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Wacky 1960-era Co-Eds party coasters 'for mixed company.' Quite the little items, don't you think? The coasters for the L'il Lasses have elastic straps under the little lace skirts. Just like real lasses! The L'il Lads' coasters have out front what can only be called, in polite company, 'jewels.' From 'Drinks, Anyone?' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/drinks-1.htm Nutty, naughty 'S'porters' vintage party coasters from around 1960. A riff on 'athletic supporter' (yuk, yuk) This is 'a set of athletic coasters to give your hi balls a lift.' My goodness, I'm blushing. More naughty novelty coasters and drink-related collectibles at 'Drinks, Anyone?' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/drinks-1.htm Vintage 1960-era Duets party coaster on a glass. Most of these found are in perfect condition because they were never used. I wonder why. The box describes them as 'Intimate Coasters for your Highballs.' Made in USA by Inventex Corp. of Allentown, Pennsylvania. More naughty, bawdy drink-related collectibles at 'Drinks, Anyone?' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/drinks-1.htm Vintage 1960-era Duets party coasters which feature little red hearts. The box describes them as 'Intimate Coasters for your Highballs' and goes on to say 'Freshen up drinks with Duets, the gay party coasters, Made in USA, Inventex Corp., Allentown, Pennsylvania.' From 'Drinks, Anyone?' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/drinks-1.htm Vintage 'Whistle for your Drink Highball Cocktail Mixers.' And they couldn't resist adding 'Wet your whistle' to the package. Note the ones on the left have whistles on them, of course, but the others have little harmonicas. From 'Drinks, Anyone?' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/drinks-1.htm Vintage 'Float-A-Toast' offers 'toasts that float' in your drink. Each little plastic ball has a toast inscribed inside of it for you to read such as 'May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead' and 'Here's to the man who takes a wife. May he make no mistake / for it makes a lot of difference whose wife it is you take.' From 'Drinks, Anyone?' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/drinks-1.htm Vintage 'Float-A-Toast' offers 'toasts that float' in your drink. Each little plastic ball has a toast inscribed inside of it for you to read such as 'May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead' and 'Here's to the man who takes a wife. May he make no mistake / for it makes a lot of difference whose wife it is you take.' From 'Drinks, Anyone?' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/drinks-1.htm

There’s just something about alcohol that brings out the wackiness in people. Duh!

Check out the 1960-era Co-Eds party coasters “for mixed company.” Quite the little items, don’t you think? The coasters for the L’il Lasses have elastic straps under the little lace skirts. Just like real lasses! The L’il Lads’ coasters have out front what I feel compelled to call “jewels.” The box says this is “A Milbit Product.”

More than one enterprising capitalist brought out naughty little coasters to liven the party. Duets, which feature little red hearts, are shown on the glass at right and in the box below. They are described as: “Intimate Coasters for your Highballs.” The box goes on to say, “Freshen up drinks with Duets, the gay party coasters, Made in USA, Inventex Corp., Allentown, Pennsylvania.”

Continuing with the hilarity, here are Whistle for your Drink “Highball Cocktail Mixers.” I suppose they couldn’t resist adding “Wet your whistle” to the package. Note the ones on the left have whistles on them, of course, but the others have little harmonicas.

Below left: Float-A-Toast offers “toasts that float”— “It floats in your drink.” Each little plastic ball has a toast inscribed inside of it such as “May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead” and “Here’s to the man who takes a wife. May he make no mistake / for it makes a lot of difference whose wife it is you take.” Obviously, this is “The newest bar sensation.”

Below: S’porters, a riff on “athletic supporter” (yuk, yuk) and yet another entry into the naughty novelty coaster field. This one is “a set of athletic coasters to give your hi balls a lift.” My goodness, I’m blushing. I'm not sure what those “hi balls” are made of except that they seem rather heavy and remind me of nothing so much as the ball in a “ball and chain.”

When these “coasters” are found, they are usually in unused condition in the original box. Most were never used. I wonder why. This may be the only one of these you’ll ever see on a glass, actually being used.