Well another tax year has come to a close.
And wondering what to do with your tax refund?
Perhaps put it in the bank or specifically in a vintage coin register bank.
Banks like this were made throughout the 20th century. For fifty years they were made in the US by the Durable Toy and Novelty Company.
But after a buyout in 1958 by the Western Stamping Company, production moved to Japan.
Dr. Zaius, the orange orangutan from the Planet of the Apes, was the Minister of Science and Chief Defender of the Faith in ape society.
Skeptical of humans, Zaius aim is to protect ape civilization from humankind.
But the funny thing is that this hand puppet was made for little boys.
So ultimately a human controlled Zaius’ thoughts and actions.
In this case, this hand puppet was at the mercy of my brother.
He was a great fan of the Ape movies and 1974 TV show.
Fashion from the 1920s has made a comeback thanks in large part to the success of Downton Abbey.
I wonder if dress designers for the TV series have researched styles from the era by dipping into old Vogue magazines.
Here’s a great issue of the premier fashion mag from September 1922.
The cover illustration was made by artist Helen Dryden. She illustrated many covers for Vogue throughout the 1920s and 30s.
This issue titled “Christmas with the Superheroes was published in 1976.
It includes reprint stories from Superman’s Christmas Adventure #1; Batman #219; House of Mystery #191; Sensation Comics #14; and Adventure Comics #82.