For over 100 years, Beatrix Potter and her most beloved creation, Peter Rabbit™, have been up there with the most treasured of all household names. For some, childhood memories are filled with the original tales of the spirited, blue-coated bunny; for others, 2018’s hilarious blockbuster Peter Rabbit and its stellar cast shed a whole new light on Beatrix Potter’s creative legacy.
From soft toys and woodland walks to the stage and Silver Screen, Beatrix Potter’s work has become a fundamental part of British cultural identity, celebrated and adored all around the world. In fact, in 2016 The Royal Mint began a series of commemorative Beatrix Potter 50p coins, immortalising Peter Rabbit™ and his famous friends on official UK currency for the first time ever. This evolved into one of the biggest coin collecting series of all time, leading to collector demand for Beatrix Potter memorabilia reaching an all-time high!
The trouble is, Beatrix Potter collectables have become so sought-after that it is difficult to find those genuinely breath-taking pieces. With this in mind (and being a huge Beatrix Potter fan myself) I decided to create a range of unique and affordable Beatrix Potter collectables which really have that WOW factor.
Whether you’re looking to add that refined centrepiece to your collection or simply a fan searching for that special commemorative, we have something for you! If you managed to catch our Beatrix Potter Collectables Show, I hope you’ll agree that the range is truly remarkable but if you missed it, I’m here to tell you why these Beatrix Potter collector pieces have such timeless collectability…
The brand-new UK 2019 Peter Rabbit™ 50p in a stunning trinket-box edition
Featuring the latest release in The Royal Mint’s iconic 50p series, this trinket-box presentation is one of the rarest ways to own one of the most sought-after coins of the year!
Unlike the earlier coins in the series, the Peter Rabbit™ 2019 50p will not be entering circulation so cannot be found in your change. Now, although this might disappoint those of us who love to check our change, in terms of collectability this is really exciting as it makes it all the more sought-after. What’s more, struck to an exquisite Brilliant Uncirculated finish, the coin’s unblemished condition is the desired collector quality!
Unsurprisingly, the Gold and Silver Proof versions completely sold out at the mint in no time at all with collectors sure that this was not one to miss! However, as much as we love helping our collectors grow their collections, we thought that this could be the perfect way to introduce a new generation to the joy of coin collecting…
As such, we have combined the 2019 Peter Rabbit™ 50p with a fine porcelain trinket box, designed to feature the original artwork of Beatrix Potter herself in a stunning commemorative presentation. A unique and precious display piece in a child’s bedroom, this is the ultimate beginner collectable and a stunning keepsake to pass from generation to generation.
Make memories that last a lifetime with the exquisite Beatrix Potter Christmas Bauble
In my opinion, a Christmas bauble is the perfect commemorative! From that ornate bauble passed to you by your grandmother to mark your first Christmas, to the one you bought on that incredible holiday to Paris or the first bauble purchased for your new home, each holds a story and combines to remind you of memories, celebrated year after year…
Whatever your own relationship with Peter Rabbit™, the nation’s favourite bunny has embellished Christmas trees for years, setting a collector trend in itself. With Beatrix Potter memorabilia attracting new collectors all the time, it is becoming difficult to source originality and avoid commercialisation. With that in mind collectors are turning back to traditional collector pieces with a rare finesse, and that’s exactly what this is.
Officially licensed by Silvergate Media, the Beatrix Potter license holder, each bauble has been intricately designed to capture our love for Beatrix Potter with accuracy and refined simplicity. What’s more, licensed keepsakes add a new and exciting twist to the collectability of a piece.
For most of us as the light nights draw in, Christmas is a distant memory. However, given the sentiment and collectability attached to festive baubles, these unique pieces are sourced all year round, ready to adorn the Christmas tree for years to come.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit medal collection in stunning gold-plate
Following the incredible response to our two previous sell-out gold-plated Peter Rabbit™ commemorative medals, we decided to curate an exclusive collection, just for you. ..
The collection features five stunning medals, each depicting an iconic scene form the original Beatrix Potter book ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’. The medals have been designed in striking full-colour, bringing memories of the original tale to life, and expertly plated in 24 carat gold to a stunning proof finish. This means that each medal has been struck using high quality dies to give them that superior collector quality.
Selling over 45 million books and translated into 36 languages, ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ is one of the best-selling books of all time, adored around the world by generations. This means that collectables celebrating this release will always be highly sought-after, and more so because they have been officially licensed and approved by Penguin Random House.
Each medal comes encapsulated and encased within a deluxe presentation case, complete with a certificate of authenticity. What’s more, the collection is limited to just 1,995 presentations worldwide, making them exceptionally rare in the field of Beatrix Potter collectables.
We have seen sell-out after sell-out with Beatrix Potter memorabilia, in fact, every Gold and Silver Proof Beatrix Potter 50p coin has completely sold out at The Royal Mint! A piece like this fits the sell-out bill perfectly and is sure to be incredibly popular amongst both fans and collectors, not least because it makes the perfect keepsake, passed on to children and grandchildren as a unique and beautiful introduction to the world of Beatrix Potter and collectables.
Own four Brilliant Uncirculated Beatrix Potter 50p coins in an authentic porcelain Money Box Set
Now, I’ve mentioned The Royal Mint’s Beatrix Potter 50p series a couple of times and I’m sure everyone has been checking their change for the familiar faces since their release in 2016! However, the unprecedented popularity of this series has shocked the coin collecting world to the core, generating one of the biggest collecting rushes of all time.
This porcelain Beatrix Potter Money Box 50p Set includes the four 2018 Beatrix Potter 50p issues, featuring the much loved Flopsy Bunny, Mrs. Tittlemouse, the sought-after Tailor of Gloucester and the 2018 Peter Rabbit 50p itself! Each coin has been struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated finish and comes accompanied by an authentic porcelain money box, perfect for introducing a little one to the collecting world.
These coins are now incredibly difficult to find in circulation, with the 2018 Gold and Silver Proof Peter Rabbit™ 50p’s joining the 2016 and 2017 versions and selling out! The circulating coins have been snapped up by anyone and everyone and, as such, this is one of the rarest ways to own all four coins!
The expertly crafted porcelain money box is instantly recognisable thanks to its brilliant original artwork, making it the ideal adornment to a child’s bedroom. When I saw this, I instantly thought it would be an extra special, original gift for a new-born or christening; but for any collector, young or old, it is an undeniably unusual keepsake and certainly has that wow factor we’re all looking for!
Own a traditional porcelain tea set featuring the original artwork of Beatrix Potter!
Saving the best until last, this is without a doubt my favourite piece in the range because it takes me right back to my childhood when a tea party was the ultimate playtime event! Featuring a traditional assortment of crockery, all intricately designed and produced by the experts at Reutter Porzellan to feature Beatrix Potter’s original, iconic artwork, crafted in premium porcelain.
For me, the quality of a collector piece can almost always be determined by the reputation of its craftsmen. Established 60 years ago, Reutter porzellan has become internationally renowned for its passion and talent at the heart of the finest porcelain production in Germany. Each piece goes through a meticulous process of casting, glazing, painting and firing to create that characteristic Reutter charm with stunning attention to detail.
For this reason, Reutter Porzellan pieces are incredibly ornate and make the perfect centrepiece to any collection. What’s more, the stunning tea set comes complete with a floral case to complete the authentic look and make it easily portable without fear of damage. It goes without saying that the collectability of porcelain is huge because of the delicacy and variety of its pieces but when traditional craft is combined with a timeless theme, the result is incredible.
We have managed to secure a tiny number of these tea sets and they have already caused such a stir here at Collectology HQ. This is bound to be a firm favourite amongst the little Peter Rabbit fans in your life and highly sought-after by Beatrix Potter collectors.
Thank you to those who joined us for our Beatrix Potter Collectables Show, I hope you’ll agree that these pieces are genuinely stunning and I hope you have found that special addition to your collection. If you didn’t catch it, don’t worry, you can watch the whole thing here and see for yourself how truly remarkable these pieces are!