I was lucky recently to be invited to Leonie's house in Maldon (Central Victoria). She has been an Antique collector and trader for many years and her house is a virtual wonderland of stunning ceramics,furniture, kitchen items, textiles and many other quirky collectables. Being a bit of a bird nut my eyes were drawn to the flying kookaburra's on the wall. I have seen plenty of flying ducks but never our laughing friends. Leonie says they are very rare and hail from the 1940's.