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Troubley Jubbly..

Spelling error on crockery marking Queen’s Jubilee

- BY RUKI SAYID Consumer Editor @RukiSayid

HERE’S some dodgy merch Del Boy Trotter might be found trying to flog…

A Chinese firm that made cups, saucer and plates to commemorat­e the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year has misspelled it “jubbly”.

And the blunder has left UK traders trying to cash in on the 70-year milestone lumbered with a load of duff gear.

But in true Only Fools and Horses-style, Wholesale Clearance, of Poole, Dorset, is marketing the crockery as “unique” items that will appeal to fans of both the BBC comedy show and the royals.

Managing director Karl Baxter is offering to sell the 10,600 pieces for £32,400, a 90% discount.

He said: “In classic Del Boy-style, we stepped in to help shift the Platinum ‘Jubbly’ stock.

“What could be more unique than our limited edition misprinted crockery?

“This could be your chance to get your hands on a novelty souvenir for a fraction of the price.” His firm’s website states:

“This is probably more at home on the shelf next to Peckham Spring as these are celebratin­g the Queen’s Platinum Jubbly. “These are, as you say, the Creme de la Menthe.

“So if you are a fan of the Queen and Del Boy... two birds with one stone.” The stock would have been worth £323,892 if Jubilee had not been wrongly spelt. But Mr Baxter reckons buyers could get a profit of £291,492 by selling the goods to collectors. He revealed the original deal fell through after the shipment arrived at Southampto­n docks from Chinese manufactur­ers Changzhoui­nt Merchandis­e. Previous royal merchandis­e gaffes have included a picture of Prince Harry on mugs instead of William to mark his wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011. And singer Ed Sheeran popped up on plates created to celebrate Harry tying the knot with Meghan Markle in 2018. Don’t be surprised to find them being sold down Peckham market… ruki.sayid@mirror.co.uk

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