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                          Mechanical Bank Collectors of America - What's New Page
 
            What's new on the MBCA web ...
                                              (click here to see previous additions)

Added to the MBCA web between September 7, 2016 and March 10, 2017
1951-1983   F. H. Griffith Mechanical Banks & Toys HOBBIES MAGAZINE articles page scans
from September 1951 through December 1983 have been updated and compiled
similar to Sy's ATW articles.

1876   Scientific American, July 15, 1876 - A New Mechanical Money Box.

  
Members pages
2015   April BANKER,  PDF
2015   August BANKER PDF
2015   December BANKER PDF

2016   April BANKER,  PDF
2016   August BANKER PDF
2016   December BANKER PDF

             We are saddened to report that MBCA member Rich Bertoia lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 19, 2016.  He was Bill Bertoia's brother and a member of Bertoia Auctions (Obituary).
     The antique toy collecting community has lost another valuable resource. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
 

Added to the MBCA web between Jan. 28, 2016 and September 6, 2016
     Listing of bank transactions at auction showing total $ spent, average $ per bank, and number of each bank sold between 1993 and 2016.
     Mechanical Recording Savings Banks Union Manufacturing & Agency Company advertising page that was in February 18th, 1907 issue of Australian ENTERPRISE Magazine.
     World's Fair Magic catalog page from 1883 Selchow and Righter jobber catalog.
     Beehive and Trunk Registering catalog page from 1883 Selchow and Righter jobber catalog.
     Bull Dog Bank on 1989 Postcard by San Diego Trust & Savings Bank, where money matters. . . but people count.
     Uncle Sam Bank on 1989 Postcard by San Diego Trust & Savings Bank, where money matters. . . but people count.
     1976 - John Wright, Inc. v Casper Corp. - Law suit over reproductions of Book of Knowledge reproductions.
     1978 - John Wright Inc awarded $62,500 in damages from Casper Corp.
     1994 - Mary G. Roebling, Biography.
     1993 - Little Known Mechanical Banks, by Edward A. Brown III, Antiques & Collecting, May 1993.

             We are saddened to report that Dr. Anthony R. Haradin passed away on Aug. 26, 2016.  Along with his family, he was an active MBCA member since 1979 and welcomed members to his home during the 1994 and 2008 MBCA conventions.
     We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, family, and friends.
April 26, 2016
 
 
 
    It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Jim Rocheleau, after a very long battle with cancer.
     Jim was an active member of the M.B.C.A. since 1982.
     
We extend our sincerest sympathy to his family and friends.

Added to the MBCA web between Oct. 01, 2015 and Jan. 28, 2016
 

Mechanical Bank Notes by Sy Schreckinger from ANTIQUE TOY WORLD magazine.
August 1982 through December 2014
(thirty-two years, 386 magazine articles,
780 pages, 271112 words).
  
Members pages
The Donal Markey Collection, MBCA Booklet, published April 2014, PDF.
2014   April BANKER,  PDF
2014   August BANKER PDF
2014   December BANKER PDF

January 28, 2016
 
 
 
    It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Marilyn Steckbeck. With her husband Steve, she joined the MBCA in 1970, hosted our 1981, 1992, and 2007 conventions and gathered one of the finest collections of antique mechanical banks that has ever existed (sold at auction in 2007).
     
We extend our sincerest sympathy to Steve, family, and friends.

Added to the MBCA web between Sept. 19, 2014 and Oct. 01, 2015

Edison Institute Herald - Mechanical Toy Banks, Joan Apesech, Nov. 1, 1946,
Wireless Bank, Advertising - John B. Varick Co., No 22 1929,
Old Mill Savings Bank, advertising, The Youth's Companion, July 1886,
1989 Uncle Sam Postcard, San Diego Trust & Savings Bank, from Thomas W. Sefton collection.
Links to M.B.C.A. member Jack Allen's mechanical bank videos on YouTube
(
TheBankCollector) were added to home page and links page.

September 29, 2015
 
 
 
    It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Ken Knops on Sept. 26th at age 91.
     Ken was a significant contributor to the MBCA. Joining in 1976, he served as President from 1981 through 1983, Director & Treasurer, was Editor of THE BANKER between 1982 and 1985 and hosted our annual Convention in 1988.
     
We extend our sincerest sympathy to his wife, family, and friends.

Added to the MBCA web between June 14, 2014 and September 19, 2014

1926 - Uncle Sam's Registering Savings Banks - Brochure and Postcard
1930's - James C. Jones - Thrift of 'Good Old Days', Article
1976 - Banks, Making A Game of Moneysaving - Encyclopedia pages
1978 - Banking Haze and Daze,  Antique Toy World, Oct. 1978

Antique Showcase - Canada's National Antique Magazine, October 1998, the Stan Sax sale of Mechanical Banks.
Advertising from Maeshall Field & Co. Illustrated Catalog of TOY BANKS (1893): Worlds Fair (Columbus), Organ Grinder and Dancing Bear, Presto, and Professor Pug Frog. Advertisement from HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, November 1950, Sonny Boy.
 

Members pages
2013   April BANKER,  PDF
2013   August BANKER PDF
2013   December BANKER PDF

September 19, 2014
 
 
     It is with great sadness that we note the passing of
Sy Schreckinger.

     Sy was a significant contributor to our hobby and will
be missed by all. He was the author of monthly in depth mechanical bank articles in Antique Toy World magazine from 1982 through 2014, an active member of MBCA since 1971, a friend, a respected dealer, and cast iron restoration specialist.
      We extend our sincerest sympathy to his wife, family, and friends.

  
 


Added to the MBCA web between Sept. 04, 2013 and June 14, 2014

Weedens Plantation - TRIFETS Monthly Galaxy of Music, 1893 Adv.

Burglar Proof Safe - Suplee Hardware Company, 1906 Adv.
Pay Phone Bank - Riemann, Seabrey Co., 1926 Toy Fair Adv.
Frog on Rock, Rabbit in Cabbage,
Owl, Slot in Head/Book - H.H. Tammen Co., 1936 Adv.

1936 - Inventor's Handbook on Patents - excerpt - 728kb pdf.
1973 - Patent Models recall creativity of  early America - 1303kb pdf.

1952-1953 John Meyer audio recordings describing acquisition of his Freedman and Baby Elephant banks.

Make a Wooden Mechanical Bank - Savings Bank Filled by Efficient "Cashier"
THE ANTIQUE TRADER, February, 5, 1974, OLD CAST IRON BANKS: Careful Collecting
Collectors' SHOWCASE, Jul/Aug 1982, SPIZE A MULE banks by Bill Norman
Coasting Bank  -  Auction - Nov. 2013, 2013 Press Release 557k pdf,  

Members only search page stopped working. Front Page active components are no longer supported by web host, set old search page to show A-Z index of member only web content (March 03, 2014).

(below was posted after 2013 convention, removed May 19, 2014 after articles in Banker)
WARNING:  Be extremely careful when purchasing wood boxes
 that are currently available from various sources, some are faked.

See two articles in April BANKER (in the mail the week of April 2, 2014).


Added to the MBCA web between Feb. 03, 2013 and Sep. 03, 2013
Pay Phone Bank advertising image from 1926 Riemann, Seabrey Co., jobber catalog, page 70.
Butler Bros, 1910 advertising images (catalog page 32) for Calamity (Football), William Tell, Bad Accident, and Teddy and the Bear.

1948   Meyer shows Vicky's brother, Lawrence, how to operate one of the 200 banks.
Reproduction Banks advertised in TRUE THE MAN'S MAGAZINE Nov. 1961.
Reproduction Banks advertised by F.A.O. Schrarz Christmas, 1962.

1980  They Pay Big Money For Banks, P.B. Auction,  Miami Herald.

Members pages
Boy on Trapeze *Calibration* by John Feather
1969  Convention Minutes

1970  Convention Minutes
1981  Workshop - Economic Outlook for bank collecting as an investment

1981  Convention Minutes
1991  Convention Minutes
2012   Banker Questionnaire, PDF
2012   April BANKER,  PDF
2012   August BANKER PDF
2012   December BANKERPDF


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