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czech canisters

Postby dzurisova » 17-Nov-08 19:58

My step-daughter and I like to shop at antique stores. At almost every antique shop in this area we come across a set of canisters that looks somewhat like this

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And say "made in Czechoslovakia". But the sets we see are older, appear to be from the 1950's or so.

We are curious as to why they are written in English. It seems they would be written in Czech such as cukr, kava, etc. Does anyone know the story behind these sets?
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Postby Karel_lerak » 17-Nov-08 21:25

dzurisova wrote:My step-daughter and I like to shop at antique stores. At almost every antique shop in this area we come across a set of canisters that looks somewhat like this

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And say "made in Czechoslovakia". But the sets we see are older, appear to be from the 1950's or so.

We are curious as to why they are written in English. It seems they would be written in Czech such as cukr, kava, etc. Does anyone know the story behind these sets?

My guess: export to english speaking countries.
Many products in Czechoslovakia were produced for export.
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Postby dzurisova » 17-Nov-08 22:51

Karel_lerak wrote: My guess: export to english speaking countries.
Many products in Czechoslovakia were produced for export.


I thought during Communism, they didn't export to non-communist countries???? I thought we were the evil capitalists! :twisted:
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Postby wer » 17-Nov-08 23:55

dzurisova wrote:I thought during Communism, they didn't export to non-communist countries????

Then you though wrong! The thing the commies liked the most were…

…dollars.

The Czech economy is limited by lack of resources. We need the international trade to survive. Our economy was always export-oriented.

I thought we were the evil capitalists! :twisted:

No, that time you were the imperialistic pigs, the Wall Street murders, the killers of innocent Korean childs and the exploiters of the black people.



Given the picture, I would guess it’s from the 30’s, or a fake from the 90’s. But it could be from any era since 1918 (except of the war years). Maybe the name of the manufactory or the hallmark could be more helpful.
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Postby eso » 17-Nov-08 23:55

dzurisova wrote:
Karel_lerak wrote: My guess: export to english speaking countries.
Many products in Czechoslovakia were produced for export.


I thought during Communism, they didn't export to non-communist countries???? I thought we were the evil capitalists! :twisted:


Evil capitalists with hard foreign currencies. And you need lot of money if you want to finance world revolution ;) ;)
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Postby kibicz » 18-Nov-08 16:37

eso wrote:
dzurisova wrote:
Karel_lerak wrote: My guess: export to english speaking countries.
Many products in Czechoslovakia were produced for export.


I thought during Communism, they didn't export to non-communist countries???? I thought we were the evil capitalists! :twisted:


Evil capitalists with hard foreign currencies. And you need lot of money if you want to finance world revolution ;) ;)


when it come to dolars..
http://orgprepdaily.wordpress.com/2007/11/08/agent-orange-made-in-czechoslovakia/
..comrades even dont know who are they supposed to support;)
(thought we send quite lot guns to comm. Vietnam)
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