Thursday, March 4, 2010
Want to store the spare change in great style?
At $7,500, this cast brass piggy bank by Graham Parker Ansell isn't going to find a lot of buyers - even though "hidden chimes sound upon deposit of coins." But my goodness, isn't a wonderful piece? Update on July 9, 2012: I'm no longer finding any place to buy this piece — or any web site for the artist.
But moving on to the land of the more affordable, there's this vintage elephant money box, from Kay Loves Vintage. Update on July 9, 2012: Kay Loves Vintage has sold this item, but it was made by Luigi Colani. If you search, you can almost always find someone selling one. You can also find what look like the Colani elephant banks — although they aren't identified as such — at Present&Correct.
Mexico Primativo features banks in the form of many different animals; this goat piggy bank is my favorite. Update on July 9, 2012: The site that sold these doesn't seem to be working.
Or what about a hen bank? Update on July 9, 2012: The site selling this one is having some problems, too.
And at The Pig Pen, you can get a piggy bank painted to resemble a lion, a tiger, a giraffe, a panda bear, and much more.
Conquering the Coin Clutter
A Piggy Bank Menagerie
Piggy Banks: Beyond the Menagerie
Helping You Save: Coin Banks and Money Boxes
What a Pig! Piggy Banks and Money Boxes Worth a Look