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Mechanical Bank Transactions
  Archive listing totals from October 1993 through March 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)

$358,881

$   737

487

 Vending, Tin  (includes dozens of variations)

229,289 752 305

 Tammany

199,949 889 225

 Eagle and Eaglets

279,099 1,410 198

 Hall's Excelsior

177,285 919 193

 Owl, Turns Head

253,117 1,361 186

 Punch and Judy

454,132 2,455 185

 I Always Spise A Mule, Boy on Bench

392,179 2,120 185

 Speaking Dog

412,371 2,384 173

 William Tell

185,009 1,069 173

 Darktown Battery

608,728 3,581 170

 Creedmoor

185,609 1,092 170

 Teddy and the Bear

303,534 1,851 164

 Artillery

290,199 1,802 163

 I Always Spise A Mule, Jockey

366,683 2,306 159

 Novelty

283,405 1,782 159

 Cabin

127,431 844 151

 Dinah

130,796 896 146

 Bad Accident 

359,484 2,496 144

 Chief Big Moon, (Wigwam)

458,173 3,204 143

 Trick Dog, Solid Base

95,654 678 141

 Dog on Turntable

189,941 1,450 131

 Bull Dog, Standing, coin on nose, pull tail

238,952 1,867 130

 Lion and Two Monkeys

272,088 2,194 124

 Uncle Sam

440,816 3,608 122

 Frog on Round Base (Lattice)

202,068 1,670 121

 Jonah and the Whale

408,746 3,435 119

 Humpty Dumpty

225,218 1,925 117

 Paddy and the Pig

393,932 3,396 116

 Mule Entering Barn

163,040 1,406 116

 Organ Bank, Cat and Dog

119,471 1,030 116

 Trick Pony

220,640 1,919 115

 Indian Shooting Bear

356,677 3,129 114

 Trick Dog, Six Part Base

174,070 1,554 112

 Stump Speaker

290,482 3,468 111

 Clown on Globe

377,970 3,468 109

 Boy on Trapeze

315,062 3,001 105

 Two Frogs

309,618 3,066 101

 Magic

324,068 3,241 100

 Leap Frog

256,779 2,594 99

 Mason and Hod Carrier

578,113 5,899 98

 Hall's Liliput, with tray

226,844 2,363 96

 Santa Claus at Chimney

162,798 1,696 96

 Monkey

109,589 1,166 94

 Elephant and Three Clowns

232,983 2,560 91

 Organ Bank, Monkey, Medium

146,042 1,679 87

 Rooster

93,069 1,073 87

 World's Fair, Columbus

224,778 2,644 85

 Mammy and Child with Spoon

741,426 9,153 81

 Zoo

169,614 2,175 78

 Cat & Mouse, cat balancing

298,697 3,879 77

 Elephant Howdah, Pull Tail

59,621 774 77

 Boy Scout Camp

546,300 7,484 73

 Monkey and Coconut

261,812 3,636 72

 Pelican

218,096 3,072 71

 Reclining Chinaman

366,464 5,161 71

 Hen and Chick

309,746 4,425 70

 Magician

337,946 4,970 68

 Organ Bank, Boy and Girl

135,920 2,029 67

 Presto

30,973 477 65

 Pig in Highchair

74,652 1,148 65

 Boys Stealing Watermelon

256,881 4,014 64

 Little Joe

26,627 423\ 63

 Frog on Rock

73,528 1,218 62

 Elephant Howdah, Man Pops Out

56,256 907 62

 Organ Bank, Monkey, Miniature

149,531 2,451 61

 Watch Dog Safe

111,870 1,865 60

 Toad on Stump

89,953 1,499 60

 Calamity

1,130,842 19,839 57

 Professor Pug Frog's Great Bicycle Feat

766,874 13,454 57

 Horse Race

701,891 12,314 57

 Minstrel, German, tin

41,585 730 57

 Rabbit in Cabbage, Floppy Ears

80,733 1,442 55

 Home

158,152 2,984 53

 Boy Robbing Bird's Nest

528,018 10,154 52

 Organ Grinder and Performing Bear

393,694 7,571 52

 Gem

64,549 1,241 52

 Acrobat

280,547 5,501 51

 Lion Hunter

411,577 8,575 48

 Panorama

672,913 14,317 47

 New

124,841 2,656 47

 Uncle Tom, with Star

59,992 1,276 47

 Girl Skipping Rope

1,135,620 25,236 45

 Lighthouse

187,999 4,178 45

 Rabbit Standing, Small

58,636 1,303 45

 Mosque

119,609 2,718 44

 Dentist

449,752 10,459 43

 Squirrel and Tree Stump

403,147 9,376 43

 Weeden's Plantation Darkey Savings

81,258 1,890 43

 U.S. and Spain

425,705 10,136 42

 Bull Dog Savings, Clockwork

297,864 7,092 42

 Multiplying

159,923 3,808 42

 Owl, Slot in Book

26,321 627 42

 Football, English

213,940 5,218 41

 Elephant Three Stars

44,584 1,087 41

 Bill E. Grin

125,506 3,138 40

 Uncle Remus

409,217 10,493 39

 Bull Dog, Standing, Coin on Tongue

40,302 1,033 39

 Hoop-La

91,819 2,354 39

 Bear and Tree Stump

41,170 1,056 39

 Peg Leg Beggar

167,055 4,469 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

 Circus

465,486 13,691 34

 Kiltie, Harper of England

111,771 3,302 34

 New Creedmoor

34,377 1,011 34

 Bureau, wood (multiple variations)

18,077 548 33

 Snap It

25,051 783 32

 Hold the Fort

267,722 8,636 31

 Memorial Money Box, Bell

75,931 2,449 31

 Tabby

48,051 1,550 31

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

180,946 6,032 30

 Jumbo on Wheels

79,768 2,659 30

 Butting Goat

47,068 1,569 30

 Tank and Cannon, English, Starkie's

22,973 766 30

 Monkey and Parrot, Tin, German

12,357 412 30

 Atlas 

227,205 7,835 29

 Joe Socko Novelty, Tin - 1930's

10,224 353 29

 Bread Winners

676,027 24,144 28

 Patronize the Blind Man and His Dog

331,181 11,828 28

 Globe Savings Fund

149,642 5,344 28

 Circus Ticket Collector

78,221 2,897 27

 Initiating, First Degree

371,757 14,298 26

 Mama Katzenjammer

318,802 12,261 26

 Afghanistan

191,602 7,664 25

 Girl in Victorian Chair

147,201 5,888 25

 Uncle Sam Bust

83,057 3,045 25

 Gem Registering

70,636 2,825 25

 Confectionery

443,199 18,466 24

 Cupola

216,060 9,003 24

 Pump and Bucket

85,257 3,552 24

 Boy and Bulldog

83,455 3,477 24

 Saluting Sailor, Tin, Germany

26,439 1,102 24

 Safety Locomotive, Train

24,391 1,016 24

 Tommy, John Harper & Co. England

105,425 4,584 23

 Pistol

31,218 1,357 23

 Sentry, Tin, German

24,411 1,061 23

 Columbian Magic

8,995 391 23

 Wireless

6,240 271 23

 Octagonal Fort

220,109 10,005 22

 Royal Trick Elephant, Tin, German

35,667 1,621 22

 Fortune Teller Savings

25,201 1,146 22

 Clown, Harlequin and Columbine

738,595 35,171 21

 Chimpanzee

379,553 18,074 21

 Snake and Frog in Pond, Tin, German

69,810 3,324 21

 Little Jocko Musical Bank

60,331 2,873 21

 Ferris Wheel

172,233 8,612 20

 Rabbit Standing, Large

42,377 2,119 20

 Owl, Slot in Head, Blinkey

23,480 1,174 20

 Scotchman, Germany, tin

19,342 967 20

 Monkey with Tray, Tin, German

10,690 535 20

 Bonzo, German, tin

46,676 2,457 19

 Woodpecker, German, tin

44,902 2,363 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

 Jolly Joe Clown, Tin, German

16,066 893 18

 Merry-Go-Round, semi-mechanical

14,318 795 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

 Guessing, Man's Figure

110,099 6,476 17

 Dog Tray

81,543 4,797 17

 Cross Leg Minstrel, Tin, German

30,253 1,780 17

 Thrifty Tom's Jigger, Tin

23,714 1,395 17

 Bank of Education and Economy

18,181 1,069 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

 Light of Asia

84,348 5,272 16

 Bucking Goat Bank, Miniature (mule)

47,188 2,949 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

 Dapper Dan, Tin

26,291 1,753 15

 Grenadier, English

19,227 1,282 15

 Buffalo, Trick, twist tail

16,142 1,076 15

 Crescent Cash Register

8,726 582 15

 Perfection Registering

200,865 14,348 14

 Butting Ram

133,168 9,512 14

 Smyth X-Ray

61,408 4,486 14

 Automatic Coin Savings

47,183 3,370 14

 Hindu

42,929 3,067 14

 Clever Dick, Tin, German

26,150 1,868 14

 Alms Box, with nodding child

7,690 549 14

 National, Your Savings, Cash Register

6,636 474 14

 Globe, Eagle on Top

6,222 444 14

 Called Out

175,650 13,512 13

 Coin Registering

110,294 8,484 13

 Magie, Tin, German

46,748 4,022 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

 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

 Greedy 'N' Boy, Aluminum, New Zealand

10,433 869 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

 United States Bank, Safe

23,715 2,156 11

 Piano

22,699 2,064 11

 Uncle Tom, no star, Lapels

17,265 1,570 11

 Volunteer

12,183 1,108 11

 Electric Safe

3,112 283 11

 U.S. Bank

154,278 15,428 10

 Robot Bank, Aluminum, English

48,558 4,856 10

 Jolly "N", Standing (aluminum. Australia)

35,683 3,568 10

 Bear, Slot in Chest

25,255 2,526 10

 Pay Phone

16,054 1,605 10

 Sambo Bank, England

10,337 1,034 10

 Mary Roebling, Trenton Trust

9,350 935 10

 Bamboula, French

7,568 757 10

 Chimpanzee, French, white metal

5,097 510 10

 Hawaii Pineapple (1958)

2,567 257 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

 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

 Give Me a Penny

22,638 2,830 8

 Darky Bust, Tin, German, Circa 1907

15,197 1,900 8

 Automatic Fortune Savings, tin, English

12,272 1,534 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

1,853 232 8

 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

 Bonzo, German, white metal / lead

17,275 2,468 7

 Cowboy with Tray, Tin, German

11,213 1,602 7

 Key

6,072 867 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

 Musical Savings, Regina, Wood, German

59,065 9,844 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

 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

 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

 Musical Savings, Symphonion, German

39,306 11,102 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 80,767 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

 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

 Graz Clock Tower Bank, Austrian, Tin

3,480 3,480 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 April 2017

$53,380,713 $4,037 13,224

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 87 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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