This is a very rare vintage TSB Tivvy Bank in the form of a little Santa Claus.
In excellent condition and comes with its original key.
It dates to the late 1960s or very early 1970s.
This bank was presented to young customers at the Trustees Savings Bank to encourage them to save.
This bank is a particularly rare one - as they usually take the form of cartoon crows dressed as footballers. This bank though might have been a special one-handed out at Christmas - and he seems to be dressed up as Santa Claus with a red and white tunic, Santa hat - and long Santa beard.
I have only ever seen this one - and obviously like my other two - in such pristine condition - he is exceptionally rare... a bank for the specialist collector - and this is reflected in my asking price.
The banks, or so it seems, were made not in Scotland - but in Finland and annotated as a TIVVY FAUNI GONK BANK.
This example is in absolutely pristine condition and has been packed away in a box for the last 40 years or so. Indeed, he was still in his original plastic bag that he came in when handed out in the bank.
So no damages and of course comes complete with key (often lost over time!)
Dimensions: 6 inches in height and 5 inches from the front to back - he is 3 1/2 inches wide.