The year 2022 marks British Monarch Queen Elizabeth's 70th year of reign. To commemorate Her Majesty's platinum jubilee, thousands of exclusive souvenirs including teacups, pots and plates were manufactured. However, a typo in the souvenirs is now proving to be a costly mistake for all. According to a BBC report, over 10,000 cups, tea sets and plates were manufactured with the line "the Platinum Jubbly of Queen Elizabeth II" printed on it. If you notice, you will see the word 'jubilee' is mistakenly spelled 'jubbly'. The souvenirs also feature an illustration of the Queen, surrounded by her coat of arms and her year of accession - 1952 to present 2022.
As reported by The Sun, the misprinted souvenirs were manufactured at a factory in China. They then approached Wholesale Clearance - a company which deals in bankrupt stock - to sell off the misprinted souvenirs as collector's item. "We were approached by a Chinese manufacturing company to see if there was a way the two companies could work together," a statement on Wholesale Clearance's website read. It further stated, "If you close your eyes, you can almost hear those immortal words from Britain's favourite businessman ringing through the halls of Nelson Mandela House. But in typical Only Fools manner, this isn't exactly as expected!"
Wholesale Clearance also took to Twitter to announce, "Roll Up Roll Up Get your Lovley Jubbly Souvenir Stock here."
In no time the tweet grabbed attention of several Twitter users. A person commented, "How can we get a few sets rather than 10,800 in a job lot. As much as I love Del Boy and am ready to celebrate the Jubilee, I just don't want to be called a Plonker by my family for filling up the house with boxes of mugs!"
Another person wrote, "Because of my date of birth I've been called a 'silver jubilee baby' for the last 44years! If anybody can source a set of these, please let me know, I'd much rather be a 'jubbly baby'"
A third tweet read, "Please can I just buy one? I really need this in my life."
Would you want to have one of these "platinum jubbly" souvenirs at home? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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