SPIDERMAN HEAD BANK

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Spider-Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics existing in its shared universe. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko and first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962)

MARVEL SPIDERMAN Head Bank .  New Purchase from Walmart  Nov. 23 2015 cost $12.00 Ceramic 71/2 Inches high.   Excellent condition Value $10.00 to $20.00  G

Salesman Sample Small Glass Brick Bank

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Vintage glass window block coin bank to “See Your Savings” , measures 3 1/4″ square.  Moulded into the glass on one side only top reads “COIN BANK” uppercase and bottom reads ” SEE YOUR SAVINGS”  in upper and lower case.

The block is in very good shape without chips or roughness,  Purchased on E Bay  Nov. 014 2015 from Millerstown PA USA.   Value  $10.00 – $50.00   G

STANDING PIG RED PANTS

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Purchased at a flea market ( I have more than one in my collection) .  I have always been told this is a Reliable Canada Bank  however I have not found any information to back this up.  In good condition with some paint wear.  Very common bank  1950’s.  Priced at $10.00 to 30.00.    He stands 11.5 inches in height and wears painted on red pants and blue cap   G

ERTL CAR & TRUCK BANKS

 

ERKL DIE CAST VEHICLE BANKS

 

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.

Many of the die-cast replicas are also banks thus allowing a wider group who will build collections of there products.   I have numerous Ertl banks in the collection and will be featuring them with photo’s  a brief write up on each one…  COMING SOON.   G

STILL BANK COLLECTORS CLUB OF AMERICA

 

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3 PENNY BANKS

 

1994 Convention Bank–“Pagoda”–

Depicts a Pagoda Building on the obverse and a striking rendition of our Club’s Rocking Horse logo on the reverse side!! Makes a fine paperweight on one’s desk, too. Cast in heavy aluminum.

As a proud member of the SBCCA it is a honour to feature the club and the banks from the yearly conventions on this site.  More banks will be added to this section once I has taken pictures and download them to the site.  The above bank  was purchased at auction.  Condition is good.

The Still Bank Collectors Club of America or the SBCCA, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1966. Our membership consists of nearly 500 collectors from the United States, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Australia and England. This active organization of members works together, constantly expanding the availability and knowledge of still banks.   G

FERENGI STAR TREK BANK

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 Purchase from C. Hamel at Lions Club  Flea Market Nov. 14 2015 for $25.00 .   Excellent condition.   1994 Star Trek TNG Thinkway Toys FERENGI  Bank in Box

The Ferengi were a warp- capable humanoid species from the  planet Ferenginar . Ferengi civilization was built on a caricature of  free enterprise where earning profit was the sole meaningful goal in life, superseding all other endeavors. Value $20.00 $50.00  G

BORG STAR TREK BANK

BORG STAR TREK BANKPurchase from C. Hamel at Lions Club  Flea Market Nov. 14 2015 for $25.00 .   Excellent condition.   1994 Star Trek TNG Thinkway Toys BORG Bank in Box  Value $20.00 to $50.00   The Borg are a fictional alien race that appears as recurring antagonists in the Star Trek  franchise.  The Borg have become a symbol in  popular culture.   TV Guide named the Borg #4 in their 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time.    G

Galaxy Space Man Bottle Banks

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 12 GALAXY BOTTLE BANKS

Galaxy Syrup  Spaceman Bottles – 1953

These awesome spaceman bottles were manufactured by Space Foods Co. in Baltimore Maryland in the early 1950’s. Unfortunately the company went bankrupt before it was able to ship out these amazing bottles to manufacturers. The bottle tops are also slotted and can be used as a bank. Too bad these never went into production.   This is a heavy bottle and stands 8 1/2″. There are ten different figures of which we have them all. The names  are; Space Ace, Space Commander, Space Admiral, Space Bomardier, Space Navigator, Space Scout, Space Sentry, Orbit Admiral, Asteroid Commander, Interplanetary Commander.

A new case of these bottles were added to the collection some years back.  Mine along with most other collectors were part of a production run found in a warehouse after many years of collecting dust.  These are in mint condition never filled.   this is a very common bank as since these were found in a warehouse the market has been flooded with them.

These 16-ounce bottles were to be filled with syrup that was made for use in the home as an additive to carbonated water to make soft drinks. The metal screw cap on each bottle has a slot scored into the center to be punched out for using the empty bottle as a coin bank.

Value of these banks has dropped to $5.00 to $25.00 per bottle.

However some are still being sold at auction for far higher prices being bid up by people not knowing the history.

Galaxy Syrup Spaceman Bottles – 1953

 

1996 Olympic Mascot Bank

1996 Olympic Bank

New still in box. Mint purchased from Morphy Auction November 6 2012  Value $20.00 – $25.00

Izzy is from the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta. His name is really “Whatizit” and Time Magazine called him “a sperm in sneakers.” The combination of these two elements really leaves nothing else to say on the topic except that this is probably one of the worst mascots of all time.