Money box [Post Office Savings Bank]; unknown maker; 1970-1980; MT2017.15


Mataura Museum


Money box [Post Office Savings Bank]

About this object

Money box: Post Office Savings Bank. Jean Neilson purchased this money box at the Mataura Post Office for one of her sons. The 'POSB' was a division of the New Zealand Post Office from 1867 until 1987, when it became PostBank.

This savings bank was made to look like a small book. It has two slots for inserting money - a circular hole for rolled notes, and a slot protected by plastic teeth to prevent coins from being removed. It could only be opened by a key at the Bank (or pried open if desperate).


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metal, plastic, cardboard


h 117mm x w 77mm x d 23mm

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From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

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