Queen's investment-grade memorabilia to receive jubilee boost
The demand for the Queen's investment-grade memorabilia is set to soar, and now is the time to act
Paul Fraser Collectibles, Tuesday 29 May 2012
In the UK and around the world this weekend celebrations will be taking place for the Queen's jubilee - marking 60 years of her reign.
We expect these celebrations to provide a considerable boost to her memorabilia market, and we're not just talking about souvenir tea towels.
Stirred by the events, passion collectors will look upon the finest of her collectibles with greater interest and favouritism than ever before. And adroit investors can capitalise by entering the market now.
The Queen has already been making waves in the memorabilia sector, thanks in large part to her global appeal.
Earlier this week, a pair of the Queen's bloomers sold for $11,390, while a 1984 Daimler, driven by the Queen between 1984 and 1990, made $70,000 at a US sale in August 2010.
The Queen's signature is hard to obtain yet much sought-after.
Two signed handwritten letters from Elizabeth II to her second cousin Lady Mary Cambridge, written following the births of Prince Charles and Prince Andrew, sold for a combined £4,700 ($7,600) in the UK in April 2011.
Members of the royal family rarely sign autographs, which ensures that official documents or personal correspondence remain the main sources for her signature.
Our experts have sourced one of these seldom-seen rarities: a Christmas card from the Queen, signed "Elizabeth".
It features a photographic print of Clarence House, once the London home of the Queen following her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947. It is currently available for £1,250 ($1,960).
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