From the reference box #64

#64 - Banking Money bags/pockets for Barclays Bank Ltd., Lloyds Bank Ltd. and Midland Bank Ltd. (now HSBC). I picked these up at the weekend from a local flea market. They came in a bundle with a few of each one, most of which are unused.

I think they're from the early 70's as here in the UK we went decimal in 1971, losing the pound, shilling and pence in favour of just pounds and pence with an 18 month change-over period. This bundle of bags includes both decimal and pre-decimal nominations so I'm guessing they are from this change-over period.

The little 25p one at the bottom is my favourite, partly becasue of the big, thick black number 25 and partly because I miss 1/2 pence pieces!

Check out more wonderful items in the reference box here.

Mon 18 Jan 2010

Posted under: Design , Ephemera , Reference box



Make Do Style

01 Jan 2010 02:27 PM

These are amazing - I just love them. Don’t you wish banks still had the old ways in some respects - we might not have had the problems we did!


01 Jan 2010 11:01 PM

Hello,  very interesting blog indeed. I will follow. Keri (a.k.a. Sam)


01 Jan 2010 11:55 PM

Lovely stuff, thanks for sharing.

Kickcan and Conkers

01 Jan 2010 08:39 PM

These are fantastic - a step back in time! I don’t remember half pennies but these bags are familiar.

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