Wooden Vintage Radio Money Box

A small, handmade, wooden money box with original, vintage radio styling. Second-hand.
Availability: Out of stock.
Stock ID: 2047

What's for sale?

This is a really nice, small, handmade wooden money box, designed to look like a vintage valve radio and of the mid-20th century.

The paper frequency dial lists radio stations, named by city and gives the classic look of a vintage radio. The Dutch spelling of Brussel and Londen suggests that it was made in the Netherlands. Hilversum was a well known radio station after 1947, so perhaps that's another clue.

It is the perfect size for a desktop or bookshelf and is made entirely from wood, including the false control knobs on the front. The frequency dial and speaker covering are paper.

We think this is of the same period of the radios that it mimics, and was made from the late 1940s to late 1950s. A lot of homes would have only had one real, valve radio like this, so perhaps this toy enabled a child to have a radio of their own.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In fair to good condition
  • There is a lot of chipped and faded paint
  • The paper is stained but intact
  • The hinges and rear hatch work and the hatch will stay closed without being locked
  • The lock has no key, but it seems to work and if you could find a simple key that fits, it would probably work

What are the measurements?

  • 9.5cm high
  • 13cm in width
  • 6cm depth
  • 210 grams

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Item Attributes
Attribute nameAttribute value
PeriodMid 20th century (1930-1959)