Friday, 25 May 2007

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 The coat of arms is an early one, and was later superseded.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????


Blogger crazyhaberdasher said...

At the risk of sounding like a broken record - times have changed - haven't they! Back then pins were widely used in advertising give aways which gradually gave way to the small sewing kits like matchbooks. There were a lot of these available for the jetsetter staying at International hotels - and local hotels/motels. I wonder if there is someone out there who just collects these?

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