Miscellaneous Advertising -
Giveaways: Bookmarks; Calendar Cards; Diaries; etc
A circular dated October 8th 1964 informed branches that Bookmarks are available as a publicity medium, and refers to their use at
a prior date.
The example of a BMB Bookmark reproduced below (size 155 x 50mm) appears to have been issued in 1927. The reverse
advertised the City's Libraries.
The second example of a BMB Bookmark (left - front and back) advertised the Bank's house purchase facility, and was probably issued
in the late 1930s.
The bookmark declares that the Bank makes 'Liberal Advances' but the BMB was always very cautious regarding
the amount it would advance as a proportion of purchase price or valuation of individual properties.
A small (100x 65 mm) Diary of 28 pages (right) included:
- the names of the Bank's Committee of Management;
the names of the Bank's Principal Officers;
- the Bank's Objects ("To provide facilities for the safe
deposits, and to pay interest thereon. To
advance money for the purchase of freehold and leasehold
within the City");
- a list of branch offices;
- hours of business;
- facts relating to the City of Birmingham;
as well as two pages for each month of the year.
1943 Calendar Card (below) included a wartime savings slogan
Examples of Calendar Cards distributed as an advertising medium, in other years: