This is a very rare survivor - and I would suspect that this strange set of 1950s placemats is now unique.
I am not sure if these were homemade using 1950s scraps as decoration - or (and I think more probable) that this set was made up from a kit.
We have six mats in total, all of varying sizes - each has amorphic shaped wooden mats - with a corresponding paper transfer on the top - the shapes of the transfer follow the shape of each matt. The wooden backing on the images is contemporary with the images - and not later creations!
The images have been varnished onto the wood - and I have given them a spray with some clear matt varnish to give them further protection.
Obviously more decorative - and you would have to clean with a light rub with a damp cloth - certainly not immersed in water!
Me, with the seaside images - I would be tempted to put little hanging pads on the back of each and display in my bathroom as decorations - as each has a "watery" theme to them.
All are in very good vintage condition: and measures as follows
1/ Little girl Wearing a Red bathing suit is 15.5 x 9.5 cm
2/ Two Children Kneeling Down and Fishing at a Rock Pool is 16 x 21 cm
3/ The Swimmers Standing in the Rowing Boat is 19 x 22 cm
4/ Harbour Scene - with Two Men Pulling a Tow Rope is 20 x 15.5 cm
5/ Sailor with Telescope is 19 x 14.5 cm
6/ Largest mat with Blue Rowing Boat on the Beach is 21 x 27 cm.
Totally collectable 1950s British seaside souvenirs - and very decorative items.
You won't find another set like it - especially in such nice condition - looks like they have been packed away in a cupboard for the last 70 years.
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