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The savings book

It was the means by which we saved small sums of money during our school time.

The savings book was the means by which we saved small sums of money, during our school time. The stamps were pasted in the classic book of yellowish covers, operation carried out by the grade teacher inside the classroom, adding the amount to the already deposited. I collected 197 pesos national currency, but I kept the notebook for a long time. One day, I decided to recover what I had saved, but several devaluations had already taken place. The operation was disappointing because they paid me 4 pesos and 30 cents. To think that on the back cover there were several tips with very special phrases, like the one that said: "The Nation guarantees the deposits that are made in the Caja Nacional de Ahorro Postal and their return with interest". On the stamps, a girl was seen sitting in the attitude of depositing a coin in the slot of a piggy bank that she kept between her knees. It was the symbol of the National Postal Savings Bank, currently in force. That girl was Aida Ferrari, 6 years old, daughter of the Italian sculptor Nicolás Antonio Ferrari. She posed for her father in the workshop she had in her home, located in Callao al 300, Buenos Aires.

Publication Date: 28/09/2018

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