Researching Australian Souvenir Pennants
I am researching the origin and history of Australian felt souvenir pennants.
If you have any information or leads on the history, manufacture and/or production of pennants your assistance would be much appreciated. Many thanks, Annette Shiell
If you can assist, please reply via the COMMENTS section below.
Tristan Fleming says
We have a collection of Australian felt pennants in our store but know nothing about them. I’d be happy to send some pics if thats any help.
Thanks Tristan, I will send you a direct email with another address so that you can send some pics.
Andrew Mclean says
Hi Annette! I’d love to buy the Bega pennant if it’s available!? Thanks Andrew
Andrew I think that is possible. I will pass your details on to Annette. Website Ed.
Andrew Mclean says
Hi again! I don’t know if I’ve missed Annette’s email or not regarding the Bega pennant! Could you please ask her about it again and forward my details! Thanks Andrew
Pretty sure you can buy it – will send info to your DM
RIK MOORE says
Hi, Annette, I have about a dozen odd penants about the same age of yours (60’s?) including Kirra,
Southport and other places on the East Coast. I don’t know much about them sorry,but I woudn’t mind knowing a bit about them myself, including if anyone is interested in buying them and what they are worth. Any info would be appreciated and if I find out more I will tell you. Thanks, Rik
Annette is not a valuer or a collector of these in a formal way. Her interests as a museum curator include textiles, hence she helped out with this project based on a collection that was handed in by someone. So probably can’t help in the way you want. I will see if any of our member/dealers can advise. ESA
I have a collection of these type of felt pennants, I actually have the same one for Bega as in the picture at the top, the only difference mine is more a chocolate colour rather than maroon.
My question is how would I find if anyone is purchasing these things. They were all purchased in the late 70’s, some are fabric, some seem the be a type of plastic, some are from Europe and some from all over NSW. I think I have about 30 that are around 30cm long, a few small ones and about half a dozen that are about 60cm long.
Jodie I just did a google search and they are listed on ebay and etsy from $12.90 + postage up to $108 (Sydney Harbour bridge).