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  • Royal wedding a business boom or drag?

    Surrounded by boxes in a rickety old warehouse above the family shop, Joe Church hurries to wrap plates adorned with the faces of Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton for a customer in Australia.

  • In this Wednesday, March 9, 2011 photo, a display of  commemorative plates and memorabilia for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Church's china shop in Northampton, England. Church's, a 152-year old china and ornament seller that specialises in memorabilia, has plenty of reason to celebrate the upcoming royal nuptials as its cash register chimes with the wedding bells. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Royal wedding a business boom or drag?

    Surrounded by boxes in a rickety old warehouse above the family shop, Joe Church hurries to wrap plates adorned with the faces of Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton for a customer in Australia.

  • Vendors rejoice at British royal wedding

    A William and Catherine monogram mug? A pair of hand-crafted swan paperweights? A dainty wedding bell, perhaps?

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  • There is strong interest from collectors in the U.S. and other countries with no royals, Church said.

    Vendors rejoice at British royal wedding →

  • "We've taken masses of pre-sales orders, and people have actually placed orders on items that they can't even see pictures of because they're not available yet," said Stephen Church, whose family has been selling collectibles in England's Northampton for over 100 years.

    Vendors rejoice at British royal wedding →

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