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Old 8th November 2010, 06:48
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Bank Line souvenirs...

A huge teak elephant ( not quite life size!) from Burma - kindly flown back by the Bank Line when paying off in Bathurst, W. Africa.

A New Guinea bow with hair string, complete with arrows. These are a couple of items cluttering up the place, which have survived the passage of time and several house moves, and which my wife calls junk!

Anyone have similar reminders?
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My Father had one of these Bows picked up in the '30's I believe. However I have a beautiful "Shrunken Head", it was Dad's but the Devil knows where THAT came from.....................pete
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Picked up Bow & Arrows in Venezuela, decorative only (and with hindsight not very) still in the loft 34 years later.

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A small wooden crocodile,marked" L M '57";a pair of ebony swallows from West Africa;a mulga wood plaque with the Aussie motto"A friend is not a fellow who is taken in by sham,a friend is one who knows our faults and doesn't give a damn";a pair of chipping goggles,stolen from the Fleetbank and a bloody tattoo,applied in Colombo.It's a wonder I survived it,crossed the Indian Ocean with a very scabby arm but fear of the 2nd Mate cured it.
Anything I bought of any value was sold to help with the" recreation fund!"
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My Father had one of these Bows picked up in the '30's I believe. However I have a beautiful "Shrunken Head", it was Dad's but the Devil knows where THAT came from.....................pete
Surely not........?
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Oh yes Joe, why?? would you like it?? free postage.....lol.................pete
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Outrigger canoe - Suva; carved sharks - Tonga; war god carving - not sure from where. Place mats - South Pacific. Wooden Native Wood Tray - NZ. Carved wooden swords - Fiji.

Wife did have a suede suit from BA - still has the bag. Boomerangs etc etc ........

Oh yes, and a tattoo from Sydney - the mate did his nut - we were still apprentices then.
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A pair of elephants and a carved coffee table from India, a pair of hand blown bluebirds from the lake district and some expensive jewelery that I purchased in Ceylon at Mrs Captains insistence and guidance.

The jewelery is now kept in a safe due to the value. As a young fellow in my early twenties I am glad that I took the ladies advice.

The trusting salesperson even produced a blank cheque for me to make the payment and in due time it arrived at my bank in Oz, where i had no cheque account. The manager rang my mother to let her know. I had already written to mother so she went to the bank drew out the money from my saving account and honored the cheque.

I doubt if you would find that sort of trust around these days.

The amount in those days was a substantial amount.

I also have a hurricane glass and the serviettes from Pat O'Brien bar in New Orleans
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Oh yes Joe, why?? would you like it?? free postage.....lol.................pete
Many thanks Pete,but no thanks!
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Wink Get a grip on these.

Of all the bits and pieses I brought Home over the years ( most dust collecters, says Her in the kitchen) these tankards are my favourite. Quite a nice handfull in those handles. From Ceylon I think, the table also from around that region.
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Of all the bits and pieses I brought Home over the years ( most dust collecters, says Her in the kitchen) these tankards are my favourite. Quite a nice handfull in those handles. From Ceylon I think, the table also from around that region.
They look great,the Indian tables,similar to yours were early flat pack as I remember.Nothing's new is it?
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Does a dose in Madagascar count as a souvenir.
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Pocket*trout..............only counts if you have the VD and Scar to prove it........................pete
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