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
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
Wheaton N. J. Stained Green Glass Coin Bank 1st National Bank above door front and back Very Good Condition Raised slot no release 6 1/4 inches high x 4 1/8 inches wide. printed in bottom glass “WHEATON N.J. Penny count 641 Value $10.00 to $75.00 B
Treasure chest brown glass 5 1/2 inches long 4 3/4 tall raised slot no coin release. holds 910 pennies. wood grain look with hardware shown in glass. No markings as to manufacturer or origin Common bank have two in excellent condition Value $5.00 to $25.00 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.
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
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.
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
Glass square shape with round open nose. Green with textured lines on body. slot on top no plug to release money. 3 1/2 inches has been in collection since 1981 when given to me by my parents (it was in their home for many years). Excellent condition. Value $20.00 to $75.00 B
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
This glass Liberty Bell Bank has been in my collection since the 1980’s This bank is 4 inches tall and 4 inches wide. Manufacturer ANCHOR HOCKING MARIGOLD CARNIVAL GLASS Value $5.00 to 25.00 B
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