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Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by Miscstuff, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Miscstuff

    Miscstuff Australia

    If moth eaten water stained paper and rodent chewed wood constitute patina then this has it in spades. It's an old(?) poster for "Star" brand crackers and eagle caps whatever they were and the company "The Southern India Paper Cap industries" was based in the oops/bang:dead: India capital Sivakasi. The company doesn't seem to exist anymore although multiple pieces of it may be spread around the countryside:bag:. The sticker on it suggests it the frame was checked to be compliant with the International Plant Protection Convention and there is a piece of slightly eaten paper covering something. Can't decipher the squiggles at all
    Can anyone put a date on this????
    Data 75cm High, 55cm Wide, 3.6Kg
    Cheers
    Stephen
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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Think crackers as in Christmas crackers & caps as in cap gun. Pretty explosive.
     
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  3. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    I agree with Bronwen !!! ... Joy. :)
     
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  4. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    There are a roll of caps in the bottom left of the poster and the red seperate ones you put in a miniature revolver.
    Happy days. :D

    Maybe ask at an Indian Restaurant, the Jasmin in Hindmarsh Square sounds nice :rolleyes:
     
  5. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Gotta love ol' Indian graphic design! Great stuff!
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    think crackers...as in firecrackers.......
     
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  7. Miscstuff

    Miscstuff Australia

    More research has given me a possible date of around the late fifties early sixties. Found a Sieco brand advertisement stating "established 1945".
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    and research into "Star Geethabali crackers" seem to point to a 1955-1965 Indian movie star Geta Bali.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geeta_Bali
     
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  8. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I love it so so much.

    My guess on dates would be 40s/50s.

    But here's who you need to talk to: http://warrendotz.com/contact/

    He has written books on firecracker art and India matchbook art. And lots of other stuff.
     
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  9. Miscstuff

    Miscstuff Australia

    Sent a message. Will let you know if I get a response.
     
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  10. Roshan Ko

    Roshan Ko Member

    the Hindi script reads as
    "Lohiya Book depot"
    .....
    .....
    Sadar Bazar Nagor, Rajasthan"

    There is a number on the top which looks like some sort of register number.
    That reads as "Ra. Se. Te. No. 362/36147"
    My numbers could be a but rusty.
     
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