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OF KNOWLEDGE Cast Iron Mechanical Banks
CREEDMORE Cast iron BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE mechanical bank; near mint to mint. 265.00
ORGAN GRINDER Cast iron BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE mechanical bank; near mint to mint. 275.00
diecast metal ASTRO ROCKETSHIP BANK. Gray color; stands upright. approx. 12.5" tall. This is the early version with the bases of the fins "rounded" without the tiny "feet". 1950's by Duro Mfg. Pull the jet back on the side of the rocket; place a coin in the cradle and push the button - the jet propels the coin into the nose cone. Bank is COMPLETE with the red rubber nose cone; the rocket engine coin trap; and a working key! works great. normal wear to the finish from use. very good plus. 142.00
empty box for the GUIDED MISSILE BANK. red and blue on white. fully illustrated with the Astro Rocketship Bank - the version with the rubber tips on the "feet". very worn. missing end flaps BUT still displayable. scarce. sorry sold
Daniels’ mechanical BOWLING BANK. bat-op hard plastic. Japan. mint in box. 125.00
Pyro Hard Plastic Mechanical ELEPHANT BANK. Circa 1950 issue. red and yellow. place coin in trunk of elephant and push monkey forward .... and the coin is deposited. remove bottom cap to retrieve money. 7.5" by 5.5" tall. bright and shining. no signs of use. mint in box. box is intact and shows minimal storage wear. extremely scarce! 175.00
U.S. Army JUPITER ROCKET mechanical bank. late 1950's vintage. Made by Superior Toy of Chicago. 13.5" tall. white with red nose; blue fins and red rockets. Raised lettering on sides reads U.S. ARMY. place the coin in position and push the button and the coin disappears up-under the nose cone. The coin trap is the red rockets in the very base (which is removeable). no cracks. no chips. no breaks. no play wear. mint condition with illustrated box. 149.50
U.S. Army JUPITER ROCKET mechanical bank. late 1950's vintage. Made by Superior Toy of Chicago. 13.5" tall. dark blue with white nose; red fins and white rockets. Raised lettering on sides reads U.S. ARMY. place the coin in position and push the button and the coin disappears up-under the nose cone. The coin trap is the red rockets in the very base (which is removeable). displays as mint BUT the end piece of one of the fins is broken off. clean break - does not look bad at all! no play wear. 85.00
Hard plastic HERSHEY CANDY BAR "Vending Machine" bank. early 1950's issue. American made. near mint. 79.50
HAPPY CLOWN mechanical Bank. 8” tall plastic clown. Button on back of his head. When coin is placed in slot between his shoulder; then you push button; coin deposits and he sticks his tongue out. 1950’s vintage; no maker mark. Excellent condition; some paint wear around his name at base. MISSING the coin trap on the bottom side. 45.00
book. THE HANDBOOK OF OLD AMERICAN TOYS by Louis Hertz. 1947 First Edition. Mark Haber and Co. 119 pages. hardbound. illustrated. covers many areas of antique American toys: Early American Painted Tin; cast iron; etc. but it is highly prized for the section on Mechanical banks that rank them on desirability and on rarity! tight and clean. no flaws. excellent. 125.00
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