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.
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