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Lavender bag

Lavender bag

Lois Grosse collection
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Square green tablemat

Square green tablemat

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Circular green and white crocheted teapot stand

Circular green and white crocheted teapot stand

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Table runner with lace edging

Table runner with lace edging

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Doily

Doily

Lois Grosse collection
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Doily

Doily

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Six cylindrical moulded plastic hair rollers and eleven hairpins

Six cylindrical moulded plastic hair rollers and eleven hair...

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Hair care equipment
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Woven runner with embroidered lace edging

Woven runner with embroidered lace edging

Lois Grosse collection
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Tablemats
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1954 Royal Visit - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip

1954 Royal Visit - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip

Lois Grosse collection
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Commemorative badges
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South Australia, Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Circular green and white crocheted teapot stand

Circular green and white crocheted teapot stand

Lois Grosse collection
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Teapot stands
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Doily

Doily

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Doilies
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Seventeen hairpins with undulations along both sides and rounded ends

Seventeen hairpins with undulations along both sides and rou...

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Hairpins
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1965
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Plastic coated bookmark with a pale gold thread embriodered around the edges

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Lois Grosse collection
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Bookmarks
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1957
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Medallion to commemorate the 1954 Royal Visit to Australia

Medallion to commemorate the 1954 Royal Visit to Australia

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South Australia, Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Two round green tablemats

Two round green tablemats

Lois Grosse collection
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Doily

Doily

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Bobby pins and hair rollers

Bobby pins and hair rollers

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Hair care equipment
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Square woven tablemat

Square woven tablemat

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Doily

Doily

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Victory Medal

Victory Medal

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1945
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Doily

Doily

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One rectangular and two square pink food covers with cream lace edging

One rectangular and two square pink food covers with cream l...

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Set of seventeen hair rollers

Set of seventeen hair rollers

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Three tablemats

Three tablemats

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Doily

Doily

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Cream and tan square tablemat

Cream and tan square tablemat

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Cream oval table centre with lace edging

Cream oval table centre with lace edging

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Evening purse handmade by Lois Grosse's mother, Vera Ottens.

Evening purse handmade by Lois Grosse's mother, Vera Ottens.

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South Australia, Australia
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Vera E. Ottens
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White serviette with an embroidered design of a yellow and brown flower at each corner.

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Doily

Doily

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Round white tablemat

Round white tablemat

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Toiletry bag from the 1920s

Toiletry bag from the 1920s

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Brinkworth, South Australia, Australia
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Vera E. Ottens
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White serviette with an embroidered design of a yellow and brown flower at each corner.

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Lois Grosse collection
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Doily

Doily

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'Avon' cosmetics container with a glass base and plastic lid

'Avon' cosmetics container with a glass base and plastic lid

Lois Grosse collection
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Rectangular ecru tablemat

Rectangular ecru tablemat

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Doily

Doily

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Pair of ladies black patent leather shoes

Pair of ladies black patent leather shoes

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Shoes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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J Robins (VIC) Pty Ltd
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1965
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Woven runner with lace edging and embriodered flowers

Woven runner with lace edging and embriodered flowers

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Cocktail savoury holder

Cocktail savoury holder

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Japan
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1945
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Medallion to commemorate the 1954 Royal Visit to Australia

Medallion to commemorate the 1954 Royal Visit to Australia

Lois Grosse collection
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy

Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy

Lois Grosse collection
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Tea-cosies
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Hampden, South Australia, Australia
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Vera E. Ottens
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1935
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White oval table centre with four sets of three flowers embroidered along the edge

White oval table centre with four sets of three flowers embr...

Lois Grosse collection
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Table linen
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White serviette with an embroidered design of a yellow and brown flower at each corner.

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Lois Grosse collection
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Serviettes
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White cotton dinner serviette with the initials 'VP' embroidered in a box in one corner, made by Lois Grosse's mother.

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Lois Grosse collection
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Vera E. Ottens
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School library book bag used by Lois Grosse's children

School library book bag used by Lois Grosse's children

Lois Grosse collection
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Book bags
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Woven runner with embroidered lace edging

Woven runner with embroidered lace edging

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Tablemats
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A circular pink souvenir dressing table ornament lid and base

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Trinket boxes
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Brinkworth, South Australia, Australia
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Pair of ladies black leather high heeled shoes

Pair of ladies black leather high heeled shoes

Lois Grosse collection
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Shoes
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1965
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Shoe bag

Shoe bag

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Cream and tan oval tablemat

Cream and tan oval tablemat

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A set of three lace mats for a dressing table

A set of three lace mats for a dressing table

Lois Grosse collection
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Dressing table sets
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Three tablemats

Three tablemats

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White damask serviette with the initials 'VP' embroidered in one corner and belonged to Lois Grosse's mother.

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Vera E. Ottens
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Lime green crocheted wool egg cosy in the shape of a chicken

Lime green crocheted wool egg cosy in the shape of a chicken

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Milk jug cover

Milk jug cover

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White oval lace tray runner

White oval lace tray runner

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Semi-circular red and brown china mink fur collar

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