Sometimes you collect an item without knowing what you would ever use it for. I've been picking up these novelty small dishes for years, too small to display on the wall, too flat to display on a shelf, I'm sure too toxic to use for food.
When I moved into my new apartment I had a moment of sheer genius..... coasters for drinks. They now sit stacked on the corner of my coffee table waiting to be noticed by an unsuspecting guest.
Politically incorrect, sometimes sexist, a snapshot to Canada's and the USA's past.