Beepa the Owl Telecom money box, made in Australia 1970s
Cassette cafrying case, made in Australia 1970s
A whole lot of 70s browns! This is Beepa the Owl– a Telecom money box that would have been placed by every domestic telephone in Australia. Twenty cents for a local call, a whole lot of 20c for an international call – to be place in Beepa for payment. Beepa still has his original stopper [notice that it is 20 cent-sized] so he’s still good to use as a moneybox.
The cassette case holds twenty cassettes– and it’s made of authentic 70s vinyl. The cassette holder inside is removable – so it can be used as a rather smart [albeit small] suitcase. The handle, hinges and front clasp are all in good working order – this is one smart case!
The Nancy Drew book “The Clue of the Tapping Heels” is number 16 in the series – and this version also hails from the 70s. If you are interested in this collection I will throw in Nancy Drew free.
The National Australia Bank [NAB] ~ maybe an unfortunate acronym ~produced money boxes for its customers like many banks. Here we see examples that were routinely given away in sample bags at the Easter Show in the 1970s.
The perspex cube money boxes are pretty funky : the idea was that you could see your money accumulating in the box – although by the time you had deposited $3.75 it was kinda full.
For money box collectors the world over…here is a set of three never-been-used boxes. I know you’re out there!