Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item KMS_DC-975-023-002 - Holder, Letter

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Holder, Letter

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CA KMS KMS_DC-975-023-002

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The main body of this object is a flat rectangular piece of metal that is presumably aluminum. All the edges have been folded over creating a type of border. At the top of the object the top two corners have been cut off at angles. There is a hole in the top center of the object for hanging it on a wall. Attached to the front of this metal base are two rectangular shaped metal slots that create containers for the letter to be inserted into. The top of these slots are quite wider but angle inward making the bottoms very thin. The object is painted a vast variety of bright colors pink, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red with black accents of decoration all around. The two slots have Chinese lettering as well as flower decorations on them. The back of the object is just silver metal that is quite shiny. Pressed into this metal is presumably the makers mark although it is backwards it reads "Roasted Peanuts, Registered, Product of China, WongWingKee Factory." With some Chinese lettering and a plane in the center.

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The Chinese inscription on the item reads good news.

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646 KiB


December 15, 2015 1:44 PM

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