Eagle eyed reader Paul Kaiju spotted these ace Japanese items on Yahoo Japan. Cheers Paul.
They were described as "Shitajiki Space exploration Kodansha 1969 Venice 2 pieces set Monsiei World Base stationery Nostalgic stationery".
Shitajiki means Pencil Board [Wikipedia], a sort of writing and drawing back-rest.
What's interesting for me is the how the left hand board used the same artwork as the Takeuchi Project SWORD-based rubbers we have featured on the blog many times. Check the link at the bottom.
For SpaceX fans the artwork includes the Ed Valigursky MEV 2 as well as Bob McCall style moon domes. There's a Thunderbird 3 thrown in for good measure!
What do you think?
Can anyone read the artist's signature?
I assume the Venice in the title refers to the brand logo depicting the gondola, above left. Any odea what the rest of the writing means?