More Moaning about Medallions

If there’s one area where the UK can be said to lead the world it’s the production of tawdry royal souvenirs. Many of them, well, the ones relating to royal marriages anyway, have outlasted the subject of their commemoration many times over.

Here are some souvenirs of short-lived royal marriages. If there was any justice you’d be able to send them to Buckingham Palace for a refund.

There is, I seem to recall, something called the Royal Effigies Act, but it seems to have been replaced by the Trade Marks Act 1994. When you look at the royal effigies in these picture you have to wonder if making them look like monkeys is a way of getting round the legislation.

I feel a bit more positive about the birthday and Jubilee medallions, and about the portraits used, though a day of entering them on eBay can wear the shine off anything.

They will be loaded on eBay this week, so I’m hoping that we will get rid of some of them in the next week or two – I need the room on my desk!

Check out the rest of the shop here.

19 thoughts on “More Moaning about Medallions

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      There are presidential medallions on eBay – I’ve never really studied the American market. In 1776 you gained liberty and the right to run your own country but you forfeited the rights to drink tea and buy tawdry souvenir medals. Who’s sorry now? 🙂

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    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      I invested in four Churchill crowns in around 1967, getting them for five shillings each from the bank. This was investment advice in a coin book. They are now worth 25 pence each. Or five shillings, in old money.

      I’ve never had much luck with my investments.

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      1. Andrew Petcher

        That is the problem with ebay. People used to throw stuff away and now they try to sell it. The more people selling the same things brings the value down. I have got some original NatWest pigs, they used to be valuable but now they are not!

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