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Photo-a-day 245: Pigs

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Meet Woody, Annabel, Maxwell, Lady Hillary and Sir Nathaniel Westminster, the original family of five piggy banks given away by NatWest between 1983 and 1988. Each successive figure was earned by reaching a child’s saving account balance of £5, £25, £50, £75 and finally £100. I’m not entirely sure whose these belong to – possibly my sister, maybe my brother? Maybe some of them are mine? Might be best not to ask!

These days, a complete set sells for about £200 – the prices of the individual figures reflect the account balance required to collect the figure, as that’s obviously proportional to their rarity.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a Cousin Wesley, who’s worth a similar amount alone and was released in 1998 to reward those investing £1000 in a children’s savings bond. He’s now worth £200 alone! We also don’t have the grandparents, Lady Margaret and Lord Henry, who were released in 2011, or Master Richard (another cousin), released just this year. But then, there’s only so much room on the shelf!

This 1,789th post was filed under: Photo-a-day 2012, .






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