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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 29, July 16, 2006, Article 29

COIN BANKS BRING BIG BUCKS

One semi-numismatic sideline that a number of collectors dabble
in is the collecting of antique cast-iron mechanical and still
coin banks.  A recent Bertoia Auctions sale brought record prices,
according to a beautifully illustrated report by Antiques and the
Arts Online:

"It was a pleasure, said Jeanne and Rich Bertoia, not just for the
numerous record prices realized, but for the comments and the all-out
toy spirit felt in the gallery over the weekend. The first hour of
the sale starting with a Carnival Bank selling for $13,750, just
after coming off the heels of a rare Butting Ram example, also
exceeding estimate price and selling for $12,100.

There were plenty of bank offerings. In what one advanced collector
termed a "pleasant barrage" of quality, the sale highlights were
many and included: a pristine coin registering bank, $28,600; a Dog
Tray Bank, $34,100; possibly the only known original patented Ferris
Wheel Bank, $24,200; Paddy and the Pig Bank, $20,350; the very rare
and desirable North Pole Bank, $39,600; an incredible casting, the
US Bank, $67,100; and everyone's favorite, a Girl Skipping Rope in
stunning condition, selling for $72,600."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

For more information on mechanical banks, see the web site of
Mechanical Bank Collectors of America (MBCA).
mechanicalbanks.org

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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