Trail of Painted Ponies "Penguin Express" 2E/0,432 (sold) and 2E/7,326.
Pony Story: Penguins, the subject of several popular movies, have achieved star power. Their current appeal almost rivals the appeal that the horse has to people. Watching them waddle and slide around the ice and snow of the Antarctic in their "tuxedos," it's easy to see why. So it was natural for Idaho painter Maria Ryan to combine the two, and to imagine a scene in which a holiday Pony transports a penguin family across the ice in a snow storm.
Item #: 12258
Release Date: Holiday 2007
Artist: Maria Ryan
Size: 7" Tall
Retired: January 2010
Last Number at Retirement: 2E/8613