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Posted: 30 May 04, 23:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone have any information concerning the new Freddie Mercury series of plates being issued by Danbury Mint (UK, not US)? The first one is already out and I've seen threads on other Queen lists speculating more coming in the future. They are a tad expensive but the artwork is fantastic!

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Posted: 30 May 04, 23:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh fuck. I knew this would happen one day, but I still wasn't quite prepared for the news. There'll be dancing in the streets of Stepford tonight.


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Posted: 31 May 04, 20:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You knew it was bound to happen sooner or later! I have the two Grafton plates, but the Danbury one is nice too.
If someone would do one of Fred in the Zandra Rhodes frock or the harlequin leotard -- now that would be a PLATE! (LOL)

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Posted: 02 Jun 04, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Two?? YIKE!! (I've got the Royal Grafton plates and the 1946-1991 one but the Danbury ones are MUCH more beautiful...and the price shows it!)
Are the Danbury plates porcelain or bone china?

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Posted: 02 Jun 04, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yay! Thanks, Barry. I think using china is absurd because it can break easily. I have a set of Bradford Exchange Beatles plates (14 in all) that were issued in the early 90s and look very handsome on the wall. The Freddie plates will look much at home beside them!

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Posted: 02 Jun 04, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, there are more than 2. I have 4 (they were bought for me...I wasn't planning on buying them).

"Mr Bad Guy"
"Barcelona"
"Golden Boy" - the picture on The Freddie Mercury Album
"Freddie Mercury" - can't place where this picture is from. It looks like this but with a green background: http://www.queencollector.com/Japsolo7/lovekiljp.jpg - maybe it is that one...

I think once you've bought one, you're on the mailing list to receive details when the next one is out. I think they're planning on releasing 12.

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Posted: 03 Jun 04, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sully5059 I saw a advert about this particular series on the back of this week's TV Times.
The picture is from 1984 the year 'The Works' was released. It's also on the back of GVH2.


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Posted: 04 Jun 04, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:

Oh fuck. I knew this would happen one day, but I still wasn't quite prepared for the news. There'll be dancing in the streets of Stepford tonight.


I agree Holly. :( But imagine seeing them advertised in Woman's Own or similar!


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Posted: 04 Jun 04, 23:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sully5059 wrote:

Actually, there are more than 2. I have 4 (they were bought for me...I wasn't planning on buying them).

"Mr Bad Guy"
"Barcelona"
"Golden Boy" - the picture on The Freddie Mercury Album
"Freddie Mercury" - can't place where this picture is from. It looks like this but with a green background: http://www.queencollector.com/Japsolo7/lovekiljp.jpg - maybe it is that one...

I think once you've bought one, you're on the mailing list to receive details when the next one is out. I think they're planning on releasing 12.


Sully, I have the last two, plus the "Tribute Plate" (white with black and white painting and dates of birth and death). I had no idea there were more and that there will be a series too! DOUBLE YIKE!! Thanks for all the info, very much appreciated! :-))