We added this clown moneybox to the Child’s Play section of our website recently.
We know that not everyone likes clowns – it’s actually a recognised fear, Coulrophobia – but this is a cute little fella!
The clown is one of a number of eye-catching moneyboxes produced by Carltonware in the 1960s. There’s also a princess, pirate, cat, owl, policeman, soldier, train and Noah’s Ark to name but a few.
If you’d like to see some more examples, have a look at the Lovers of Carlton Ware Flickr group.
We bought this great vintage money box last week – made by Dendan Ware in the late 1950s or early 1960s…
…featuring a hip young girl saving her pennies for life’s essentials – holidays, clothes, handbags, socialising.
It followed hot on the heels of another recent money box find. We posted this one on Flickr & it’s proved very popular – people just love owls! We’re going to add it to the website soon.
It’s going to join our family of Arthur Wood pigs who are already enjoying an idyllic free-range life there.
We love this elephant money box designed by Luigi Colani for Dresdsner Bank in 1963. It’s made from hard, moulded plastic and comes in various sizes & colours.
Back to owls – this vintage money box is from a range produced by Carltonware Pottery in the 1960s. The range features an eclectic mix of subjects including pigs, princesses & pirates – here are just a few!
If you’ve got pennies to save, these certainly beat an old jam jar!