Coasters, 60s Coasters

Kitsch coaster setsCoasters
made in Australia, c.1960s

Three fabulously kitsch coaster sets. What’s not to love?

  1. Bakelite coasters with built in ashtray. Four beautiful colours, never been used [phew! am I right?]

De Luxe, says so right on the box. Lighted cigarette not included.

  1. Tuckerbox dog souvenir coasters. Australians will be familiar with this famous monument in Gundagai, an important part of New South Wales folklore.
  2. Fish-shaped coasters with Sydney vistas [circa 1963] – two different views of the Opera House, and two of the Harbour Bridge. The fish motif seems strangely apt.

You – and three friends – can enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane. A must for your next [small- shall we say intimate?] cocktail party!

For sale: $AUD55

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English rose

Retro English rose coasters1950 cross-stitched coasters, made in England

How about these coasters? Cross-stitched rose garlands are mounted in a plastic frame; super labour-intensive and super-kitschy.

“Made in England” is embossed on the back- so you know they are authentic English cross-stitched rose garlands. Many people collect coaster sets. They are easy to store, being smallish in size, and can be still be used for their original intention. And who doesn’t need a coaster when consuming a cocktail or other alcoholic beverage?

I have teamed this collection with a ceramic pixie in keeping with the 50s theme.

This set is for sale: $AUD30

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