A week or so ago I was checking out my Facebook feed wishing some friends a Happy Birthday, and “Liking” various photos of babies, and my personal favorite cute/funny animal pictures. Then as I aimlessly scrolled the lasted status updates a picture caught my eye.
Since I was a kid I have collected a lot of things, comic books, sports cards, stamps, coins and a bunch of other things but I’ve never gotten into the holiday porcelain collections. The ones I usually see come out around this time of year and have all different types of buildings, and characters so you can build your own holiday village. I know some people who have huge collections and take great pride each year building new configurations that cover their entire dining room table. But once I saw this picture online I had to have it, and it may end up starting a new collection in my house.
To be honest at first I thought this was a Christmas tree ornament which would have been really cool. But once I did some Google searches I found that it was a porcelain piece.
Above is a shot from the back. I will say that this little figurine is pretty detailed, and I could swear I’ve used that machine before.
Here’s a close up of the machine and little boy turning the handle as his father searches his pocket for some spare change.
I included a picture above of the box the piece comes in. It’s from the Christmas in the City collection and is called Pennies for the Penny Press. I found it on Amazon and also quite few on eBay. It ranges from $10-30 depending on whether is the figurine only or an unopened piece. Right now I have it sitting on the desk I use to work on my penny collection, but must say it seems a little lonely without a quaint little town to put it into context. Looks like I’ll be heading out to find some more pieces to start my new collection.