More sewing baskets
Maz over at Crazy Haberdasher has posted some antique sewing baskets and contents. I really like the sewing stand.
She has a card of pins that reminded me of these, which are from Old Gippstown.
When you get up close enough, with the larger one, you can see the names of some of the Australian states on those very macho men. So it dates from around the time of the Australian Commonwealth being formed, in 1901. The coat of arms is an early one, and was later superseded.
Can you imagine pins being produced these days as a souvenir????