Chiquita Chimp sock bank…

Submitted by MyFunCloset August 1st, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

The first of many jungle animal oddities I found at a rummage sale just today. The workers were setting up and allowed me to walk around and snap pictures.

Chiquita Chimp is actually a sock bank. I put my hand into the back of his head, open his mouth, feed him money, and the coins drop to the bottom of the sock. This is my kind of bank. Nothing gets broken when I make a withdrawl.

6 Responses to “Chiquita Chimp sock bank…”

  1. Allee Willis

    Never saw a sock bank before. Seems like it would be awfully clunky once the sock part got full but a great idea nonetheless. He looks all ready to go skiing. He makes an excellent Jungle Animal resident.

    Did you find anything else great at the rummage sale?

    (The AWMOK Jungle Animal Petting Zoo is a scenic attraction whose cages are currently being filled to coincide with the release of the upcoming Pomplamoose with Allee Willis “Jungle Animal” VideoSong and online music game and contest. Jungle tamer, AWMOK creator, curator and charming hostess, Allee Willis, me, will be steadily leading jungle animals to their cages over the next 1-2 months or so as you bring them here until the song is released. If ever there ever was a category that was primed to be kitschified it’s that of “Jungle Animal” as all the stripes, spots and fur have been inspiration for designers since the beginning of time. I thank you all in advance for placing your jungle pets in such an illustrious cage as The Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch. Keep them coming!)

  2. MyFunCloset

    Yes, this little guy is a contradiction. A jungle monkey ready for the slopes. I had your Petting Zoo in mind for this shot. It was this same sale that I snapped pictures you’ve recently posted.
    For myself, a 1972 Mickey Mouse wind up watch, animated head and hands, mint, original box for a mere $3.00. In the last hour of the sale, for $2, I filled a bag to the brim with 45 bottles of sealed acrylic paint, craft items and things I would have never paid retail for. Thanks for asking. I love sharing my sale adventure finds.

  3. windupkitty

    wow, this is genius! you wouldn’t get mugged on the way to the bank cause once it’s full, it doubles as a weapon!!!!