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Could you sell hay to a farmer? Do you have the gift of the gab? Fancy yourself as a bit of a Del Boy?  Then Wholesale Clearance UK may have a job lot you might be interested in.

jubbly plate queen calne newsA Chinese manufacturer has produced 10,800 tea cups, mugs and plates to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 70 year reign.

However, the souvenirs were all printed with a spelling error. The souvenirs all state 'Platinum Jubbly' rather than 'Jubilee'.

Wholesale Clearance UK, sell unwanted stock in bulk and are currently selling the job lot, touting them as 'perfect for fans of both the Queen and Del Boy'.

The collection features a painted image of the Queen and the words 'To commemorate the Platinum Jubbly of Queen Elizabeth II'. On some items the word is also incorrectly spelt 'jubblee'.

Wholesale UK said: "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! We were approached by a Chinese manufacturing company to see if there was a way the two companies could work together.

"We buy excess stock, they have excess stock...so all is good...or is it? The manufacturers produced some wonderful souvenir items in an attempt to muscle in on the Queen's upcoming Platinum Jubilee but were left high and dry when their fulfilment Partner in the UK decided they would not take the souvenir stock due to a translation error.

"In stepped Wholesale Clearance to clear up the excess, unwanted stock. However, on arrival at Southampton docks a few weeks ago, upon inspection, it became apparent that there was a slight printing/translation error which now leaves these without a home.
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"You will notice this is probably more at home on the shelf next to Peckham Spring as these are in fact 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 is for sale as a bulk lot for £32,400, and Wholesale Clearance suggests any buyer could make a potential profit of more than £291,492.