This is a fun pencil box produced by special permission from Walt Disney Productions and used by The Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia. The exterior of the cylindrical box shows an agitated Big Bad Wolf possibly being lassoed by a little pig above it on a tree branch. It has a circular lift-off lid and inside is a collection of four decorative pencils from around the world. One is by Faber-Castell, made in West Germany and shows what appears to be an American First Nation’s man. The next has images of playing cards and was made by L & C Hardtmuth of Czechoslovakia. The next has a little girl holding a basket of produce with the words “Beautiful Sunday” and this is marked HB and Kutsuwa. Lastly is a souvenir of New Zealand which includes images of Christchurch, Auckland, Lake Te Anau and a Moari house, Rotorua. The condition is good for age with some paint loss on the ends. This would be a fascinating little item to add to a collection of early writing and/or childhood memorabilia. Length 8.25 ins (21cm). Diameter 1.5 ins (3.7cm). Weight 50 grams. This item appears in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 349.
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