CLEAR Glass Owl (some like to call this textured ) on the bottom underside the words  ” WISE OLD OWL ”  in shape of a horse shoe is part of the  glass mould. Measures 6 1/2 ” high x 5″ wide. Features on the clear bank are easier to see then on the dark glass.   Age and manufacture not yet determined . Excellent condition. Value $25.00 TO $75.00     B




Dark Amber Glass Owl (some like to call the color Root Beer) on the bottom underside the words  ” WISE OLD OWL ”  in shape of a horse shoe is part of the  glass mould. Measures 6 1/2 ” high x 5″ wide. Features on the dark glass are hard to see without just the right lighting.  Age and manufacture not yet determined . Excellent condition. Value TBD   B






This Jar originally held Nash’s Mustard and was sold by Nash-Underwood Inc. of Chicago. The Mustard jar held 8 1/2 ounces of Mustard. This jar measures 4 1/2″ high with a diameter of 3″ at the widest point. The bottom of the jar reads: DESIGN PATENT No.112688 After the Mustard was gone you could remove the inner liner of the lid and you had a Bank for keeping your change. They called this bank the JOLLY JOE BANK and it depict the character of a Black African American Man. This bank was made around the 1930s  All Glass with the exception of the screw on metal lid. They came with painted red lips and some had more paint then others I suspect from difference bank runs.  In good condition a common bank. Coin slut is inn the lid and to retrieve the money you unscrew the lid.  Value $5.00 to $40.00 Marked MCM 127 on inside of lid.  B


coin counter jar

Accepts coins and by the size knows the value of the coin and keeps a running balance of what you have put through the bank. Unscrew the lid / electronics and you can reset the amount to zero by pushing a small button .  Have been given three as gifts (they do not count very well) Good condition very common bank Value $5.00 to $10.00   B




Garfield proudly sitting down again is the lovable cartoon cat.   This glass bank made by Anchor Hocking.   It measure 7 1/2  inches tall X 4  inches wide.  Raise coin slot no coin release.  Purchased in the mid.  1980’s   Excellent condition Value $5.00 to $20.00  B

Jim Davis Cartoonist  Published since 1978, chronicles the life of the title character, the cat Garfield,, his owner Jon, and Odie the dog, As of 2013, it was syndicated in roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals, and held the  Guinness World Record for being the world’s most widely  syndicated comic strip  Though this is rarely mentioned in print, Garfield is set in  Muncie Indiana   the home of Jim Davis.   Common themes in the strip include Garfield’s laziness, obsessive eating, and disdain of Mondays and diets. Originally created with the intentions to “come up with a good, marketable character”, Garfield has spawned merchandise earning $750 million to $1 billion annually.


taiwan blue glass pig

Beware of false statements I purchased what I was told to be a Blue Cobalt bank however when it arrived it was a 3 inch bank not the correct size for the Cobalt pigs which are 4 7/8 inches high. Special thanks to Charles V Reynolds for his book COLLECTORS GUIDE TO GLASS BANKS .  a reference book for the avid collector or for others who just seek knowledge on the subject.

Even Reproductions have a place in my collection as for now when they are fairly new we call them repro’s however fifty years old and we call them vintage later productions.   All types of banks share a home in the collection however that is how they are displayed as reproductions of older banks.

This bank was purchased in 1996 and shares a spot with 20 or more of similar banks.  It is 3 inches high with a raised coin slot and has no release hole coins must come out as they went in or break the bank.  Blue Glass replica from Taiwan.  Excellent condition Value $5.00 to $20.00   B


Mickey face glass round

Minnie side

Mickey Side View

Mickey Top

Mickey mouse bottom glass

This Glass bank shaped like a coin on a stand is 7 inches tall and 6 inches wide with a raised coin slot. On the one side is Mickey Mouse raised face on the reverse side is Minnie Mouse raised face,  The sides of the bank are textured.  These banks hold 1005 pennies when full and must be removed through the coin slot (or break it open)  On the bottom of the bank molded into the glass  “the Walt Disney Co. ”  and the Anchor Hocking Logo .   So made by Anchor Hocking this bank is in excellent condition.   Value $10.00 to $50.00  B

I have three of these banks one was given to me as a birthday gift the other two were Purchased on trips to Disney World Florida the winter of 1983 and 1996.




snoopy glass back

snoopy glass front

snoopy glass bottom

Two Clear glass Snoopy banks  has been in the collection since the 1970’s raised slot in top no hole for coin release.  Excellent condition.  It measures 6 1/8″ x 4.5″ x 3.25″ Very common bank by Anchor Hocking tested to hold 615 pennies.   Value $5.00 to $20.00   B

Snoopy is Charlie Brown’s pet beagle in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. He can also be found in Charlie Brown movies and television, like The Peanuts Movie. The original drawings of Snoopy were inspired by Spike, one of Schulz’s childhood dogs

Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000), nicknamed Sparky, was an American  cartoonist best known for the comic strip  Peanuts  (which featured the characters  Snoopy and Charlie Brown  among others). He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited as a major influence by many later cartoonists





Purple cork nose fish. Fish shaped with detailed scales, tail, fins and eyes. Glass Measures 3″ tall x 6 1/2″ long. Has a flat slot opening in the top. Approximately a 1/2″ opening in the front.   There is no opening to get the money out. very good condition.  Money slot on top is a little rough on each end but original to bank as it appears to be the same on each end and is actually  how it was made.   Slot is cut into glass after it is formed. From the 1950’s has been in my collection since given to me from my mother Fifty years ago.  Value $50.00 to $100.00  Sentimental Value … Priceless  B

Anchor Hocking carnival glass piggy bank.

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Lovely vintage Anchor Hocking carnival glass piggy bank.   Measures 4.5″ x 6″ x 4″.  Amber color.  I have a large number of these banks in my collection.  The first one from the 1950’s given to me as a young man.  I also have purchased many at antique shops garage sales flea markets.  This bank has been produced and reproduced over the years but still one of my favorite banks. I often see many of the new ones being sold as if they we over fifty years old.  More research is required on my part to be able to tell the differences.  I have providence on a few in my collection as I know their history.   Excellent condition Value $10.00 (new reproduction) to $25.00  Old Version $25.00 to $150.00    B

Another version of this bank in Clear glass made by Anchor Hocking is the same size and has the same features but only the color is different.  Penny count on the clear one in collection 1020.  The clear bank is bigger measurements are 5 1/4 T X 6 1/2 L X 4 1/2 W.

Salesman Sample Small Glass Brick Bank

glass brick banktop view glass brick bank

Vintage glass window block coin bank to “See Your Savings” , measures 3 1/4″ square.  Moulded into the glass on one side only top reads “COIN BANK” uppercase and bottom reads ” SEE YOUR SAVINGS”  in upper and lower case.

The block is in very good shape without chips or roughness,  Purchased on E Bay  Nov. 014 2015 from Millerstown PA USA.   Value  $10.00 – $50.00   G

Galaxy Space Man Bottle Banks

galaxt space man banks


Galaxy Syrup  Spaceman Bottles – 1953

These awesome spaceman bottles were manufactured by Space Foods Co. in Baltimore Maryland in the early 1950’s. Unfortunately the company went bankrupt before it was able to ship out these amazing bottles to manufacturers. The bottle tops are also slotted and can be used as a bank. Too bad these never went into production.   This is a heavy bottle and stands 8 1/2″. There are ten different figures of which we have them all. The names  are; Space Ace, Space Commander, Space Admiral, Space Bomardier, Space Navigator, Space Scout, Space Sentry, Orbit Admiral, Asteroid Commander, Interplanetary Commander.

A new case of these bottles were added to the collection some years back.  Mine along with most other collectors were part of a production run found in a warehouse after many years of collecting dust.  These are in mint condition never filled.   this is a very common bank as since these were found in a warehouse the market has been flooded with them.

These 16-ounce bottles were to be filled with syrup that was made for use in the home as an additive to carbonated water to make soft drinks. The metal screw cap on each bottle has a slot scored into the center to be punched out for using the empty bottle as a coin bank.

Value of these banks has dropped to $5.00 to $25.00 per bottle.

However some are still being sold at auction for far higher prices being bid up by people not knowing the history.

Galaxy Syrup Spaceman Bottles – 1953