Luggage Tag [TEAL]

Maker and role
Tasman Empire Airways Limited, Commissioned by
Production date
1940-1965
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Object detail

Accession number
2006.196
Production period
Description
A metal trapezoidal-shaped tag. One side has a blue and silver map of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The 'Teal' symbol of a flying fish (Maroro) is printed in gold as well as the slogan 'NEW ZEALAND'S AIRLINE' and 'TEAL KNOWS THE SOUTH PACIFIC BEST' underneath that. On the reverse is a printed blue rectangle in which the name is etched. Printed below in blue is 'NEW ZEALAND'S INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE.' 'International' is underlined. There is a hole in the shorter edge of the trapezoid where a key ring is attached (to be used to attach tag to luggage). Possibly Staff or Crew luggage tags.
Marks
E.B. EVANS / NEW ZEALAND'S INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE Imprint
NEW ZEALAND'S AIRLINE / TEAL KNOWS THE SOUTH PACIFIC BEST Imprint
Media/Materials
Collection
Credit Line
Tasman Empire Airways Limited. 1940-1965. Luggage Tag [TEAL], 2006.196. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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