Royal Memorabilia Collection

I have been collecting Royal Memorabilia for about 35 years – my collection is now huge!
Several times I have attempted to catalogue what I have, but have always run out of time and abandoned the idea. I am now determined to detail what I have for future reference!

One of my favourite items is this very rare triple portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales.
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Magnificent rare Princess Diana triple face portrait by John Merton, who died on February 16 aged 97, was one of the most prolific portrait painters of the last century, and enjoyed a reputation for depicting sitters at their best.
This portrait attracted widespread interest when it was shown in 1987,
is undoubtedly the most beautiful woman I have ever painted,” Merton said.
The Princess, wearing a tight-fitting yellow dress, gave the artist five sittings ,
one at Kensington Palace and four more at his studio near Marlborough in Wiltshire.
Merton worked on the picture for around 1,000 hours.

The painting was hung in Cardiff City Hall, and in 2005 was temporarily,
and controversially, removed from the wall hours before the Prince of Wales
arrived on an official visit with the Duchess of Cornwall.
Printed on fine German canvas . The print is 24″ X 24″.

The three portraits are in an oval surrounded by what looks like a gold frame.
This poster is scarce. If and when it does appear, it is offered at $800.00 to $1,200.00

Wedgwood Limited Edition Commemorative Plate

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A Wedgwood plate by designer Richard Guyatt (Professor of Graphic Design at the Royal College of Art). Profiles of Prince Charles and Lady Diana with the Prince of Wales feathers and wedding bells. A royal commemorative in excellent condition.
Circa 1981 9″ Limited Edition of 2000 this is number 1577. Excellent condition

Estimated value $50

Bell’s Commemorative Whisky Decanter – Prince William of Wales

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Wade Commemorative Porcelain Decanter  To Commemorate the Birth of Prince William of Wales 21st June 1982

From Bell’s Scotch Whisky 50 cl  Size: 11 cm diameter x 20 cm tall.
Decanter is full and boxed.
Estimated value is $80

Bell’s Commemorative Whisky Decanter – Prince Henry of Wales

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Wade Bell’s commemorative ceramic whisky bell for the birth of Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry) in 1984. Empty, boxed.

Estimated Value: $50

Bell’s Commemorative Scotch Whisky Decanter

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An 75cl ceramic decanter of Bell’s, produced in celebration of the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. Empty. Excellent condition.

Estimated Value: $100

Australian Women’s Weekly Wedding Edition

Collectable Australian Women’s Weekly Magazine,  August 19 1981
Special royal wedding edition
His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer Princess of Wales
48 page memento of historic occasion
Balcony scene foldout
Other special wedding portraits: Queen Elizabeth II – Queen Mother – St Paul’s Cathedral

Extimated Vale: $25 (have several copies)