Koalas!

Koalas- fabric & ceramicKoalas!
made in Japan, c.1960s

For your delectation, a collection of koalas- fabric print and ceramics. Made in Japan- because- the 60s!

The printed : a tablecloth 36” x 36” [914.4x 914.4mm] and 4 serviettes 11” x 11” [279.4 x 279.4mm.] Never been out of their box! Waiting to be used.

The ceramics: a monochrome koala figurine, a koala planter, and a koala souvenir from Launceston [Tasmania]. This last one is the most precious of the lot.

You can never have too many koalas. Especially since they are now on the threatened species list. Get them why you still can!

This set is for sale: $AUD95

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Koalas!

Koalas- fabric & ceramicKoalas!
made in Japan, c.1960s

For your delectation, a collection of koalas- fabric print and ceramics.

The printed : a tablecloth 36” x 36” [914.4x 914.4mm] and 4 serviettes 11” x 11” [279.4 x 279.4mm.] Never been out of their box! Waiting to be used.

The ceramics: a monochrome koala figurine, a koala planter, and a koala souvenirware from Launceston [Tasmania]. This last one is the most precious of the lot.

You can never have too many koalas. Especially since they are now on the threatened species list. Get them why you still can!

This set is for sale: $AUD95

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Retro koalas [sold]

Retro sign & koala figurinesRetro koalas
Figurines, unsigned and Gumlypta tin sign
made in Australia, c.1940-1950s

This is an original tin sign advertising Gumlypta chewing gum. Presumably Gumlypta is a play on ‘Eucalypta’, or gum tree. Either way, how cute is that koala in his top hat, suit, with monocle? [on his way to the opera – to chew some gum?] The sign dates from the 40s and has the rust to prove it.

The ceramic koala figurines are classic- almost every koala figurine ever made has a baby koala on its mothers back. You rarely see single koalas. Neither figurine has a maker’s mark, as the space available for such is so small. The larger figurine does have its creators name incised under one of the paws –Carina. I think Carina is probably the artist that made this figurine for one of the ceramic companies that were churning out koala figures for the tourist trade of the 50s.

A must for koala lovers and enthusiasts! For sale: $AUD55