SIR NATHAMIEL

 

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SIR NATHAMIEL (THE FATHER) in the collection of five Wade banks given away as promotions in a childrens bank account program to open an account at National Bank ( Natwest ).  These ceramic banks were made by Wade England.  Originally the Sunshine Ceramic Company had the contract  and could not meet the demand for the banks.  This resulted in Wade taking over production.  The whole collection is shown on the site and while searching to find all five banks I ended up with some extras a group picture of all my Wade pigs will be shown on site in the future.  SIR NATHAMIEL measures 6 1/2″ high x  4 /1/2″ long x 4 1/2″ deep.  The coin slot is in the back of the head and the coin release is on the bottom with a thick plastic stopper marked with “NATWEST”  across it.  WADE ENGLAND is marked on the bottom of most of my collection except for one Woody made by Sunshine.   Banks not marked with Wade on the bottom may not be reproductions but some of the original 400 of each made by SUNSHINE  CERAMICS with such  a low number produced these are considered rare and hence have a much higher value. (Except Woody which being the first bank received in collection had a much higher production run by Sunshine.)   These banks were added to collection through numerous purchases on E Bay April 5th. to 11th. 2016  Excellent condition value $35.00 to $55.00 for Wade production  $500.00 for Sunshine original production run.  G

Lady Hilary

 

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LADY HILARY (THE MOTHER)  One of five pigs in series made as a Child Promotion to open an account at National Bank ( Natwest ).  These ceramic banks were made by Wade England.  Originally the Sunshine Ceramic Company had the contract  and could not meet the demand for the banks.  This resulted in Wade taking over production.  The whole collection is shown on the site and while searching to find all five banks I ended up with some extras a group picture of all my Wade pigs will be shown on site in the future.  LADY HILARY  measure 6 1/4″ high x4 1/2″ long x 4 1/2″ deep.  The coin slot is in the back of the head and the coin release is on the bottom with a thick plastic stopper marked with “NATWEST”  across it.  WADE ENGLAND is marked on the bottom of most of my collection except for one Woody made by Sunshine.   Banks not marked with Wade on the bottom may not be reproductions but some of the original 400 of each made by SUNSHINE  CERAMICS with such  a low number produced these are considered rare and hence have a much higher value. (Except Woody which being the first bank received in collection had a much higher production run by Sunshine.)   These banks were added to collection through numerous purchases on E Bay April 5th. to 11th. 2016  Excellent condition value $35.00 to $55.00 for Wade production  $500.00 for Sunshine original production run.   G

UK MONEY BAG

 

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UK MONEY BAG Ceramic made in Malta 6″ high x 4: wide x 4″ long.  Golden color with the (Pound) UK money sign on front.  Coin Slot just above the money sign and coin release on bottom with plastic stopper.  Added to collection April 6 2016 purchased on Ebay.  Stamped on bottom “BAIAJON POTTERY MALTA ”  Excellent condition value $20-25   G

ANNABEL PIG

 

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ANNABEL PIG  One of five pigs in series made as a Child Promotion to open an account at National Bank ( Natwest ).  These ceramic banks were made by Wade England.  Originally the Sunshine Ceramic Company had the contract  and could not meet the demand for the banks.  This resulted in Wade taking over production.  The whole collection is shown on the site and while searching to find all five banks I ended up with some extras a group picture of all my Wade pigs will be shown on site in the future.  Annabel measure 6 1/4″ high x4 1/2″ long x 4 1/2″ deep.  The coin slot is in the back of the head and the coin release is on the bottom with a thick plastic stopper marked with “NATWEST”  across it.  WADE ENGLAND is marked on the bottom of most of my collection except for one Woody made by Sunshine.   Banks not marked with Wade on the bottom may not be reproductions but some of the original 400 of each made by SUNSHINE  CERAMICS with such  a low number produced these are considered rare and hence have a much higher value. (Except Woody which being the first bank received in collection had a much higher production run by Sunshine.)   These banks were added to collection through numerous purchases on E Bay April 5th. to 11th. 2016  Excellent condition value $35.00 to $55.00 for Wade production  $500.00 for Sunshine original production run.   G

NATWEST PIG COLLECTION

 

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SET OF FIVE WADE NATWEST PIG FAMILY MONEY BOXES

This set of five Pig family money boxes comprises Sir Nathaniel [father], Lady Hilary [mother] Maxwell [boy],Annabel [girl] and Woody [the baby] produced by Wade for the National Westminster Bank and issued between 1984 and 1989.

Made in England I have collected the full collection and have shown them one by one in here this is the whole group together with few details about each bank.  When you opened an account and put 3 pounds in it they started you off with 2 pounds going in your account and 1 pound to start you in the bank promotion.  This promotion was only available to children 19 years old and younger.  So your first bank was baby Woody which came with all sorts of neat paper products for your children to use. Account statements were sent out twice a year on the 10th. of Jan. and 10th. of June as your account grew 25 pounds per statement you would receive the next bank in the mail.  You were only allowed one bank every six months if the goals were reached so to get the full collection would take over two years.  Once you received the SIR NATHAMIEL BANK you became a member of the 100 club and received invitations via newsletters to enter contests.

This was a wonderful way to encourage young children to save and learn about saving and form the habit of saving.   My banks in this group were all purchased separate and most from the UK and one from Malta.  Maxwell was bought from a local picker (C. Hamel) and got me hooked that  I wanted the rest of the group.

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These banks were added to collection through numerous purchases on E Bay April 5th. to 11th. 2016  Excellent condition value $35.00 to $55.00 for Wade production  $500.00 for Sunshine original production run.  Except Woody which had a run of over 100,000 pieces. All other made by Sunshine were only produced in one run of 400 each and a Rare so fetch a higher price.  Sunshine started production in 1982 and could not keep up with demand for the banks and  stopped production in 1983.  Wade took over the Natwest order and produced the banks until the end of the promotion in 1989.  G

MISS CHIPMUNK

 

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Miss Chipmunk is blue with flowers all over the body and brown features. This ceramic bank has no markings as to origin or manufacturer has initials on the bottom ” OVT” placed on green ware before it was fired.  Coin slot is in the back of the head and coin release is on bottom with rubber plug. Added to collection March 26 2016 In good condition value $10.00 to $20.00      G

SASHIMIMI DOG

 

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SASHIMIMI  one of twelve ceramic banks made in China  in the ZOOKIDOOKI  Collection series made in 2006. I have one of the banks named Sashimimi a Two tone Brown Dog with big ears and head.  Coin slot in the back of the head and the coin release is on the bottom with a rubber plug.   The search is on for the other 11 in this group. Measures 8 1/2″ tall x 6 1/2″ deep x 4 1/2″ wide.  Added to collection March 26 2016 as part of the C. Hamel purchase.   Excellent condition  Value $25.00 to $50.00   G

POOH AND THE HUNNY POT

 

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POOH AND THE HUNNY POT   This ceramic bank made in China under authorization of Disney measures 9″ tall x 6″ wide x 7 1/2″ deep.   Bright colors coin slot in the back of the head and the coin release is on the bottom with a rubber plug.  Marked on bottom ” C DISNEY  MADE IN CHINA”  Added to the collection as part of the C. Hamel purchase March 26/16.  Good condition value $10.00 to $15.00   G

OTAGIRI BROWN PIG

 

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BROWN CERAMIC PIG FROM 1982 MADE BY OTAGIRI JAPAN.  LIGHTLY MARKED ON BOTTOM OF BANK.  This bank measures 6 1/2″ long x 4″ high x 3 1/2″ wide.  Coin slot is on the top and coin release on bottom with rubber plug.  Added to collection on March 26/16 from C. Hamel who spends many hours on her picks and allows me the first look at all banks.  Excellent condition Value $25.00 to 45.00  G

Otagiri

Period: 1958 – 1994
Region: Japan

Otagiri Manufacturing Company, or OMC, was a Japanese wholesale manufacturing company The company produced a wide range of ceramics and dishware and giftware The polynesian themed ceramics they made for bars and restaurants like the Kon-Tiki and the Kahiki in the 1960’s are popular among collectors The Otagiri brand was discontinued after it was sold to Enesco Group in September 1994 Most Otagiri products are marked with a yellow and gold sticker printed with the initials ‘OMC’ and ‘Japan’.

WINNIE THE POOH SQUARE BLOCK

 

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Winnie the pooh and friends are on this  5 1/4 square bank.  very colorful with four different pictures on the four sides the top has a blue square pattern on it with the coin slot in the center of the top.  Coin release is on the bottom with a rubber plug.  Made for Disney (county of origin unknown) these Ceramic banks are usually give to small children as there first bank (baby bank).  Purchased in a group of banks from Chris Hamel who during her picking trips always looks for bank and allows me first option.  Added to collection March 26/16.   Excellent condition value $20.00 to $55.00   G

A.A. MILNE named the character Winnie-the-Pooh for a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne who was the basis for the character Christopher Robin.   The rest of Christopher Robin Milne’s toys, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and  Tigger,  were incorporated into Milne’s stories.

Harry Colebourn and Winnie, 1914

Christopher Milne had named his toy bear after Winnie, a Canadian  black bear  he often saw at London Zoo, and “Pooh”, a swan they had met while on holiday. The bear cub was purchased from a hunter for $20 by Canadian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn in White River, Ontario, Canada, while enroute to England during the First World War. He named the bear “Winnie” after his adopted hometown in Winnipeg,  Manitoba. “Winnie” was surreptitiously brought to England with her owner, and gained unofficial recognition as The Fort Garry Horse regimental mascot. Colebourn left Winnie at the London Zoo while he and his unit were in France; after the war she was officially donated to the zoo, as she had become a much loved attraction there

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

 

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Ceramic Bank made in China authorized by DreamWorks imported  by FAB.   Was purchased as a gift for me from Walmart at cost of $15.00 + taxes March 2016.  Measures 81/2″ tall x 51/2″ wide x 61/2″ deep.  All black except the yellow of his eyes and brown toenails. Coin slot in back of head with coin release on bottom with a rubber plug. Excellent condition Value $15.00 to $20.00.   G

PIKACHU POKEMON

 

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Pokémon Pikachu Yellow with red circles on his cheeks and black tips on his ears.   Ceramic made in China authorized by Nintendo Inc. imported by FAB .  Bought at HMV music for $20.00 added to collection March 2016.  Coin slot in back of head and release on bottom with rubber plug.   Measures 81/2″ wide x 93/4″ tall x 4″ deep.  Excellent condition value $20-25.   G

BETTY POKER FUND

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BETTY BOOP with PUDGY ON THE CARDS this ceramic bank is made in China and authorized for production by King Features USA 2006.  Betty stands by the deck with her dog “PUDGY” on top of the deck.  Measures 8″ high x 5 1/4″ deep x 5 1/5 ” long.  It is a deck of cards with Betty Boop on the Queen of Hearts written on the bottom of the card is ” BOOP POKER FUND”   The coin slot is on the top of cards beside the dog and the coin release in on the bottom with a rubber plug.  Added to the collection in October  2007  Excellent condition with value of $20.00 to $35.00  B

LAS VEGAS SIGN

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Ceramic replica of the sign seen entering Las Vegas and Leaving. Made in China measures 4″ tall x 5″ long x 1 7/8 wide .   Coin slot is on the top beside the peak and coin release is on the bottom with rubber plug.  Added to collection Oct. 2007  Ex. cond. value $5.00 to $10.00  G

Established in 1905, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in that century (a similar distinction earned by Chicago in the 19th century). The city’s tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films, television programs, and music videos.

BROWN HOOF PIG

 

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THIS CERAMIC BROWN HOOF PIG  has no maker markings of origin however if was purchased at a gift shop so suspect China as place of manufacture.  Added to collection in summer of 2002   Measures  5″ long x 3 1/4″ tall x 3 1/2″ wide.  Coin slot is on top with coin release on bottom with rubber plug. Excellent condition value $5.00 to $10.00  G

BIG BLUE PIG

 

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BIG BLUE PIG  Hand Painted in DELFTS Blue by Jenny in Penticton B.C. Canada added to collection in November 1986 purchased at a craft show.  Coin slot is in the top center of the blue and coin release is in the bottom with a plastic plug.  This pig measures 13″ long x 5 1/2″ high x 5 1/2″ wide and is white and blue ceramic.  Excellent condition value $20.00 to $25.00   G

Delftware or Delft pottery, also known as Delft Blue, is blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in the Netherlands from the 16th century. Delftware in the latter sense is a type of pottery in which a white glaze is applied, usually decorated with metal oxides.

DOLE PINEAPPLE

 

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DOLE HAPPY PINAPPLE   Made in China and measures 8″ high x 4″ deep x 4 5/8″ long made of ceramic.  ” DOLE HAWAII ” written on hat just below Hawaii the top separates from the bulk of the bank. Can be a surprise if trying to lift bank by stem.   Coin slot in top of stem coin release by separating two pieces and dumping out coins.  Body has two hands in white gloves a happy face with a large open smile wearing shorts and sandals.  One hand waving and the other one giving hang loose sign.   Very colorful added to collection March 2003 from my wives visit to the Islands.  Excellent condition Value $10.00 to $25.00 (trip extra).    G

BLUE KITTY

 

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BLUE KITTY WITH WHITE HEARTS.   Two shades of blue with  little white dotted hearts all over body.   Measures 8 ” tall x 5 1/2″ long x 6″ deep made of ceramic.  Locally made and purchased a craft sale added to collection in November 1999.  MCM103 printed on the bottom (my old numbering system however not numbered in order received).  Coin slot in top of head coin release in bottom with rubber plug. Excellent condition value $10.00 to $20.00  G