Paris Metro aperitif set, novelty drinks markers, 1940s newsstand
Rare Paris Metro aperitif in the shape of a news paper stand from the late 1940s, early ’50s.
The Metro entrance is in cream porcelain and green enamelled metal with a bakelite beacon. The folded newspapers are made of metal and are clipped on to the edge of your glass to mark it as yours.
There are 20 newspapers, including some important titles which disappeared after the war. The newspaper masthead, Paris Metro entrance and RATP map are close miniature replicas.
Novelty aperitif drinks marker sets became popular just after the war. This example is particularly rare and collectable.
Length 4.5 inches / 12cm
Width x 3.2 inches / 8.5cm
Height 5.5 inches / 14cm
Complete and in good condition. No chips or damage. Some crazing to the enamel.
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