PERU – Cap

peru-inca-cap-1PLACE REPRESENTED:   Peru

ITEM: Cap

NOTES: A very stylish and ornate cap from Peru. Quite a bit of detail has gone into the brim and badge. It is wonderfully folk art-ish with some of the usual traditional Peruvian motifs displayed … a lama, Incas. The “chismosas” referred to are “gossips”. Very nice.

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 1990s

MADE FROM: leather  or vinyl (I can’t tell which)

MADE IN: Peru probably

MANUFACTURER: unknown

DIMENSIONS: adult adjustable size.

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PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA – Coasters

perth-coasters-1     perth-coasters-2PLACE REPRESENTED: Perth, Western Australia , Australia

ITEM: Coasters

NOTES: Generic plastic coated, foam backed cardboard coasters depicting all the major sites of a given place. In this case: Perth.

Quite sterile even if there are a lot of images, though one would be forgiven for thinking that no one lives there. Where are all the people?

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 2000s

MADE FROM: cardboard, foam.

MADE IN: China

MANUFACTURER: unknown

DIMENSIONS: 10cm  x 10cm (34cm x 11cm pack)

SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA – Ashtray

sydney-harbour-bridge-ashtray-1     sydney-harbour-bridge-ashtray-2

PLACE REPRESENTED: Sydney (specifically the Sydney Harbour Bridge), New South Wales , Australia

ITEM: Ashtray

NOTES: A very old, very used ashtray depicting a very old, very used bridge … well by Australian standards anyway.

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 1950s

MADE FROM: steel , silver-plate (“exquisite” plate)

MADE IN:  England

MANUFACTURER: unknown

DIMENSIONS: 10cm x 10cm

CAMBODIA – Cap

cambodia-cap-1PLACE REPRESENTED:   Cambodia

ITEM: Cap

NOTES: A cap with the Cambodian flag superimposed within the outline of Cambodia with, errr “Cambodia” written in English and in, I assume, Khmer.

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 1990s

MADE FROM: cotton  or polyester

MADE IN:   Cambodia probably (in a sweat shop?)

MANUFACTURER: unknown

DIMENSIONS: adult adjustable  size.

PHILIPPINES – Wall Ornament

phillipines-boat-in-wood-frame-2PLACE REPRESENTED:   Philippines

ITEM: Wall ornament

NOTES: I don’t know if the three master is a traditional Philippine boat (and the Philippino’s will need more than this to block Chinese expansionism) but the colours of their flag are all here: red, white, blue and gold.

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 1970s

MADE FROM: wood

MADE IN:   Philipinnes probably

MANUFACTURER: unknown

DIMENSIONS: 21.5cm  x 21.5cm (or 27.5cm x 27.5cm when sitting in it’s proper position)

JUNEAU, ALASKA, USA – Cap

juneau-alaska-cap-red-dog-saloon-1

PLACE REPRESENTED: Juneau, Alaska, USA specifically The Red Dog Saloon.

ITEM: Cap

NOTES: Juneau is the capital of Alaska, and the Red Dog Saloon is the oldest man-made tourist attraction in Juneau, founded during Juneau’s mining era (around the 1880s I suppose). Actually the saloon has been in a few places in town but they had the historical (?) sense to move the whole saloon in the process. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dog_Saloon

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 2000s

MADE FROM: cotton

MADE IN:  China

MANUFACTURER: Red Dog Saloon

DIMENSIONS: adult adjustable size.

TAYLOR’S ARM, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA – Fridge Magnet

taylors-arm-fridge-magnet-1PLACE REPRESENTED: Taylor’s Arm, New South Wales , Australia

ITEM: Fridge Magnet

NOTES: The Pub with No Beer immortalised in the Slim Dusty song of 1957. Taylors Arm is 498km north of Sydney, near Coffs Harbour. The poem the song was based on was about a pub in Ingham in North Queensland though.

YEAR (APPROXIMATE): 2000s

MADE FROM: wood

MADE IN:  Australia

MANUFACTURER: Handmade

DIMENSIONS: 10cm across