The first records of the kind of activity we know today as banking can be traced back to around 2000 BC in Assyria and Babylonia, where merchants made loans to farmers and traders who transported goods between cities. Deposits initially consisted of grain and later other goods including livestock, farming tools and then precious metals such as gold. Temples and palaces were thought to be the safest places to store gold as they were constantly guarded and well built. As temples were considered to be sacred places, they presented an extra deterrent to possible thieves. In the ancient Greek and Roman Empires, lenders based in temples made loans but also began to accept deposits and change money. Around this time, there is also evidence of the development of money-lending in China and India. The development of banking in the modern sense of the word can be traced back to medieval Italy and later spread through Europe. During the last century, the rapid development in telecommunication and computing systems resulted in major changes in the way banks operated and allowed them to greatly increase in size and geographic spread. In recent years, there has been a significant number of bank failures, including some of the world's largest banks, and much debate about bank regulation.

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1885, Recu Brandverzekering mij. with 10c stamp

19 Feb 2020
Main product: sne!885 Country: Netherlands Year: 1885
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1904, Envelope 1c, American Nat Bank of Indianapolis

30 Dec 2020
Main product: sus!e1077 Country: United States of America Year: 1904
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1927, Remittance card

7 Feb 2020
Main product: sxx!0147 Country: *Covers etc. €2.- each Year: 1927 Nr. Other: lt
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1931, Remittance card

7 Feb 2020
Main product: sxx!0146 Country: *Covers etc. €2.- each Year: 1931 Nr. Other: lt
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1933, Postal saving bank 1v :=:

27 Apr 2019
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Main product: szd0220 Country: Sweden Year: 1933 Nr. Michel: 220
4.50
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1933, Postal saving bank 1v

21 Nov 2020
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Main product: szd0220b Country: Sweden Year: 1933 Nr. Michel: 220B
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1934, Envelope 2c, First Nat. Bank Aurora

30 Dec 2020
Main product: sus!e1079 Country: United States of America Year: 1934
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1934, Remittance card

7 Feb 2020
Main product: sxx!0142 Country: *Covers etc. €2.- each Year: 1934
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1935, Saving congress 1v

24 Feb 2021
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Main product: sfr0299 Country: France Year: 1935 Nr. Fsc: 23504 Nr. Scott: 301 Nr. Yvert: 303 Nr. Michel: 299
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9.00
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1939, Envelope 15c, sent to Germany

30 Oct 2017
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Main product: ssu!939b Country: Suriname, Colony Year: 1939
25.00
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1941, Buildings 3v

26 Mar 2020
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Main product: sbl0429 Country: Bulgaria Year: 1941 Nr. Michel: 429/31
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30.00
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1944, Japanese occupation Java, saving 2v

5 Dec 2020
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Main product: sndjj13 Country: Netherlands Indies Year: 1944 Nr. Fsc: 24401 Nr. Michel: JJ13/14
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1945, Saving bank 2v

6 Mar 2021
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Main product: szd0316 Country: Sweden Year: 1945 Nr. Michel: 316/17

1946, Bank of Portugal 1v

25 May 2021
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Main product: spo0701 Country: Portugal Year: 1946 Nr. Fsc: 24602 Nr. Michel: 701
1.00
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1946, Bank of Portugal centenary s/s

9 Apr 2021
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Main product: spob011 Country: Portugal Year: 1946 Nr. Michel: B11
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1947, 125 years saving bank 1v

19 Jul 2020
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Main product: sfi0340 Country: Finland Year: 1947 Nr. Scott: 267 Nr. Michel: 340
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