Tag: 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 March 12 Auction $1.3 Million

Bertoia’s March 12 Auction $1.3 Million

VINELAND, NJ – In toy collecting circles, the term “top shelf” is used to describe the upper reaches where a person might display his or […]

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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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Ri-Co “Polite Chauffeur” (est. $1,000-1,500) Sold for $3,555.

Julia Surpasses All Expectations with their Latest Fall Toy & Doll Auction

FAIRFIELD, MAINE – November 7, 2014. As one west coast phone bidder put it, referring to Department Head Andrew Truman’s satisfaction with the auction thus […]

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The Imperial Bank

The Imperial Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER THE FEATURED “GUEST” of this article is a distinguished member of the most prolific category of mechanical banks referred to as “building” […]

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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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Beehive-Economy Accumulates Wealth Bank

Beehive-Economy Accumulates Wealth Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER AN ABUNDANCE OF images reflecting savings, thrift and economy provided late nineteenth and early twentieth century manufacturers of toy penny banks with […]

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Tower with Cannon Bank

Tower with Cannon Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER GUNS, WAR and men bearing arms have long fascinated many a youngster. Boys, in particular, delighted in playing games involving soldiers and […]

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