Souvenirs (2), comb and holder and chopsticks set, plastic / wood, maker unknown, China, 1980 - 1983
Souvenir of CAAC Airways of a plastic hair comb in the shape of an aeroplane with teeth three quarters of the length of the comb with the rest of the comb in the shape of the nose of the plane. The comb features a window at the nose of the plane, several windows separated by four Chinese characters for CAAC The Civil Aviation Administration of China (Zhongguo minhang) and a line marking the body of the plane in gold paint. The CAAC symbol on the body of the plane and the Chinese flag featured on the tail are in red and gold paint. The green plastic holder is oval-shaped with Chinese characters meaning 'Welcome aboard China's civil aviation aircraft (Huanying nin chengzuo Zhongguo minhang keji), and 'Welcome Aboard' in English and CAAC with the Chinese characters for Lanzhou in Gansu province, far northwest China, which was most likely the origin of the trip taken, printed in gold ink.
Boxed chopsticks set of a pair of black lacquered tapered wooden chopsticks featuring Chinese characters in gold paint on the handle: 'Fu Ru Dong Hai' (Happiness as boundless as the East Ocean) and 'Shou Bi Nan Shan' (Longevity as great as the Southern Mountains). Black lacquered wooden box has rounded ends with a sliding lid and Chinese characters: 'Zhongguo minhang' (CAAC), in gold paint on one side of the box. The lid features Chinese characters for the Civil Aviation Administration of China CAAC (Zhongguo minhang), the symbol for CAAC Airways and CAAC in gold pigment.
Haircomb - Chinese characters in gold pigment: 'Zhongguo minhang' (CAAC - The Civil Aviation Administration of China).
Haircomb holder - 'Welcome Aboard', CAAC and Chinese characters: 'Huanying nin chengzuo Zhongguo minhang keji' (Welcome aboard China's civil aviation aircraft) and "Lan Zhou" (Lanzhou city in Gansu Province, China) in gold pigment.
Boxed chopsticks set - Chinese gold characters on ends of chopsticks: 'Fu Ru Dong Hai' (Happiness as boundless as the East Ocean) and 'Shou Bi Nan Shan' (Longevity as great as the Southern Mountains). Chinese characters: 'Zhongguo minhang' (CAAC) CAAC symbol and CAAC printed in gold pigment on the lid of the box. In gold pigment on the side of the box are Chinese characters: 'Cheng Ji Liu Nian Shanghai' (Inflight souvenir Shanghai).