tasmanian devil on safe

I have two of these in our collection and both are in excellent condition made of hard plastic.  A  Loony Tunes character.  Slot in back and stopper on the bottom.  Made in the 1990″s and sits 9 inches tall. Very common bank value $5.00 to $50.0O   B

The Tasmanian Devil, also referred to as Taz, is an animated  cartoon character featured in the Warner Bros. “Looney Tunes” and “Merrie Melodies” series of cartoons. Though the character appeared in only five shorts before Warner Bros. Cartoons closed down in 1964, marketing and television appearances later propelled the character to new popularity in the 1990s.   Taz  is generally portrayed as a ferocious albeit dim-witted omnivore with a notoriously short temper and little patience. His enormous appetite seems to know no bounds, as he will eat anything in his path. He is best known for his speech consisting mostly of grunts, growls, and rasps (in his earlier appearances, he does speak English with primitive grammar) as well as his ability to spin like a vortex and bite through just about anything.[1] Taz does have one weakness: he can be calmed by almost any music. While in this calm state, he can be easily dealt with.   In 1991, Taz got his own show, Taz-Mania, which ran for four seasons, in which Taz was the protagonist.


The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae, now found in the wild only on the Australian island state of Tasmania. The size of a small dog, it became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world following the extinction of the thylacine in 1936. It is characterised by its stocky and muscular build, black fur, pungent odour, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell, and ferocity when feeding. The Tasmanian devil’s large head and neck allow it to generate amongst the strongest bite 



This vintage Chein Bank is in exceptional condition.  the lithographed colors are clean and sharp, and the bank looks new. We date it to before 1935 because it has the country Persia on it. Persia was renamed in that year. The bank is about 4 and 1/4 inches tall The company logo “J. Chein” and made in U.S.A. are sharply lithographed on the side of the bank.  We have a fair number of these banks in out collection and the value varies depending on the age and condition by overall a common bank $10.00 to $100.00 depending on the history of the bank also.   B


LIPS MOVING BANK This picture taken from web site shows many colors.


Face is sensor activated so when coin is put near mouth rubber face moves as to eat coin. (they do not work very well).  Body of bank is hard plastic with rubber covering as face and coin slot. Measures 3.78X3.78X3.86 inches.  Come in a many colors.  Product of Hong Kong  Value $5.00 yo $15.00   G

Snoopy Santa with Woodstock in Sleigh

snoopy sleigh bank
snoppy side front view
Snoopy dressed as Santa with Woodstock along for the ride in Christmas Sleigh.  Was purchased as candy container for the bank.  Hard Plastic Measures 5″X 4.5″ X2.5″ .  Has Seasons Greetings on one side and Whitman’s Candies on the other sire on the green wreath is the letter W  .   Coin slot in one of the presents yellow bottom comes off to empty.  Put out by the Whitman’s Candy Co  In collection from 1980’s.  Good condition Value $5.00 to $20.00   B





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

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified[2]:1 multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. It is the world’s second largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue, after Comcast.[3] Disney was founded on October 16, 1923, by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, and established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks. The company also operated under the names The Walt Disney Studio, then Walt Disney Productions. Taking on its current name in 1986

Disney banks are so popular and come in many different shapes forms and materials that once organized will have their own area in the Virtual Museum as it has in my collection.  The bank numbers are so vast that Disney related banks have their own display shelf in my collection.   The vast number of Disney Characters that have been created over the years has manufacturers begging to be able to supply the company with all types of collectables including  a wide range of Banks.  I have glass Disney banks and many Plastic and resin banks even some cast banks as well as Tin Litho.  It seems everyone wants  to put Disney Characters on their products of design the item as the Character.  Anyone who has been to the Theme Parks will attest to all the items in the gift shops and then there are the Disney Stores  in malls all over North America.  Too many Disney banks out there ? …NAW there are never enough banks out in the world.

J. Chein & Company

J. Chein & Company was an American toy manufacturer in business from 1903 through the 1980s. It is best remembered today for its mechanical toys made from stamped and lithographed tin produced from the 1930s through the 1950s.

Founded by Julius Chein in a loft in New York City, Chein’s earliest toy production was a line of premiums for the Cracker Jacks snack line. The American Can Company provided the lithographic printing for Chein’s early output until 1907 when Chein opened their own full production plant in Harrison, New Jersey. With their new facilities, they were able to produce piggy banks, noisemakers and model horse-drawn carriages. They also manufactured a number of toys under license from such companies as King Features Syndicate and Walt Disney Productions, producing Popeye, Felix the Cat and various Disney character toys.

In the 1920s and early-1930s, Chein produced a popular line of toy trucks under the “Hercules” name, rather than their own name. They heavily exploited the toy vehicle market with a wide range of toy boats and wheeled vehicles. They also produced many noisemakers such as tambourines and rattles. Walking, crawling or jumping figural wind-up toys became a mainstay; their coin banks were also consistently popular.

In 1926, Julius Chein was killed in a horse-riding accident in Central Park. Control of the company passed to Chein’s widow who then turned the management of it over to her brother, Samuel Hoffman, who was already the founder and CEO of the rival Mohawk Toy Company. Under Hoffman’s direction, J. Chein & Company expanded and prospered, producing many increasingly complicated mechanical toys. They had particular success with circus and amusement park-themed toys such as roller coasters, Ferris wheels and carousels. These toys command high interest from collectors today and are considered prime examples from the “golden age of toys”.

During World War II, J. Chein & Company suspended toy production, instead producing nosecones and tail units for bombs and casings for incendiary devices. After the War, Chein returned to toy production with considerable success. However, as the 1940s drew to a close, they encountered increasing competition from Japanese manufacturers who produced mechanical tin toys for lower prices.

To become more competitive, Chein moved to a 75,000-square-foot (7,000 m2) factory in Burlington, New Jersey, where they employed a staff of as many as 600 workers. Their primary retailer was F. W. Woolworth Company. While this provided Chein with a steady demand and often healthy cashflow, it also meant that Woolworth’s changing fortunes heavily affected them. In the late-1950s and early-1960s, as Woolworth’s began to offer more inexpensive plastic toys, Chein was faced with the dilemma of competing with plastic toys that could not only be produced more cheaply, but could more easily incorporate electronics.

In the mid-1960s, Hoffman retired. Soon thereafter, the United States Government began to regulate the toy industry, in particular, the dangers posed by the sharp edges of metal toys. Stamped metal toy manufacturers were required to comply with federal regulations. Consequently, most U.S. tin toy manufacturers abandoned the material in favor of more easily compliant plastic and soft materials. Chein’s management did not believe that plastic toys were as durable as metal toys, and the cost of retooling their tin toys to meet federal regulations was cost-prohibitive, so they phased out their tin toy manufacturing and diversified into other markets. Chein acquired the Learning Aids Group and its lines of educational materials, as well as its Renwal Plastics division. Renwal produced the successful series of anatomical kits that included “The Visible Man”, “Visible Woman”, “Visible Head” and “Visible Dog” models, as well as scale model vehicle kits.

One of the final original Chein toy products, and one of its most complicated, was the electromechanical “Piano Lodeon”, a child-sized player piano. It utilized a combination of plastic and tin, and a mechanism that used spooled rolls of punched paper with well-known songs programmed onto them. A total of approximately 50 tunes were available. The piano’s keyboard was actuated by a vacuum produced by an electric fan, with a rubber tube connecting each key with a corresponding hole in the front of the piano’s housing. When a hole punched in the paper passed over one of these holes, it caused the correct key to strike tuned tines inside the case, producing the desired tune. The keyboard could also be played manually. The device was never financially successful for Chein due to its complexity, high price and the rise to dominance of purely electronic musical instruments.

In the late-1960s, Chein entered into a licensing agreement to produce “Peanuts” characters, which continued through the early-1970s. In the mid-1970s, Chein sold its Renwal division and focused upon manufacturing lithographed sheet steel housewares such as kitchen canister sets and wastebaskets, under the brand Cheinco. They also produced licensed metal containers for food brands such as Heinz, Sunkist and Maxwell House. In 1979, toy manufacturing was phased out entirely. In the late-1980s, Cheinco was sold to the Atlantic Can Company, who then changed its name to Atlantic Cheinco Corporation. The company was beset with manufacturing problems resulting from environmental issues which in 1992 resulted in them filing for bankruptcy protection. Atlantic Cheinco’s assets were then purchased by Ellisco ofPennsylvania, which was a division of CSS Industries. In 1994, CSS then sold Ellisco to the Baltimore-based U.S. Can Company, who continue to produce stamped metal products.





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


lionel bank



Standing at 4 Feet Tall this bank is made  mostly of plastic with some metal brackets and screws and electronics  to make the sound and lights work.  It has a power supply that plugs into the wall with a small wire hanging from the bank.  When a coin is put in the lights flash and you hear the train whistler and you can close your eyes and picture the train moving through the crossing.  In the second picture you can see the coin slot just below where the signs cross.  The black piece above the cross is where the speaker and electronics are housed.  The coin storage is a long clear tube from the head piece to the base and as you add coins you see them in the tube.  This bank was purchased on the internet in Feb. 1990  Made in China Imported by All Star Marketing.  Very Good Condition Value $25.00 to $95.00   B



This green helmet with pig face bank is in the colors and markings of the world famous SASKATCHEWN ROUGH RIDERS.  It is made of Ceramic and has the coin slot on the top of helmet and a rubber stopper on the bottom. Received into my collection as a Christmas Gift from Mike Oosterlaken  on  DEC. 25TH. 2013  Made in China 6 inches tall and 7 inches long value #10.00 to $50.00   R

Regina Saskatchewan may be the home for the Rough Riders but the whole province are fans and on game days Rider green flows through our provinces veins.  “GO RIDERS GO” is found in all corners of Saskatchewan.



Purchased at the Lions Club Flea Market on Nov. 14 2015 from  Christiane Hamel a long time business associate.  Over the years I have purchased many banks from her as she searches for antiques and collectibles she always keeps an eye out for banks for my collection.  This bank has a cassette player in it and when you insert money it will play music for so many minutes depending on the amount you deposit. Plugs into 115 vac.   RADIO/CASSETTE PLAYER BY THOMAS COLLECTOR’S EDITION RADIO  BANK  18 inches tall.  Good condition Value $20.00 to $150.00   G



Purchased at Craft fair in Saskatoon Nov. 14 2015  for Fifty Dollars  From a small Family Business they make them in their home shop out of Fir.   The coin is put into the mouth and goes down a crooked path to the stomach which is a clear  plastic sphere.   I always like to support a local small business and it is another unique bank.   23 inches tall.  Made In Canada.  Good Condition Value $50.00 to $75.00   Y







SITTING BEAR BANK / ASHTRAY  has been in my collection since the 1970’s   Looks like a Grizzly Bear slot is in top back the  bottom has hard board glued to base there is no opening for money retrieval.  I suspect was placed their to prevent kids from taking coins out.   Was purchased at garage sale for $20.00       7 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches wide light brown color with black glass eyes and painted snout.  Value $50.00 to $100.00 I consider it rare  Y

Bartlett-Collins Glass Company


Bartlett-Collins was started in 1914 in Oklahoma when Bartlett, an Oklahoma oil man, teamed up with Collins, an East Coast glass man. Together they formed Bartlett -Collins. The company was noted for its hand-pressed and blown tableware, stemware, and kitchenware. In addition they produced an assortment of kitchen lamps. . They started by making utilitarian wares and by the 1930’s were making stemware in color. They made all this by hand!!! Their glass came in a variety of colors including pink, green and amber.(1)

Lancaster Colony (parent company of Indiana Glass) purchased the Bartlett-Collins Glass factory in the early 1980’s. (Some documents say 1981, others say 1983.) Barlett – Collins made mold blown glass items for Indiana Glass and Tiara Exclusives. Their specialty items include enameled drinking glasses and mugs, florist vases and candle holders. All of the items made at the Bartlett-Collins factory have a sticker on the bottom bearing the Indiana Glass name. The very popular enameled Christmas glasses were not made by Indiana Glass even though they came in a box marked Indiana Glass. They were made by Bartlett-Collins.

Indiana Glass made pressed glass. Pressed glass has seams. If you have an item marked Indiana Glass and it has no seams, more than likely it was made by Bartlett – Collins. Also, the stickers used by Bartlett – Collins say Indiana Glass Co, A Lancaster Colony Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. If your item bears this Cincinnati sticker, it is a Bartlett – Collins product.(2)

Anchor Hocking

Founded in 1905, Anchor Hocking is a leading marketer and manufacturer of a comprehensive line of glass products including beverageware, candle containers, servingware, ovenware, storageware, lighting components and other glass products sold under various brand names or as customized solutions for private label lines. Anchor Hocking is the second largest supplier of glassware in the United States. Its glassware products cross all price points through the retail, specialty (business-to-business), and hospitality channels. 

Anchor Hocking manufactures substantially all of its products at the company’s facilities in the United States and markets its products internationally. 

Anchor Hocking is a leading designer, marketer and manufacturer of quality consumer products that it sells to retail and hospitality customers and to original equipment manufacturers.