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Copper Coal Box Shovel F563
Copper Coal Box Shovel F563
Original, quality near unused 1920's coal box shovel or even possibly a banker's money shovel used for bagging up coinage ?. This superb example has a thick gauge copper scoop, a cast brass stem and the original turned honey coloured oak grip in the original finish. A good solid shovel well above average. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 14.5" x 4.75" x 3.25".  
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Price: 125.00


Cast Iron Money Box MB56
Original, quality late 19th century two piece cast iron money box in the form of a bank with the name above the coin slots to the back and front. The windows and doors are all open for effect and the silver walls and brown roof appears to be the original paintwork. Complete and in good and working order. 5" tall x 4" x 2.5". 
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Price: 156.00


Cast Iron Money Box MB56



Midland Bank Money Bank MB55
Midland Bank Money Bank MB55
Original, quality pre-war money box in a green finish as issued by "Midland Bank Ltd". This near unused example is fashioned to resemble a leather bound book and with a brass inner body. The coin slot is to the front edge is stamped "Tala" for the manufacturer and the underside edge has a recessed lock for a key and a hole marked "for notes". All is in super condition but without a key, which were held normally by the Bank. 5" x 3.5" x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Cast Iron City Bank Money Box MB54
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron money box in the form of a "city bank" building. This example has most of the original finish and colour and has fretted out windows and doors making the savings visible. The coin slot is at the top and all is complete and in good and working order. 4" tall x 3" x 2.5" front to back. 
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Price: 115.00


Cast Iron City Bank Money Box MB54



Cast Iron Money Box MB52
Cast Iron Money Box MB52
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron money box in the realistic shape of an indoor oil heater. This super example in the original paintwork has two fretted panels of a swallow bird, two coin slots to the top, with embossed "Bank" over each. Appears to be unused and is complete and in good and working order. 6.5" tall x 4" wide. 
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Price: 156.00


Lloyds Bank Money Box, 2 available MB41
Original, quality, ovoid shaped money box with a chrome plated finish in the original, two piece, red cardboard box. The five slots will take sixpences, shillings, threepences and pennies or half crowns and the hole to the underside will take the banknotes. The brass plaque to the top details "Lloyds Bank Ltd" and the underside is marked with a patent number for the year 1921. I understand the banks would have held the key. All is complete and in good order. Card box 4" x 2.5" x 2" and money box 3.75" x 1.75" x 2.25" tall. Price is for each 
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Price: 56.00


Lloyds Bank Money Box, 2 available MB41



Barclays Bank Money Box MB40
Barclays Bank Money Box MB40
Original, quality ovoid shaped money box with a chrome plated finish. The six slots will take sixpences, shillings, threepences and pennies or half crowns and florins and notes. The brass plaque to the top details "Barclays Bank Ltd Home Safe" and the underside is embossed "Made in England by John Lawton and Sons Ltd of Birmingham" and "Impressed provisional patent 1931". I understand the banks would have held the key. All is complete and in good and working order. 4" x 2" x 2.5" tall. 
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Price: 56.00


Barclays Bank Money Box in Original Cardboard Box MB38
Original, quality, ovoid shaped money box with a chrome plated finish in the original, two piece, red cardboard box. The five slots will take sixpences, shillings, threepences and pennies or half crowns and the hole to the underside will take the banknotes. The brass plaque to the top details "Barclays Bank Ltd Home Safe" and the underside is marked with a patent number for the year 1921. I understand the banks would have held the key. All is complete and in good order. Card box 4" x 2.5" x 2" and money box 3.75" x 1.75" x 2.25" tall. 
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Price: 56.00


Barclays Bank Money Box in Original Cardboard Box MB38



Post Office Enamel Sign S187
Post Office Enamel Sign S187
Original, quality 1920's, enamel sign, detailing in black upper cased text on white background "Post Office and "Money Order Office, Savings Bank" all within a black border. A good bright sign, with eight screw holes to the outer border, but with chip damage to the enamel edges, mainly to the top and corners. 26" x 10".  
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Price: 185.00


Ratner Brass Safe Plate SP120
Original, quality 1920's, oval shaped cast brass maker's plaque from a fireproof safe door. This example is embossed "Patent Ratner, Fire and Thief Resisting Safe, London" and it has two screw holes for mounting, all has has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 6" x 4.5".  
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Price: 45.00


Ratner Brass Safe Plate SP120



Ratner's Safe Plate SP109
Ratner's Safe Plate SP109
Original, quality 1920's circular brass maker's plate originally from a strongroom door. This convex shaped example has deep embossed details for the safe makers "Ratner Safe Company Ltd, Banker's Engineers, London". All has been polished and lacquered although the lacquer can be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 8" diameter x 1.25". 
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Price: 65.00


Midland Bank Whistle W79
Original, quality pre-war cylindrical chrome plated whistle with a ring to the top and impressed "Midland Bank Ltd Stock No 278". A good loud and clean whistle. Complete and in good and working order. Long 3.25" and 5/8" diam. 
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Price: 65.00


Midland Bank Whistle W79

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