Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mailboxes, Part 2

Next in my series of mailboxes posts are these two wonderful miniature coin banks from England.  The older of the two (assuming it was indeed produced during George VI's reign) is made by Chad Valley.  You can read more about that particular toymaker by clicking the hyperlink.  The second is made by Berwick Toys and was obviously produced sometime post 6 Feb 1952.  I have not been able to find any information on the company, searches have only conjured up other items produced by the same.

These two coin banks are interesting.  The Georgian money bank stands just over 7.5 cm tall and the Elizabethan money bank is right at 8 cm.  And most intriguing, how in the world does one reclaim their money???  There are no hatches on the bottom nor doors on the back!  The Elizabethan bank appears as if the top might come off, but it is snug (trust me) and I am in no way eager enough to attempt to force it and risk sustaining damage.  We may never know......

I think they are lovely and hope you do too.  Thanks for reading.


  1. These are darling! I like the size and the reds. Awesome antiques banks.

    1. Thank you, I think these two are the most interesting so far. Need to get the others posted so you can make a fair comparison. :)

  2. I'll be more than happy to see them!