Give a Penny to the Man Reading a Book

An heirloom of sorts is what I discovered when I was researching my AS Level art exam topic. My topic was heirlooms, and I thought this one be a rather fitting one to have in our family, seeing as we own many a thousand books.

This man is a piggy bank. Or rather a ‘Man Reading a Book’ bank. The little slot sits in the centerfold of the book, and to save the need to smash him open, he has a handy little hole at the bottom.

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One comment on “Give a Penny to the Man Reading a Book”

  1. He was also the Swedish Chancellor of the Exchequer for many many years, in the olden days. Chancellor with a whole in his bottom…


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