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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)

$367,560

$   724

508

Vending, Tin  (includes dozens of variations)

248,201 790 314

Tammany

203,639 874 233

Eagle and Eaglets

290,570 1,411 206

Hall's Excelsior

181,021 914 198

Owl, Turns Head

256,569 1,329 193

I Always Spise A Mule, Boy on Bench

398,015 2,073 192

Punch and Judy

465,166 2,461 189

Darktown Battery

632,625 3,634 179

Creedmoor

189,442 1,058 179

Speaking Dog

420,591 2,363 178

William Tell

188,685 1,060 178

Artillery

298,198 1,754 170

Teddy and the Bear

307,027 1,828 168

Novelty

291,754 1,768 165

I Always Spise A Mule, Jockey

370,071 2,257 164

Cabin

131,012 840 156

Dinah

134,552 868 155

Chief Big Moon, (Wigwam)

469,391 3,193 147

Bad Accident 

366,167 2,491 147

Trick Dog, Solid Base

98,399 679 145

Bulldog, Standing, coin on nose, pull tail

245,721 1,807 136

Dog on Turntable

194,876 1,433 136

Uncle Sam

449,575 3,512 128

Lion and Two Monkeys

275,190 2,150 128

Frog on Round Base (Lattice)

207,150 1,657 125

Jonah and the Whale

423,151 3,396 124

Mule Entering Barn

172,065 1,410 122

Paddy and the Pig

398,272 3,292 121

Organ Bank, Cat and Dog

122,842 1,024 120

Humpty Dumpty

227,238 1,910 119

Trick Pony

223,220 1,892 118

Indian Shooting Bear

367,227 3,139 117

Trick Dog, Six Part Base

177,820 1,546 115

Clown on Globe

386,950 3,394 114

Stump Speaker

300,457 2,636 114

Boy on Trapeze

322,738 3,016 107

Two Frogs

316,137 3,012 105

Magic

331,688 3,189 104

Leap Frog

274,554 2,640 104

Mason and Hod Carrier

579,637 5,855 99

Santa Claus at Chimney

166,026 1,677 99

Hall's Liliput, with tray

227,244 2,343 97

Monkey

112,275 1,157 97

Elephant and Three Clowns

238,775 2,513 95

Organ Bank, Monkey, Medium

148,381 1,631 91

Rooster

95,790 1,052 91

World's Fair, Columbus

226,781 2,577 88

Mammy and Child with Spoon

745,326 8,980 83

Cat & Mouse, cat balancing

309,509 3,775 82

Zoo

171,551 2,144 80

Elephant Howdah, Pull Tail

60,401 755 80

Boy Scout Camp

565,482 7,344 77

Monkey and Coconut

275,022 3,572 77

Pelican

220,939 2,986 74

Reclining Chinaman

369,164 5,127 72

Hen and Chick

312,746 4,405 71

Magician

349,196 4,989 70

Organ Bank, Boy and Girl

141,623 2,023 70

Boys Stealing Watermelon

264,981 3,955 67

Presto

31,592 472 67

Pig in Highchair

75,132 1,138 66

Elephant Howdah, Man Pops Out

58,575 888 66

Little Joe

27,137 417 65

Frog on Rock

75,118 1,174 64

Organ Bank, Monkey, Miniature

150,802 2,394 63

Toad on Stump

92,162 1,463 63

Watch Dog Safe

112,239 1,840 61

Calamity

1,143,742 19,385 59

Professor Pug Frog's Great Bicycle Feat

775,432 13,143 59

Horse Race

704,651 12,315 58

Minstrel, German, tin

42,065 725 58

Rabbit in Cabbage, Floppy Ears

81,569 1,431 57

Organ Grinder and Performing Bear

405,261 7,237 56

Gem

68,137 1,239 55

Acrobat

287,807 5,330 54

Boy Robbing Bird's Nest

532,938 10,055 53

Home

158,152 2,984 53

Lion Hunter

441,532 8,657 51

Uncle Tom, with Star

63,451 1,269 50

New

129,121 2,635 49

Panorama

681,313 14,194 48

Mosque

132,867 2,768 48

Girl Skipping Rope

1,155,945 24,595 47

Rabbit Standing, Small

59,790 1,272 47

Lighthouse

1900,699 4,146 46

U.S. and Spain

442,010 9,822 45

Multiplying

162,283 3,606 45

Owl, Slot in Book

26,480 616 45

Squirrel and Tree Stump

404,008 9,182 44

Bull Dog Savings, Clockwork

311,112 7,071 44

Weeden's Plantation Darkey Savings

81,627 1,855 44

Dentist

449,752 10,459 43

Football, English

216,127 5,026 43

Elephant Three Stars

44,914 1,069 42

Bill E. Grin

126,913 3,022 42

Bear and Tree Stump

43,700 1,040 42

Uncle Remus

414,617 10,365 40

Peg Leg Beggar

169,532 4,238 40

Hoop-La

92,719 2,318 40

Bull Dog, Standing, Coin on Tongue

40,662 1,017 40

Butting Buffalo

380,463 9,755 39

Bird on Roof

118,014 3,106 38

Independence Hall Tower

74,945 1,972 38

Milking Cow

234,744 6,344 37

Picture Gallery

611,558 17,473 35

Circus

465,486 13,691 34

Kiltie, Harper of England

111,771 3,302 34

New Creedmoor

34,377 1,011 34

Tabby

49,251 1,492 33

Bureau, Wood (multiple variations)

18,077 548 33

Hold the Fort

280,922 8,779 32

Butting Goat

48,649 1,520  32

Snap It

25,051 783 32

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

184,246 5,943 31

Memorial Money Box, Bell

75,931 2,449 31

Tank and Cannon, English, Starkie's

23,286 751 31

Monkey and Parrot, Tin, German

12,537 404 31

Atlas 

230,325 7,678 30

Globe Savings Fund

153,242 5,108 30

Jumbo on Wheels

79,768 2,659 30

Joe Socko Novelty, Tin - 1930's

10,644 355 30

Bread Winners

676,027 24,144 28

Patronize the Blind Man and His Dog

331,181 11,828 28

Circus Ticket Collector

79,301 2,832 28

Initiating, First Degree

371,757 13,898 27

Afghanistan

201,637 7,468 27

Mama Katzenjammer

318,802 12,261 26

Uncle Sam Bust

83,660 3,218 26

Girl in Victorian Chair

147,201 5,888 25

Pump and Bucket

86,277 3,451 25

Gem Registering

70,636 2,825 25

Saluting Sailor, Tin, Germany

26,859 1,074 25

Confectionery

443,199 18,466 24

Cupola

216,060 9,003 24

Boy and Bulldog

83,455 3,477 24

Sentry, Tin, German

24,921 1,038 24

Safety Locomotive, Train

24,391 1,016 24

Ferris Wheel

186,033 8,088 23

Tommy, John Harper & Co. England

105,425 4,584 23

Royal Trick Elephant, Tin, German

36,447 1,585 23

Pistol

31,218 1,357 23

Columbian Magic

8,995 391 23

Wireless

6,240 271 23

Clown, Harlequin and Columbine

741,978 33,736 22

Octagonal Fort

220,109 10,005 22

Little Jocko Musical Bank

62,611 2,846 22

Rabbit Standing, Large

45,885 2,084 22

Fortune Teller Savings

25,201 1,146 22

Chimpanzee

379,553 18,074 21

Snake and Frog in Pond, Tin, German

69,810 3,324 21

Owl, Slot in Head, Blinkey

23,665 1,127 21

Elephant Locked Howdah

49,835 2,492 20

Woodpecker, German, tin

47,320 2,366 20

Scotchman, Germany, tin

19,342 967 20

Monkey with Tray, Tin, German

10,690 535 20

Giant in Tower

220,051 11,581 19

Guessing, Man's Figure

119,099 6,268 19

Bonzo, German, tin

46,676 2,457 19

Jolly Joe Clown, Tin, German

16,486 868 19

Beehive, Registering

16,478 867 19

Lucky Wheel Money Box, Tin, English

7,280 383 19

Calumet, tin

3,626 191 19

Roller Skating

1,006,770 55,932 18

Dog Tray

85,023 4,724 18

Billy Goat

56,533 3,141 18

Harold Lloyd, Tin, German, Circa 1920

35,262 1,959 18

Cross Leg Minstrel, Tin, German

31,273 1,737 18

Thrifty Tom's Jigger, Tin

24,614 1,367 18

Bank of Education and Economy

19,021 1,057 18

Merry-Go-Round, semi-mechanical

14,318 795 18

William Tell, Australian, 1950's

11,387 633 18

Signal Cabin, Tin, German

5,820 323 18

Merry-Go-Round

1,015,119 59,713 17

Shoot the Chute

227,112 13,359 17

Fowler (Sportsman)

156,654 9,215 17

Chandlers

9,506 559 17

Elephant Swings Trunk, Small

3,969 233 17

Elephant Swings Trunk, Large

3,920 231 17

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

Popeye Knockout, Tin

7,950 497 16

Home, Tin, Morrison's

5,257 329 16

North Pole

422,533 28,169 15

Springing Cat

369,610 24,641 15

Coin Registering

120,134 8,009 15

Automatic Coin Savings

48,905 3,260 15

Clever Dick, Tin, German

27,110 1,807 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

Magie, Tin, German

51,848 3,703 14

Hindu

42,929 3,067 14

Clown and Dog, Tin, German

18,670 1,334 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

Bull and Bear Bank

151,492 11,653 13

Little Moe

26,700 2,054 13

Five Cents Adding

20,392 1,569 13

Treasure Chest Music Box, 1930's

6,308 485 13

Giant

263,580 21,965 12

American Bank (Sewing Machine)

211,470 17,623 12

Wimbledon

166,648 13,887 12

Chronometer

102,516 8,543 12

Punch and Judy, English

55,421 4,618 12

Piano

23,868 1,989 12

Volunteer

13,503 1,125 12

Greedy 'N' Boy, Aluminum, New Zealand

10,433 869 12

Clown, Arched Top, Tin, English

3,224 269 12

Germania Exchange, cast iron, lead, tin

486,048 44,095 11

Carnival (circa 1930)

152,191 13,836 11

United States Bank, Safe

23,715 2,156 11

Uncle Tom, no star, Lapels

17,265 1,570 11

Sambo Bank, England

10,952 996 11

Mary Roebling, Trenton Trust

9,699 882 11

Electric Safe

3,112 283 11

Hawaii Pineapple (1958)

2,853 259 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

Bamboula, French

7,568 757 10

Chimpanzee, French, white metal

5,097 510 10

Kick Inn, Wood

2,287 229 10

Savo, Tin

2,155 216 10

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

Betsy Ross (1976 limited edition)

3,966 441 9

Recording

2,243 249 9

Jonah and the Whale, Jonah on Pedestal

797,100 99,637 8

Mickey Mouse, Pull on His Ear, German

181,840 22,730 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

British Clown Bank, Tin, German

36,321 4,540 8

Ten Cent Adding

23,081 2,885 8

Give Me a Penny

22,638 2,830 8

Bonzo, German, white metal / lead

18,595 2,468 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

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

Red Riding Hood

256,785 36,684 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 Lion Bank, Tin, German

29,355 4,194 7

Musical Church, German, Wood

23,939 3,420 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

Tiger, German, tin

81,995 13,666 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

Bear, German, tin

18,913 3,783 5

Forty Niner with Donkey

8,178 1,636 5

Clown, Tin, English, White Face

4,028 806 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

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, 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

Two Ducks, lead

13,063 7,688 3

Weightlifter, Bing, Tin

21,188 7,062 3

Frog in Den (toad)

19,385 6,462 3

Clown - Nodding, white metal and brass

13,230 4,410 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

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

Book-Keeper's Magic Bank, tin

8,271 4,136 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

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

6,240 2,080 3

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 Nov. 2017

$54,365,468 $3,976 13,673

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 one or
more times 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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