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Souvenir plate - Queen Elizabeth II


Souvenir plate - Queen Elizabeth II

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Physical description

Souvenir white china plate with a colour photograph in the centre of the Queen and Prince Philip on their wedding day. Around them is 'The Golden Wedding Anniversary of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H. Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh / 1947-1997'. The rest of the plate is covered with illustrations of Royal family life. Limited Edition of 3000 made by Goss Bone China, England.

Statement of significance

The collection consists of 196 items. For the most part the collection consists of souvenir ware and other Royal memorabilia. Most of the material relates to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II with a large component devoted to Prince Charles and Lady Diana and the Queen Mother. The collection is significant from a number of perspectives. It provides material evidence of the enduring attraction of the British Royal family. It also provides an insight into the marketing of souvenir items associated with the Royals. The collection is a wonderful example of a "magnificent obsession" on the part of the collector. The collection will be of enduring significance given the ongoing debate as to whether Australia should become a republic.

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