Late Victorian Painted Wood Post Office Savings Bank For Sale
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Late Victorian Painted Wood Post Office Savings Bank

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The English post office savings bank was set up in 1861 by the Palmerston government, a simple savings scheme aiming to encourage ordinary wage earners "to provide for themselves against adversity and ill health". I would guess that these simple turned wood and painted boxes were given to promote saving. The box is in the form of a Victorian Post Box painted in red with decoupaged labels. A charming little collectable in excellent condition measuring 3" in diameter x 4 3/4" tall. Item ID:40043.  

Details

  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 4.75 in. x Dm 3 in.H 12.07 cm x Dm 7.62 cm
  • Diameter
    3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    40033
  • Reference Number
    LU336539731703
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