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Perelman Museum, Robbed, Sold, Grabbed
October 1988 article

 
Descriptions and prices listed below are from booklet showing cost for mechanical banks at the Perelman Museum sale that took place in Philadelphia on September 16th, 1988.
 Courtesy of Jeanne Bertoia
Bertoia Auctions.
   

Description and prices as listed in
"Inventory & Price List" September 6, 1988


   
$      
Acrobats/fake
Afghanistan
Africa spar bank / King Aqua
Alligator in tin trough
American sewing
Archie Andrews
Artillery
Artillery/electroplated
Artillery bank, pattern
Atlas bank
Automatic Coin Savings
500
3,000
45,000
10,000
10,000
150
750
500
2,500
3,500
2,000
Baby Elephant
Bad Accident
Bad Accident, pattern
Bank of Education
Bank Teller
Barking Dog
Barrel with Arms/fake
Barrel with Arms/pattern
Bear and Tree Stump
Beehive/economy
Bill E. Grin
Bill E. Grin, pattern
Billy Goat
Billy Goat, pattern
Bird on Roof
Bismark Pig
Bowling Alley
Boy charges dog
Boy on Trapeze
Boy Robbing Bird's Nest
Boy Robbing Bird's Nest, pattern
Boy Scout Camp
Boy Stealing Watermelons/fake
Breadwinners
British lion
Buffalo/twist
Bull and Bear
Bulldog bank
Bull tossing Boy/brass/fake
Butting Buffalo
Butting Goat/tree stump
Butting Ram
Butting Ram/bronze
Butting Ram/repaint?
20,000
2,500
3,000
20,000
850
3,500
200
250
350
150
1,200
2,500
3,500
2,500
1,000
2,500
25,000
1,200
2,000
4,000
3,500
1,500
100
15,000
2,500
500
30,000
400
1,000
3,500
1,000
6,500
750
500
Cabin bank, pattern
Calamity
Called Out, pattern
Calumet/large
Calumet/small
Carnival/fake
Camera
Cash Register/Hubley
Cat and mouse
Cat and mouse, pattern
Cat and Mouse type II
Chandler
Chief Big Moon
Chief Big Moon, lead pattern
Chief Big Moon, lead pattern
Child's self registering
Chimpanzee
Chinaman in Boat
Chronometer
Cigarette Vending Banks (2)
Circus
Circus Ticket
Circus Ticket/Gen. Grant/fake
Clown Bust, English, iron
Clown, English, tin
Clown/harlequin
Clown on bar
Clown on globe
Coin registering bank
Columbia magic savings
Confectionary
Creedmoor/aluminum
Creedmoor
Creedmoor spiked helmet
Crescent cash register
Cupola Building
1,500
15,000
4,500
100
400
2,000
4,500
450
1,700
3,500
4,000
500
1,200
2,000
2,500
1,500
2,000
25,000
6,000
750
6,000
1,000
500
5,000
500
40,000
25,000
850
3,500
275
4,500
100
400
500
250
8,500
Darkie Bust
Darkie football
Darktown battery
Dapper Dan
Dentist
Dinah
Dinah
Dinah/l.s.
Dinah/s.s.
Dinah aluminum
Dog "I hear a call"
Dog on turntable/bronze finish
Dog on turntable/japan finish
Dog standing
Dog tray
Doll's head/black egg
Doll's head/white egg
750
125,000
1,200
700
8,500
200
450
500
450
150
60
250
300
300
3,000
100
275
Eagle and Eaglets
Electric Safe
Elephant and 3 clowns
Elephant/3 star/black
Elephant/3 star/electroplate
Elephant/Hubley
Elephant/raised slot
Elephant swinging trunk/large
Elephant swinging trunk/small
Elephant tusks
Elephant with Locked Howdah
English football
English football
350
250
800
450
500
200
150
60
50
4,500
600
1,800
2,200
Feed the Kitty
Ferris wheel bank
Ferris wheel bank
Five (5) cent adding
Fortune Teller safe
Fortune Teller safe
Fowler/Sportsman
Freedman
Freedman's pat. bureau
Frog on arched track
Frog on Lattice
Frog on rock
250
4,500
4,500
1,000
500
800
18,000
150,000
2,500
25,000
275
250
Gem bank
Gem register
Germania exchange
Giant
Giant in Tower
Girl Skipping Rope
Girl with Victorian chair
Give me a penny
Globe on arc
Globe on stand
Grenadier
Guessing
400
1,000
15,000
15,000
8,500
8,000
5,000
4,500
125
100
600
3,000
Hall's Excelsior
Hall's Lilliput -common
Hall's Lilliput-no tray/repaint
Hall's Yankee Notion, pattern
Hen and Nest
Hindu
Hold the Fort/5 hole
Home bank/dormer
Home bank/plain
Home bank/tin/mechanical
Hoopla
Horse race
Horse race/flanged base
Humpty Dumpty
275
400
350
2,000
2,800
2,200
850
500
1,000
225
900
9,000
7,500
500
I always did 'spise a mule, pattern
Indian Shooting Bear
Indian Shooting Bear, pattern
Indian Bust
Independence Hall Tower
Indian and Bear/repaint
Initiating, First Degree
Ives snapping bulldog
2,500
1,700
3,000
15,000
250
350
8,500
2,500
Japanese Ball Tosser
Joe Socko
John Bull
Jolly Joe
Jolly Negro
Jolly Negro aluminum
Jolly Negro Bamboulla
Jolly Negro Butterfly Tie
Jolly Negro Butterfly Tie/aluminum
Jolly Negro Ear Screws
Jolly Negro Fixed Eyes
Jolly Negro High Hat
Jolly Negro High Hat/mov. ears
Jolly Negro no paint
Jolly Negro/Shepard/blue
Jolly Negro String Tie
Jolly Negro Straw Hat/fake
Jonah and the Whale
Jonah on pedestal
Jumbo elephant/fake
85,000
450
10,000
650
100
100
250
150
200
250
150
250
350
75
400
150
250
1,200
25,000
450
Keene Savings
Kick Inn
Kiltie
King Aqua / Africa spar bank
450
500
800
45,000
Leapfrog
Lighthouse
Light of Asia
Lion and monkeys
Lion and monkeys
Lionhunter
Little High Hat
Little Joe
Little Joe
Little Jocko
Little Moe
Lost dog
2,200
450
3,500
200
750
6,500
2,500
200
150
3,000
1,000
400
Magic
Magic Bank/door/wood, pattern
Magie/tin
Magician
Mason
Mamma Katzenjammer
Mamma Katzenjammer/fake
Mammy and Child
Memorial Money Box
Merry-go-round
Merry-go-round semi
Mickey Mouse
Mikado
Milking Cow
Minstrel
Mission nodding bank
Mission nodding bank
Monkey and Coconut
Monkey face/tin
Monkey/tray
Mosque
Motor bank
Mule/bench
Mule entering barn
Multiplying
Musical church/wood
Musical savings bank
1,500
1,500
2,500
4,000
4,500
6,500
6,500
3,500
850
15,000
200
6,500
20,000
6,000
250
150
150
2,000
1,500
2,500
800
8,500
500
450
500
1,500
12,500
National
National your savings
New bank
New Creedmoor
New Creedmoor, pattern
Nickel savings
Nodding Dog
North Pole /fake
Novelty
7,500
450
850
400
2,500
750
4,000
1,500
800
Octagonal fort
Organ/boy and girl
Organ/cat and dog
Organ Grinder and Bear
Organ/medium
Organ/tiny
Owl/porcelain finish
Owl slot book
Owl slot head
Owl turns head
Owl turns head, pattern
3,000
800
1,200
4,500
1,000
400
500
450
650
300
1,500
Paddy and Pig
Panorama/repaint
Patronize the Blindman
Payphone
Peg leg beggar
Peg leg beggar/black
Pelican/Arab figure
Pelican/man thumbing nose
Pelican/white/p.m./mechanical
Penny Pineapple/modern
Perfection registering
Piano
Picture Gallery
Pig in Highchair
Pig in high chair, pattern
Pistol cast iron/orig. tag
Popeye Knockout
Presto savings/mouse/fake
Presto iron
Presto savings/wood
Professor pug frog
Pump and bucket
Punch and Judy/large
Punch and Judy/small
Punch and Judy/tin/iron/European
1,800
3,500
5,000
300
400
1,200
1,500
1,800
500
75
1,500
1,000
3,500
750
2,000
2,500
500
750
300
17,500
3,500
2,000
500
900
6,500
Queen Victoria Bust 15,000
Rabbit Cabbage
Rabbit/large
Rabbit/small
Reclining Chinaman
Red Riding Hood, little
Rival
Robot
Roller Skating
Rooster
400
600
350
4,000
25,000
15,000
5,000
10,000
300
Safety Locomotive
Safety Locomotive, black
Santa Claus
Saving squirrel
Schley bank
Scotchman
Second Degree
Seek Him Frisk
Sentry
Serrill pat. bureau
Shoot the Chute/fake
Shoot the Chute, lead pattern
Signal Cabin Banks (2)
Smyth x-ray
Snap-it
Speaking Dog
Speaking Dog, pattern
Springing Cat
Spring jaw/alligator
Spring jaw/cat
Spring jaw/monkey
Squirrel and tree stump/fake
Starkie's Airplane/aluminum
Starkie's Jolly Negro/original
St. Dustan's Mission box
Steer/fake
Stump speaker
750
1,000
800
400
22,000
400
5,000
40,000
1,500
1,500
6,000
7,500
1,000
2,000
450
850
2,500
15,000
1,200
800
2,000
100
4,500
350
250
100
1,400
Tabby
Tammany
Tank and cannon
Tank and cannon
Tank and Cannon/nickel plated
Target
Teddy and the Bear
Teddy and the Bear, pattern
Ten (10) cent adding
Thrifty Tom
Thrifty Tom
Time Lock Savings
Toad in den/complete repaint
Toad on stump, pattern
Toad on stump, pattern, lead
Tommy
Treasure chest/musical
Trick Dog/Hubley old
Trick Dog/Hubley
Trick Dog/Shepard
Trick Donkey/49er/fake
Trick Pony
Trick wood savings - end
Trick wood savings - front
Trick wood savings/front drawer
Trick wood savings/front drawer
Turtle
Two frogs
Two frogs, repaired
400
150
350
500
475
4,500
750
2,500
700
850
750
7,500
5,000
1,000
800
4,000
500
650
75
350
500
450
200
150
250
200
22,000
450
350
Uncle Remus
Uncle Tom
Uncle Tom
Uncle Tom
Uncle Sam bust
United States Safe
U.S. Building
U.S. Spain
4,500
650
500
1,200
900
750
5,000
4,500
Volunteer 300
Watch Bank, Coin Disappears
Watchdog safe
Weeden's Plantation
William Tell, pattern
William Tell, Australian
William Tell
Wireless
Wood alms box
Woodpecker Bank
World Banker
World's Fair
3,000
275
2,000
2,500
1,000
500
100
200
4,500
5,000
800
Zoo bank 1,000

352 banks offered for total of $1,650,000


 

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