Posted 10 years ago
I have come across this Aster tin toy cash register and am amazed by its quality and am intrigued to its age. I have found a couple of posts on the internet of the same item but am a little confused to the details in their description and true value.
This aster register is in excellent condition and in full working order. Other than a couple of scratches as seen in the photos, the only thing wrong with it is the 10 and 20c buttons are missing.
In regards to the age, one post I found stated that it was a 1950's production but the decimal currency was only introduced into Australia in 1966 so a little unsure as to why they would have 1c 5c and also $1 on the buttons etc. I do however also have some cardboard cutout money prints of the 1,2,5,10,20 & (round) 50c piece so can only assume that this play money was made pre 1969.
The register as shown says
and just above the register draw is a symbol of a tree with OKP in the middle and 'Made in Japan' underneath the tree.
I am curious to see if this is a collectable item and if possible the value of it as this is a quality toy and even if collectable but not worth alot then I will let me children experience a toy of such quality unlike those of today.