9th March 2024

New Finds

Circa 1960 Beutron

On the back of this card it states that Beutron factories existed in New Zealand, Hong Kong and Japan. As they opened a factory in South Africa in 1962-63, this card dates before then. I have not found any information about the Japan factory or factories. The card also stated that whilst the card was printed in Japan, the card itself, and the buttons, were produced in Australia.


Walkers Buckle

On the back of the packaging is a Myers price sticker for 55 cents. ‘Fashion Accessories’ was a registered brand of Walkers around 1983-5.

The Canberra Times, 26th January 1985 page 31.

Although the advert claims the firm had ‘been trading successfully for over 60 years’ they were actually selling themselves short. The earliest incarnation, ran by Ernest Richard Walker was described as a fancy goods manufacturer under the name ‘Ernie Walker’ in Sydney, from 1919 until 1923.

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