Thank you everyone for your replies; you have been extremely helpful! I've gone to the suggested sites and I believe you are all correct and that it is a Higgins. Now that I know that name I can see that is what the signature says. I do not, however, see a stick figure. Was the stick figure indicative of a certain time period? I'm guessing by the colors that it may be a piece from the late sixties or early to mid-seventies.