• Short Summary

    It was a very unnormal congress their opening to day in Stockholm. Members of the?

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    Reel I.

    This story holding different shoot of the different members, or some of the different members of the club. The little girl, well the little girl she has only one money box, a saving pig, and she try to get here saved money out for birthday gift, but she is not able, and smach the pig. Hundred thousand of the saving pigs, or money box are smach every year.

    Reel 2.

    A young women, member of Sweden she has about 175 money box, and spend many hours every week for cleaning and polish the many money boxes.

    Shoot of here prive exhibition.

    Shoot of the women polish the money boxes.

    Mr. Lassen he is the danish member of the Club, he has about 190 money boxes, a large part will be old danish or old english, some few of them will be from USA or from Spain.

    Lassen empty some of the money boxes. He used them also for saving of money.

    Lassen demonstrated some of the Box.

    A man take off his hat, this money box is from Spain.

    A clown, put a money in his hand, and he eat then. From USA IOWA.

    A coffin from Italy.

    Reel 3.

    A member from Finland. He has only collect money pigs, he has about 250 money pigs from all over Europe.

    His wife helped him to buy them when he is travelling on holidays.


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    Background: It was a very unnormal congress their opening to day in Stockholm. Members of the very little and exclusive club, THE ARGYROTHECOLOGISTS CLUB will in the next days discuss Money-boxes from all over the globe.

    The Argyrothecologists Club was the first daylight in ALMELO in Holland, three years ago. There are to day just 13 members of the club, but all there want to be member can very easy do it, you just have to collect over 100 different money-boxes from a large number of countries, then you will be able to be member of the exclusive club.

    The congress are called, "With the moneybox around the world" but the congress cover not only the members of the Argyrothecologists Club, but also 400 managers from Savings Banks all over Europe. Between this managers you will be fine some of the members of the Argyrothecologists Club.

    Mr. Clarence Simmons from Iowa has the world biggest collection of different money-boxes, he has nearly 10,000 as number two comes Mr. Ater Wolholm from Amsterdam in Holland, he has about 1,500 different money boxes.

    This exclusive club are not only trying to collect as many money boxes as possible, them members will also try to learn people to save money, and between the many problems there will be: - Saving by young people - Die Sparekasse und die Familie - L'epargne et le foyer.

    There will be many thousand different moneyboxes all over the globe, the first know money box will be from year 700, and the most modern will be a Russian SPUDNICK.

    Pigs will be the most normal figure for a money box in Scandinavia, but in other countries will example s Stork or a monkey be more popular.

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