made in Melbourne, Australia 1959
This fantastic nursery night-light- featuring Bambi, his mother and bluebirds -was made by Pan Pacific Plastics in Melbourne in the late 50s. Pan Pacific Plastic originally made dolls but in the 50s moved to making night- lights with themes drawing from Walt Disney or nursery rhymes. Night-lights are trending right now, and are very collectible; and Bambis even more so.
The night-light is in excellent working order, and uses a 15 watt lamp and AC/DC power. The bulb is the same one used for pilot lights in fridges – so readily available.
Bambi bookends, made in Japan 1958
Bambi nursery night-light, made in Melbourne, Australia c.1959
I thought after my last kitsch post, you might be ready for some more Bambis…
The ceramic bookends were made for the 50s souvenir trade in Japan…originally they would have had a sticker placed on the horizontal front section: “Greetings from Alaska” [where deer are known to frequent] or “Greetings from Honolulu” [you get the picture.]
Unfortunately the deer on the left has had an ear repaired; it’s the one facing away from the viewer so you only see it if you look from behind. The mend is sympathetic to the ceramic, a hairline fracture, but it is a repair none-the-less and that is reflected in the sale price.
The night-light is in excellent working order, and has been checked by an electrician. It was made by Pan Pacific Plastics in Melbourne, and uses a 15 watt lamp and AC/DC power. Who doesn’t want a Bambi night-light in their nursery? Nine out of 10 babies give it a thumbs up! For sale: $AUD75