C is for… Clown

We added this clown moneybox to the Child’s Play section of our website recently.

vintage 1960s Carlton Ware Pottery clown moneybox vintage 1960s Carlton Ware Pottery clown moneybox

We know that not everyone likes clowns – it’s actually a recognised fear, Coulrophobia – but this is a cute little fella!

vintage 1960s Carlton Ware train money box

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.

vintage 1960s Carlton Ware guardsman moneybox

If you’d like to see some more examples, have a look at the Lovers of Carlton Ware Flickr group.

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Saving the Pennies

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Detail of vintage 1950s pottery money box | H is for Home

We bought this great vintage money box last week – made by Dendan Ware in the late 1950s or early 1960s…

Mosaic of four views of a vintage 1950s pottery money box | H is for Home

…featuring a hip young girl saving her pennies for life’s essentials – holidays, clothes, handbags, socialising.

Vintage tin money box decorated with owls | H is for Home

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.

Collection of 3 vintage Arthur Wood piggy banks in various sizes | H is for Home

It’s going to join our family of Arthur Wood pigs who are already enjoying an idyllic free-range life there.

Green plastic vintage money box designed bu Luigi Colani in the 1960s | H is for Home

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.

vintage Carltonware owl moneybox in orange | H is for Home

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!

Vintage Carlton Ware Pottery money box in the shape of an ark | H is for Home

Vintage Carlton Ware Pottery money box in the shape of a pig | H is for Home

Vintage Carlton Ware money box in the shape of a pirate | H is for Home Vintage Carlton Ware Pottery money box in the shape of a monocled gentleman | H is for Home

If you’ve got pennies to save, these certainly beat an old jam jar!