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1926 Mack Bull Dog Furniture Van.  Measures 3 1/8″ high x 6 1/2″ long x 2 3/8″ wide.  Has decals on both sides that read “HEILIG – MEYERS FURNATURE ”  Made in the USA by ERTL.  Coin slot on to of box coin release is a locked door on bottom with key.   Added to collection March 26/16 Excellent condition without box.  Value $15.00 to $45.00   G

The Ertl Company is an American toy company best known for its die-cast metal alloy collectible replicas (or scale models) of farm equipment and vehicles. The company is based in Dyersville, Iowa, home of the National Farm Toy Museum. In the 1990s, Ertl also began production in Mexico and laid off employees of the original Ertl factory, which became a distribution facility and outlet store.



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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
Region: Japan

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



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Little Brass Pig has no markings as to origin or maker (will research to find answers)  Measures 3 1/2″ high x 6 1/4″ long x 2 1/4″ wide.  Coin slot is on top of back and the coin release is a brass cover held on by two screws.  At this time the screws being used are not original as too long for the threaded ports. Medium weight added to collection March 18/16 purchased at collectors show in Saskatoon. Good condition value $15.00 to $30.00   G



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“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



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Pepsi Tin Litho can from the  1970’s Back in the days when you had to sue a can opener to get to the contents.  Made in Canada this can measures 4 3/4″ tall x 2 1/2″ across.  Added to collection March 18  2016 . Coin slot is in top of lid and to release coins they had to come back out of slot or use a can opener thus ruining the bank.  Good condition value $15-25  G.



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Sun Rype Apple Juice Can 51/2 fluid oz. made in Kelowna BC from the 1970’s.  This tin litho can was used as a hammer by previous owner as you can see from the picture of the bottom.  This can is 3 1/2″ high x 2 1/8″ across.  Coin slot in to off can and to release coin you must either extract them from the coin slot of use a can opener thus ruining the bank.  Added to collection March 18  2016 .   Fair condition value $10-20    G



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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


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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



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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


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Pink electronic pig sings and dances when coin are inserted in coin slot on top of pigs back.  Made in China for Hound Dog company 2006.  Purchased for collection Feb. 2013 measures 9″ long x 6″ wide x 71/4″ high.  On/off switch by tail.  Bottom marked MCM 112 (my old marking system stopped after very short period )  Bottom of stand twist off to remove the coins.  Takes AAA batteries.  Excellent condition value $20.00 to $30.00 (when you see it in motion you will agree.)    G



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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


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Blue bug eyed fish with red dots large fins abd smiling mouth.  Penny count 646 Made in China for Sabre Montreal Canada of resin material.   Measures 5 1/4″ tall x 6″ long x 4 3/4″ deep.  Coin slot beside top fin coin release in base with rubber stopper.  Added to collection in summer of 2005 Excellent condition value $5.00 to $10.00  G


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Garden fund pot with a big hat boots and hands holding a sign that reads “GARDEN FUND” Has a shovel and fork in right hand and a hose on left arm with Seeds in back pocket coin slot is in the top of the straw hat and coin release is on bottom of pot in the back.  Made in China of resin material it measures 7″ tall x 6″ long x 6″ deep. Added to collection in June 2002 Excellent condition value $10.00 to $15.00   G



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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



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Resin cat in a blue filled paint can laid on side.  This Orange tabby in a silver can has the coin slot in the bottom of the can and the coin release is on side of can (which rests on the floor) sealed with a rubber plug.  Made in China it measures 3 1/2″ tall x 3″ long x 4 3/4″ deep.  Added to collection 1999 it is in excellent condition with a value of $2.00 to $6.00  G