This old penny bank is made of a painted composition material or chalkware. The bank features the boy and girl characters created by Kim Casali, a cartoonist from New Zealand. The boy is holding a bouquet of yellow flowers and a pink present. The caption on the base reads; love is……remembering her birthday but not her age. The saying is followed by the “Kim” signature. The base also has several hot-pink hearts. On the back at the top of the base and below the bare bottoms of the figures is a 1 ¼” coin slot . Across the bottom edge it reads; Copyright 1972 Los Angeles Times 1973. On the bottom is hole with the original rubber plug. There is also a foiled paper label that reads; a Price Import - Japan.
It measures about 6 3/8” high and the base measures about 3 ¼” by 4 1/8”. It is in very nice condition with minimal wear. There are no chips or cracks and the paint is in good condition. The rubber stopper is a little hard from age and might break if removed. The little girl’s pug nose has a flaw but it appears that it was painted over in the manufacturing.
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