This site aims to help and provide information on commemoratives collecting. It is aimed at those who collect or are thinking of collecting, ‘popular’ commemoratives of all kinds.
This site is currently being updated. It is inevitable that some of the information may be out of date.
Items for Royal events are, and have consistently remained, the most popular subject for commemorative items – Royal Coronations and Jubilees, weddings, births, visits and, to a lesser extent, deaths.
Items in ceramic – both pottery and porcelain china, account for around 81% of all commemoratives issued – mugs, plates, dishes. bowls, vases, cast busts and figurines.
Pieces in engraved or cut crystal glass are less popular but are produced – paperweights, tankards, goblets,vases etc.
Textiles are sometimes done – usually flags, headscarves and tea towels. In the past handkerchiefs were very popular but these have virtually disappeared Under the broad heading of “ephemera” are included special souvenir issues of magazines, programmes, lapel badges, post cards, first day covers, pens and pencils, key rings, spoons, thimbles………… the list is endless as virtually anything on which a special design can be imprinted or shaped can be used.
Further details on events and the various material used are provided later on………..
For further details of any of these items just click on to Commemorative Events.