Strange customers - Piggy Banks

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Strange customers

Particular banks

Strange customers
There are several models of the piggy bank with a hammer. All have playful texts, some come in crates, others have bandages to suggest that they were smashed before. In Germany and France well known and available in souvenir shops. All without a stopper, otherwise the hammer makes no sense. Michel Caugant is a French company (Bonduelle group) that produces deli. Amongst them pâté. Nothing special, but this pâté is displayed and sold in nice faience tureens. The lid is formed in the shape of an animal, amongst them pigs and also a real piggy bank. That is once you have eaten the pâté. A disadvantage however is that the lid makes it very easy to get the money out of it. There is also an example from Portugal.

Dubious cases
The condition to enter my collection is earthenware, porcelain or plaster. I have 2 piggy banks in contrast to my rule: one of papier-mâché and one with shells. “Why in the collection, since your rules are so strict?” The one of papier-mâché is from Cuba. The person who bought it for me told me that the Cubans at that time where so poor that they could not afford clay as material for piggy banks. It produced a smile on my face, because of that story it remains in my collection. The one with shells is from the Philippines, is in fact of stony material. So it fits my definition in a way. Do you like a piggy bank connected with a plant pot with a cactus? I bought one, pure kitsch of course. Made in China, no doubt about that.

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