Royal Commemorative Items are Still Popular With Collectors

By: Mary-Ann Long

Commemorative items produced to celebrate Royal events in the UK are continuing to be as popular as ever.

No matter what the Royal stories in the news, items sell well - especially if they coincide with a big event such as a birth or marriage.

Two antique jewellery items commemorating the coronation of George V in 1911 are coming up for sale at an antique and modern jewellery sale in Birmingham.

It's being put on by 131 year old auctioneer Fellows & Sons on Thursday 18th October. The sale is open to bidders around the world thanks to the virtual catalogue: http://www.fellows.co.uk/ShowAuction.asp?sAuctionNumber=908.

George V's coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on 22nd June 1911, after the death of his father Edward VII more than a year earlier.

The items for sale are:

Lot 56: The first item is a 15 carat gold seed pearl set bar brooch, with the initials G and M, together with the letter V and the year 1911. The letters are in the form of a single monogram, with a small green and red enamelled crown. It is stamped on the back and comes with a fitted box. The brooch is expected to sell for between ?220 and ?400.

Lot 111: The second item is a pendant mounted George V full sovereign. It is dated 1911 and has a twisted design border on a 9 carat gold chain. Our jewellery experts have examined it, and they say it is in generally good condition, with no visible damage. There are some minor scratches and dents from general wear and tear. The pendant is valued at ?100 to ?150.

And it's worth you keeping an eye out for quality modern jewellery items commemorating Royal events... you never know what they could be worth in the future.

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