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Antique and Vintage Banks

Show photos and discuss antique and vintage mechanical and still banks.

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Latest Activity: Jan 18

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Antique milk container toy bank 1 Reply

Started by Martha Rubell. Last reply by scott cook Mar 28, 2016.

It's A Hubley cast iron Bulldog Bank/doorstop - 3 piece extremely rare 1 Reply

Started by randy d norris. Last reply by randy d norris Dec 23, 2015.

Souvenir Building Collectors Society

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Jan 29, 2012.

Still Bank Collectors of America

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Jan 29, 2012.

Mechanical Bank Collectors of America

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Jan 29, 2012.

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Comment by Lillian Dunbar on October 19, 2016 at 12:03pm

I have 2, but wouldn't consider myself a collector.

Comment by Michael Houck-Newton Newton on October 18, 2016 at 11:59pm
Does anyone collect JOLLY Nigger banks?
Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on April 22, 2016 at 12:50am

Lillian, use a thin, wide knife (like a bread cutting knife). Insert into slot, hold sideways, jiggle-shake, coin lands on knife, slides out...

I bought a chrome pig bank, no key, for $.50 USD, you could hear coins inside...took it home, used screw driver to unscrew bottom plate. 7 Canadian coins totalling $2.10.

Comment by dave wettlaufer on March 28, 2016 at 2:58pm

Nice collections of banks and now you’re talking my language. I had a “starter collection” till I got my feet wet. I think I know a little more than I did when I started and you described what to look for in an old bank is the way I check them. I’m not a pro, but the smooth casting, the slot, things to look for, thats the ticket, now if they had Made in Canada printed on the hind leg, then I would be interested in buying it. Hard to find, even in Canada .. ..did I say, nice banks.

Comment by Lillian Dunbar on March 28, 2016 at 12:11pm

If you mean a glass bank like the one I have, they are selling for around $10 average on eBay. There are also metal mechanical banks with an African American theme which a worth quite a bit more in good condition.

Comment by scott cook on March 28, 2016 at 12:51am
What about the jolly nigger money bank? Price
Comment by Lillian Dunbar on October 1, 2014 at 6:15am

A brown glass bank shaped like a treasure chest (5 x 5"). No way to get out the contents except by breaking it (bad design concept there). Several of these sold on eBay anywhere from 99¢ to almost $40! Quite a range.

Comment by Lillian Dunbar on September 10, 2014 at 5:37am

A bank bank. Love them!

Comment by randy d norris on September 10, 2014 at 12:01am

Adding a couple of new ones to my collection. The Cupola (house with red roof) is from 1869 and one of the very first cast iron banks made. the other is just a very nice bank from 1899-1920.

Comment by randy d norris on July 18, 2014 at 11:56am

Beautiful detail....Is it brass, or do you know? Have you found the mfg?

 

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