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National Treasure

Have you been watching Treasure Hunt on Channel News Asia? Now catch the exhibition The People’s Collection at the National Museum! They might not be priceless artefacts but these items mean more to us as Singaporeans – part of a real-life account of what life used to be in the past. We were featured in the episode focusing on the 60s’; see our vintage cash register, brass toast grille and kopitiam cup.

The exhibition runs from now till 29 April at the National Museum, Stamford Road. Here are some highlights from the launch event.

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Metal Head – hooks, handles and more

These items have nothing in common, except that they’re all metal, vintage and really unique!

Have you heard of the term Occupied Japan? It’s the period after WWII when Japan was occupied by the Allied forces (American and British mainly), from the year 1945 to about 1952. Which makes this exquisite jewellery box and lighter about 70 years old, gosh! These items are marked with the words “Made in Occupied Japan”.

Nickel-plated jewellery box

Art-deco style lighter (shaped like a tulip)

Made in Occupied Japan

A toast rack you can use for letters too.

Toast rack (sold)

A slice of Americana

American 50s diner-style napkin holder (sold)

The contrast of shades and textures makes it interesting

A gift from Brubaker Plumbing and Heating (sold)

Real American car license plates

Vintage brass handles – lovely to jazz up a plain wooden box or chest of drawers.

Brass handles

Brass handle

This is new but mid-century-modern inspired – a set of fun swivelling hooks.

Wall-mounted swivelling hooks

Wall-mounted swivelling hooks

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