It's Winter in Australia

English Hand-Painted Tin Kangaroo Toy Sculpture (LEO Design)

We've just reached the mid-point of Winter in Australia.  Forecasts call for a low of 50º F in Melbourne today—a temperature many would relish during the depths of Winter's chill.  

This hand-painted tin kangaroo was made in the 1920's or 1930's as a collectable toy for a small child.  Like many Australians, he was made in England before leaving for sunnier shores.  Maybe he was part of a larger collection, for example, a collection of "zoo animals" or "circus creatures."  But he's single (at the moment) and waiting to find a new home.  Please click on the photo above to learn more about him.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248