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Products produced between 1932 and 1962 carried a 2 or 3 digit reference number prefixed by the letter K.

Numbers were not engraved into product, but were indicated on the box and in the consumer catalogues included in every product.  Trade catalogues also carry the appropriate references.

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K290 Posting Box

Designed to look like an English pillar box, in bright red. The seven coloured plastic shapes can only be posted through the correct holes in the lid.  When they have disappeared, the Posting Box can be opened by the child and they can be used over and over again.
An instructive and interesting toy, but please allow the child to discover its possibilities in his own way and in his own time.  The shapes have purposely been made somewhat complicated to increase the play value of the toy.  Every child will eventually discover the correct hole for each piece and greater benefit will be derived if he is allowed to work this out for himself.

Designed by Hilary Page

Patent No. 660,489

Age: 1 1/2 to 5 years

Year : 1949

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1932-1962 ~ K & F Prefix Ref. No's - K290 Posting Box - http://www.hilarypagetoys.com
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1932-1962 ~ K & F Prefix Ref. No's - K290 Posting Box - http://www.hilarypagetoys.com
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1932-1962 ~ K & F Prefix Ref. No's - K290 Posting Box - http://www.hilarypagetoys.com
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1932-1962 ~ K & F Prefix Ref. No's - K290 Posting Box - http://www.hilarypagetoys.com
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1932-1962 ~ K & F Prefix Ref. No's - K290 Posting Box - http://www.hilarypagetoys.com
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1932-1962 ~ K & F Prefix Ref. No's - K290 Posting Box - http://www.hilarypagetoys.com
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1932-1962 ~ K & F Prefix Ref. No's - K290 Posting Box - http://www.hilarypagetoys.com
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1932-1962 ~ K & F Prefix Ref. No's - K290 Posting Box - http://www.hilarypagetoys.com
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1932-1962 ~ K & F Prefix Ref. No's - K290 Posting Box - http://www.hilarypagetoys.com
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1932-1962 ~ K & F Prefix Ref. No's - K290 Posting Box - http://www.hilarypagetoys.com
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1932-1962 ~ K & F Prefix Ref. No's - K290 Posting Box - http://www.hilarypagetoys.com
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