Vintage 1960's Tin Tray - State of Maine Travel Souvenir - Black and Gold Travel Collectibles
There is a quality of life in Maine which is singular and unique. I think it is absolutely a world unto itself. Jamie Wyeth
Oh Maine... the great state, with its craggy coasts, rugged landscape and wild spirit. Stunning in every season, it is easy to see how and why it has been attracting tourists and travelers for centuries. The summer months lure out-of-towners towards rustic island getaways and boating escapades. In the fall, there is the incredible foliage and the crisp fresh mountain to sea air. Ski vacation and snow cabins fill up the winter and springtime features the great thaw and with it the mighty waterfalls and magnificent wildlife spottings.
As more and more people began traveling around the country during the mid-20th century, a rise in collectible travel souvenir items became popular. One of those most fun ones were these 1960's tin souvenir trays depicting each and every state in the U.S. Appealing to jet-setters and road-trippers alike, they served as not only a nostalgic keepsake of a wonderful trip enjoyed, but also a useful piece of kitchenware that was both fun and functional. Each tray was rimmed in gold and black and contained an outline of the state depicting popular cities, local attractions and a colorful snippet of local flora or fauna. With such dramatic graphic appeal that offered a cohesive color scheme between each state, they made attractive wall decor when grouped together and provided a fun source of conversation while they served coffee or cocktails.
- Clear, crisp graphics
- Great condition
- Fun collectible
In absolutely lovely condition. All the details are bright and clear and crisp. No dents and not rust marks.
Measures 11" inches (diameter)
An absolutely lovely decor piece for cabins, cottages and all travel themed spaces, there is not a place in your home where this tray would not be appropriate from the entry hall to the back bedroom. Of course we favor kitchen spaces here, so we recommend hanging it above your bar cart, on your kitchen or dining room wall, or using it as a permanent display piece on your coffee table, counter or shelf.