Chandy Robert Opie Collection items
Robert Opie is the collector behind the rather brilliant Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising in London's Notting Hill, which is well worth a visit. The Robert Opie Collection website is essentially an online version of that museum's gift shop and sells the likes of books, fridge magnets and postcards etc. using advertising and nostalgia images. And amongst that range there have featured two Chandy items, which have therefore found a place in our collection - a drinks coaster (shown below left) and a postcard (shown below right). The coaster now appears to be out of print, but not hard to find. The postcard is still on sale from the Robert Opie Collection.
Both items reproduce the Chandy "Any day anywhere" jiving couple advertising image from the 1950s, that appeared as a magazine advert and as a showcard (stand up cardboard display). Strangely the couple are depicted jiving whilst each holding a glass of Chandy in one hand and a Chandy bottle in the other - not an easy feat, we'd think, even if one hasn't been drinking!