Royal souvenirs have 'Platinum Jubbly' misprint

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Jubilee plate
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The souvenirs are being sold as having a "slight typo mistake"

A spelling mistake on thousands of pieces of Platinum Jubilee merchandising, calling it the "Platinum Jubbly", is proving a challenge for souvenir sellers.

The cups and plates were meant to mark the Queen's 70-year reign.

Clearance website boss Karl Baxter said - "in classic Del Boy-style" - he will pitch them as collectors' items.

"What could be more unique than our limited-edition misprinted crockery?" he said.

More than 10,000 pieces of the jubilee memorabilia were produced in China and sent to be sold in the UK, said the clearance firm - except for the slight problem of a misprint, which says "the Platinum Jubbly of Queen Elizabeth II".

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More than 10,000 "Jubbly" commemorative pieces have been produced

Wholesale Clearance, which deals in bankrupt stock and discontinued lines, said it stepped in to sell the commemorative items - with the products advertised as "Souvenir Stock with Slight Typo Mistake".

"This could be your chance to get your hands on a novelty souvenir for a fraction of the price," claimed Mr Baxter, with a 90% discount on offer.

Invoking the spirit of market traders from the TV comedy, the firm's website promises: "Become an Only Fools and Horses fan and wow your friends with your Lovely Jubbly set!"

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The importer didn't quite get the product they were expecting

The wholesale firm is advertising the misprinted cups, mugs and commemorative plates as a single lot to retailers - with a spokesman saying: "There's a market for everything".

The Platinum Jubilee will be marked with a four-day holiday in June, with concerts, parties, pageants - and maybe some jubilee bubbly.