Selection of savings objects

Traditionally, savings form the core business of savings and loans banks, owing their very existence to it. From the late 1800s they were active through school-savings schemes and from the 1920s with World Savings Day and money boxes. In the 1950s other ABN AMRO predecessors also started focusing on the personal savings market. This resulted in a huge collection of savings brochures and posters, savings machines and piggy banks.


A good bank for saving automatically. Hollandsche Bank-Unie poster from 1980 for saving automatically from a current account.
Date: 1980. Material: paper. Size: 84 x 59 cm. 


Saving with a personal touch. Slavenburg’s Bank brochure from 1975.
Date: 1975. Material: paper. Size: 10 x 12 cm.

Money box

Savings Bank Gouda money box from 1950.
Date: 1950. Material: metal. Size: 7 x 9,5 x 5 cm.


My present is a silver-plated piggy bank. ABN poster from 1987 for a savings premium.
Date: 1987. Material: paper. Size: 84 x 59 cm.


Announcement. Flyer form 1820 announcing the opening of a savings bank in Schiedam. Date: 1820. Material: paper. Size: 33 x 21 cm.

Money box

Lucky Ajax money box from 1998; from 1991 to 2008 ABN AMRO was main sponsor of Dutch soccer club Ajax.
Date: 1998. Material: plastic. Size: 22 x 20 x 10 cm.

Money box

A delft ware 18th century money box in flask model from the money box collection of VSB and its predecessors.
Date: 18th century. Material: ceramics. Size: 34 x 11 cm.

Black and white photo

School savings program around 1935 at Savings Bank Alkmaar.
Date: ca. 1935. Material: paper. Size: 11 x 15,5 cm.

Savings machine

An Amro Bank miniature savings machine from 1970.
Date: 1970. Material: metal. Size: 50 x 30 x 23 cm.

Black and white photo

World Savings Day on 30 October 1959 at Savings Bank Amsterdam.
Date: 30 October 1959. Material: paper. Size: 13,5 x 18 cm. (photo: ANP).