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

 

NATWEST PIG COLLECTION

NATWEST PIG COLLECTION 3 NATWEST PIG COLLECTION 2

NATWEST PIG COLLECTION 6 NATWEST PIG COLLECTION 4

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

1925 RED KENWORTH DIE CAST

 

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Red 1925 Kenworth Truck by Ertl Die cast made in Mexico.  Measures 7 1/2 ‘ long x 3 1/8″ high x 2 3/4″ wide.  Has “WATKINS PRODUCTS” wriiten on side of crates in back of truck has different product listed. Coin slot in top of crates the  coin release is a locked plastic insert on the bottom.  Added to the collection on March 26 2016 from the C. HAMEL purchase.  Excellent condition with box Value $20 -30.   G

ERTL GREEN PANEL VAN

 

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Green GMC Panel Van by Ertl Made inn the USA has “HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS ” written on side along with more information.  Measures     3 1/4 high x 8″ long x 2 3/4″ wide.  Coin slot in top of van the  coin release is a locked plastic insert on the bottom.  Added to the collection on March 26 2016 from the C. HAMEL purchase.  Excellent condition with box Value $20 -30.   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