Some of the products available are:
['Le Touquet' Fine Bone China Mugs; Character Squares Mug and Roulette Mug. Diswasher and Microwave Safe. Illustrating the glamorous attractions of the French coastal resort, the 'Le Touquet' collection is based on an original design from 1937]
[Collage Apron, Oven Mitts and Tea Towels. The collage is based on designs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s]
[Postcard Set: 10 postcards in a gift wallet]
As air travel became increasingly popular, opportunities arose to promote new and fashionable destinations. Posters were commissioned that perfectly captured the romance and adventure of holidaying abroad. The Silver Wing range is based on some of those designs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Some of the nostalgic travel posters used in the gift range are:
INDIA BY IMPERIAL AIRWAYS
Artist: W.H.A. Constable
A Handley Page H.P. 42, 'Hannibal', flying over an Indian city on the banks of a busy river.
On a door at the back of the aircraft just after the registration is a Royal Mail emblem. This was the door to a special compartment for mail bag storage.
In 1934 the government announced plans for the All-Up Empire Mail scheme. This was to mean that letters for any part of the Empire would be sent by air automatically.
IMPERIAL AIRWAYS COMFORT ROUTES
The British Air Line.
In this poster, the company is trying to push the comfort of their airliners, especially as they were in competition with the popular and luxurious ocean liners of the time.
The very comfortable chair, which the gentleman is sinking into with his cigarette, has its own pair of wings to distinguish the advantage of speed over the ocean liners.
Psst! The retail price at Bijou Bazaar will be way, way lower than it was back in the UK. Apparently, it's almost 1:1, i.e. if it was selling at 3.50 quid in the UK, it'll be about RM 3.50 here. Meow! to that. :o)