ZEPHYR COVE, NEVADA, USA – Mug

Zephyr Cove - Mug (1)PLACE REPRESENTED: Zephyr Cove, Nevada , USA

ITEM: Mug

NOTES: A sturdy and striking mug from Zephyr Cove which is located on the east shore of Lake Tahoe, in Nevada. The simple, but effective, relief on the glaze depicts the name, lake, pines and black bear common to the area. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zephyr_Cove,_Nevada

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 1990s

MADE FROM: ceramic material

MADE IN:  unknown

MANUFACTURER: unknown

DIMENSIONS: 13cm across x 9cm high x 8cm diameter on top opening.    .

KATOOMBA, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA – Cheese Knife

Katoomba - Cheese Knife (1)PLACE REPRESENTED: Katoomba, New South Wales , Australia

ITEM: Cheese Knife

NOTES: A nice sturdy cheese knife whose only indication as being a travel souvenir is the gold lettering on the faux bone handle, “Greetings from Katoomba”. Surely, repeated use would cause this to fade? Well maybe it will, but this, from its styling, seems to be from the 1960s, and it’s still going strong. Katoomba is the chief town in the Blue Mountains area of new South Wales. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katoomba,_New_South_Wales

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 1960s

MADE FROM: steel , hard plastic

MADE IN:  England

MANUFACTURER: Viners

DIMENSIONS: 19cm long

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COOLANGATTA, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Small Dish

Coolangatta - Marine Parade - Display Plate (1)PLACE REPRESENTED: Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland , Australia

ITEM: Small Dish

NOTES: A small dish depicting Marine Parade at Coolangatta, on the Gold Coast. It certainly doesn’t look like this any more, though it did up until the 1970s. A pity. The size of the row of pine trees along the left indicate this is from the 1930s.

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 1930s

MADE FROM: china

MADE IN:  Czechoslovakia

MANUFACTURER: Victoria

DIMENSIONS: 12.5cm diameter

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AUSTRALIA – Stuffed Toy

australia - stuffed kangaroo (1)PLACE REPRESENTED:   Australia

ITEM: Stuffed Toy Kangaroo

NOTES: A cute  kangaroo in, err traditional stereotyped Australian bush wear. Well if a kangaroo did wear clothes it would be rural and not an urban suit I suppose. Yes. yes I know kangaroos hop down the sidewalks of city CBDs in Australia.

The product is “Made in China” though “under Australian licence and supervision” whatever that means

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 2017

MADE FROM: material

MADE IN:  China

MANUFACTURER: unknown

DIMENSIONS: 14cm tall

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BRAZIL – Mug

Brasil - Mug (1)PLACE REPRESENTED:   Brazil

ITEM: Mug NOTES: Brazil or “Brasil” in the Portugese. Vivid enamelling in the colours of the national flag.

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 1990s

MADE FROM: pottery

MADE IN:   Brazil probably

MANUFACTURER: Creo

DIMENSIONS: 9cm high x 12cm (8cm diameter)

SCOTLAND – Cap

scotland-cap-flag-1PLACE REPRESENTED:   Scotland

ITEM: Cap

NOTES: Self explanatory, though, because I’m adverse to brevity I’ll mention the flag, or rather, quote someone else: “The Flag of Scotland is a white X-shaped cross, which represents the cross of the patron saint of Scotland, Saint Andrew on a blue sky. The flag is called the Saltire or the Saint Andrew’s Cross”. https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Scotland

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 2000s

MADE FROM: cotton

MADE IN:  China

MANUFACTURER: unknown

DIMENSIONS: adult adjustable size.

 

 

AUSTRALIA – Souvenir Spoon

Australia - Eureka Flag (1)     Australia - Eureka Flag (2)PLACE REPRESENTED:   Australia

ITEM: Souvenir Spoon

NOTES: The Eureka flag depicting the Southern Cross constellation. Hoisted first in Victoria in 1854 as the war flag of the Eureka Rebellion against English tyranny it is the unofficial symbol of the Australian Republican movement. It has over the years become the symbol for Australian rebellion generally and has been used by the political left extensively. Unions like the Builders Labourer Federation, parties like The Australian Communist Party, The Australian Labour Party and the Labour movement generally have all waved the flag officially or unofficially. Oddly, the same flag has more recently been used by racist groups, the far right and the Australian neo-Nazis as well as bikers and bogans (a common unsophisticated person), the latter two by way of tattoos.

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 1970s

MADE FROM: steel

MADE IN:  unknown

MANUFACTURER: unknown

DIMENSIONS: 11cm length

ALBURY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA – Small dish

Albury, Australia - Platelet (1)PLACE REPRESENTED: Albury, New South Wales , Australia

ITEM: Small Dish

NOTES: A small nic nac dish displaying the Albury War Memorial built in 1925 to commemorate those  who had died in World War 1. Albury is a regional city in southern New South Wales near the Victorian border (it is separated from its twin city in Victoria, Wodonga, by the Murray River). There are many similar memorials throughout Australia. http://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/conflict/ww1/display/20038-albury-and-district-war-memorial

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 1930s

MADE FROM: china

MADE IN:  England

MANUFACTURER: Royal Stafford

DIMENSIONS: 9cm diameter

NEW YORK CITY, USA – Display Plate

new-york-city-display-plate-1PLACE REPRESENTED: New York City , USA

ITEM: Display Plate

NOTES: Plate of NYC depicting various icons: the Empire State Building, the United Nations Building, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, the RCA Building, Madison Square Garden, the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center.

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 1970s

MADE FROM: ceramic material

MADE IN:  unknown

MANUFACTURER: unknown

DIMENSIONS: 20cm diameter

MADRID, SPAIN – Ornament

madrid-wall-decoration-fan-1PLACE REPRESENTED: Madrid , Spain

ITEM: Ornament

NOTES: Madrid – a black fan, dancing. Fair enough. But this trinket is not really for hanging or sitting ….I’m not sure how you display this.

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 1980s

MADE FROM: plastic

MADE IN:  unknown

MANUFACTURER: unknown

DIMENSIONS: 14cm across , 8cm high   .