The Platinum Jubilee year is finally here, and people all over the world are excited to celebrate the Queen’s historic milestone. Why historic, you ask? Because this February Queen Elizabeth II has become the first British monarch to celebrate 70 years of reign and service to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realm. To mark this unprecedented event, Buckingham Palace has announced events and celebrations to be held throughout the whole year.
It’s the Perfect Time to Get Your Hands on Royal Collectables
If you’re a royal collector or admirer of Her Majesty, you probably can’t wait to get your mitts on precious Platinum Jubilee collectables. And my, oh, my, you’re in for quite a treat since Goviers, Moorcroft, Halcyon Days, Steiff and other renowned names have already released their exclusive collections. From dainty mugs and teacups to ornate enamel boxes to limited-edition teddy bears and everything between and beyond, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Although these are souvenirs to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II, that doesn’t mean that they’re exclusively collectors’ items. As a matter of fact, they make excellent gifts for anyone who appreciates fine art and culture. After all, royal collectables are prized for their quality, authenticity and intricate detailing that leaves even those who are hard to impress speechless.
Keep in mind though, when shopping for royal commemoratives, you should stick to trusted and reputable sources like those mentioned above, to be absolutely certain that an awkward typo won’t fly under your radar. Otherwise, you might end up or surprise someone with an embarrassing “Platinum Jubbly” memento. With that out of the way, let’s explore some of the finest souvenirs that celebrate and honour the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – no typos, guaranteed.
Skillfully Handcrafted Mugs and Teacups from the Potteries
A Platinum Jubilee mug or teacup is a wonderful addition to any royal collection. But since this is a once in a lifetime occasion, you might want to own one as a stand-alone piece even if you’re not a collector. Featuring many elements significant to the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II, these fine bone china masterpieces would look amazing on any mantel, bookshelf or desk. Just have a look at the Goviers exclusive Platinum Jubilee loving cup.
This stunning piece is designed by the renowned royal commemorative designer Caroline Dadd and meticulously hand-decorated by skilled craftsmen and women in the home of the Potteries, Stoke-on-Trent. The elaborate design is comprised of several elements of royal importance like the St Edward’s Crown 1661, the Lion of England, the Unicorn of Scotland, the Lilly of the Valley and the National Emblems of Britain.
If you’re after a rather unusual piece, you should also check out the Goviers Limited Edition H.M. Queen Elizabeth II Character Jug. A heartfelt tribute to Her Majesty, this jug is a part of a limited edition of just 70 pieces. Masterly handmade and painted, it depicts the Queen with one of her adorable corgi companions.
Traditionally Handmade Trinket Boxes from the Heart of Wolverhampton
The gorgeously crafted and beautifully ornate trinket boxes from Halcyon Days keep the charm of a bygone era alive. To mark the Platinum Jubilee celebration, Halcyon Days has shared with the world an exquisite collection inspired by the Flowers of the Realm.
The Platinum Jubilee round trinket box features an elegant yet understated design set on a royal blue background. It depicts blooming daffodils, roses, thistles, and clovers that frame Her Majesty the Queen’s cypher as a direct allusion to her flourishing reign. Inside the box, you’ll find an artfully inscribed dedication that says ‘In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 6th February 2022. Seventy happy and glorious years of reign. Vivat Regina.’
Stunning Vases Crafted with Renowned Heritage Techniques
If you want to adorn a console table or a mantel with a Platinum Jubilee vase, look no further than the breathtaking Moorcroft Sagana Lodge piece. Featuring picturesque scenes from the foothills of Mount Kenya, the Sagana Lodge design is an outstanding work of Emma Bossons, FRSA. This masterpiece is inspired by the Royal residency given as a gift to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip from the people of Kenya. Adorned with magnificent fig trees, lilac-breasted roller birds, forest king butterflies and orchids, this vase brings the scenic views of the Sagana Lodge gardens to your home.
Another precious limited edition piece from Moorcroft is the Floral Bow Platinum Jubilee vase designed by Nicola Stanley. It features Her Majesty’s most beloved flower, the Lily of the Valley leaned into a gentle bow as a symbol of the thousands of bows Queen Elizabeth II has received over the years. This delicate flower was a part of Her Majesty’s coronation bouquet and has been a permanent feature of the floral displays at Buckingham Palace ever since.
Unique Collector Teddy Bears Made from the Finest Materials
Loved by everyone from youngest to oldest, Steiff teddy bears are a delight to see, touch and hold. Children’s toys and plushies aside, you’ll be pleased to know that Steiff has launched the fabulous Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Teddy Bear in a worldwide limited edition of only 1952. A must-have for any serious collector or royal enthusiast, this teddy bear is made of the finest platinum coloured mohair. On the paws, it features an intricate embroidery of the iconic HRM cypher and the reign dates.
The Long to Reign Over Us Musical Bear is yet another gorgeous mohair masterpiece from Steiff, designed to honour and celebrate HRM 95th and Platinum Jubilee. This majestic bear has a stunning crown and regal coronation robe to suit the occasion and is beautifully adorned with gold stitch musical notes. In addition, it also features a turn-key music box that plays the British National Anthem.