Vintage map [sold]

Vintage Australian school mapStyling a vintage map

I love the synchronicity of the colours and the vintages of these three things. Map, scales, vase.

Shape, form and function are totally disparate, but the colours echo other and the three work really well as an ensemble. The map is for sale but the Salter scale and the Pates vase are part of my permanent collection.

Vintage maps are very collectible. They lend a nostalgic, quasi-educational, kitschy quality to any space. Sort of like wallpaper- but wallpaper you can move. This one is from the 40s and is a little bit un-PC [which of course, adds to its desirability.] It’s #119 ‘North America, Physical and Production Map’ and it came from an old school, and is very old school. It has a beaver in the legend to indicate areas of fur production. Under industries, it lists asbestos. Very, very old school!

This map was printed by John Sands, published by a certain Chas. H. Scally & Co, in Boronia Avenue, Wollstonecraft, NSW, Sydney. The map is in excellent condition. The colours, the beavers, the asbestos symbol [a graphic of a heap of the raw product! what were they thinking?] all in their original technicolor glory.

The map is for sale: $AUD250

Old school map [sold]

Vintage Australian school map [North America]Old school map
#119 North America, made in Sydney Australia, c.1940s

An old school map in both senses of the phrase. It came from an old school, and it is old school. It has a beaver in the legend to indicate areas of fur production. Under industries, it lists asbestos. Very, very old school!

This map was printed by John Sands, published by a certain Chas. H. Scally & Co, in Boronia Avenue, Wollstonecraft, NSW, Sydney. It’s entitled: North America, Physical and Production Map.

The map is in excellent condition. The colours, the beavers, the asbestos symbol [a graphic of a heap of the raw product! what were they thinking?] all in their original technicolor glory.

The map hangs over our entrance table- complete with phone, ipad and retro vases. With the timber dowel pieces top and bottom, it complements the timber table nicely.

For sale: $AUD175 [other items not included!]