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Made in Ayrshire

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This wooden painted tartan calendar holder with month, day and date cards was made by W. & A. Smith in Mauchline in Ayrshire. It dates from the second half of the 19th century. It is an example of their highly popular tartan souvenir wares.

Wooden calendar holder painted in red tartan, with three pockets for the cards with the months, days and dates, made by W. and A. Smith, Mauchline, Ayrshire, late 19th century

In 1850 W. & A. Smith published their 'Authenticated Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland', providing critical authority for 69 different tartans and simultaneously publicising their technique for printing tartan on their wares.

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