Very colorful and cartoonish banks. Purchased at Planet Hollywood in Toronto in summer of 1996 and then another one was given to me in the Mid 2000’s . Coin slot on top coin release on bottom with fitted plug. Measures 6″ L X 5 1/2 T Made of Hard Plastic Made in China some have a yellow bottom and some have a blue bottom with different plugs both bottoms are pictured above. Have 2 in the collection Very Good Condition Value $15.00 to $45.00 B
Light Brown Chaulkware Squirrel White face and belly with pink mouth. Black eyes and nose. We have two of these in collection the other is a darker brown both from the 1950’s Made in Japan as stamped on bottom also marked on bottom mcm 114 , the darker one is marked mcm 115 Bought as a pair at Garage Sale in 1996 Measurements 6 1/2″ L X 7 1/4″ H X 5 1/2″ W Coin slot in back of head beside tail coin release in bottom with plastic plug. Very Good Condition Value $5.00 to $20.00 G
Maneki Neko COLORS and what they mean:
WHITE cats beckon for purity & creativity. [Per Feng Shui, may be associated with children.]
RED cats welcome good health & are also said to be able to exorcise evil spirits. [Per Feng Shui, they may attract fame or recognition.]
GRAY cats support safe and enjoyable travel & attract helpful people.
PINK cats may invite or promote love, relationships, & good marriages.
YELLOW cats beckon for good health, stability, & good marriages.
PURPLE cats promote prosperity. Also wealth, lifestyle, & opportunity.
BLACK cats bring protection from evil. (Some Japanese ladies carry them for protection against muggers) [Per Feng Shui they may also attract career success.]
BLUE cats promote intelligence and academic success wisdom and career success
GREEN cats represent family, community, & elders.
GOLD cats bring money & wealth.
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 little ceramic pig is all Pink with black and white eyes and black snout. Measures 3 1/2″ Tall X 4″ Long X 3″ Wide. Coin slot on top of back coin release in bottom with rubber stopper Purchased Dec. 19 2015 at Value Village EXCELLENT CONDITION Value $5.00 to $10.00 On bottom printed in black LR in one corner and 08 in other corner G
I have named the bears in this collection as “JASPER BEARS” You Can find these in Banff and Lake Louise and Jasper some are banks and they also are available as statues. Black ceramic with Light Brown Face and a RED Maple Leaf on his butt. These can also be found in Resin material and wood. Made in China but as a true Canadian Bear 7″ tall X 3 3/4 wide Purchased in Banff Alberta on road trip the summer of 2000. Many others to be added to this site in the future as I have more than one in different sizes and positions. Coin slot on the rear of neck coin release in bottom with rubber stopper. In excellent shape. Value $10.00 to $25.00 Y
The banks that I like and dislike at the same time. These bins will hold over 600 coins and if your true to the bank all will be Canada’s One Dollar coins known as the “LOONY” . Putting the coins in is easy taking them out NOT so easy. Purchased this one at Value Village DEC. 19 2015 Measurements are 6″ L X 3 7/8 T X 4 1/8 W Coin slot on top no coin release .Picture on the front of bank nothing else on bank . Made in Canada for one special coin. Good Condition we have three of these in the collection. The forth one was destroyed removing all the coins from inside as these are glued together and not easy to open. Value $5.00 to $20.00 G
Clay Hand Moulded Pig Made in Canada purchased from local artist at a craft bazaar in 2015. Blue body and tan legs Has a scuff of curly Hair (made out of clay) Coin slot on top no coin release. Measures 5 1/2 L X 4 1/2 ” T X 4″ W Very good shape Value $20.00 to $50.00 G
FLOWERED “DAISY ” PIG Ceramic green yellow pink and blue pig with flowers all over body. Purchased at Value Village Dec. 19 2015 Coin slot on the top coin release with rubber plug on bottom. Made in Canada Value $5.00 to $10.00 G
Ceramic Cowboy Boot stub toe Cream with Brown patterns and specks . Measures 6″H X 5 3/4″ L X 2 1/2″ W Coin slot on top of boot no coin release. Made in Canada Purchased at Value Village Dec. 19 2015 Excellent condition Value $5.00 to $15.00 G
Grey ELEPHANT with white dots. Imported by Child to cherish Made in China 5 1/2 ” T X 7 1/2″ L Coin slot on top of back coin release on bottom with rubber stopper. Gift from the Airth Family Christmas 2015 Good condition Value $5.00 to $15.00 G
Star Wars BB-8 DRIOD Christmas 2015 gift from Betty . Ceramic 7 3/4″ T X 5″ W Mage for F.A.B. Starpoint Authorized by Lucas Film Ltd. Made in China Coin slot on back of head coin release on bottom with rubber plug . Excellent condition Value $15.00 to $35.00 G
Golden Dragon purchased in Calgary China District by Dave and Kathleen as a Christmas 2015 gift. Dragon is bright polished gold on one side and textured gold on the other it has wonderful blue , black and white eyes red ears and mouth and red Asian writing on the one side blue and red painted areas to represent gems. this Ceramic bank measures 11 3/4″ L X 6 1/2 “T Coin slot is on back at top coin release is on bottom rubber plug. Value $20.00 to $60. Y
Using John Deere Equipment year round I have come to enjoy the color green. This ceramic bank has been in my collection since 1998 and was bought at a John Deere Store. The coin slot is on the top body and the coin release is on the bottom. Excellent condition Value $20.00 to $50.00 Y
Christmas Gift Dec. 25 2015 from William A. Imported by Child to Cherish Made in China . Ceramic grey whale with coin slot in the top and coin release on the bottom with a rubber plug. measures 4″ T X 5″ W. Excellent condition Value $5.00 to $20.00 G
Hallmark a Bank for the Adventurer white ceramic bank . Made in China has coin slot on top of the world. Coin release on bottom rubber stopper . Received as a gift for Christmas 2015 from Kathleen and Dave. 9″ H x 8″W. Excellent condition Value 20.00 to $50.0 G
ELECTROLUX Savings Bank new in box, never used. Excellent condition. Made in Canada Hard Plastic. Will not open till $10.00 in quarters are in it. Patented 1961 Purchased from Carleton Place Ontario for $30.00 List price was only $1.00 when first came out. box size 4 7/8 ” l x 2 3/8 ” w x 1 7/8 ” t Bank size 4 3/4 ” L x 2 1/4″ W x 1 5/8 ” T Value $30.00 to $75.00 R
ANIMAL SAFE STILL BANK
Kyser & Rex, PA, Patented 1881, painted in black overall, gold trimmed embossing, combination dial, animal design on door, ISB# 134. 3″ h. x 2 5/8w Minor rust and wear, Very good condition. Purchased Bertoia Auctions Nov. 15 2015 $88.50 plus fees Value $100.00 to $200.00 G
You will notice at the end of each write up there is a capital letter indicating where the bank is located :
Blue “B ” = Basement
Yellow “Y” = Upstairs
Green “G” = Garage
Red “R” = Various Locations (Marks Favorites )
Now these capital letters may be followed by a number to indicate which shelf or display case the bank is found. Now you know.
Maneki Neko , Beckoning Cat, Lucky Cat , Jewel Cat Coin Bank , Money Pot This yellow cat is 4 1/2 inches high x 4 1/2 inches wide coin slot is in back just below the ears. Coin release in bottom with rubber stopper. Purchased at flea market Nov. 2015 from C. Hamel Ceramic Made in China. Excellent condition Value $5.00 to $25.00 G