Maker and Role
Tasman Empire Airways Limited, Commissioned by
Light brown, circular coaster decorated in blue red and white. "TEAL" is written in calligraphy in the centre in red on white background. It is surrounded by a blue circle. In the circle is the TEAL logo of a stylised bird and just inside the circle are the words "New Zealand's International Airline" twice. Around the exterior of the coaster are 7 images, each on a light blue background. Each image is dark blue, white and red, and has the name of a country beside it. The images are: Hei tiki - New Zealand, boomerang-Australia, feather-Norfolk Island, pot with legs-Fiji, guitar-Samoa, fish-Cook Island, bird-Tahiti. The reverse side is identical except red has faded to a light pink.
Signature/Marks and Type
TEAL / INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE NEW ZEALAND / NEW ZEALAND / AUSTRALIA / NORFOLK ISLAND / FIJI / SAMOA / COOK ISLAND / TAHITI Label
Tasman Empire Airways Limited. Coaster [Teal], 2004.357. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).