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ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR PRESENTS ICONIC SOUVENIRS TO MAKE BRITAIN PROUD

Exclusive commemorative Royal Wedding collection available at PhotoBox

PhotoBox, the UK's number one destination for photo lovers, has launched an exclusive commemorative range featuring iconic photography including a beautiful shot of the newly married couple emerging from Westminster Abbey courtesy of Chris Jackson; recently awarded Royal photographer of the year at the UK Picture Editor’s Guild Awards 2010.

Five iconic images of the momentous day will be available nationwide, thanks to Getty's talented team of photographers.

The collection launches with a range of traditional souvenirs, namely mugs, plus stylish posters, with other modern day mementoes such as placemats, coasters and mousemats to follow.

With the surge of British pride generated from the event, many are looking to collect a piece of history - seeing the marriage of our future King. We spoke to leading auctioneer, Peter Rixon, Head of the Collectors Department at Dreweatts, to glean three top tips for collectors looking to secure the best heirlooms on offer; be it to pass down the family tree or to reap the monetary rewards with future collectors.

The memorabilia collectors need to know guide:

  1. Follow tradition: Play it safe with a mug - historically the commemorative of choice - conservatively decorated with the Royal arms or a portrait of the young couple. The 'known continuum' is established and readily understood by collectors; so is easy to buy in to
  2. Don't splash too much cash: This is one area where cheap and cheerful works. Most commemoratives are produced for a mass market and are intentionally affordable. Kitsch can be cool, and if you are buying something practical, from a tea towel to a storage tin, it will be useful as well as decorative. Go too far 'up-market' in your purchasing and you will have to wait a long time for a return on your investment
  3. Look for a new slant on an old theme: Pick something that captures the mood of the moment or which, stylistically, represents the fashion of today. PhotoBox's 'He should have chosen me' Royal mug and John Lewis' 'Thanks for the free day off' have a cheeky irreverence that hasn't been seen before. In years to come nostalgia will be crucial in determining an item's appeal and re-sale value, so try and bag a piece that captures the mood and moment of the times



For more information on the exclusive range, please visit www.photobox.co.uk/royalwedding


Notes to Editors

For more information, images or samples, please contact Jemima Wade at PhotoBox

020 7087 4621 / jemima.wade@photobox.com



About PhotoBox

PhotoBox is the leading online photo service in the UK where it pioneered online printing, storing, sharing, community and publishing services for digital photos before extending its range to innovative products such as photo books, calendars, and greeting cards. Merging with leading French service Photoways in April 2006 to create Europe’s market leader, PhotoBox now boasts over 11million members and nearly 200million photo prints and has won more awards than any other online photo printing website with the latest including Which? Magazine’s Best Buy and Gartner’s CRM Excellence Award.



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