British Royal Jubilee Commemorative Items

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British Royal Jubilee Commemorative Items

British Royal Jubilee commemorative items are souvenirs which were manufactured to celebrate the reign of a British royal monarch.

Brief history

Silver Jubilee is a term referring to the 25th anniversary celebration of a monarch's reign, followed by a Golden Jubilee (50th anniversary), a Diamond Jubilee (60th anniversary), and a Platinum Jubilee (70th or 75th anniversary).

Some of the many collectible items include tea cups, saucers, metal plaques, postage stamps, flags, coins, medals, plates and much more.

Guide for collectors

Ceramics tend to be the most popular among collectors, which can range from mugs, bowls, jugs, plaques and even urns. Ceramics should only be washed and dried by hand, and any medals, coins and plaques should be stored in their original boxes or containers as much as possible.

Royal Albert items commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee are incredibly rare and valuable, and can be easily identified by finding a Royal Albert signature either impressed into the clay either near or underneath the glaze of the china.

The Awards of London website has an extensive collection of items for sale, and the official website of the British Monarchy is another excellent resource for collectors.

Value

Christie's in London sold a late Victorian silver and enamel beaker commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (circa 1897) consisting of two baskets, a fluted caster with swags and medallions, two Irish sauceboats, a flask, a caddy and two sifter spoons, all of which were manufactured by the Chricton Bros. for £1,375 in April of 2012.

Skinner in Massachusetts sold a lot of ten British Royal Commemorative items consisting of a Jubilee dish, an Elizabeth Wedgwood jasper ashtray, an Edward VIII glass and a Mary Queen of Scots Mauchlin Ware note pad for $125 in May of 2006.

A.F. Brock and Company Limited in Chesire, England sold a lot of 12 British Commonwealth proof coins consisting of seven Silver Jubilee coins and two Royal Wedding coins as well as coins from Australia, Jersey and the Cayman Islands or £55 in November of 2007.

Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, California sold a framed plaster medal commemorating Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee (circa 1897) depicting Queen Victoria wearing a veil and a small crown in the center of the coin for $50 in March of 2012.

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