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.
The MBCA is a non-profit organization consisting of
around 400 members from
the United States and several foreign
countries. Organized in 1958, it is dedicated to expand the knowledge
and availability of Antique Mechanical Banks.
Membership Benefits Include:
Mechanical Banker Journal
Published three times a year, is available only to members and contains up-to-date analysis of specific
mechanical banks and related objects; information on annual conventions; member write-ups;
current events; new finds; reprints from old catalogs; and other informative items. Our publication,
THE MECHANICAL BANKER, keeps
our members current
on mechanical bank news and activities.
Annual Convention —
In late September or October,
an annual meeting hosted by
Convention consists of informal and formal gatherings of members from a wide range of backgrounds
with a common interest in Mechanical Banks.
There are two dinners, tours to see collections, a bank
auction, informative seminars, meetings, room hopping, and other interesting
Check List and Price Guide
Informative guide that provides members with a price range for old Mechanical Banks.
Special Reports and
Videotapes of Convention Presentations
Supplemental reports compliment the available information.
If you printed the content, you would
have over 7,300
pages covering Antique
Mechanical Banks and the history of bank
collectors and collecting.
Members reference areas
6-1/2 hours of
videos from convention seminars,
etc. The Password required
Preview links to material in the members
MBCA Member Index.
If you're a collector of Antique Mechanical Banks, you should join the
Membership requirements: Own five original
Mechanical Banks and have a member provide a letter of recommendation verifying the originality of your
collection. If you are interested in joining, and know a member, fill out and submit
membership application. To
get in touch with an MBCA member,
see below or click here → contact the MBCA.
PO Box 13323, Pittsburgh, PA 15242
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