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British royal fans can buy kitch, classy or neither

Updated on August 9, 2014

Coming along with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee is a whole range of goodies. Memorabilia comes in many shapes, sizes, prices and varieties. Consumers may want an investment piece that could be worth a fortune in a few years time or may just want to purchase a bit of fun. Kitch or classy the choice is yours. For this hubber it will be neither but you folks do your own thing.

So if you are looking to buy something that will be a good keepsake from Jubilee 2012 take a browse here. Think it is a little late, as the Jubilee celebrations are only a week away? No things are just starting to hot up in the UK and you never know you could bag a bargain.

RCD Jubilee Corgi at £250 - We know the Queen loves her Corgis but can you afford this?
RCD Jubilee Corgi at £250 - We know the Queen loves her Corgis but can you afford this?

Lots of mainstream, High Street retailers have a smattering of Jubilee related wares. However there are some specialist suppliers. These could allow you to buy a more original keepsake. Such items are often priced accordingly.

Limited edition ornaments and works of art do not come cheap. Throw the Jubilee celebrations into the equation and expect inflated prices.

If you live abroad you could benefit from the monetary exchange rate or in effect pay more. Check out exchange rates at time of ordering and the cost of postage and packing.

Of course what you need to ask yourself is do I need, or really want these items but above all can I afford them. Austere times mean most of us are being a little more careful when it comes to additional spending.

Whilst it is always good fun to have an occasional extra spend it may not be prudent. However browsing Amazon there are Jubilee items from a pence or cents upwards.

If you are in the UK, or perhaps even if you live abroad, you may want to join in the celebrations. Bunting, small flags, jubilee paper cups and plates, Jubilee party hats and more are all available.

Coins from the Royal Mint
Coins from the Royal Mint | Source

The UK Royal Mint has issued Diamond Jubilee Celebration coins which can be bought directly. There will be fakes on the market so perhaps buying from source is the best idea.

All Jubilee items run the risk of being copied so it is definitely a case of buyer beware. Apart from paying more than something is worth fake goods are often a health hazard. Some could be from the UK but other countries fake goods will be flooding the UK market.

This also means that using only reputable trading websites is essential. After the actual Jubilee Day goods may be cheaper to buy. Remember though with the London 2012 Olympics following hot on the heels of the Diamond Jubilee the UK is set to Party. Investment pieces could of course be more expensive very quickly.


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      stevelast 4 years ago

      Isn't the horse carriage in the first picture fabulous, with those fine horses pulling it.

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      By Lori 5 years ago from USA

      I love the keepsakes and I'm a citizen of the USA ! I adore England. My favorite keepsakes were related to Princess Diana, who I miss a great deal. I don't have a huge collection but I think it's a nice idea to have keepsakes.

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      Eileen Kersey 5 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Thanks Peggy. Yes it is a strange year in the UK. Costly too :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      The Queen's Jubilee is a celebration that is getting a lot of attention world-wide, and deservedly so. Between that and the Olympics, the UK certainly is set up for celebrations and lots of publicity this year! Voted up and interesting.

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      Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Hi, Ethel - though I imagine one could spend a fortune on Jubilee memorabilia, and yes times are tough, but a nice mug or cookie tin would probably be affordable.

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      Eileen Kersey 5 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Well I wont be buying any but there could be some good souvenirs around. Thanks for stopping by

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      What a cool selection!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi ethel great hub, i think more people in the UK may want to spend their money on something from the Olympics rather than spend their money on Jubilee Day goods.

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !