ARNOLD THE PIG … Growing up I use to watch a show on TV with a pig named Arnold and this little guy reminds me of that pig. Added to the Collection in November 2015 as a gift from Courtney Wall from her trip to Germany. Made of resin material this bank was Made in Germany and date stamped July 1987 on bottom of the bank. Coin slot is on the top of the pig nd coin release is on the bottom with a twist plug. Measures 6 3/4″ long x 4″ high x 2 1/2″ wide. Very good condition value $15.00 to $25.00 G Bottom of bank picture will not copy well working on solution.
Musical Angel Bear plays ” I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING IN PERFECT HARMONY ” No markings on Bank so do not know origin or maker of this bank. Measures 6″ tall x 6 ” wide x 5″ deep. Made of resin with light and dark brown coloring with white wings and white and brown halo. Coin slot in top of head inside the Halo. coin release on the bottom with a rubber plug. Purchased in mid 1990’s at local flea market. Excellent condition Value $15.00 to $45.00 G
Sitting bear wearing Blue Jays uniform with name ” BLUE JAYS TM ” on the back of the shirt. Bears texture is made to look like hair and bank is very colorful. Bt ball and bases in hand this little guy is ready to play baseball. He measures 6 1/2 tall x 5 1/2 ” wide x 5 1/2″ deep. Coin slot is in the back of the head with coin release in the bottom with a rubber plug. Purchased at a garage sale in the mid 1990’s Excellent condition has no markings as to origin or company who produced this bank. Value $15.00 to $40.00 G
Bobcat skid steer S650 . This resin made in China Bank was given to me when I purchased the real thing. Feb. 2014 it is hand painted with the slot on the roof and the locking coin release on the bottom. It measures 4 3/4 ” tall x 7″ deep x 3 7/8 ” wide. Black white and orange with all the same decals as the real machine. Excellent condition Value $50.00 to $95.00 G
Two Frankenstein Monster Bust Banks made for Universal Studios of resin material ( vinyl ) . Stands 8″ t x 6″ w 5″ d . One has Green hands and face black hair red eyes wearing black T shirt and brown coat. The second one is all Black and White. Coin slots are on the top back between the shoulders the coin release is on the bottom with plug covered by the bank label. A Diamond select release. Purchased and added to collection June 2012. Both Excellent condition Value $35.00 to $60.00 G
Brown Resin Bank with large Yellow eyes and plastic stick on eye balls that move when you tilt the bank . Coin slot is on top between the ears and the bottom base turns off to release the coins. Measures 6 1/4″ tall x 5″ wide. Has been in collection since the 1970’s as purchase from a flea market or auction. Excellent condition Value $5.00 to $15.00 G
Imported by GIFTCRAFT Toronto Resin material covered in felt from the 1960’s or 70’s Has been in my collection since Jan. 1979 purchased at flea market. Measures 6 1/8″ TALL X 4″ WIDE. Tan with brown highlights hard plastic beak and eyes. Coin slot on back of head coin release on bottom with stopper. Stopper has builders mark and GIFTCRAFT STICKER. Excellent condition Value $10.00 to $55.00 B
Maneki Neko , Beckoning Cat, Lucky Cat , Jewel Cat Coin Bank , Money Pot This Gold cat is 5 1/4 inches high x 4 3/4 inches wide x 4 inches deep. Coin slot is in back just below the ears. Coin release in bottom with rubber stopper. (replaced after pictures taken had out to remove coins) sits on gold color pillow missing from pictures. Purchased in Disney World in Epcot Store in the winter of 2002. Made in China. Resin Material with 2001 red badger stamped in resin or rear back. Excellent condition Value $10.00 to $25.00 Y
This wonderful bank is a poly resin material and measures 9 ” T x 9″ W X 6 1/2 D with fruit pieces over her eyes wearing a white robe holding a blue towel with the words ” SPA FUND ” on it she has a wash brush in her hand a brown towel around her head and a pail of goodies by her foot. Coin slot is in the back top of the head and the coin release is in the bottom with a hard plastic twist to open stopper with a string attached so the plug stays with bank. Purchased in 1998 as a decoration piece in a totally renovated bathroom. Made in China. In excellent condition. Value $5.00 to $25.00 Y
Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Fatty Jewel Cat Coin Bank Money Pot Blue this cat sits on a blue pillow and is 4 3/4 inches high x 4 1/2 inches wide coin slot is in back just above neck. Coin release in bottom with rubber stopper. Purchased in Disney World in Epcot Store winter of 2002. Resin Material Made in China. Stamped into resin 2001 Red Badger Excellent condition Value $3800.00 (trip cost included) Value $5.00 to $25.00 Y
The manek-neko (Japanese : 招き猫, literally “beckoning cat“) is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. In modern times, they are usually made of ceramic or plastic. The figurine depicts a cat (traditionally a calico Japanese Bobtail ) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed—often at the entrance—of shops, restaurants pachinko parlors, and other businesses. Some of the sculptures are electric or battery-powered and have a slow-moving paw beckoning. The maneki-neko is sometimes also called the welcoming cat, lucky cat, money cat, happy cat, beckoning cat, or fortune cat in English.
Maneki-neko comes in different colors, styles and degrees of ornateness. Common colors are white, black, gold and sometimes red. In addition to ceramic figurines, maneki-neko can be found as piggy banks, house-plant pots, and miscellaneous ornaments, as well as large statues. It is also sometimes called the “Chinese lucky cat” due to its popularity among Chinese merchants
Every McDonalds till in Canada was assigned one of these banks to collect donations for Ronald McDonald house. They came out in about 2010 and I contacted the corporate office to see if I could buy one of the wonderful banks. The cost was close to $200.00 for which they gave me the bank ,mounting hardware and of course the keys. I was thrilled that they allowed me to purchase this bank so gave Ronald McDonald house a nice donation that year. This bank sits with my two hamburger banks on each side. If they will sell you one. After searching the web for information about this bank or other images none were found. I assume this will become a rare bank in the future. Excellent condition filling it again to donate to The house again. Value $200.00 to $500.00 One to Watch.
Received this bank for my 60th. birthday from Simon Oosterlaken . It is a wonderful piece. The coin slot is on right side of neck on guitar body. Brand new in box mint. Size: 14.5″ x 1.75″ x 5″ Material: Resin comes with metal display stand. manufactured December 30th. 2014 in China for KMP Music. Value $25.00 to $50.00 G