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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)

$365,310

$   729

501

 Vending, Tin  (includes dozens of variations)

229,289 752 305

 Tammany

202,169 879 230

 Eagle and Eaglets

286,460 1,411 203

 Hall's Excelsior

177,781 912 195

 I Always Spise A Mule, Boy on Bench

395,165 2,080 190

 Owl, Turns Head

255,279 1,345 190

 Punch and Judy

455,326 2,435 187

 William Tell

187,004 1,057 177

 Darktown Battery

617,025 3,506 176

 Speaking Dog

416,151 2,364 176

 Creedmoor

187,522 1,072 175

 Teddy and the Bear

306,607 1,836 167

 Artillery

292,138 1,760 166

 I Always Spise A Mule, Jockey

368,151 2,273 162

 Novelty

288,304 1,791 161

 Cabin

128,312 839 153

 Dinah

133,310 883 151

 Bad Accident 

361,067 2,473 146

 Chief Big Moon, (Wigwam)

462,191 3,001 145

 Trick Dog, Solid Base

97,559 677 144

 Dog on Turntable

190,950 1,436 133

 Bulldog, Standing, coin on nose, pull tail

240,561 1,822 132

 Lion and Two Monkeys

274,470 2,161 127

 Uncle Sam

442,435 3,568 124

 Frog on Round Base (Lattice)

203,520 1,655 123

 Jonah and the Whale

413,231 3,387 122

 Paddy and the Pig

396,712 3,322 120

 Humpty Dumpty

227,238 1,910 119

 Mule Entering Barn

165,225 1,388 119

 Organ Bank, Cat and Dog

120,262 1,019 118

 Trick Pony

221,780 1,896 117

 Indian Shooting Bear

362,727 3,127 116

 Trick Dog, Six Part Base

176,260 1,546 114

 Stump Speaker

296,557 2,624 113

 Clown on Globe

378,970 3,445 110

 Boy on Trapeze

315,538 2,977 106

 Two Frogs

312,117 3,030 103

 Magic

324,908 3,217 101

 Leap Frog

259,854 2,573 101

 Mason and Hod Carrier

579,637 5,855 99

 Santa Claus at Chimney

165,306 1,687 98

 Hall's Liliput, with tray

227,244 2,343 97

 Monkey

111,435 1,161 96

 Elephant and Three Clowns

234,695 2,524 93

 Organ Bank, Monkey, Medium

147,721 1,641 90

 Rooster

93,840 1,054 89

 World's Fair, Columbus

225,941 2,597 87

 Mammy and Child with Spoon

741,426 9,065 82

 Cat & Mouse, cat balancing

303,029 3,788 80

 Zoo

171,551 2,144 80

 Elephant Howdah, Pull Tail

59,831 767 78

 Boy Scout Camp

557,082 7,330 76

 Monkey and Coconut

271,302 3,617 75

 Pelican

220,099 3,015 73

 Reclining Chinaman

366,464 5,161 71

 Hen and Chick

312,746 4,405 71

 Magician

344,096 4,987 69

 Organ Bank, Boy and Girl

137,273 2,019 68

 Presto

31,592 472 67

 Pig in Highchair

75,132 1,138 66

 Boys Stealing Watermelon

256,881 4,014 64

 Toad on Stump

92,162 1,463 63

 Frog on Rock

74,038 1,175 63

 Elephant Howdah, Man Pops Out

56,475 896 63

 Little Joe

26,627 425 63

 Organ Bank, Monkey, Miniature

149,962 2,419 62

 Watch Dog Safe

112,239 1,840 61

 Professor Pug Frog's Great Bicycle Feat

769,732 13,271 58

 Calamity

1,130,842 19,839 57

 Horse Race

701,891 12,314 57

 Minstrel, German, tin

41,585 730 57

 Rabbit in Cabbage, Floppy Ears

81,149 1,449 56

 Organ Grinder and Performing Bear

400,821 7,423 54

 Gem

65,857 1,220 54

 Boy Robbing Bird's Nest

532,938 10,055 53

 Home

158,152 2,984 53

 Acrobat

283,247 5,447 52

 Lion Hunter

422,032 8,613 49

 Uncle Tom, with Star

62,251 1,270 49

 New

125,641 2,618 48

 Panorama

672,913 14,317 47

 Mosque

125,667 2,674 47

 Girl Skipping Rope

1,145,145 24,894 46

 Rabbit Standing, Small

59,190 1,287 46

 Lighthouse

187,999 4,178 45

 U.S. and Spain

430,010 9,773 44

 Squirrel and Tree Stump

404,008 9,182 44

 Multiplying

161,503 3,671 44

 Weeden's Plantation Darkey Savings

81,627 1,855 44

 Dentist

449,752 10,459 43

 Owl, Slot in Book

26,480 616 43

 Bull Dog Savings, Clockwork

297,864 7,092 42

 Football, English

214,678 5,111 42

 Elephant Three Stars

44,914 1,069 42

 Bill E. Grin

126,613 3,088 41

 Hoop-La

92,719 2,318 40

 Bear and Tree Stump

41,570 1,039 40

 Uncle Remus

409,217 10,493 39

 Peg Leg Beggar

167,732 4,301 39

 Bull Dog, Standing, Coin on Tongue

40,302 1,033 39

 Butting Buffalo

376,263 9,902 38

 Independence Hall Tower

74,945 1,972 38

 Milking Cow

234,744 6,344 37

 Bird on Roof

116,814 3,157 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

 Snap It

25,051 783 32

 Hold the Fort

267,722 8,636 31

 Memorial Money Box, Bell

75,931 2,449 31

 Butting Goat

47,929 1,546 31

 Tank and Cannon, English, Starkie's

23,286 751 31

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

180,946 6,032 30

 Jumbo on Wheels

79,768 2,659 30

 Monkey and Parrot, Tin, German

12,357 412 30

 Atlas 

227,205 7,835 29

 Globe Savings Fund

150,842 5,201 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

 Circus Ticket Collector

78,221 2,897 27

 Initiating, First Degree

371,757 14,298 26

 Mama Katzenjammer

318,802 12,261 26

 Afghanistan

197,137 7,582 26

 Uncle Sam Bust

83,660 3,218 26

 Girl in Victorian Chair

147,201 5,888 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

 Clown, Harlequin and Columbine

741,978 33,736 22

 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

 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

178,833 8,516 21

 Rabbit Standing, Large

42,885 2,042 21

 Owl, Slot in Head, Blinkey

23,665 1,127 21

 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

 Automatic Coin Savings

48,905 3,260 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

 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

 American Bank (Sewing Machine)

211,470 17,623 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

 Piano

23,868 1,989 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

 Germania Exchange, cast iron, lead, tin

486,048 44,095 11

 Carnival (circa 1930)

152,191 13,836 11

 Chronometer

99,516 9,047 11

 United States Bank, Safe

23,715 2,156 11

 Uncle Tom, no star, Lapels

17,265 1,570 11

 Volunteer

12,183 1,108 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

 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

 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

 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

 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

8,271 4,136 2

 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 June 2017

$53,751,406 $3,996 13,450

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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