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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Sydney Opera House – 70s style

Sydney Opera House souvenir plateSydney Opera House plate
made in England, 1970s

Even in the 70s we were outsourcing our souvenirware to England. This souvenir plate featuring the Sydney Opera House was made by the well known Wood & Sons in Burslem, England.

A crude sketch of the Opera House is surrounded by – the NSW Coat of Arms at the top, and a repeated flora motif around the edge. And that motif is surrounded by a ubiquitous 70s graphic. Everything is mission brown – so 70s! – and very busy. In the 70s you got a lot of bang for your buck.

The back of the plate is no different. A huge scroll of text describes the Opera House—size, position, etc, etc – and then this extraordinary [and completely ridiculous] statement:

“New South Wales proudly claims that this magnificent structure is among the greatest ever created in the history of mankind.”

The 70s! gotta love it! It was the greatest decade ever created.

This plate is for sale: $AUD45

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Coasters, coasters, coasters

Coasters
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 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

Buy Now