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Tiggersk8 08-24-2015 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Daria_S (Post 1407749)
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


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



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.



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


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.


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.



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!?!

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