BROWN CERAMIC PIG FROM 1982 MADE BY OTAGIRI JAPAN. LIGHTLY MARKED ON BOTTOM OF BANK. This bank measures 6 1/2″ long x 4″ high x 3 1/2″ wide. Coin slot is on the top and coin release on bottom with rubber plug. Added to collection on March 26/16 from C. Hamel who spends many hours on her picks and allows me the first look at all banks. Excellent condition Value $25.00 to 45.00 G
Period: 1958 – 1994
Otagiri Manufacturing Company, or OMC, was a Japanese wholesale manufacturing company The company produced a wide range of ceramics and dishware and giftware The polynesian themed ceramics they made for bars and restaurants like the Kon-Tiki and the Kahiki in the 1960’s are popular among collectors The Otagiri brand was discontinued after it was sold to Enesco Group in September 1994 Most Otagiri products are marked with a yellow and gold sticker printed with the initials ‘OMC’ and ‘Japan’.
Winnie the pooh and friends are on this 5 1/4 square bank. very colorful with four different pictures on the four sides the top has a blue square pattern on it with the coin slot in the center of the top. Coin release is on the bottom with a rubber plug. Made for Disney (county of origin unknown) these Ceramic banks are usually give to small children as there first bank (baby bank). Purchased in a group of banks from Chris Hamel who during her picking trips always looks for bank and allows me first option. Added to collection March 26/16. Excellent condition value $20.00 to $55.00 G
A.A. MILNE named the character Winnie-the-Pooh for a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne who was the basis for the character Christopher Robin. The rest of Christopher Robin Milne’s toys, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger, were incorporated into Milne’s stories.
Harry Colebourn and Winnie, 1914
Christopher Milne had named his toy bear after Winnie, a Canadian black bear he often saw at London Zoo, and “Pooh”, a swan they had met while on holiday. The bear cub was purchased from a hunter for $20 by Canadian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn in White River, Ontario, Canada, while enroute to England during the First World War. He named the bear “Winnie” after his adopted hometown in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “Winnie” was surreptitiously brought to England with her owner, and gained unofficial recognition as The Fort Garry Horse regimental mascot. Colebourn left Winnie at the London Zoo while he and his unit were in France; after the war she was officially donated to the zoo, as she had become a much loved attraction there
“MAXWELL” I am told this Wade Pig is called Maxwell. This is one of a set of five pigs made by Wade After buying Maxwell locally I started searching for the other four pigs to this collection. Made in England this portly gent standing with blue pants with suspenders and a red and white tie. Coin slot is in the back of his head and the coin release is on the bottom with a rubber plug. Marked in the mold is “WADE ENGLAND” and the stopper is marked “NATWEST” He measures 6 1/2″ tall x 5 1/4″ long x 4 1/2″ deep. Porcelain in excellent condition added to collection March 18 /16 purchased at Saskatoon gun clubs collectors show. Value $35.00 to $55.00 I now have the full collection of five banks These banks were added to my collection through numerous purchases on E Bay April 5th. to 11th. 2016 Excellent condition value $35.00 to $55.00 for Wade production $500.00 for Sunshine original production run. (except Woody who had a run of 100,000 banks.) Sunshine produced only 400 of each of the other four banks which make those Rare. Sunshine started production in 1982 and stopped in 1983 unable to keep up with the demand the contract was turned over to Wade who supplied the banks until the end of the promotion in 1989. G
This family of five characters; Sir Nathaniel Westminster the father, Lady Hillary the mother, Maxwell the boy, Annabel the girl and Woody the baby, were given to children holding accounts with the Bank, depending on the balance achieved. The characters have become real collectors pieces and appear regularly on the internet auction sites. NatWest stopped the promotion in 1989
Ceramic Bank made in China authorized by DreamWorks imported by FAB. Was purchased as a gift for me from Walmart at cost of $15.00 + taxes March 2016. Measures 81/2″ tall x 51/2″ wide x 61/2″ deep. All black except the yellow of his eyes and brown toenails. Coin slot in back of head with coin release on bottom with a rubber plug. Excellent condition Value $15.00 to $20.00. G
Christmas Coke can with Coke logo on 2 places and 2 Santa’s standing drinking Coke reading note to Santa and the word “GREETINGS” across his feet. Tin Litho made in China for the Hudson Bay Company measures 73/4″tall x 41/2″wide x 41/2″deep. Coin slot in top of can and coins are released by taking the top off. Added to Collection November 2001 Excellent condition value $5.00 to $10.00 G
Diet Coke can silver tin litho Made in China for the Hudson Bay Co. measures 73/4″ tall x 41/2 across. Has three coke logos on can. Added to collection November 2001 Coin slot on top which lifts off to release the coins. Excellent condition value $5-10. G
Pokémon Pikachu Yellow with red circles on his cheeks and black tips on his ears. Ceramic made in China authorized by Nintendo Inc. imported by FAB . Bought at HMV music for $20.00 added to collection March 2016. Coin slot in back of head and release on bottom with rubber plug. Measures 81/2″ wide x 93/4″ tall x 4″ deep. Excellent condition value $20-25. G
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
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