I do love a good coaster. A pictorial coaster. A kitschy pictorial coaster. Something to laugh about before you place your cold bevvy on it- to protect the furniture. And so for you today_ Canberra [always a funny subject] and Wildflowers of Australia.
The set of six [never been used] metal coasters depict Parliament House Canberra- which is now Old Parliament House having been superseded by Giurgola’s New Parliament House in 1988. But in the 70s it was still plain old Parliament House and Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister [1972-75] and all was right with the world.
The other set of 6 coasters [new and never been out of the plastic sleeve] have photographic images of Australian Wildflowers – as noted by the gold embossed captions. These, being intended as souvenirware- didn’t provide any more botanical detail- so it seems a few non-Australian plants have snuck in [tulips anyone?] Plus they have the super-realism that only wildly touched-up photos can have.
The two sets of coasters are for sale: $AUD35