Wednesday, December 7, 2011
If you have ever been to a flea market in Vienna, you know that it is bound to be filled with unusual treasures.
Take, for example, these vintage thumb tacks. Have you ever seen anything like them?
Beneath the brand names "Phalanx" and "President" you will notice that the name of their country of origin (Austria) is stamped into the metal.
The number printed at the bottom refers to the size. Thus the "President" tack is significantly larger than the "Phalanx" one.
This "Rembrandt" tack may be shy about revealing its origins, but it came with the same lot as the others.
These little tacks may appear unassuming, but they truly are are a monument to attractively simple design.