Good Reading : February 2008
FEBRUARY 2008 ı goodreading 47 Opening programme of the first Adelaide Festival of Arts, 12 March 1960, which included an aquatic carnival, a symphony concert, fireworks and ‘dance and jazz’ by the Torrens. $30. coffee table Yesterday’s Paper: Collecting Ephemera in Australia by Vivienne O’Neill is pub- lished by John Furphy Pty Ltd trading as CARTER’S Publications, rrp $59.95. All images and captions reproduced with the permission of the publisher. Rosella trade card, often found in c 1950s Rosella grocery show- bags. $20. Very attractive menu listing mundane food, produced by Seppelt’s Wines for the 1936 South Australian Centenary. $15- $20. 1945-46 retail catalogue from Wake’s of Melbourne. As clothes rationing was still in effect, it lists not only prices, but also the number of coupons needed to purchase each item. $40-$45. c 1920s Ida Rentoul Outhwaite: ‘Anne plays the pipes’, from the ‘Elves and Fairies’ series of postcards. $85-$100. February 1929 Columbia Australian catalogue with popular musical and operetta star Gladys Moncrieff. $20. A soft drink label from the pre self-adhesive label era. $3-$5.
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