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All About The Benjamins

Are vagrant bills, receipts and checks threatening to start a war in your back pocket? Provide errant bucks with some much-needed governance with this clever clip featuring a vintage stamp and an inspirational quotation by the father of the US Postal System, Benjamin Franklin.

This handsome money clip features an authentic 1-cent stamp issued in 1903 and designed by R. Ostrander Smith who incorporated symbols representative of Franklin's scientific experimentations with electricity. The phrase "A penny saved is a penny earned" is from Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac, published in 1733. Franklin's famous recommendation is etched into the money clip and serves as a subtle reminder that every penny pinched adds up.

Stamps are embedded in pewter and coated in a clear, protective resin finish. Clip is made of white brass. Made in Rhode Island.

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

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Item ID
20917
Made from
pewter, brass, resin
Measurements
2.125" L x 1.125" W
Notes
Postal markings on stamps will vary, as each stamp is authentic and has been circulated in the US Postal System.

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A PENNY SAVED MONEY CLIP
 
3.0

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5.0

sturdy product

By 

from harrisburg, pa

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • High Quality
  • Slim
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use
    • Formal Events
    • Going Out
    • Office
    • Travel

    Comments about A PENNY SAVED MONEY CLIP:

    very nice product that I gave as a gift. seems to be of good quality and is as I expected

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    Pretty but poorly made.

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    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Formal Events

    Comments about A PENNY SAVED MONEY CLIP:

    The resin used to cover the stamp wasn't hardened properly. The first one we got came out of the box tacky and sticky and cloudy. I called the company and they sent me a replacement free of charge. The second arrived a week later and it was nice and hard, clear and properly set. After my husband used it for a 1/2 day, carrying around in the pocket, it too became tacky and sticky. Obviously there are some quality control issues to be worked out with this product.

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    When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

    322votes, 27 comments

    Tracey
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    These just don't seem up to the creative quality I've come to expect from Uncommon Goods

    grace
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Clever and stylish, but too expensive for pewter ... bring the price down to about $25?

    Pam

    I really like the uniqueness... outa my budget though

    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

    We're excited to see feedback on these creative clips coming in already! The first few comments have mentioned the price, so we just want to provide a little more information on the product. The estimated price factors in the cost of the metal (pewter and stainless steel), manufacturing and engraving and the cost of the stamps, which are authentic.Would you rather let Truman hold your bucks, or are Ben's words of wisdom more your style?

    Michelle
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I would have a hard time deciding which to buy!

    Dee
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Cute concept, but the type faces are horrible... They do not reflect or compliment the vintage quality of the stamps.

    Beverly
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    not worth taking that much out of my paperclip to spend on it... perhaps for less

    Christina
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    not very elegant... don't like engraved phrases

    Amanda
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    I agree with those who don't like the engravings. I think these would be much more attractive without them. The engravings make the clips look cheap.

    Heather
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I like the sayings. Would be a great gift to remind someone to think before they spend their money! I would buy it as a gift, but not for myself.

    Elisa
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    the engravings are unnecessary. do people even use money clips anymore?

    Mariesa
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    My step father uses a money clip so therefore I have purchased a number over the years and there are much more attractive and unique clips out there, these are just cheezy.

    Elizabeth
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    classic

    Patricia
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    would rather have a wallet

    Michelle
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    My husband would just love these.

    Lacey
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    If my dad carried a money clip this would be the one!

    Julie
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    love the idea but its a bit pricey

    residentgeek
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    i like it. downside: price to high, everyone carries debit cards more than money

    Deborah
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    why is everything so overpriced????

    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

    Thanks for the question, Deborah. It costs us a bit more to acquire truly unique goods, and therefore the overall cost is a little higher than it would be if we offered mass-produced items. We work hard to find the best quality goods, made from great material by people who are paid fairly and by companies that meet safety and environmental standards. For example, these money clips are made in the USA using quality pewter and stainless steel. Each is engraved and features a real postage stamp. The estimated price is a reflection of the uniqueness, the cost of the materials and labor costs. I hope that answers your question. Thanks for using our voting app!


    Is the price for a set of two or is it individual?

    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

    Thanks for the question, Mystery Voter. The price is for one clip. If chosen for our assortment, they would be sold separately.

    Jaimie
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Like the other money clips better... I don't really get these. The Yiddish quote money clip is so much better!

    Jenna
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Without the engraved quotes, I would consider buying this as a gift. With the engraved quotes, I would double check the cover of the catalogue to make sure it wasn't a groomsman's gift from Things Remembered.

    Catherine
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Nice novelty type of gift.

    NM
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Might be a cute gift for a stamp collector, but the font looks so cheap!

    anna

    should be silver, but cute idea

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