60s style: kiwi, moneybox, inkwellCrystal Craft kiwi, made in New Zealand 1960s
State Bank money box, made in Australia 1960s
Glass inkwell, made in England 1960s.

60s- style from around the world.

The Kiwi is made by Crystal Craft, and features marine opal and brass legs & beak – the makers sticker in-tact on the back; the State Bank money box is metal and exhibits the logo of the 60s [founded in 1933 as the Rural Bank, the State Bank became the Commonwealth Bank in 2000.] The glass inkwell is an import from England, maker unknown.

All different items, made from different materials, and hailing from different countries but unified by date [and collectability] – and what a nice little tableau they make!

Crystal Craft has become uber collectable; money-box collectors are legend; and there is a society of inkwell fanciers.

All are for sale at $AU15 each, or $AU35 the lot.

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Kiwi 7" LPs, 1969Music for creative dance, Music & Movement [records 1 & 2]
Kiwi, made in Australia and NZ, 1969

The graphics of covers and packaging get me in as much as the purpose of the object- I absolutely love the images, colours and fonts of these three Kiwi 7” records.

That poor girl- pictured on the front of Music for Creative Dance- how did she survive the playground after the record came out? Is she still tormented from being pictured thus? And how did the Norman Gadd Ensemble allow it to happen?

Review with me the titles of the dance movements:

side 1:
Pushing & Pulling

side 2:
Stretching & Curling

Doesn’t it bring it all back? Those horrific music lessons “Now, sway like a tree”; never mind that in Australia ‘slashing’ is common parlance for something not terribly demonstrable in a music lesson.

But perhaps that is better than Music & Movement, record 1:

side 1:
Bavarian Peasant Dance

…..[seems a bit of a ‘leap’ from walking & running to performing a Bavarian Peasant Dance]

side 2:
Slow walk
Slow walk
Frozen Terror – A gradual build-up to a frightening climax

…..[again- not sure of the progression, but perhaps after the slow walks, the waltz and the skipping you are relieved to be able to model ‘frozen terror’, being code for please god let this be over.]

All three records are ‘new’; never been used [such a shame, really.] Buy them for the music; buy them for the graphics; buy them to get them out of music teacher’s hands…the three LPs are for sale: $AUD30

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