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Premium Bonds: Xmas 1959

The Happy (Christmas) way to save! Santa plugs Premium Bonds in a 'prize-winning' 1950s TV ad.



Double your chances this Christmas! A very merry Saint Nick plugs Premium Bonds as the perfect pressie in a wonderfully dated TV advert from 1959. Sold as the 'gift with the £1000 thrill' (each £1 bond qualified for a monthly prize draw with a top win of £1000), government-guaranteed savings bonds were an instant hit with the public when first launched by PM Harold Macmillan in 1956.