November 06, 2010

Coin money bank bags


















On a recent trip back to London, we popped up to the Market at Covent Garden. Monday was the antiques market, and was always interesting and occasionally there were some good finds. I used to go a lot when I was touting my folder around.

I was surprised that unlike so much of London, it was relatively unchanged. The stall holders were still chatty and were happy to talk about their finds and share their stories.

These pre plastic coin bags came from one of the stalls, and include some bank tags. They come from the British banks, Lloyds and The Midland, (now HSBC). Made from a heavyweight paper, with serrated edges, they come in some attractive colours. Most un-bank like!

2 comments:

turning pages said...

These are fantastic! I love printed vintage items like these

Harriett Faulks said...

These are all very nice! Coin bags should be tough, hard-wearing, and long-lasting. They should be able to endure the jostling of coins inside about when being carried, and they should be able to tolerate the weight of the coins.

Harriett Faulks