Dixie Souvenirs & Novelties are a family owned business operating from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. We wholesale to retail gift stores, online stores, auto-museums, collectors clubs, car clubs and market stall holders. Our products may also be purchased directly from us by consumers. Our solid reputation in the novelty sign industry is due to our aim of providing a ‘one stop shop’ which supplies our customers a large range of quality novelty number plates and novelty signs at an affordable price.
Our ethos is to be friendly, approachable and efficient offering our customers enthusiastic information on our products and actually delight in talking about and selling them! We work had to offer same-day turnaround on orders, with the vast majority of cases being same-day dispatch. Custom orders may take 7-21 days to fulfil depending on the complexity.
We are also always happy to hear your feedback and suggestions on existing ranges or ideas for new products; after all, you our customers are our most important assets! Marilyn & Colin are readily available to assist with any enquiries you have.
What we sell:
Whilst top quality Australian manufactured novelty number plates and the equivalent American novelty number plates have been our core business we have expanded extensively since 2010 and now also have a huge range of genuine American Collectors Signs, Parking and Street Signs, making Dixie a one stop shop. Our signs cover a multitude of themes appealing to as many consumer sectors as possible, and they make the perfect decor for bars, garages, sheds, caves and playrooms. Whether you are looking for Australiana, Americana, Football, Auto, Tractors, Motorbikes, Pets, Ephemara, Keep Calm or just something a bit different for behind the bar, in the shed or interior decorating with a difference you are sure to find something to suit. Slimline Signs and Door Hanger Signs are now stocked as well as a wide range of fully licensed Key Rings
We offer our retailers point of purchase displays as well as clear hanging bags for the Aussie Plates. These display items provide the best means by which to attract your customers.
Flags: We also have a wide range of reasonably priced Australian, International and Novelty flags, which are available in many sizes ranging from flag pins and patches up to full 6ft x 3ft outdoor flagpole flags.
Beginnings: The novelty goods wholesaler Dixie Souvenirs was started in 1993 by Alan & Shirley Davidson, collectors of genuine USA plates, who on a USA visit saw the potential for novelty plates in Australia, and started Dixie.
Ownership: After working tirelessly to establish the business, in 2001 the Davidsons sold Dixie to Joy and Neil Brown from Noosa who had it for 2 years, and they sold to Ian Moffatt & Janet Sanders from Buderim who owned it until 2010. The current owner of Dixie Souvenirs since October 2010 is Colin Slark Marketing Pty Ltd, a small private family company operated by Colin & Marilyn Slark since 1996. For Colin & Marilyn, owning Dixie is an exciting milestone in their lives and they bring to the company not only their cheerful & friendly natures but having many years of senior travel industry management, Colin’s experience brings new determination and invigoration, with a solid business plan to connect with customers and their needs and build upon the company’s strengths in wholesaling as well as creating a presence with alternate product lines.
Location: The business operates on acreage in S.E.Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Hinterland, about 23kms west of Caloundra. Our tiny village of Eudlo, holds a bi-annual W.O.E.I.E. Festival (Where On Earth Is Eudlo).
Custom made: We specialize in custom ‘design your own’ novelty plates and frames and we can do ‘one-offs’ or sequentially numbered number plates for rallies or events.
Proprietary Company Name: Colin Slark Marketing Pty Ltd trading as Dixie Souvenirs & Dixie Novelties – ABN: 80 073 213 573