GOLD SIR NATHANIEL
are pleased to present what we believe to be the first public
appearance of a genuine Gold Sir Nathaniel piggy bank.
We have heard the many rumours that have been around for years
of gold versions of other family members but we think this is
a totally genuine gold pig.
intriguing story goes like this:- In the Piggy Press Issue 7,
NatWest ran a painting competition for Sir Nathaniel's 100 Club
in two age groups. The first prize in each group was "A Treasure
Hunt with Anneka Rice" and the Gold Sir Nathaniel, in a presentation
wooden chest and full of money, was the treasure. The two winners
and their families stayed in a hotel in Oxford in the summer of
1986 for a weekend and on the second day each of them in turn
were taken up in a helicopter with Anneka Rice following clues
in similar fashion to her TV programme. After landing the children
followed the final clues to find the treasure.
is definitely one other pig, the same as the one pictured here,
because the other prize winner also received one and we have been
shown photographs of both the winners together with Anneka holding
their pigs. Natwest filmed the event and later presented the children
with photo albums. Wade have confirmed that they have recently
become aware of a similar pig and they are are looking into it
at the moment.
news will be posted when available
attached photographs are therefore, we believe, of a genuine Gold
We have also seen photographs of the actual prize presentation
and several letters.
We are most grateful to Nina who sent us the
photographs of the Gold Sir Nathaniel
and also the newspaper cuttings,
presentation photographs and letters.