Category: Banks

RSL’s March 18-19 Auction of Rocheleau Collection

RSL’s March 18-19 Auction of Rocheleau Collection

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. – The James A. Rocheleau collection of superior-quality still and mechanical banks will headline RSL Auction’s Saturday/Sunday March 18-19 auction at the […]

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What Was It About Donal?

What Was It About Donal?

By David Weingarten In a way, this is a story about a cast iron Masonic Temple bank I didn’t buy from Donal Markey (despite my […]

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Early Ives
‘Hook Behind’
horse-drawn tin toy,
est. $20,000-$30,000.

RSL to Auction Collections of Ralph Dye, Tom Kellogg, Tim Steckbeck Oct. 14-15

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. – Three top-notch collections with prestigious provenance will headline RSL Auction’s Oct. 14-15 auction of still banks, together with select additional clockwork, […]

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Bertoia’s Clive Devenish Bank Sale Tops $1 Million

Bertoia’s Clive Devenish Bank Sale Tops $1 Million

VINELAND, NJ – In the week leading up to Bertoia Auctions’ October 3 slae of the Clive Devenish antique bank collection, part 1, all eyes […]

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Kyser & Rex Roller Skating cast-iron mechanical bank, circa 1880, one of the finest examples known, near-mint condition, est. $150,000-$175,000.

Bertoia’s Oct. 3 Clive Devenish antique bank collection

Few knew of the respected dealer’s ‘private reserve’ containing immaculate banks with provenance from the earliest, most revered collections, some dating back to the 1930s […]

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Mission: Incredible – Space Bank Collection

Mission: Incredible – Space Bank Collection

Mysterious vintage toy bank launches fantastic journey BY RAYMOND R. REINES I WOULD HAVE NEVER thought the die cast toy bank my friend handed me […]

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Werbell Toy and Bank Collection at RSL July 11-12

Werbell Toy and Bank Collection at RSL July 11-12

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. – The prestigious William and Elaine Werbell antique toy and bank collection will step into the auction spotlight on July 11 and […]

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Mary and Her Little Lamb bell toy, Gong Bell Mfg. Co., considered the finest known example, provenance: Covert Hegarty collection, est. $3,000-$3,500.

Max Berry Collection Part II at Bertoia March 27-28

500+ lots include tremendously rare antique mechanical banks, including a J.&E. Stevens bank estimated at $200K-$300K VINELAND, N.J. – In describing what awaits bidders on […]

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Bertoia Auctions

Max Berry Auction $3.1 Million at Bertoia

VINELAND, NJ – “During the cataloging, it wasn’t at all uncommon for me to write the words ‘best known example’ or ‘one of very few […]

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One of the finest collections
of cast iron still banks to come to
market in many years including
painted Palace bank.

Julia’s Largest Fall Toy & Doll Auction Nov. 7

FAIRFIELD, ME – NOVEMBER 7, 2014. For over 45 years, auction veterans James D. Julia, Inc. have consistently presented quality offerings of fresh-to-the-market, top shelf […]

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Indian and Bear with Moving Eyes Bank - A Unique Variation

Indian and Bear with Moving Eyes Bank – A Unique Variation

BY SY SCHRECKINGER NEWLY-DISCOVERED variations of popular mechanical banks never fail to generate excitement and discussion amongst devotees of these collectibles. Such was the case […]

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The Strato Bank by Duro.
(Two are commemoratives, with rings around the Moon.)

American Mettle: Banking on the Race for Space

BY RAYMOND REINES “I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieve the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on […]

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The Target Bank

The Target Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER NO SINGLE CATEGORY of items manufactured both in this country and abroad can compete with the mechanical bank for diversity and vivid […]

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Bertoia to Sell Max Berry Antique Toys and Mechanical Banks Nov. 14-15

Bertoia to Sell Max Berry Antique Toys and Mechanical Banks Nov. 14-15

VINELAND, NJ – Bertoia’s will be auctioning the spectacular antique toys and banks of distinguished Washington attorney and longtime collector/scholar Max Berry. The first of […]

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Hubley Trick Dog Bank: Six Part Base Variation, with Red Costumed Clown

Hubley Trick Dog Bank: Six Part Base Variation, with Red Costumed Clown

BY SY SCHRECKINGER IT IS ALWAYS interesting as well as exciting to learn of the existence of, heretofore, unseen and unknown examples of mechanical banks. […]

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