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Pink electronic pig sings and dances when coin are inserted in coin slot on top of pigs back.  Made in China for Hound Dog company 2006.  Purchased for collection Feb. 2013 measures 9″ long x 6″ wide x 71/4″ high.  On/off switch by tail.  Bottom marked MCM 112 (my old marking system stopped after very short period )  Bottom of stand twist off to remove the coins.  Takes AAA batteries.  Excellent condition value $20.00 to $30.00 (when you see it in motion you will agree.)    G



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Mechanical Clown place coin in left hand pull right hand down and mouth opens and coin drops in.  As coin are added the stomach expands to hold more coins. Plastic and cloth clothes made in China measures 11″tall x 41/2″deep x 41/2″ wide.  From the 1960’s – 70’s Added to collection Feb. 2013 bottom of shoe marked “MCM118”  Hat twists off to release coins.   Good condition value $15-20     G



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NEXXTECH Talking Robot with alarm.  Made in China this plastic takes 4 AA batteries in two compartments on the back of robot.  Robot measures 9 1/2″ high x 6″ wide x 4 1/2″ deep.  Has date time and alarm display when coin inserted it tells you in robot voice what value of coin was inserted and shows on display also and blue eyes light up.  If you do not deposit for a few days it will ask you to make a deposit.   It has movable arms is silver and has blue buttons to set display.  Coin slot on top of head coin release on bottom with twist plug.  Added to collection Dec. 2003  Excellent condition value $35.00 to $55.00   G



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POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN a cartoon character from the 1920’s both in print and on TV .  This rubber bank made in China measures 6 1/4″ tall x 5 1/4″wide x 4 1/4″ long.  Coin slot in top of duffle bag behind head.  Coin release on bottom with rubber plug.   Duffle bag has patches on it reading “TOUGH MAN CONTEST  ,  MGM GRAND ” .   Added to collection Oct. 2007  Excellent condition value $10.00 to $15.00   G

Popeye the Sailor Man is a cartoon  character, created by  Elzie Crisler Segar who has appeared in  comic strips and theatrical and television animated cartoons.  He first appeared in the daily  King Features  comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929; Popeye became the strip’s title in later years.  Although Segar’s Thimble Theatre strip was in its 10th year when Popeye made his debut, the one-eyed (left) sailor quickly became the main focus of the strip, and Thimble Theatre soon became one of King Features’ most popular properties during the 1930s. Thimble Theatre was continued after Segar’s death in 1938 by several  writers and artists , most notably Segar’s assistant Bud Sagendorf.  The strip continues to appear in first-run installments in its Sunday edition,  written and drawn by Hy Eisman.  The daily strips are reprints of old Sagendorf stories. In 1933 Max Fleischer adapted the Thimble Theatre characters into a series of Popeye the Sailor  theatrical cartoon shorts for Paramount Pictures.  These cartoons proved to be among the most popular of the 1930s, and Fleischer—and later Paramount’s own Famous Studios —continued production through 1957.


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Betty Boop  sitting on three trunks with stickers on them from “MGM  LAS VEGAS  HOLLYWOOD ” .   Made in China this plastic bank measures 6 1/2 tall x 2 1/2 long x 3 1/2 deep .  Penny count  242 . Coin slot is on the top of top trunk and coin release is on bottom with rubber plug. Added to collection  Oct. 2007.  Very good condition Value $15.00 to $20.00  B



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Bandit Slot Machine bank by Radical Plastic made in China.  Measures 7 1/4″ tall x 5 1/2″ long x 1 1/2 “deep.  Takes two AA batteries red light goes off when you hit a jackpot.  Coin slot is on the front just below the reels on the right hand side.   Coin release is on the back bottom plastic door second door above it on right side is to house the batteries.   Insert coin pull arm and wheels spin. Added to collection May 1979  Excellent condition Value $20.00 to $35.00   G



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This plastic pyramid measures 6 1/2″ tall x 6″ long x 6″ deep.  Penny count 1131 .  Gold in color it has a Sphinx on the front as an entrance.  Their are etchings along the bottom and on both sides and on the back the words ” I LUXOR LAS VEGAS”.   coin slot is on back just above words and release is on the bottom with a rubber plug.  There are no markings as to origin or manufacturer.  Added to collection  Oct. 2007  Ex. condition value $20.00 to $25.00  G



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Plastic pig with Innovation Place Logo on back Measures 5″ long x 4 1/2″ tall x 4″ wide.  Instructions call him “OINK”  He has two coin sots in his nose the top one says “SAVE”  the bottom one says”SPLURGE”  inside the bank is a divider have a top section and bottom section the bottom or splurge  coin release is a twist out plug.  To remove save coins they must come through nose slot.   Made in China is 1994 this bank was put in the collection in the late 1990″s.  Excellent condition value $5.00 to $10.00   G

Innovation Place is the registered business name of the Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation (SOCO), a crown corporation in Saskatchewan  SOCO operates a network of three research parks one is Saskatoon , Regina and Prince Albert Saskatchewan.  Research parks such as Innovation Place are some times referred to as science parks or technology parks.



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PINK COUNTER PIG  Plastic made in China Pat. CE RoHS .   Measures  6″ tall x 5 1/2 across coin slot in top when coins inserted they are counted in proper amount and added to total.  Takes 2 aa batteries.  To releae coins bank twists apart in center. Put in collection in Jan. 2001 Excellent condition value $10.00 to $15.00  G




1986 EXPO IN B.C. CANADA  Mascot “ERNIE” could be found around the site Greeting visitors.   This plastic bank measures 6″ tall x 2 3/4″ wide x 2 1/2″ deep.   Made in Hong Kong production started in 1983 so venues at the site and promotions before the opening  would have stock.  Added to collection Feb. 12 2016 purchased from Christine H. at vendor set up for flea market.  Coin slot in back of helmet coin release is a twist cap in bottom of bank.   Excellent condition Value $15.00 to $30.00   G

The 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication, or simply Expo 86, was a  World’s Fair held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from Friday, May 2 until Monday, October 13, 1986. The fair, the theme of which was “Transportation and Communication: World in Motion – World in Touch”, coincided with Vancouver’s centennial and was held on the north shore of False Creek. It was the second time that Canada held a World’s Fair, the first being Expo 67 in Montreal (during the Canadian Centennial). It was also the third World’s Fair to be held in the Pacific Northwest in the last 26 years as of 1986 and as of 2015 it still stands as the latest World’s Fair to be held in North America.



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Plastic copy of life sized TIMOTHY EATON STATUES (one in TORONTO EATONS CENTER ON YOUNG STREET  the second on is in WINNIPEG MAITOBA CANADA) This bank measures 11″ high x 4 1/2 ” wide x 6 1/2″ deep.  Coin slot is on top cack of chair and release is in the bottom with plastic plug.  This bank is from the 1950’s -60’s,   Added to collection Feb. 12 2016 flea market purchase.   Excellent condition Value $5.00 to $20.00   G

In 1919, employees of the Eaton’s department store decided to present the Eaton Family  with a special gift, in honour of the store’s fiftieth anniversary. The First World War had just ended, and Eaton’s, unlike many employers, had made a pledge to all of its employees serving overseas that their jobs, or jobs of equal value, would be waiting for them when they returned home. Married men who enlisted voluntarily received full pay for the duration of the war, while single men who enlisted voluntarily received half-pay. Men serving in the field regularly received parcels from their pre-war employer, containing coffee, chocolate, socks and other items from the shelves of the Eaton’s stores. Moreover, Eaton’s donated all profits from its many government war contracts back to the war drive. This corporate generosity and loyalty during trying times engendered much affection for the Eaton family from its thousands of employees, and in gratitude the employees presented the two bronze statues to the family, on the occasion of the chain’s golden jubilee and in tribute to the store’s founder.

The employees commissioned Ivor Lewis  (1882–1958), from the Eaton’s advertising department, to create the statues. Two castings were made: one for the main store in Toronto, and one for the Winnipeg store. The Toronto statue was unveiled on December 8, 1919, with thousands of employees in attendance. The Eaton Choral Society sang ” O Canada “.  and the statue was presented to Margaret Eaton and  John Craig Eaton.    Timothy Eaton’s widow and son respectively. A similar unveiling took place in Winnipeg on December 11, 1919.


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Disney Blue Princes counter bank.  Place coins in slot on top in front of Princess and the system adds to coin to amount in bank.  It feels the size of coin to tell its value.   Takes two aaa batteries in bottom battery compartment sealed with a plastic cover screwed in place.   Coin release is a twist plug in bottom of bank. The name DISNEY is on the back of bank however place of manufacture is not available.  Measures 10″ tall x 4 1/4 ” wide x 4 1/4 ” deep.   Excellent condition Value $20.00 to $30.00   G

Large Soft Swirl Ice Cream Cone


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Plastic Ice Cream Cone measures 27″  high x 10″ wide x 10″ deep.  Molded on side of cone ” SAFE  T CUP tm ” .  Coin slot on top of Ice Cream ,  cone and ice cream twist apart to release the  coins.  Purchased from Christine Hamel during st up at Lions Flea Market. She is a picker who offers me first purchase rights to any banks that she finds.  Added to collection Feb. 12 2016 Excellent condition Value $15.00 to $25.00   G



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Kevin the fearless MINION \Measures 5″ tall x 3 1/2 ‘ wide x 3″ deep.  This Plastic bank was made in China.   He is yellow with blue pants black shoes silver goggles with black strap.  Coin slot is on back at the top the coin release is a hinged door on back near bottom. Added to collection Feb. 15 2016.  Excellent Condition Value $5.00 to $10.00   G

Minions are small, yellow creatures who have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from single-celled organisms into beings who exist only to serve history’s most despicable masters.  After serving a great deal of masters over the centuries, they find they enjoy serving humans the most. However, after a disastrous end to their service to Napoleon the Minions are driven into isolation and decide to start a new life in a massive cave in Antartica.   All goes well at first, but after many years, the Minions become depressed, restless and unmotivated without a master to serve. To regain their dignity and sense of purpose, Kevin, one fearless Minion, decides to set out to find a new master and asks for help. Stuart, a musically inclined Minion who is blissfully unaware of what he has been chosen for, becomes a volunteer, and so does Bob, a young and inexperienced but infectious Minion who tends to befriend anyone he meets and is the only one who knows what Kevin is doing.




Battery operated plastic monkey Made in China for O” Smith Industrial Ltd. Has 2 doors in bottom one for 3 aa batteries and one to release the coins.  On / off switch on bottom.  Measures 5 1/2″ wide x 4 3/4″ deep x 8 1?4 tall.  Coin slot is in banana on the base when coin is dropped in slot makes all sorts of monkey sounds.  Monkey is holding a banana and has a big smile.  There is a banana decal on the front of the green base.  Added to collection Nov. 2011 Good condition value $10.00 to $20.00 .   G




Pineapple Bank from Las Vegas Cheese Burger Bar.  This plastic bank comes with a drink and you keep the bank.  Green top yellow body with black writing on the front. Made in China measures  7 1/2 ”  tall x 4 ” long x 4″ wide. Coin slot is on top of green stem pineapple twists apart to retrieve money.  Added to collection Oct. 2009  Has my old marking on bottom MCM 107 no longer used.  Straw hole in back to njoy your beverage. Drink was $12.00 keep the glass. Good condition value $10.00 to $15.00  G