Spell check: Souvenirs commemorate Queen’s Elizabeth’s reign with ‘Platinum Jubbly’ misprint

February 3, 2022

On February 6, Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British monarch in history to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Seven decades have passed since she acceded to the throne at the age of 25 following the death of her father, George VI.

However, a spelling mistake on thousands of pieces of Platinum Jubilee merchandising—calling it the “Platinum Jubbly”—is proving a challenge for souvenir sellers, reports the BBC.

Not fazed in the least, Wholesale Clearance website boss Karl Baxter told the BBC that he plans to pitch them as “collectors’ items.”

“What could be more unique than our limited-edition misprinted crockery?” he said, adding, “This could be your chance to get your hands on a novelty souvenir for a fraction of the price.”

He claims to be offering a 90% discount, noting, “There’s a market for everything.”

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

Research contact: @BBC