4th March 2022

Leda Sample Boards: late 1950s.

The top 3 buckles were supplied with the board, but not attached with the original yarn. They still may have been Leda buckles, just not the original examples.

This design was also sold on Beauclaire branded cards during the early 1950s. Both brands were made by General Plastics.

The 3 buttons on the bottom left were supplied with the card and are a Leda design, but are not original to the card.

‘Pearlised’ plastic fish-eye buttons. Note the two pearl beads at the top right.

All these cards are stamped ‘H. Ludlow Pty Ltd, 15 Charlotte St Brisbane – Phone 2-9088’.  I cannot find a listing for this company, but Mr Ludlow may have been Harrold Vivien Ludlow (1893-1974) listed as a cutter, then a manager, in Brisbane electrol rolls.

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