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Mechanical Bank Transactions
  Archive listing totals from October 1993 through January 2017
 
     Antique Mechanical Banks are listed below
in order of relative availability and average selling price. These statistics are based on auction sales between October of 1994 and May 14, 2016 (22 years). These banks were generally in "Choice" or "Above Average" condition. While the finest examples often bring unpredictably high prices, low end banks and banks with problems (breaks, repairs, poor paint, rust, etc.) can bring much lower prices. Desirability, condition, rarity, provenance, competition, and publicity are all factors in determining prices realized at auction (supply and demand).
Subject to error.
      Individual bank sales courtesy of and as reported by Bertoia Auctions, Morphy Auctions, and RSL Auctions.  See AUCTION $ or click on bank name to see a list of banks sales that were used to compile the data on this page. 1993-2016
   
 Bank Name

Total $

Avg. $

# Sold

 Jolly 'N' (includes dozens of variations)

$352,740

$   751

470

 Vending, Tin  (includes dozens of variations)

226,420 755 300

 Tammany

196,640 894 220

 Eagle and Eaglets

271,315 1,420 191

 Hall's Excelsior

172,206 916 188

 Punch and Judy

446,965 2,469 181

 Owl, Turns Head

248,595 1,381 180

 I Always Spise A Mule, Boy on Bench

386,627 2,160 179

 Speaking Dog

399,926 2,381 168

 William Tell

181,265 1,079 168

 Darktown Battery

599,838 3,613 166

 Creedmoor

183,049 1,116 164

 Teddy and the Bear

307,058 1,943 158

 I Always Spise A Mule, Jockey

362,603 2,324 156

 Novelty

281,834 1,807 156

 Artillery

285,519 1,854 154

 Cabin

123,085 849 145

 Chief Big Moon, (Wigwam)

453,724 3,241 140

 Dinah

127,981 914 140

 Bad Accident   

351,920 2,532 139

 Trick Dog, Solid Base

93,479 682 137

 Dog on Turntable

188,144 1,481 127

 Bull Dog, Standing, coin on nose, pull tail

237,422 1,884 126

 Lion and Two Monkeys

267,040 2,207 121

 Uncle Sam

435,653 3,661 119

 Frog on Round Base (Lattice)

192,572 1,618 119

 Jonah and the Whale

401,716 3,493 115

 Humpty Dumpty

222,889 1,939 115

 Mule Entering Barn

160,877 1,436 112

 Organ Bank, Cat and Dog

116,349 1,048 111

 Paddy and the Pig

381,464 3,468 110

 Indian Shooting Bear

346,597 3,151 110

 Trick Pony

213,649 1,942 110

 Trick Dog, Six Part Base

172,758 1,576 109

 Clown on Globe

374,070 3,529 106

 Stump Speaker

282,993 2,695 105

 Boy on Trapeze

312,002 3,029 103

 Magic

319,992 3,265 98

 Two Frogs

305,360 3,116 98

 Leap Frog

249,553 2.627 95

 Mason and Hod Carrier

566,870 6,031 94

 Hall's Liliput, with tray

223,456 2,376 94

 Santa Claus at Chimney

161,001 1,731 93

 Monkey

108,319 1,165 93

 Elephant and Three Clowns

228,596 2,598 88

 Rooster

92,349 1,086 85

 Organ Bank, Monkey, Medium

143,600 1,710 84

 World's Fair, Columbus

222,029 2,730 82

 Mammy and Child with Spoon

735,323 9,308 79

 Zoo

167,574 2,176 77

 Cat & Mouse, cat balancing

293,567 3,914 75

 Elephant Howdah, Pull Tail

58,086 785 74

 Boy Scout Camp

532,735 7,611 70

 Hen and Chick

307,655 4,459 69

 Monkey and Coconut

258,551 3,747 69

 Pelican

213,699 3,097 69

 Reclining Chinaman

355,363 5,305 67

 Magician

335,426 5,006 67

 Organ Bank, Boy and Girl

134,332 2,067 65

 Presto

30,973 477 65

 Boys Stealing Watermelon

254,790 4,110 62

 Pig in Highchair

72,222 1,165 62

 Elephant Howdah, Man Pops Out

56,256 907 62

 Little Joe

26,118 428 61

 Frog on Rock

71,308 1,188 60

 Organ Bank, Monkey, Miniature

145,091 2,459 59

 Watch Dog Safe

111,095 1,915 58

 Toad on Stump

88,981 1,534 58

 Minstrel, German, tin

41,585 730 57

 Calamity

1,128,322 20,149 56

 Professor Pug Frog's Great Bicycle Feat

765,477 13,669 56

 Horse Race

695,291 12,416 56

 Rabbit in Cabbage, Floppy Ears

80,395 1,489 54

 Acrobat

280,547 5,501 51

 Boy Robbing Bird's Nest

521,406 10,428 50

 Organ Grinder and Performing Bear

388,694 7,774 50

 Home

151,372 3,027 50

 Gem

64,069 1,256 51

 Panorama

669,074 14,868 45

 Lion Hunter

399,277 8,873 45

 Lighthouse

187,999 4,178 45

 New

122,835 2,730 45

 Uncle Tom, with Star

57,532 1,272 45

 Rabbit Standing, Small

58,186 1,322 44

 Girl Skipping Rope

1,087,020 25,280 43

 Mosque

118,625 2,759 43

 Squirrel and Tree Stump

402,258 9,578 42

 Weeden's Plantation Darkey Savings

80,538 1,918 42

 U.S. and Spain

423,065 10,319 41

 Elephant Three Stars

44,584 1,087 41

 Owl, Slot in Book

25,751 628 41

 Dentist

428,082 10,702 40

 Bull Dog Savings, Clockwork

294,591 7,365 40

 Football, English

213,464 5,337 40

 Multiplying

158,483 3,962 40

 Uncle Remus

409,217 10,493 39

 Peg Leg Beggar

167,055 4,469 38

 Bill E. Grin

122,326 3,219 38

 Hoop-La

90,835 2,390 38

 Bear and Tree Stump

40,630 1,069 38

 Bull Dog, Standing, Coin on Tongue

39,342 1,035 38

 Butting Buffalo

375,423 10,147 37

 Milking Cow

233,022 6,473 36

 Bird on Roof

114,654 3,185 36

 Picture Gallery

611,558 17,473 35

 Independence Hall Tower

72,255 2,064 35

 New Creedmoor

34,377 1,011 34

 Circus

463,454 14,044 33

 Bureau, wood (multiple variations)

18,077 548 33

 Kiltie, Harper of England

110,451 3,452 32

 Snap It

25,051 783 32

 Hold the Fort

264,962 8,832 30

 Initiating, Second Degree (goat, frog, old man)

180,946 6,032 30

 Jumbo on Wheels

79,768 2,659 30

 Memorial Money Box, Bell

75,091 2,503 30

 Tabby

47,151 1,572 30

 Butting Goat

47,068 1,569 30

 Tank and Cannon, English, Starkie's

22,973 766 30

 Monkey and Parrot, Tin, German

12,142 419 29

 Joe Socko Novelty, Tin - 1930's

10,224 353 29

 Bread Winners

657,577 23,485 28

 Atlas 

223,387 7,978 28

 Patronize the Blind Man and His Dog

329,021 12,186 27

 Globe Savings Fund

146,522 5,427 27

 Circus Ticket Collector

77,201 2,969 26

 Initiating, First Degree

367,114 14,685 25

 Afghanistan

191,602 7,664 25

 Girl in Victorian Chair

147,201 5,888 25

 Uncle Sam Bust

83,057 3,045 25

 Mama Katzenjammer

310,942 12,956 24

 Cupola

216,060 9,003 24

 Pump and Bucket

85,257 3,552 24

 Boy and Bulldog

83,455 3,477 24

 Confectionery

435,399 18,930 23

 Tommy, John Harper & Co. England

105,425 4,584 23

 Gem Registering

69,016 3,001 23

 Pistol

31,218 1,357 23

 Saluting Sailor, Tin, Germany

25,989 1,130 23

 Safety Locomotive, Train

24,151 1,050 23

 Columbian Magic

8,995 391 23

 Wireless

6,240 271 23

 Royal Trick Elephant, Tin, German

35,667 1,621 22

 Sentry, Tin, German

24,189 1,100 22

 Chimpanzee

379,553 18,074 21

 Octagonal Fort

218,756 10,417 21

 Little Jocko Musical Bank

60,331 2,873 21

 Clown, Harlequin and Columbine

736,690 36,835 20

 Ferris Wheel

172,233 8,612 20

Snake and Frog in Pond, Tin, German

68,250 3,413 20

 Fortune Teller Savings

24,038 1,202 20

 Owl, Slot in Head, Blinkey

23,480 1,174 20

 Monkey with Tray, Tin, German

10,690 535 20

 Scotchman, Germany, tin

19,342 967 20

 Bonzo, German, tin

46,676 2,457 19

 Woodpecker, German, tin

44,902 2,363 19

 Rabbit Standing, Large

41,639 2,192 19

 Beehive, Registering

16,478 867 19

 Calumet, tin

3,626 191 19

 Roller Skating

1,006,770 55,932 18

 Giant in Tower

209,851 11,658 18

 Billy Goat

56,533 3,141 18

 Elephant Locked Howdah

43,715 2,429 18

 Harold Lloyd, Tin, German, Circa 1920

35,262 1,959 18

 William Tell, Australian, 1950's

11,387 633 18

 Lucky Wheel Money Box, Tin, English

7,040 391 18

 Signal Cabin, Tin, German

5,820 323 18

 Dog Tray

81,543 4,797 17

 Thrifty Tom's Jigger, Tin

23,714 1,395 17

 Jolly Joe Clown, Tin, German

15,697 923 17

 Merry-Go-Round, semi-mechanical

13,838 814 17

 Elephant Swings Trunk, Large

3,920 231 17

 Merry-Go-Round

998,319 62,395 16

 Shoot the Chute

222,912 13,932 16

 Fowler (Sportsman)

150,954 9,435 16

 Bismark Pig, cast iron & lead

127,937 7,996 16

 Guessing, Man's Figure

106,409 6,651 16

 Cross Leg Minstrel, Tin, German

28,453 1,778 16

 Bank of Education and Economy

16,621 1,039 16

 Chandlers

9,056 566 16

 Popeye Knockout, Tin

7,950 497 16

 Home, Tin, Morrison's

5,257 329 16

 Elephant Swings Trunk, Small

2,529 158 16

 North Pole

422,533 28,169 15

 Springing Cat

369,610 24,641 15

 Light of Asia

82,503 5,500 15

 Bucking Goat Bank, Miniature (mule)

46,235 3,082 15

Dapper Dan, Tin

26,291 1,753 15

 Grenadier, English

19,227 1,282 15

 Crescent Cash Register

8,726 582 15

 Perfection Registering

200,865 14,348 14

  Butting Ram

133,168 9,512 14

 Automatic Coin Savings

47,183 3,370 14

 Clever Dick, Tin, German

26,150 1,868 14

 Buffalo, Trick, twist tail

15,482 1,106 14

 Alms Box, with nodding child

7,690 549 14

 National, Your Savings, Cash Register

6,636 474 14

 Called Out

175,650 13,512 13

 Coin Registering

110,294 8,484 13

 Smyth X-Ray

54,208 4,170 13

 Magie, Tin, German

46,748 4,022 13

 Hindu

41,139 3,165 13

 Little Moe

26,700 2,054 13

 Clown and Dog, Tin, German

18,190 1,399 13

 Treasure Chest Music Box, 1930's

6,308 485 13

 Globe, Eagle on Top

5,890 453 13

 Giant

263,580 21,965 12

 Wimbledon

166,648 13,887 12

 Bull and Bear Bank

148,132 12,344 12

 Punch and Judy, English

55,421 4,618 12

 Five Cents Adding

20,122 1,677 12

 Clown, Arched Top, Tin, English

3,224 269 12

 American Bank (Sewing Machine)

194,250 17,659 11

 Carnival (circa 1930)

152,191 13,836 11

 Chronometer

99,516 9,047 11

 Piano

22,699 2,064 11

 Uncle Tom, no star, Lapels

17,265 1,570 11

 Volunteer

12,183 1,108 11

 Greedy 'N' Boy, Aluminum, New Zealand

10,338 940 11

 Chimpanzee, French, white metal

5,097 510 10

 Electric Safe

2,920 292 10

 Hawaii Pineapple (1958)

2,567 257 10

 U.S. Bank

154,278 15,428 10

 Robot Bank, Aluminum, English

48,558 4,856 10

 Bear, Slot in Chest

25,255 2,526 10

 United States Bank, Safe

22,035 2,204 10

 Mary Roebling, Trenton Trust

9,350 935 10

 Bamboula, French

7,568 757 10

 Kick Inn, Wood

2,287 229 10

 Savo, Tin

2,155 216 10

 Germania Exchange, cast iron, lead, tin

422,363 46,929 9

 Baby Elephant Unlocks at X O'Clock

132,180 14,687 9

 Monkey - Coin in Stomach

54,179 6,020 9

 Jolly "N", Standing (aluminum. Australia)

34,003 3,778 9

 Pay Phone

15,334 1,704 9

 Sambo Bank, England

9,827 1,092 9

 Dolls Head

5,359 595 9

 Fun Producing Savings, Tin, Circa 1918

4,230 470 9

 Jonah and the Whale, Jonah on Pedestal

797,100 99,637 8

 National

146,728 18,341 8

 John Bull's Money Box

144,805 18,101 8

 Queen Victoria Bust, Brass, English

82,783 10,348 8

 Darky Bust, Tin, German, Circa 1907

15,197 1,900 8

 Time Registering

9,539 1,192 8

 Betsy Ross (1976 limited edition)

3,289 411 8

 Globe on Arc

2,063 258 8

 Burnette Postman, Tin, English, Circa 1927

1,888 236 8

 Clown, Chein, Tin, circa 1930

1,626 203 8

 Recording

1,463 209 7

 Red Riding Hood

256,785 36,684 7

 Mickey Mouse, Pull on His Ear, German

172,240 24,606 7

 Motor

137,488 19,641 7

 Camera

101,403 14,486 7

 Clown Bust, English

74,175 10,596 7

 Elephant with Tusks on Wheels (no howdah)

41,172 5,882 7

 Fortune Horse Race "Savings Bank", Tin

34,465 5,086 7

 British Clown Bank, Tin, German

32,421 4,632 7

 Musical Church, German, Wood

23,939 3,420 7

 Ten Cent Adding

22,181 3,169 7

 Give Me a Penny

20,118 2,874 7

 Bonzo, German, white metal / lead

17,275 2,468 7

 Cowboy with Tray, Tin, German

11,213 1,602 7

 Automatic Fortune Savings, tin, English

10,952 1,565 7

 Archie Andrews, Aluminum

1,966 281 7

 Trick Savings, Tollner, Wood

1,078 154 7

 Freedman's

909,813 151,636 6

 Mikado

774,750 129,125 6

 Chinaman in Boat

351,160 58,527 6

 Bank Teller

300,510 50,085 6

 Bowling Alley

179,835 29,973 6

 Time Lock Savings

43,527 7,255 6

 World's Banker, Tin, German

35,411 5,902 6

 Presto Savings, Mouse, Wood

34,479 5,747 6

 Alligator, Spring-Jawed, spelter

29,508 4,918 6

 Bull Dog, Tin, English, Circa 1920

27,331 4,555 6

 Freedman's Bureau, wood

10,501 1,750 6

 Trenton Trust Bank (limited Edition, 1962)

6,226 1,038 6

 Try Your Weight Scale, German, tin

5,412 902 6

 Key

5,052 842 6

 Feed the Goose, white metal

3,013 502 6

 Toutoutbox, tin

2,125 354 6

 Old Woman in the Shoe

551,525 110,305 5

 Turtle

300,900 60,180 5

 Musical Savings, Regina, Wood, German

51,265 10,253 5

 Target

48,168 9,633 5

 Feed the Kitty (circa 1935)

47,886 9,577 5

 Airplane (aluminum), English

26,615 5,323 5

 Cat, Spring-Jawed

25,328 5,066 5

 British Lion Bank, Tin, German

22,695 4,539 5

 Bear, German, tin

18,913 3,783 5

 Forty Niner with Donkey

8,178 1,636 5

 Whale, white metal, 1930's

3,985 797 5

 Registering Dime Savings Bank

3,840 768 5

 Jitney, Tin

2,155 431 5

 Thrifty Animal, Tin

2,113 423 5

 Magic Safe, German, tin

1,329 266 5

 Zentral Sparkasse, Sheet Metal, German

1,250 250 5

 Preacher in the Pulpit

534,330 133,583 4

 Schley Bottling Up Cervera

102,600 25,650 4

 Indian Chief

81,980 20,495 4

 Target In Vestibule

75,203 18,801 4

 Alligator in Trough (Blowpipe)

57,478 14,370 4

 Winner Savings

64,765 16,191 4

 Tiger, German, tin

60,755 15,189 4

 Donkey - Spring-Jawed, German white metal

29,978 7,495 4

 Musical Cupid at Piano

27,150 6.788 4

 Fortune Telling Bank, English, tin

26,868 6,717 4

 African Native, German, tin

26,690 6,673 4

 Bull Tosses Boy in Well, bronze

24,999 6,250 4

 Watch, Dime Disappears

14,575 3,644 4

 Parrot, Spring Jawed, German, white metal

14,391 3,598 4

 Bird In Cage, German, tin

13,818 3,454 4

 Boston Lion, brass and glass

13,228 3,307 4

 Monkey Face, Arched Top, Tin, English

11,558 2,890 4

 Cat and Mouse, cat standing

11,446 2,862 4

 Musical Savings, Swiss, tin, 1923

10,274 2,569 4

 Elephant, Made in Canada

5,078 1,270 4

 Bear Standing

4,178 1,045 4

 Clown, Tin, English, White Face

2,708 677 4

 Clown, Tin, English, Black Face

2,193 548 4

 Dog, I Hear A Call

541 135 4

 Darky and Watermelon

820,000 273,333 3

 Ding Dong Bell

242,300 8,077 3

 Clown on Bar

202,625 67,542 3

 Seek Him Frisk

181,750 60,583 3

 Wishbone Bank, lead

134,725 44,908 3

 Bowing Man in Cupola

119,125 39,708 3

 Automatic Savings Bank, Tin, German

77,275 25,758 3

 Flip the Frog, German, tin

76,100 25,366 3

 Indiana Paddle Wheel

52,600 17,533 3

 Liberty Bell - Musical, Centennial 1776-1876

50,650 16,883 3

 Symphonion Musical Savings Bank

48,100 16,033 3

 Trick Donkey

41,203 13,734 3

 Lehmann London Tower, tin

41,050 13,683 3

 Musical Savings, Symphonion, German

39,306 13,102 3

 Monkey, Spring-Jawed, Ger., white metal

31,670 10,557 3

 Frog in Den (toad)

19,385 6,462 3

 Clown - Nodding, white metal and brass

13,230 4,410 3

 Two Ducks, lead

13,063 7,688 3

 20th Century Savings Bank

12,575 4,192 3

 Hall's Liliput, no tray

11,944 3,981 3

 Bull, Horns Move (converted still bank)

5,318 1,773 3

 Watch, Stamped Face

2,595 865 3

 Crowing Rooster, Tin, German

2,453 818 3

 Jumbo, Made in Canada

2,385 795 3

 Keene Savings Bank, tin

2,150 717 3

 Elephant Howdah with Tusks on Wheels

2,002 667 3

 Lost Dog

2,302 767 3

 Administration Building - Columbian Expo.

737 246 3

 Darkey Fisherman

503,500 251,750 2

 Zig Zag

399,500 199,750 2

 Old Aunt Dinah and The Fairy - Pattern

169,750 84,875 2

 Japanese Ball Tosser, tin

140,000 70,000 2

 Bow-ery Bank

122,250 61,125 2

 Time Is Money

98,880 49,440 2

 King Aqua Bank

75,875 37,938 2

 Coolie, Spanish, lead

68,100 34,050 2

 Empire Cinema, Tin, Germany

49,215 24,607 2

 Frog on Arched Track, tin

45,300 22,650 2

 Viennese Soldier, iron and wood

36,800 18,400 2

 Long May It Wave

36,400 18,200 2

 Rival

36,775 18,387 2

 Sam Segal's Aim to Save

27,705 13,853 2

 Rabbit Spring Jaw, Germany - circa 1920

27,610 13,805 2

 Shoot That Hat

24,630 12,315 2

 Musical Savings, Easel Back, Wood, German

19,550 9,775 2

 Regina Musical Savings Bank

19,550 9,775 2

 Weight Lifter, Bing, Tin

15,960 7,975 2

 Musical Savings - You Pay - I Play

12,100 6,050 2

 Blacksmith Bank, German, Tin & Lead

11,213 5,607 2

 Lion, German, tin

10,469 5,235 2

 Old Mother Hubbard, German, tin

10,448 5,224 2

 Toilette Bank, German, tin

9,100 4,550 2

 Chimney Sweep, tin, German

8,805 4,403 2

 Child's Self Adding

8,900 4,450 2

 Musical Savings, Wood, Swiss

8,200 4,100 2

 Dog Nodding, Tin, German, Circa 1900-1910

7,670 3,835 2

 Somersaulting Clown, England, Tin, 1930

7,440 3,720 2

 Fortune Savings Bank, England, tin

4,700 2,350 2

 Darky in the Chimney, Circa late 1800

4,621 2,311 2

 Columbian Recording

4,505 2,253 2

 Cockatoo Pelican, German, tin

4,332 2,166 2

 Sailor, Tin, German

3,830 1,915 2

 Hall's Liliput, no tray, narrow building

3,751 1,876 2

 Mottoes, Wood

3,145 1,573 2

 Barking Dog, Wood

3,130 1,565 2

 Elephant No Stars

2,692 1,346 2

 Barrel with Arms (converted still bank)

2,515 1,258 2

 Sailor Face, Arched Top, Tin, German

2,358 1,179 2

 Carousel

2,145 1,073 2

 Record Money Box, Tin

1,620 810 2

 Musical Nursery Rhyme Bank, Wood

1,338 669 2

 Clock Registering, tin

1,093 547 2

 "Kiddies" Fare Box, Canadian, tin

958 479 2

 Education and Economy

934 467 2

 Daruma - San, Japanese, wood

624 312 2

 Baby in Egg

589 295 2

 Elephant Howdah with Tusks

483 242 2

 Thrifty Scotsman, Wood

281 141 2

 Coasting Bank

265,500 265,500 1

 Presto - Penny Changes to Quarter

103,500 103,500 1

 Hall's Empire, handmade sample

88,125 88,125 1

 Mickey Mouse - Accordion, German, tin

48,875 48,875 1

 Twin Bank, bronze

36,000 36,000 1

 U.S. Soldier, Cuban Protected

29,375 29,375 1

 Safe Deposit Bank, Elephant, tin

25,875 25,875 1

 Horse, paws ground

24,000 24,000 1

 Prussian Marksman

23,085 23,085 1

 Music

18,400 18,400 1

 Berlin Tower, Lehmann, tin

17,850 17,850 1

 Mandarin, tin, German

16,800 16,800 1

 Happy Clown, Tin

16,680 16,680 1

 Snow White, tin, Germany

14,760 14,760 1

 Golliwog, Tin, Germany

13,200 13,200 1

 Germania on Sheet Metal Base

12,925 12,925 1

 German Sportsman, iron and wood

12,650 12,650 1

 Battleship Cincinnati

10,925 10,925 1

 Sentry - Bugler, German, tin

10,925 10,925 1

 Jack and the Beanstalk

10,800 10,800 1

 Bunker Hill

10,620 10,620 1

 Girl Feeding Geese, German, tin

10,350 10,350 1

 Humpty Dumpty on Wall

9,775 9,775 1

 Double Your Money, nickel plated brass

9,600 9,600 1

 Alligator Hunt, Tin

9,000 9,000 1

 Bulldog, Spring-Jawed, Ger., white metal

8,625 8,625 1

 Lighthouse, Eddystone, English, 1904, C.I.

8,400 8,400 1

 Taxi Cab Registering, Tin, German

8,400 8,400 1

 German Soldier, stained brass over lead

7,963 7,963 1

 Feeding Geese, Bing, diecast figures

7,800 7,800 1

 Lion Tamer, Tin

7,800 7,800 1

 Court Jester Bank, France, Circa 1895

7,898 7,898 1

 Man in Garden, Tin, Germany

7,380 7,380 1

 Jack in the Box Album, wood/paper/cloth

7,350 7,350 1

 Boy Hammering on Barrel, Bailey, Prototype

7,200 7,200 1

 Spring-Jawed Dog, White Metal, German

7,150 7,150 1

 School Teacher, Germany, tin

6,600 6,600 1

 Funny Tom, French, Circa 1920

6,435 6,435 1

 Magic Man Elephant, American, only one

6,300 6,300 1

 Blacksmith, lead Pattern

6,000 6,000 1

 Bowing Man in Cupola, lead

6,000 6,000 1

 Humpty Dumpty, tin, egg shaped, glasses

5,700 5,700 1

 German Tower Bank

5,058 5,058 1

 Book-Keeper's Magic Bank, tin

4,888 4,888 1

 Policeman, German, tin

4,888 4,888 1

 Farmer Feeding Cow, tin

4,800 4,800 1

 Nodding (dog), Tin, Germany

4,675 4,675 1

 Giant, English, Tin

4,425 4,425 1

 Time is Money, Recording

4,320 4,320 1

 Hall's Yankee Notion

4,025 4,025 1

 Cat Chases Mouse (not production bank)

3,600 3,600 1

 Circo Equestre, Spain, Tin

3,600 3,600 1

 Spanish Minstrel, Spain, Tin

3,480 3,480 1

 Donkey and Silo, Tin, German

3,450 3,450 1

 Grenadier with Flag, aluminum

3,290 3,290 1

 Woman at Church, Tin, Diecast, Paper

3,075 3,075 1

 Gypsy Fortune Telling Bank, German, Tin

3,000 3,000 1

 Jolly Joe Clown, Brazilian

3,000 3,000 1

 Cleveland Banking Co., South

2,975 2,975 1

 Man with Feather In Cap

2,588 2,588 1

 One Cent Adding

2,360 2,360 1

 Pig - Walter Chrysler

2,300 2,300 1

 Liberty Bell - Eagle Finial

2,070 2,070 1

 You Pay - I Play, Musical

1,900 1,900 1

 Clown Somersaulting, English, Tin

1,800 1,800 1

 Nickel Savings Bank

1,800 1,800 1

 "Surprise" Money Box, England, 1920's

1,800 1,800 1

 Watch, Bailey's Trick, lead

1,800 1,800 1

 Clown Musician, tin, German

1,680 1,680 1

 Umbrella, brass and cloth

1,610 1,610 1

 Automatic Surprise Money Box, wood

1,380 1,380 1

 Penny on the Drum, English, tin

1,311 1,311 1

 Kingfisher, Spring Jaw, Spelter

1,200 1,200 1

 Organ Grinder, Germany, Figure in suit

1,200 1,200 1

 Hammond's Centennial

1,150 1,150 1

 Ideal Bureau, tin

978 978 1

 Chinese Conjurer, wood

900 900 1

 Windmill, Tin

900 900 1

 Hindu, Tin

896 896 1

 Afro Magic Safe, German, 1920, tin

780 780 1

 Water Well Pump, wood, gravity

708 708 1

 Watch Dog Savings, wood

690 690 1

Toboggan, Silver with Clock

677 677 1

 Fidelity Trust

632 632 1

 Bear, Surly Bruin

522 522 1

 Surly Bruin, standing bear, name on side

510 510 1

 Lighthouse - Small, white metal

460 460 1

 Magic Clock Savings, tin

403 403 1

 Minstrel, English, Chad Valley, tin

390 390 1

 Child in Egg

385 385 1

 Pig, slot in back

357 357 1

 Gray Dunn's Postman, Tin, English

302 302 1

 Child's Bank, wood

201 201 1

 Elephant, English, tin

173 173 1

 Child's Bank - Clarks, wood

115 115 1

 Elephant, English, tin

173 173 1
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Total $

Avg. $

# Sold

 Total for October 1993 through January 2017

$52,806,691 $4,101 12,877

The listing above provides an approximate availability guide. 316 banks with more than three
sales, 28 with three sales, 50 with sales of two, and 86 with just one sale. Some banks
sales are for the same example of a bank that was bought and resold during the 22
years covered by the above listing.

 

Listing of Individual banks sales with date of sale, condition, and 
price that was used to compile the above list can be found at:
 
 A to C    D to H    I to O    P to Z    A to Z

 Click here for number of banks sold and $ totals by year.

Information courtesy of:

Bertoia Auctions
2141 DeMarco Drive
Vineland, NJ  08360
(856) 692-8697
  Toys@BertoiaAuctions.com

Morphy Auctions
2000 N. Reading Road
Denver, PA  17517
(717) 335-3435
  Morphy@MorphyAuctions.com

RSL Auctions
Box 635
Oldwick, NJ 08858
(908) 236-7474
rsl_auctions@earthlink.net

    Sales at the annual M.B.C.A. Convention Auction, sales by other auction
    firms, private transactions, and sales of the following major collections that
    sold prior to 1994 are not included in the above data.

 

              Walter Chrysler Collection was sold in 1955, 201 lots, $47,832
              Ed Mosler Collection was sold in 1982, 652 banks, $600,000
              Perelman Toy Museum was sold in 1988, 316 banks, $1,650,000
              Hegarty Collection was sold privately in 1988.
              Bill Norman Collection was sold in 1991, 365 banks, $2,200,000

 

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