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vintage Royal Eye Candy!

Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2nd June 1953
Long May She Reign!
backside of metal tin OXO Limited London, England

Will we all be watching the Royal Wedding
William and Kate April 29, 2011
Westminster Abbey
where I live, USA~pacific coast .....the wedding will air about 3 AM ...pre-coverage has been pretty much nonstop for the last week...
so, we're having a little get~together to watch all the coverage and celebrate the happy occasion!
We were setting up some collectibles to decorate for our little party and I had to share some with you~
most of these are from my Grandmother's collection

First Day Issue ..... Queen Elizabeth II 1953 .....the postmark has Crown and reads, "Long Live the Queen"
Elizabeth II by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

Commemorating the Marriage of H.R.H.   The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer 29 July 1981

Matches ~Charles and Diana  Pictured to commemorate their wedding 29th July 1981

Charles and Diana postage stamp pictured on Matchbook

1937 Souvenir Mug to commemorate the Coronation of Edward VIII

souvenir playing cards for The Queen's Silver Jubilee 1977

toffee tin commemorating The Queen's Silver Jubilee 1977

Coronation Souvenir 1937...pictures the Royal Family

Royal Albert, Crown China, Made in England, Portrait by Marcus Adams

...that's Queen Elizabeth and her sister as a little girls!

The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer 29th July 1981

ephemera 1994 from my Grandmother's trip to England
My Grandmother loved to collect and taught me so much about collectibles.
We had wonderful times spending the day hunting down sales or going to flea markets and finding our treasures ....and really, making the memories that are my true treasures now :)

Congratulations and Best Wishes William and Kate!

Official Royal Wedding Website
Official Website of the British Monarchy


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