SKELETON TALKS & SINGS

 

GRINDING SKELETON 1

GRINDING SKELETON 3

GRINDING SKELETON 5

Received this bank Nov. 2015 as a gift it had some assembly required so I put it aside for a later date.   Today I took a look at the assembly and was done in less than 2 minutes after I figured out where things went (no instructions included).  Once you put it together and add 3 batteries the bank  is  working.    You may add water and dish soap to the container and when you turn on the bank it turns and makes bubbles.  (Not in my Bank) .  Gave it a dry run and you turn on put in the coin and the light comes on and the bank sings ” PARTY  PARTY PARTY PARTY I’LL DO ANYTHING FOR YOU   then  YODELS  ”  repeats a few times and stops until another coin is put in coin slot located on other side of coldren from skeleton. On /off switch beside skeletons right foot.  coin release on bottom beside battery holder both have plastic covers on them .  Measures 8 1/4″ tall x 10″ long x 5 1/2 ” wide.   Top picture has the bank sitting on top of the box. other pictures box is missing . Excellent condition .  Made in China  Value $15.00 to $35.00   G

BLUE NOSE PIG

 

BLUE NOSE FRONT

BLUE NOSE SIDE

BLUE NOSE BACK

BLUE NOSE PIG BOTTOM

Well this pig is … Ya unique the art design  is colorful.  Standard ceramic pig commonly made in China however this one has no markings and I suspect it is a dollar store item.  Was given to me for my birthday a few years back 2011 or 2012 by a staff member (its the thought that counts) 4 7/8″ tall x 5 ” long. Coin slot in top and coin release on bottom with rubber stopper.  Excellent condition Value $5.00 to $9.00   G

SASKATOON BEAR

 

SASKATOON BEAR SIDE

SASKATOON BEAR SIDE 2

SASKATOON BEAR FRONT

SASKATOON BEAR BACK

SASKATOON BEAR BOTTOM

Yes it does say  ‘SASKATOON ” on the side However for anyone who is from Canada or knows our geography the pictures on this bank are more suited for Banff,  Jasper or any location in the Canadian Rockies.  Heck I do not make them I just collect them and this one is not  geographically correct.  Imported by ROYAL SPECIALTY SALES IN TORONTO Made in China.  The pictures of nature are wonderful with vibrant colors 6 ” long x 4″ tall.  Coin slot in top of back and coin release on bottom with a rubber stopper.  Excellent condition Value $5.00 to $15.00   B

SCHOOL PS23 LOLLIPOP BUILDING

 

SCHOOL PS 23 BACK

SCHOOL BACK

SCHOOL SIDE 2

SCHOOL BOTTOM

Tin Litho  School P.S. 23 just like the old one room school houses of the 1940’s , 50’s and 60’s and I suspect in some areas may still be standing.  Picture shows teacher ringing the hand bell and students in the school and some just arriving.  Measures 4 1/4 ” tall x 5 1/4 ” long x 4 1/4″ deep.  Coin slot near the top of the tin roof with no coin release band would  have to be taken apart to retrieve the money.    Has been in the collection since the  early 1960’s.   Manufactured in the USA by US METAL TOY MFD.  around 1940  as a store display where  16 Lollypops would fill the 16 holes. You would take a lolly out of the hole and put your penny in the slot.  ( I always wondered why the roof was full of holes)    Very Good condition Value $55.00 to $75.00   B

Foot note ,   I wonder what company put out these displays with their lollypops ?   I have another one of these banks with snow printed on the roof and 18 holes  when did they change the roofs ?

SAN FRANCISCO CABLE CAR 39

WOOD TROLLEY END 1

 

WOOD TROLLEY END 2

WOOD TROLLEY SIDE 3

WOOD TROLLEY SIDE

WOOD TROLLY BOTTOM

This wonderful Wooden bank with brass rails around the windows has signs on each end that read RED AND CHROME SIGN READS ” POWELL MARKET AQUATIC PARK  WARTIME MUSEUM  HYDE BEACH FISHERMANS WHARF ”   THE CHROME SIGN READS ” I STOP AT ST. FRANCIS ”  .   the sides read top to bottom ”  POWELL & HYDE STS. , SAN FRANCISCO CABLE CAR BANK , BANK CABLE CAR SF, SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL RY ”  CAR 39  measures 4 1/4 ” tall x 7 1/4 ” long x 3 ” deep.   Coin slot in top of car in center coin release covered by wood panel held in place with  two crews.   Gift from wife from her trip in 2002  Excellent Condition   Value $20.00 to $50.00     B

DOG IN BASKET

 

PUPPY IN BASKET FRONT

PUPPY IN BASKET BACK

PUPPY BASKET SIDE 2

PUPPY BASKET SIDE 1

PUPPY BASKET BOTTOM

Ceramic \Puppy in a basket this multi colored bank has a puppy in a basket with wrapped gifts all around it.  Made in China this bank measures  6 1/4″ tall x 5″ deep x 6″ long.  The coin slot is in the back of the head and the coin release is on the bottom with a rubber plug.  In collection since the mid 1970’s given to me as a gift from a past customer. In good condition value $15.00 to $25.00    G

ANGEL BEAR

 

ANGEL BEAR SIDE

ANGEL BEAR FRONT

ANGEL BEAR BCK

ANGLE BEAR BOTTOM

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

BLUE JAY BEAR

 

BLUE JAY BEAR FRONT

B J BEAR BACK

B J SIDE

B J BEAR SIDE (2)

B J BEAR BOTTOM

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

LUCKY’S POT O GOLD

lucky's pot o gold

I have two of these plastic banks in my collection the front picture is a decal on the plastic.  On the back are four screws and speaker grill holes in middle of bank.  On the lower back they have wording  “CONTAINS SMALL PARTS RECOMMENDED ONLY FORCHILDREN 3 YEARS AND OLDER ”  under the warning is   MADE IN USA  Measures 5 “high x 5″ long x 1 3/8” deep.   Coin slot is in the top center and the coin release is a fitted plastic twist open cap on bottom.  Plays a tune when coin is put in slot.   Purchased  four banks at a flea market in 1996 two of these and two Sonny banks.   In good condition .  Value $10.00 to $20.00   G

SONNY BANK

 

sonny coin bank

I have two of these plastic banks in my collection the front picture is a decal stuck on the plastic.  On the back are four screws and  speaker grill holes in middle of bank.  In the lower back they have wording  “CONTAINS SMALL PARTS RECOMMENDED ONLY FORCHILDREN 4 YEARS AND OLDER ”  under the warning is c 1991 SUTTON PLACE CREATIONS INC. NEW YORK, NY  MADE ESPECIALLY FOR GENERAL MILLS ”  MADE IN CHINA  Measures 51/2 “high x 4 1/4” long x 1 1/2 deep.   Coin slot is in the top center and the coin release is a fitted plastic twist open cap on bottom.  Plays a tune when coin put in slot. Purchased  four banks at a flea market in 1996 two of these and two lucky charms.   In good condition .  Value $10.00 to $20.00   G

SILVER DUCK

SUPERMAN FRONT

 

SILVER DUCK normally give to a new born as their first bank with a blue or pink collar.  I have more than one of these in my collection this one with blue eyes for a boy.  Trap was lost on this one so was replaced with small tin cover soldered into place.  key will be used on other banks with r=coin release still in place.  Measures ” tall x  4 1/2 ” long  Fair to Good condition Value $5.00 to $20.00    G

SUPERMAN BUST

SUPERMAN FRONT

SUPERMAN BACK

SUPERMAN BOTTOM

Purchased this Plastic  made in China Bank in the early 2000’s   Measures 7 1/2″ tall x 8″ wide. Flesh color hands and face black hair red yellow and blue clothes. Coin slot in back of neck coin release in bottom with twist open plug.   Monogram Masterworks Superman Bust Bank DC Comics  excellent, never used condition. Value $20.00 to $45.00    G

BOBCAT SKID STEER S650

 

BOBCAT  S650 SIDE

BOBCAT SIDE 2

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

FRANKENSTEIN BUST

 

FRANKENSTIEN FRONT

FRANKENSTIEN SIDE

FRANKENSTIEN BACK

colored FRANKESTIEN

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

Cracker Jack box bank

cracker jack box bank

CRACKER JACK TOP

CRACKER JACK BOTTOM

Cracker Jack box Bank made by Borden Inc. Measures 15″ tall x 11″ wide X 4 ” deep.  It is laminated cardboard with a metal frame.  The coin slot is in the top and the coin release is in the bottom sealed with a plug.  Has been part of the collection since the mid 1980’s  Good condition Value $10.00 to $25.00

CRACKER JACK BANK

 

CRACKER JACK PLANE

CRACKER JACK BACK

CRACKER JACK SIDE

Cracker Jack prize in the box .  Measures 1 9/16 ”  X  1/4″ thick.  One side has ” CRACKER JACK BANK ” and an airplane in the center  the back has feathering around the edge and small coin slot to fit penny or dime nothing bigger.  Very Good Condition  From the 1940’s or  1950’s Very Scarce Value $125.00 to $200.00   B

CAST IRON BRONZED DONKEY

CAST IRON MULE FRONT

CAST IRON DONKEY SIDE1

MULE SIDE

MULE TOP SIDE

MULE BACK

Cast Iron  Bronzed  Donkey  Found this bank in ” THE PENNY BANK BOOK ” BY ANDY AND SUSAN MOORE.  A must have book for the serious collector to do research on banks in your collection.  Cast in two pieces and held together with one screw.  Has coin slot in middle of saddle which is red along with its hardware.   Made by Arcade Iron Toys in the USA in 1920’s Number 499 Page 85 in the Penny Bank Book. 4 1/2″  H  X  4 1/2 ” l.  In Excellent condition Value $125.00 to $200.00  B

CONEXUS WHITE PIGS

 

CONEXUS CERAMIC PIGS FRONT

CONEXUS RIGHT SIDE

CONEXUS LEFT SIDE

CONEXUS BACK

Newest pigs in my Bank Collection.  Don Hendrickson the Manager of the New CONEXUS Credit Union Kensington Br. and his Financial Advisor Colton Orieux told me on my previous visit they were going to check on some other banks the Branch was getting and set one aside for me.  Colton called a few days later to inform me he had two banks for me so my wife was kind enough to go pick them up..  Has the coin slot in the middle of the back and a coin release on the underbelly with a rubber stopper.  “CONEXUS CREDIT UNION ” is printed in Blue on the side.   The two pigs are not marked with any other information however the boxes revealed they are Made in China.  the small bank is 3″ tall x 3 3/4 long,  the large pig is 5 1/4 tall x 5 1/2 long  Excellent Condition Value $5.00 to 15.00  each.    G