box Seat (published in 2004)
(and I'm going to buy all the others).
  • Both the Coronation service and the wedding service on CDs.

monaco70s 07-20-2007 03:23 AM

Royal Collection Storage
 
How do you store your royal collection of books, magazines, clippings?

Attaining Grace 09-21-2007 07:42 AM

Hello Monaco70s,

I seem to be gradually acquiring a collection of movies about royalty. At present they're on the TV stand! Storage is a big problem for me in an apartment. I'm interested in ideas as well.

Regards,
Attaining Grace
Lisa-Anne Sanderson Writer and Editor - Writing and editing by experienced freelancer
www.bookaddiction.com.au

Capricorn 05-13-2010 07:20 PM

Royal Commeratives
 
Does anyone else collect Royal commeratives? I have collected for several years and have about 100 plates, mugs, cups and saucers etc issued for various royal events; coronations, jubilees etc. They range from Queen Victoria to Prince Charles. It would be good to compare notes with any other collectors out there.

bertandcarlota 09-09-2010 09:47 PM

British Royalty Commemoratives
 
Been collecting British royalties commemoratives for many years. Here's a sampling of the collection:

YouTube - Royal Crap.wlmp.wmv

shauna 02-15-2011 12:27 PM

Royal Princess Plate
 
Hi Royal Fourm Friends. I am new. My Aunt recently passed away and I found a commemorative Plate from the day Princess Diana Christened the Royal Princess cruise ship. Does anyone know anything about the value of this plate? Its a Royal Doulton, but I cannot find info anywhere on the web about it. Thank you for your help! :flowers:

KittyAtlanta 02-15-2011 02:19 PM

Shauna, nice to meet you. Unfortunately, I have looked on eBay for you and the highest priced item (for any kind of Diana souvenier plate--the one you have is not listed) is US$14.99. That price does not include shipping. Sorry. My mother has tried to sell all her Diana and Charles/Diana souveniers and she decided to keep them, as the prices are so low.

Bert and Carlotta: "Been collecting British royalties commemoratives for many years."

Wow, that is a stunning collection, I notice there is a license plate on display too...does that have royal significance?

Zonk 04-01-2011 03:31 PM

So, I help out with my Dad in his medical office, and he noticed that I was reading a book and he wanted to know what I was reading. I was like, oh a book on Richard III. Now mind you every day, I am reading a new royal book...and he was wondering...how many I have?

I think I have over 150 books on royal bios, royal weddings, royal jewels, diaries, etc.

I have like several tubs of Royal magazines (Majesty and Royalty).

The one thing I haven't purchased are royal collectables. Kind of upset that I missed out on picking up a lot when I was in London years ago.

Daria_S 04-03-2011 05:48 PM

I have books on the Romanovs in English and Russian (I'm able to read both languages, but prefer English), a book on European succession (which has tiny print, unfortunately), issues of 'Royalty' magazine, one issue of 'Majesty', a bunch of random articles dealing with Russian and British royals, biographies of Queen Victoria, three books on the Tudors by Alison Weir (I hope I spelled her name right, since I'm too lazy to get up and check), a biography of Queen Elizabeth II published a few years ago, and several books on other royals. I have been looking to expand, so seeing everyone else's lists gives me ideas.

Tiggersk8 04-19-2011 02:32 AM

I have so many books and magazines, I could open my own Library. As a matter of fact, I've told our neighbours that if the time comes when their kids need to do any kind of research on the British Royals or the Romanovs, not to even bother taking them into our nearest town and our Library. All they have to do is come over here and I'd be more than happy to provide them free rein of my Collection to help them out.

We are good friends of a couple who live in Northern New York state, but have a cabin up here. My parents also check their place on and off during the rest of the year when they're not up here. He's an antique dealer and the last time they came up for the Summer two years ago, he brought me up somewhere between 80 to 90 books, and that's a light amount compared to what they normally bring me. It's not that odd when they come, to have our entire Dining Room table covered in Royalty books *and* stacked four to five books high.

That's not even mentioning any china commeorative stuff he's found for me over the years. Or my Diana china doll he found me and I treasure as I've never seen "my Doll" anywhere else and I've looked believe me!!

Anyway...Between Phil and my own finds at Yard/Garage Sales and Christmas/Birthday Gifts from Family, I do have some rather special "special" pieces...

When our Chiropractor was house hunting for a place to set up both as a Weekend Clinic and a place to retire to, she found one place she just adored and ended up buying. The previous owner had lived there since the day it was built in the 20's and the only reason she was selling was because she had to go the Nursing Home. Okay then...When Sonja was cleaning things out in the basement, she discovered all these old newspapers. She started going through them, but when she found a certain set, she knew she'd found my Christmas present for that year.

They were both the then Toronto Telegraph, now The Toronto Star, and The Sudbury Daily Star, which is now just The Sudbury Star issues of The Queen's Coronation and in pristine condition. They are now kept in the heavy plastic bag/container my last fleece sheets set came in, in my Cedar Chest my late cousin built for me.

When I turned 18, my Aunt Robbie realized my passion for Royalty wasn't going to be a "teenage phase" and gave me a very special Birthday Present. Her Scrapbook she'd kept of the then TRH The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh's Visit to Canada and The Queen's Coronation. I was floored she was giving this to me, as she and my Uncle have three children of their own and I felt bad considering it is an Heirloom and should be going to one of my cousins. She told me they weren't interested in the Royals and it would more than likely be tossed one day if I didn't take it. So I said Thank you and it truly means so much to me she decided I'd be a worthy caretaker of it.

When my Bachelor Uncle Roy decided it was time for him to go into the Nursing Home and sell the Family Farm, there was an awful lot of stuff to have to go through and then decide what to do w/. My Paternal Grandmother, who I sadly never did meet, was a Royalty fan like the rest of us here and collected the odd China Commemorative. Well, there were two cup and saucer sets of hers found in perfect condition. My cousin Sandra, as the first Grandchild born in the family was given the one and I was given the other.

Mine is a Collectable in more ways than just one, as it marks the State Visit of The Queen to Canada to officially open The St. Lawrence Seaway. It's a Royal collectible, it's a Canadian Historic collectible, it's a Maritime Historic collectible...As I said, it really is a Collectible in more than one way. :o) However, it means more to me as a Priceless Heirloom.

One of my many pieces marking a certain wedding at St. Paul's in 1981 is something that I *know* wasn't one of the official pieces, but it's so original and I love it. It's a cup and saucer duo, but it's the only China piece I've ever seen made for Charles and Diana's Wedding that has both The Bride and The Groom's respective Coats of Arms. Yes, I do know it's a diamond shape for a Woman, but as I don't know the actual way to refer to it, I'm going w/the term everyone knows. :o) It has their names, titles, the date and where the Wedding's taking place on it in as well, but not their faces.

As I said, I've never seen anything else like it before or since, but I love it due to all of the heraldic emblems and just how unique it is.

Last for now, but not least in the slightest, is a piece I have that marks a Major Royal Event that never happened.

Where Phil found this for me, I have no idea!!! A few years ago, he found me a small cup, shot glass size I'd say, to Commemorate Edward VIII's Coronation. As I said, we all know that event never took place thanks in no small part to Wallis Simpson, so it really is one of those irreplacible pieces of my Collection.

Speaking of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor...Phil also found me the Catalogue to the Auction of HRH and HG's effects that took place after the Duchess' passing. Only...It's not "officially" mine as of yet, as Phil took it back down w/him to really study. As I said, he's an Antique Dealer and there were some things in the Catalogue Phil has come across over the years, but never knew what do pricewise w/them. Such as a Presentation Sword for instance. Anyway...I did get a really good look at it before it left the house and to say I was drooling over the pictures of HG's jewels would be a major understatement. ;o)

Anyway...Those are, shall we say, The Crown Jewels of my Collection. There will additions made to it in a week and a half. That's actually one of the good things about me being in Toronto the same time as William and Catherine's Wedding. I'll at least be in the perfect place to find something I like. Unlike around here where I'm literally in the middle of nowhere Rural Canada. :oD ;o)

lsloan 04-25-2011 12:24 AM

I got my one little collectible at a store in Houston last weekend. Here is the site if anybody wants to order an item.

British Isles Online - Royal Wedding Collections

I got the Congratulations cup at the bottom! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE BIG DAY!

bertandcarlota 07-17-2011 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by KittyAtlanta (Post 1205330)
Shauna, nice to meet you. Unfortunately, I have looked on eBay for you and the highest priced item (for any kind of Diana souvenier plate--the one you have is not listed) is US$14.99. That price does not include shipping. Sorry. My mother has tried to sell all her Diana and Charles/Diana souveniers and she decided to keep them, as the prices are so low.

Bert and Carlotta: "Been collecting British royalties commemoratives for many years."

Wow, that is a stunning collection, I notice there is a license plate on display too...does that have royal significance?

Hi there: Forgive my delayed reply to your posting. Yes, the license plate is from Canada and says on it, "Coronation Year 1937" Actually, I have two of them, but there is such limited space for all of the stuff! Glad you like the collection; it's certainly been a beloved passion.

bertandcarlota 07-17-2011 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by shauna (Post 1205294)
Hi Royal Fourm Friends. I am new. My Aunt recently passed away and I found a commemorative Plate from the day Princess Diana Christened the Royal Princess cruise ship. Does anyone know anything about the value of this plate? Its a Royal Doulton, but I cannot find info anywhere on the web about it. Thank you for your help! :flowers:

There is a similar plate on eBay for bid at $8.99, exclusive of shipping no pun intented) costs (7/17/2011), item, #330581980678. Here is that URL
Princess Diana Launches Royal Princess Doulton Plate | eBay

AlanR 05-04-2012 07:46 AM

Royal Memorabilia
 
Spent a very productive morning, mooching around the local Charity Shops.
Managed to add to my collection of Royal bits and pieces
2 Royal Worcester commemorative plates and a Dalton Silver Jubilee plaque, all for the sum of £14.00

Does anyone else do the same, I just can't help myself............

Daria_S 05-04-2012 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by AlanR (Post 1407511)
Spent a very productive morning, mooching around the local Charity Shops.
Managed to add to my collection of Royal bits and pieces
2 Royal Worcester commemorative plates and a Dalton Silver Jubilee plaque, all for the sum of £14.00

Does anyone else do the same, I just can't help myself............

If any of the antique/pawn shops in the States sold things like that, I'd be doing things like that as often as I could (though I do live in New York City, so I may be able to find something). Great finds, by the way.

QueensJubilee12 08-02-2012 12:33 PM

For loads of Royal wedding and Diamond Jubilee memorabilia visit 2012 Queen's Diamond Jubilee Merchandise Shop

American Cousin 09-13-2012 03:27 PM

British Royal Collectibles
 
Just wondering if anyone else Stateside has a bit of a fetish for 'tourist tat,' as my friend H from London refers to them. ;) My own collection includes a few items from the QE coronation in the '50s (including a marvelous Hattie Carnegie pin), a couple of ceramic boxes and the like. Was only able to afford a small pillbox from BP when we visited September '09 due to the horrific exchange rate. I did also spring for a faux sapphire around the time of the William/Kate madness.

Anyone else have an assortment of goods you'd like to describe?

LadyGabrielle 09-23-2012 05:32 PM

Well I have to admit that when the royal wedding was in the air I also bought a replica of the ring. I even bought a tiara to wear for the royal wedding party that I was having. I then purchased some bunting and other british themed items so I could decorate my place. I have since purchased the wedding dvd, a c.d. of all the music, a collectors mug and coaster set and some items from the diamond jubilee. All in all I have a pretty good collection that I am very proud of. And I have to admit that I am probably not done yet. :)

Osipi 09-23-2012 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by American Cousin (Post 1460716)
Just wondering if anyone else Stateside has a bit of a fetish for 'tourist tat,' as my friend H from London refers to them. ;) My own collection includes a few items from the QE coronation in the '50s (including a marvelous Hattie Carnegie pin), a couple of ceramic boxes and the like. Was only able to afford a small pillbox from BP when we visited September '09 due to the horrific exchange rate. I did also spring for a faux sapphire around the time of the William/Kate madness.

Anyone else have an assortment of goods you'd like to describe?

For the most part, all I have is a somewhat meager collection of books on the various members of the BRF. I did buy one of the Stuart crystal memorial candles after Diana died but ended up sending it to a friend in Australia who admired Diana immensely.

If there was an item I could turn back the clock and buy, it was a coffee mug that was minted for William and Kate's wedding. What makes it such a collectible today is that they goofed and instead of William, it was Harry pictured on the mug. :ohmy:

NGalitzine 09-23-2012 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Osipi (Post 1464869)
If there was an item I could turn back the clock and buy, it was a coffee mug that was minted for William and Kate's wedding. What makes it such a collectible today is that they goofed and instead of William, it was Harry pictured on the mug. :ohmy:

LOL I remember that one. I think it was made in China. I wonder if anyone sent one to Catherine & William as a joke gift.

Cicmil Crowns 09-23-2012 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by American Cousin (Post 1460716)
Just wondering if anyone else Stateside has a bit of a fetish for 'tourist tat,' as my friend H from London refers to them. ;) My own collection includes a few items from the QE coronation in the '50s (including a marvelous Hattie Carnegie pin), a couple of ceramic boxes and the like. Was only able to afford a small pillbox from BP when we visited September '09 due to the horrific exchange rate. I did also spring for a faux sapphire around the time of the William/Kate madness.

Anyone else have an assortment of goods you'd like to describe?


I don't have any goods but once I visit London, I will make sure to take enough pictures of the crowns and make a better replica than this one:
Sotheby's London to sell replicas of some of the Crown Jewels in its Jewels Sale

rdown1989 10-14-2014 03:48 AM

interesting coronation find
 
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Ok, I came across this documentation from the queens coronation, I have been trying to find anything like it on the internet but am struggling does anyone know whether this sort of thing has any interest

SLV 10-14-2014 05:05 AM

How lovely!

Jacknch 10-14-2014 05:06 AM

Thanks drown1989 for posting this - it is very interesting to see this because it goes to show how much detail went into the arrangements and requirements for the Coronation.
These booklets must have been made available to a wide variety of people who would have needed guidance or advice on what to wear - from the peerage to the tailors and dressmakers.
The first picture shows the image of a properly dresses countess or baroness. The next picture shows images of alternative dress in case they did not already have the proper robes.
It makes one wonder what other regulations there were!

rdown1989 10-14-2014 05:14 AM

thanks for your replies, I am intrigued of how many have actually survived as it would be the sought of thing that would have been chucked away afterward which is more then likely why i am having so much trouble tracking another down, the blue sketch like images is actually the dress worn by Queen Elizabeth during the coronation and there is a very in depth description of the dress, i am guessing this is a seperate piece and has just been put with this for keep sakes

Jacknch 10-14-2014 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by rdown1989 (Post 1710460)
thanks for your replies, I am intrigued of how many have actually survived as it would be the sought of thing that would have been chucked away afterward which is more then likely why i am having so much trouble tracking another down, the blue sketch like images is actually the dress worn by Queen Elizabeth during the coronation and there is a very in depth description of the dress, i am guessing this is a seperate piece and has just been put with this for keep sakes

There may be more in existence than you might imagine, tucked away in old boxes at the back of some great mason or other. They may have been kept as souvenirs by servants or staff.
I am quite sure i have seen images of these things on the internet, as well as images of the 7 or 8 designs Normal came up with for the Coronation gown before the final one was chosen.

This link is interesting:

Peers' Robes - Ede & Ravenscroft

andy20066 05-20-2015 05:10 PM

prince charles on cover
 
I won a lot that includes some royalty stuff and it has a publication that features prince Charles as a young boy. here is the link with the item in it Ephemera – good lot, incl vintage Royalty, maps, theatre progs etc. so could anyone tell me which publication it is please if you can

andy20066 05-31-2015 11:39 AM

royalty items
 
I got the following royalty stuff in a job lot of other stuff and want to know if any of it is worth anything or not please. here is what I got

royalty illustrated vol 2&3
the coronation album of princess Elizabeth
21st birthday pictorial souvenir of princess Elizabeth
coronation supplement 1937
our first prince book 2 about prince Charles

Tiggersk8 08-24-2015 11:32 PM

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If any of the antique/pawn shops in the States sold things like that, I'd be doing things like that as often as I could (though I do live in New York City, so I may be able to find something). Great finds, by the way.


Yard Sales here in Canada are rather rich in Royal related material, as it's mostly Grandma or Grandpa's stuff the Family has no interest in and is trying to unload it quickly and cheaply. Flea Markets are also good bets both here and down in the States, as I'll mention in a bit. :)

One of my favourite Yard Sale finds was a complete set of glasses made to mark The Queen's Coronation. There's either 6 or 10 in the set, but I got them all for the grand price of 10 cents each and they are in pristine condition. Right now they're still in the box they were in, wrapped in paper to protect them and up on my closet shelf ATM just due to lack of space in our China Cabinets. :D

My Parents have these people they know from NY State...Mom calls them Friends, Dad puts up w/them for Mom's sake & I wish we'd never met I don't care how much Royalty stuff they've brought me. In fact, w/the exception of Mom, they have managed to turn off and/or downright insulted just about everyone in our area/Township over the years. At least they're only up for time during the Summer, but those weeks do seem to go on forever though. Anyway...

He's an Antiques Dealer and w/the numerous, and very expensive for some "gifts" they bring us every year, for the most part mine are all Royalty related. At first it was wonderful, but now...I guess I've grown up and see all this stuff for what it is, them playing the Big Shots. Anyway...At one time, he'd bring me up books for my Royal Library. Now 10 or 20 would have been fantastic, but it was anywhere from 70 at the least to 106 during a decade's time. I used to love it, but now the amount he brings me are far more reasonable and in the number of what I'd been expecting at the beginning of my "gifts".

He also brings me other stuff such as China and other things. My most exclusive piece of China was made for an event that never happened : King Edward VIII's Coronation and was one of the things he's brought me. This year brought the following and I have never seen it before. Was wondering if anyone else has and w/out further ado....

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BTW...When they came in the day after arriving for the Annual Visit, and decided it was a good time to also do the "Gift giving", we were in the middle of Supper. Which just happened to be fresh Corn on the Cob. To begin w/, as he heads to a seat at our table he says in a joking tone, "Oh, is this a bad time!?!" How I managed not to say anything.... However, that got topped when they tried to hand that plate to me as I'm still working on eating the Cob I had in my hands *and* which were also dripping w/melted butter and covered in pieces of Corn Kernels. Now, you all tell me, is that or is that not a good time to be handing something like that to anyone?

Of course Mom got mad at me later for "not being nice to her friends and after all the stuff they've brought me over the years too...etc...etc...etc.." Yeah...Because handing a Wedgwood plate to anyone whose hands aren't pristinely clean is such a good idea... :mad:

As I said, I've never seen it before and just curious if anyone else had. Oh and About finding things at Flea Markets....

Two Christmases ago as I was opening up the Presents in "my bag" from my Sister and her Family, there was one from my BiL's Niece and her Husband and whom we also know well too. Wrapped in the paper was this case and when I opened it, inside were Sugar sized spoons and at the top of the handle were the date which I'm blanking ATM, in profile King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and w/the Crown on top of that.

I'd have loved to been able to see the look on my face when I opened the case. :D

What they are, are a set of spoons to mark the Tour/Visit to Canada Their Majesties made before the Second World War. Our Friends had been visiting California, were wandering around a Flea Market in a town they were in, saw these and thought of my Mom at first. She used to collect spoons, but hasn't for a long time now. After my Sister told them this, they asked if she knew anyone who'd want them and she said she had an idea of someone who would and... :D

So Flea Markets in the States, more "upscale" for lack of a better term, might be worth checking out for Royal Collectables for our US Members. :)


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Mermaid1962 08-25-2015 01:45 AM

:previous: I found a listing for it or a similar one on eBay. Wedgwood Plate - Royal Wedding 1986 - Duke Of York & Sarah Ferguson | eBay

Tiggersk8 08-25-2015 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Mermaid1962 (Post 1813234)
:previous: I found a listing for it or a similar one on eBay. Wedgwood Plate - Royal Wedding 1986 - Duke Of York & Sarah Ferguson | eBay


So it's rare, but not so rare there aren't others out there too. If that makes any sense. :)


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Tiggersk8 08-26-2015 11:00 PM

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I tried editing this, but the insert picture button isn't part of it, so therefore...Apologies and if a Mod could please do a merge, thanks!!

First...A slap upside the head to me for not saying Thank You Mermaid for finding the plate over at E Bay. Could have sworn I had. :o

Second....I thought I'd taken pictures of those spoons and sure enough...

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As I said, I would love to have been able to have seen my face when I opened the case and saw what was inside. :D


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RJT-463 09-04-2015 09:16 AM

Magazines and Newspapers
 
My Mother has collected newspapers and magazines from various significant events, over the years. There is one from 1972 and a few from the 1980s.
Covering weddings christenings births etc.
I can make a list if that helps?
The box weighs just under 5 kilos.

My mother would prefer not to throw these away, would anyone like them?

ash6988 09-23-2015 06:38 AM

The Duke and duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton collection
 
With me being a fan of the British Royal family and me being a fan of the Duke and duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton I have a huge collection of magazines, tabloids, and also even a book on them. And I was wondering if anyone else is the same thing as I do? Or am I just insane?

Mattiques 06-18-2016 05:50 PM

Royal Memorabilia - help identifying please
 
Hi, I've just started buying abtiques/vintage items to sell and this Hankie came in an auction lot. (Was actually a surprise as wasn't photoed on the lot I bought!)

I immediately thought it's royal memorabilia, but when I looked closer, I've been a bit a bit flummoxed.

I am used to seeing ER with a II for Queen Elizabeth. Where this Hankie has just an ER. I then wondered if could be Edward, but sure he would have VII in it? Wondered if it could be for Queen Elizabeth 1st, some birth/death celebration but not sure on that.

Then there is the crown. With the lion on top. Different from what I've seen on ERII items with a crown on.

So I am wondering if any of you could help me out with any info/ideas on the item?

I have taken a photo, but can't see where I can add it? So that might be 1st place to start with advice!? Ha

Thanks

Matt

Mattiques 06-18-2016 06:39 PM

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Think I may have sorted the picture of the hankie. Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks

Matt

Jacknch 06-18-2016 07:08 PM

It could be a commemorative Coronation handkerchief like the one below - the background colour seems similar:

Thread and Thrift: November 2009

Stalking the Belle Époque: Object of the Day: A Handkerchief Commemorating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Skippyboo 06-18-2016 07:20 PM

You have the Tudor Rose, Thistle, Shamrock and Daffodil in the corners so that suggests the 4 home nations so that wouldn't be Elizabeth the First. It also seems more modern. Could be for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. She would have been ER too.


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Curryong 06-18-2016 07:40 PM

It appears to me that the hankie would be rather over-elaborate for any Royal, whether Queen or otherwise, to be using in everyday life. In my view the suggestion that it's a Coronation souvenir from 1953 is probably correct.

Mattiques 06-18-2016 08:08 PM

Hi,

Thanks for that. I was presuming it was a souvenir piece rather than a used royal piece, just didn't know who since the ER through me.

But seems my 1st thought of Queen Elizabeth II was correct. Thought queen mother is an interesting point.

Thanks for your help.

Matt

Amy 06-19-2016 06:13 AM

I think it is much more recent than the coronation. That shade of blue I have seen on china for the golden jubilee in 2002 and some of the commemoratives for the 'longest reigning monarch' were that shade of blue and purple. I would be very surprised if it is older than 15 years.

Mattiques 06-19-2016 06:30 AM

Thanks for that. I was trying to look up the colour scheme as thought it might relate to an event but couldn't seem to find anything related.

It's in pretty good condition and don't think it's 60+ years old.

Thanks

Matt

Curryong 06-19-2016 07:22 AM

I definitely think it's an item commemorating an event though, and I have seen pieces that hold their colour for remarkably long periods of time, even from the Regency. Could this hankie have been made for the Queen's Golden Jubilee perhaps?

Skippyboo 06-19-2016 07:50 AM

If its commemorating a specific event, would not that event be mentioned on it most times? The coronation one posted earlier say what it is commemorating.


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ash6988 08-29-2016 10:04 AM

Bradford Exchange William and Kate Commemorative plaque
 
Here is one of the pieces that I have from my Royal wedding collection. Please let me know what you think.

Curryong 08-29-2016 10:09 AM

I'm interested in Royal memorabilia of all kinds. Unfortunately the link to view the piece doesn't seem to be working.

ash6988 10-03-2016 08:21 AM

Royal collection
 
Here is a photo showing some of my royal collection. Tell me what you think.

Tiggersk8 05-18-2017 12:51 AM

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So...My Sister always gets together w/"The Girls on the Street" for chit chat & whatever once a week & today was that day at her friend Bridget's home. I just finished spending a week & a bit w/her & my Brother in Law due to Pre Op Clinic, the actual Dental Surgery a week ago tomorrow & follow up/getting the stitches out this afternoon.

Considering I was told all my Molars had to go, I'm very grateful only six had to go. However, there were two he ended up having to take some bone, not a lot, but some to get them out. So I'm sore, but it's bearable & I've been through worse. He was very happy at how well things are healing in fact, as he was worried especially about those two spots in particular & understandably. I see him again in about a month.

Why did I share all that? Because it's the reason this post is happening. Bridget knew I needed a bit of a pick me up after this week. Even though things went so well, Surgery is Surgery after all. Which brings us to...

Bridget had these clippings of Royal stuff of her Mom's. All she wanted was them to go to a good home where someone into the Royals would truly appreciate them. Since she knew about my interest, asked my Sister if I'd want them & Judy took them.

Now she'd found some Genealogy info about my Dad s Great Great Grandfather while searching on her Dad's Family (Half Sisters. Same Mom, different Dads) had copied it for us & put it all into those plastic sleeves & then a binder. So she just took two more covers & popped a clipping into each one.

Would you like to see them!?! Thankfully, I opened it at the back so this was the first one I saw....

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This is the Photo Session of TRH The Duke & Duchess of Edinburgh w/their Children in the Summer of 1951 & released before their Tour of Canada.

Now even w/the tears, it's in amazing shape, but as good as it was, the other one...Oh, the other one...

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Yes, you are seeing right. That, my fellow Royal Forums Members, is what is left of The Daily Mail's Front Page coverage of The Wedding of HRH The Duke of Windsor to Mrs. Wallis Simpson & when I saw that after unfolding it? I let out such a loud gasp, that on seeing my face, Dad thought I was having an attack of some sort...LOL!! Sadly as you can see, only the picture was wanted & oh, what a shame, but at least this much survived the years.

I still can not believe it & in a bit of a state of shock over it, but also needed to share it w/others who would understand. I also hope you now get the big build up I put you all through, but talk about a Get Well Gift, huh!?!

Osipi 05-18-2017 01:04 AM

I can truly empathize with you on how oral surgery is just that. A surgery with all the trimmings and the pain afterwards. I hope the oral surgeon gave you some good drugs to help with the pain. Don't forget to keep rinsing the mouth with warm salt water if that's what the doctor ordered. It does help and saves troubles in the long run.

All I can say about the mementos is wOw!! Those are genuine pieces of royal history in their original state and a beautiful addition to a collection that means something to you. I'm reading King Edward VIII's biography at the moment and almost up to the point where he marries Wallis Simpson so it was really nice to see a photo of the original picture in the Daily Mail that you posted.

The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh really were the golden couple of their time weren't they? Probably even more so than the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now I'd wager.

Thanks much for posting these and hope you feel back to full swing soon.

CyrilVladisla 12-22-2017 06:14 PM

At an out of town bookstore I have purchased The Grimaldis of Monaco by Anne Edwards. This copy was in excellent condition. It has a very detailed account of the reigning Princes of Monaco.

Oaten 01-15-2018 03:49 AM

Charts/Maps of Royal Visits
 
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Hi

I'm new to the forum and wanted to sign up to get some advice. I was recently at a carboot sale and came across the following charts/maps of previous royal visits. I was wondering if anyone would know their worth?
I have noticed they have officially been printed by the Hydrographic Office.

Any advice would be amazing

Pictures


Thanks

ash6988 05-27-2018 05:25 AM

I have a lot of magazines on William and Kate, a round serving tray commentating Charles and Diana's wedding, a total of 3 collector's plates, one for William and Kate's wedding, and 2 from Charles and Diana's wedding, one from the Bradford exchange from their Diana queen of our hearts collection, and a Charles and Diana royal Edmonton Royal dolton plate, a Bradford exchange plaque photo of Willian and Kate's wedding, 2 albums of first day cover stamps from Charles and Diana's wedding.

Curryong 05-27-2018 06:53 AM

That sounds excellent, ash. There are many Charles and Diana memoribilia collectors still out there!

CyrilVladisla 06-28-2018 11:06 PM

Queen Marie Antoinette is one of the dolls made.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV6zSuh_sAc

QueenEmpath 08-17-2018 03:34 PM

Beautiful. I'm a doll collector and very pleased to see these beautiful royal dolls

prince.of.preslav 09-25-2018 01:27 PM

I've been collecting lapel pins from my travels abroad and, as I'm going to London next month, would really love to find one that represents the Order of the Garter.
I tried the Royal Collection site, but didn't find anythin similar... So I was wondering if you might suggest a shop that has similar items?

Ideally, I'd like to find something with either St. George and the dragon or The Queen's cypher encircled by a blue garter bearing the Order's motto.
ETA: A Garter star will do as well.



Any help would be appreciated!


PS: Windor is not on the list of places to visit.

ronald biver 10-07-2019 08:31 PM

The House of Orange Nassau
 
Hi, how are you? I am Dutch and of course the House of Orange is in my blood as a child, because my family are staunch fans of the Dutch royal family. On every birthday of the members of the family, the Dutch flag & Orange colored narrow flag are hang outside on a flag pole in every village, town or city and in schools, on every birthday the national anthem of the Netherlands is sang, so from childhood until now I have collected a lot of memorabilia of the house of Orange, more the 25 books, black & white & colored, hardbacks & paperbacks, box of 6 dvd's from 1898-2007 plus other dvd's of ex queen Beatrix, king Wllem Alexander & queen Maxima wedding & coronation & a scrapbooks of fantastic copied A4 printed photos,its like real photographs and peppermint tins with the late queen Juliana as a bride and queen Wilhelmina as a young queen.If interested tell me your side of being a fan of any royal family? I love to hear your story, keep in touch!

princeofitaly 04-28-2020 12:10 PM

Beautiful dolls for William and Kate wedding.

The Franklin Mint has released a commemorative Kate Middleton Bridal Doll. The doll comes wearing an exact replica of Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding look:
https://roashina.files.wordpress.com...heehy7m1ee.jpg

Arklu Royal Wedding dolls William and Kate Limited Edition:
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....J-A3L._AC_.jpg

Barbie Royalty William and Kate:
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....AC_SL1500_.jpg

https://us.hola.com/en/imagenes/cele.../barbie2-a.jpg

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....AC_SL1500_.jpg

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....AC_SL1500_.jpg


https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....AC_SL1500_.jpg

Beautiful dolls of Harry and Meghan' s wedding.

US company History Wearz dolls:
https://i.etsystatic.com/14698273/c/...68036_p5wh.jpg

https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img...lls-933368.jpg


Prince Harry with infamous brown hair and Meghan dolls:
https://i2.wp.com/metro.co.uk/wp-con...4%2C1255&ssl=1


The Ashton-Drake Meghan Markle dolls:
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....AC_SL1500_.jpg

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....AC_SL1200_.jpg

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....AC_SL1200_.jpg

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Harry and Meghan Royal Romance Commemorative dolls in bisque porcelain:
https://i.pinimg.com/236x/27/2f/8f/2...04bde5c281.jpg

Princess Diana talking doll:
https://celebritydollmuseum.com/1108...wales-talking/

CyrilVladisla 12-11-2020 03:28 AM

Royal Dolls
 
Through the centuries how many Royals had their likeness made into a doll?

The five daughters of Queen Victoria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bthbITTBYJU

CyrilVladisla 02-22-2021 03:43 AM

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain Dolls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x11d-bnnaE

Blog Real 07-29-2021 02:36 PM

I also collect magazines and books dedicated to royalty. I also have a DVD of a Princess Diana documentary.

ronald biver 07-29-2021 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 2116401)
That sounds excellent, ash. There are many Charles and Diana memoribilia collectors still out there!

Lest get in touch, as we both live in the same city!

nikita92 11-28-2021 12:58 PM

Anyone have any items for the royal Monaco family?

ronald biver 11-29-2021 02:37 AM

Biographies about Monaco
 
1 Grace Kelly Years - The Princess of Monaco by Grimaldi Forum Monaco.
2 Grace of Monaco - Princess in Dior by Rizzoli NY.
3 The Grimaldi of Monaco - Anne Edwards.
4 Once upon a Time - J-Randy Tarraborelli.
Here are some of the titles that I have, I wish you a lot of luck, as some of the titles I have bought was years ago, Keep in touch, Any questions about European Royals biographies, I try to help. Some biographies in my possession has increased in value, some is worth nearly $1000. Keep in touch!!!!

CyrilVladisla 12-07-2021 06:14 PM

How were the Prince William and Catherine Wedding Dolls made?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg4PK2Lni-0


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