“spring awakenings” outstanding toys and banks

“SPRING AWAKENINGS”
OUTSTANDING TOYS
AND BANKS
RSL AUCTIONS
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AUCTION #19
Saturday, March 7, 2015 ~ 10:00 AM E.S.T.
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To be held at our new gallery:
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DIRECTIONS TO OUR GALLERY
295 US Hwy 22 East
Suite 204 West
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
908-823-4049
From New England and Northern New Jersey
Cross the Tappan Zee Bridge and continue West on
287/87 about 14 miles to 287 South. Take 287 South to
Exit 21B and merge onto 78 West (Clinton). Go to Exit
24 Whitehouse/Oldwick. Turn left at the light (towards
Whitehouse). Go exactly 2 miles and turn onto U.S.
Highway 22 West. Go 1.4 miles, staying in the left lane
and passing one traffic light (Merck Drive). Go to the
second turnaround after that light and head East on U.S.
Highway 22 for 150 feet. Turn right into parking lot. Sign
reads “One Salem Square”.
From New York City
Lincoln or Holland Tunnel to the New Jersey Turnpike
South. Travel only a few miles to Exit 14A-C. Get
onto Route 78 West (Clinton) to Exit 24 (Whitehouse/
Oldwick). Turn left at the light (towards Whitehouse).
Go exactly 2 miles and turn onto U.S. Highway 22 West.
Go 1.4 miles, staying in the left lane and passing one
traffic light (Merck Drive). Go to the second turnaround
after that light and head East on U.S. Highway 22 for 150
feet. Turn right into parking lot. Sign reads “One Salem
Square”.
Southern New Jersey and Points South
Take New Jersey Turnpike or Garden State Parkway to
287 North. It is about 20 - 22 miles to Route 78 West
(Exit 21-B). Go to Exit 24 Whitehouse/Oldwick. Turn left
at the light (towards Whitehouse). Go exactly 2 miles and
turn onto U.S. Highway 22 West. Go 1.4 miles, staying
in the left lane and passing one traffic light (Merck Drive).
Go to the second turnaround after that light and head
East on U.S. Highway 22 for 150 feet. Turn right into
parking lot. Sign reads “One Salem Square”.
Philadelphia Area
Take 95 North and cross into New Jersey. Exit for Route
31 (about 4 miles into New Jersey). Take 31 North about
20 miles to Route 78 East. (There are some traffic circles
on 31 North – Always stay on 31 North until you hit Route
78 East). Take exit 18 and merge onto U.S. Highway 22
East and go 4.1 miles and turn into the parking lot. Sign
out front reads “One Salem Square”.
From the West
Take 78 East and cross into New Jersey. Take Exit 18
and merge onto U.S. Highway 22 and go 4.1 miles and
turn into the parking lot. Sign out front reads “One Salem
Square”.
HOTEL:
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Saturday, March 7, 2015 ~ 10:00 AM
German Spelter Banks
Lots 1 - 72 ...........................................................
Still Banks
Lots 73 - 142........................................................
Architectural Banks
Lots 143 - 228....................................................
Mechanical Banks
Lots 229 - 253.....................................................
Cast Iron Figural Sewing Machines
Lots 254 - 255 ....................................................
Door Stops & Other Cast Iron
Lots 256 - 275.....................................................
Cast Iron Toys
Lots 276 - 328....................................................
American Clockwork Toys
Lots 329 - 339 .....................................................
Paper Lithographed Toys
Lots 340 - 348 ....................................................
American Tin Toys
Lots 349 - 367 .....................................................
Folk Art
Lots 368 - 385 .....................................................
Tin and Other Novelty Toys
Lots 386 - 417 ....................................................
Alms Boxes & Oddities
Lots 418 - 422 ....................................................
Mechanical Banks
Lots 423 - 514 .....................................................
Pgs. 3-17
Pgs. 18-27
Pgs. 28-44
Pgs. 45-49
Pgs. 50-51
Pgs. 52-54
Pgs. 55-69
Pgs. 70-74
Pgs. 75-77
Pgs. 78-81
Pgs. 82-86
Pgs. 87-92
Pgs. 93
Pgs. 94-123
CONDITION GRADES
Mint (M)........................................... 99%
Near Mint (NM)................................ 98%
Pristine............................................. 96-97%
Excellent (EX)................................... 90-95%
Very Fine (VF)................................... 87-89%
Fine ................................................. 83-86%
Good (G)........................................... 80-82%
Fair .................................................. 70-79%
Poor (P)............................................ <69%
Marriott Courtyard
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Prices realized may be downloaded
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THE LORRAINE AND TOM SAGE SR.
COLLECTION OF GERMAN SPELTER BANKS
Tom Sage Sr. is a well-known antique toy and train dealer. He has always been among the leading
specialists for European Toys. The Sage’s have travelled to France, England, Belgium and Germany many
times during the last 35 years. They bought their first spelter bank in 1978 and have never looked back.
According to Tom, and we concur, it has become increasingly difficult to find great condition and great
themed German spelter banks. This collection has quality, rarity and charm throughout. It is a privilege
for RSL Auction Company to sell this collection on behalf of the Sage’s.
The majority of spelter and silvered lead banks were made in Germany from 1890 to 1935. Spelter is
extremely easy to mold and consequently the level of detail in these wonderful little banks is extraordinary.
With their vivid colors and finely cast details these banks were intended to look like the beautiful
creations from Vienna bronze foundries of the period. Their delicate nature, however, also made these
banks vulnerable to damage and destruction. Therefore, few of these banks have survived. The recently
released book aptly named “Painted German Spelter Banks” (PGSB) highlights many of the banks in this
sale. If the bank being sold is in the book we will reference it.
Lot 1 Dachshund in Doghouse
Lot 2 Terrier on Basket
Lot 3 Dachshunds Playing
This example has an attached water dish.
It is 2.75” tall.
This is a scarce bank and is “F” rated in PGSB.
It is 3.25” tall.
This is a wonderful little bank depicting two young
dachshunds playing. It is 2.75” tall.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $500 - $700
Material: Spelter
Condition: Near Very Fine
Estimate: $550 - $750
Material: Spelter
Condition: Near Pristine (It retains its original key)
Estimate: $700 - $900
Lot 4 Bulldog in Wash Bucket
with Cigar
Lot 5 Dachshund in Doghouse
with Puppy
Germany - Circa 1920
The scarce version of the bank features
a bulldog smoking a cigar.
This bank is similar to “PGSB #329” except that
the brown puppy by the left of the water dish was
never attached to this example.
Germany - Circa 1920
Germany - Circa 1920
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Germany - Circa 1920
Germany - Circa 1920
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
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Germany - Circa 1920
Lot 6 Pug
This is a cute little pug sporting a forlorn little face.
He is 2.75” tall and needs a new home.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $400 - $600
Lot 7 Pig in Money Bag
Lot 8 Parrot
Germany - Circa 1925
Germany - Circa 1920
This little piggy likes money more than truffles.
He is 3” tall.
This is the 3.875” scarce version of the bank
(see PGSB #133).
Material: Spelter
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $300 - $400
Material: Spelter
Condition: Very Fine
(One tiny hole on rear feathers)
Estimate: $400 - $600
Lot 9 Elves at Tree Stump
with Ladder
Germany - Circa 1925
Scarce version of the bank includes
two elves at work. 2.625” tall.
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $450 - $550
Lot 10 Great Horned Owl Head
Lot 12 Professor Owl
This is a classic German spelter bank that is 3” tall.
A fantastic and bright example of the bank.
It is 4” tall.
Germany - Circa 1925
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $300 - $400
Germany - Circa 1925
Lot 11 Standing Owl
Germany - Circa 1920
We have never seen this owl bank before and
he cannot be found in the “PGSB” book.
He is 4.375” tall.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 14
Seated Elephant
with Clown Hat
Lot 13
Elephant Seated
on Bench
Germany - Circa 1925
Germany - Circa 1920
This is another classic German
spelter bank that is 5” tall.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $650 - $850
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This is a delightful bank
that is 4” tall.
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Excellent Plus
(The very top of his hat
with old retouch)
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Material: Spelter
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $550 - $750
Lot 16
Bear with Bearcub
Germany - Circa 1925
This is a really scarce spelter bank.
We have only seen a few other
examples in 30 years.
It is 3.125” tall.
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Lot 15 Downcast Bear
Germany - Circa 1920
Material: Spelter
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $350 - $450
Lot 17 Seated Cat - Blue Bow
Lot 18 Seated Cat
Lot 19 Seated Cat, Tall Version
This is a classic spelter cat bank.
This one with blue bow is 4.25” tall.
Another spelter bank that we have never seen
before. It is 3” tall.
It is not in the “PGSB” book.
This is the taller version of a seated cat
that is 4.5” tall. It retains a partial souvenir
label for “Montreal”.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $700 - $900
Material: Spelter
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $550 - $750
Germany - Circa 1925
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $400 - $500
Germany - Circa 1920
Germany - Circa 1925
Lot 20
Halloween Cat
Germany - Circa 1925
This is a rare German spelter
bank that we have only seen one
other time. It is 5.25” tall.
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Lot 21 Rabbit with Cocked Ear
Germany - Circa 1925
A truly superior specimen. It is 5.75” tall.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Near Mint
(Tiny factory casting hole in right ear)
Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 22 Rabbit Sitting Up
Lot 23 Bulldog Spring Jaw Bank
Lot 24 Seated Rabbit
Scarce and charming spelter rabbit.
It is 5.5” tall.
This is the very rare spring-jawed version of the
bank. This little guy lost his jaw so his lower lip
was filled in and restored. It is 3.5” tall.
A rare early German spelter bank.
It is 5” tall.
Germany - Circa 1920
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Germany - Circa 1920
Material: Spelter
Condition: Excellent (See Above)
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Germany - Circa 1920
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 25 Seated Dachshund, Small
Lot 26 Dachshund
Lot 27 Dachshund, Tall
A superior example of a scarce little gem of a bank.
He is 2.125” tall.
This classic bank is 4” tall.
This bank is 4.125” tall and beautifully painted.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $600 - $800
Material: Spelter
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $700 - $900
Germany - Circa 1920
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Germany - Circa 1925
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Germany - Circa 1920
Lot 28 Seated Bull Dog
Lot 29 Dog with Bandaged Paw
Lot 30 Seated Pug, Large Size
Here is an extremely scarce spelter dog bank in
exceptional condition. He is 3.625” tall.
One of the cutest spelter banks
ever made, it is 4.875” tall.
An iconic German spelter bank that
is in superior condition. It is 4.125” tall.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Material: Spelter
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Germany - Circa 1920
Germany - Circa 1925
Germany - Circa 1920
Lot 31 Seated Collie
Lot 32 Begging Spaniel
Lot 33 Leonberger
A very scarce, graphic and colorful bank.
It is 4.375” tall.
Standing at attention on his hind legs,
this sweetie is 4.375” tall.
This is a scarce German spelter bank that is 3.5” tall.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $350 - $450
Germany - Circa 1920
Germany - Circa 1920
Lot 34
Rooster Head
Germany - Circa 1920
The bank is 3.5” tall.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $450 - $650
Lot 35
The Prize Pig
Germany • Circa 1920
Similar to PGSB #431.
This big boy is 5.5” long
and 2.875” tall.
Marerial: Spelter
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $700 - $900
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Germany - Circa 1920
Material: Spelter
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 36
Boy with Empty Pockets
Lot 37
Fancy-Tailed Rooster
Here is one of the cutest spelter
banks ever made. Unusually great
condition. He is 3.875” tall.
We have never seen this unusual spelter bank before
and it is not listed in the Pierce book. it is 4” tall.
Germany - Circa 1920
Germany • Circa 1920
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $1500 - $2000
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Lot 38
English Football Player
Lot 39
Elf by Treestump
Germany - Circa 1920
Germany - Circa 1920
Sports themed banks are always popular.
This junior rugby/soccer player stands
4.25” tall. Lock mechanism incomplete.
Exceptional quality and splendid color make this
fragile bank a true spelter masterpiece.
4.125” tall.
WOW, dazzling color and flawless quality!!
4.875” tall.
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Excellent Plus Overall
(Repaint to his forehead)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Germany - Circa 1925
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Lot 40
Cockatiel
Material: Spelter
Condition: Near Mint and Bright
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 41 Early Race Car - Multicolor
Germany - Circa 1920
Another truly fantastic German spelter bank that we have not
previously seen. It depicts a pre-1910 racing car with the figure
being hinged at the waist. The bank is 5.375” long x 3” tall.
A chance to own one of the best spelter banks ever found.
It is not in the “PGSB” book.
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $5,500 - $7,500
Lot 42 Race Car with Bronze Finish
Germany • Circa 1910’s
Here we find a fascinating spelter still bank that depicts early race car
driving. The low chassis configuration and the torpedo shaped bonnet give
the car it’s aerodynamic qualities. The German lettering on the side of the
bank translates to “A gift from Dresden”. It is 5.125” long and 3” tall.
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $2500 - $3500
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Lot 43 Cat with Bandaged Eye
Lot 44 Cat Spring Jaw
This is one of the most superior condition German spelter banks that we have ever seen.
It is virtually mint and bright and marked “Marion, Mass.”. It still retains a tin placard
underneath marked “Germany”. It is 4.75” long.
This is a spring jaw bank that was modified years ago
to be a still bank. There is some repair work near the jaw
and a tiny hole in the back of the neck. It is 3.625” tall.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Mint and Bright
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Material: Spelter
Condition: Very Fine (See Above)
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Germany - Circa 1920
Germany - Circa 1920
Lot 45
Seated Cat in Bonnet
Made by ASCO
England - Circa 1920
Made by Arthur Schlesinger Company
(“ASCO”) of England circa 1920.
Banks made by ASCO are seldom
found. This is a really rare one in
superior condition. It is 4.25” tall.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine
(Small factory crack near coin slot)
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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Lot 46 Rock Dove (Pigeon)
Germany - Circa 1920
This is a bright, colorful and rare German
spelter bank. It is the book example
(PGSB #139). It is 3.25” tall.
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Lot 47 Mouse Eating Wheat by Crate
Lot 48 Rabbit with Carrot by Cabbage
This clever little guy is devouring his dinner. Not in the Pierce book.
Bank is 3.75” long x 1.5” tall.
Another scarce, colorful and very desirable spelter bank.
It is in superior condition. It is 4.25” tall.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $2000 - $3000
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Germany • Circa 1910’s
Germany - Circa 1920
Lot 49
Chick on Wood Pile
Germany - Circa 1920
Still banks come no finer than this one.
It is in mint-mint-mint condition, as
if it just left the factory. We have never
seen this little gem before and it is not
in “PGSB”. It is 3.625” tall.
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Mint and Bright
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,500
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Lot 50
Dog in Military Helmet
Germany • Circa 1910’s
Here we find one of the Kaiser’s loyal
canine compatriots. Rigidly erect, this
adorable soldier gazes leftwards. One
of the most desirable of the “dressed
animal” spelter banks. 4.75” tall.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $3500 - $4500
Lot 51 Puppy Playing in a Rolled Carpet
Germany • Circa 1910’s
Puppies do the silliest things. This adorable little scamp appears to be emerging from a rolled carpet.
This may be a unique specimen. We are not aware of any other examples of this appealing bank. It is 2.75” tall.
Material: Spelter • Condition: Near Mint • Estimate: $2500 - $3500
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Lot 52 Bull Terrier in his Dressing
Robe and Wearing a Fez
Germany - Circa 1910’s
Here we find a very sophisticated still bank. Even though these spelter creations are quite small, they can often convey a great volume
of human emotion. At first glance, we see a pup lounging in his club chair and wearing his robe. One might reasonably assume that
he’s calm and comfortable. But investigate further and you will discern that this sweet soulful creature has a lot on his mind, as if
he’s contemplating the woeful trouble in the world. This is emphasized by the wringing of his fingers, by the arched eyebrows with sad
eyes and the visible pain expressed by his tragic down-turned smile. This unique bank is a masterpiece of sensitivity. A similar bank is
illustrated in the Pierce book, but this one is far more developed. Nearly 5” tall. Absolute perfection.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $5500 - $7500
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Lot 53 Rotund Man in a Barrel
Rare Polychromed Inkwell
By Ives, Blakeslee • Bridgeport, CT • Circa 1890
Hands down, this is the most extraordinary example of this rare inkwell to ever come to light.
Material: Cast Iron and Glass
Condition: Near Mint
Provenance: Donal Markey Collection
Tom Sage Sr. Collection
Estimate: $5500-$7500
Lot 54
Popeye, Wimpy and Olive Oyl
Colorful Figural Paperweights
Hubley Manufacturing
Lancaster, PA -Circa 1940
Extremely superior examples of the famed
comics trio. Wimpy queries, “Surely, you will buy
me today for a hamburger tomorrow”.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $1200 - $1500
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Lot 55
Jackie Coogan by Chest
Germany - Circa 1930
Lot 56
Lot: Souvenir Riverboats
Germany - Circa 1930’s
A great image of child actor Jackie Coogan.
Material: Silver and Plated Lead
He later played Uncle Fester of the Addams Family. Condition: One Pristine, One Very Good with Crack
Estimate: $125 - $175
Material: Silvered Lead
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $300 - $400
Lot 57
Three Dogs Atop a Basket
Germany - Circa 1930
A wonderful image that is about 3” long.
Material: Silvered Lead
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $225 - $275
Lot 58
Lot: Seated Rabbit and a Pig
Lot 59
Old Man by Drum
Lot 60
Lot: Three Souvenir Buses
Rabbit about 3.5” long and the pig 5.5” long.
This bank is in superior condition.
It is 3” long.
These buses are quite graphic and range
from 4-4.5” long.
Material: Colored Lead
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $250 - $350
Material: Silvered Lead
Condition: Very Fine or Better
Estimate: $300 - $400
Lot 61
Lot: Two Souvenir Buildings
Lot 62
Scottie with Bow
Lot 63
Lot: Peoples Bank/Kewanee Boiler
Material: Silvered Lead
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $150 - $200
This bank is in superior condition. It is 5” long.
The Peoples Bank is quite rare and desirable.
The Kewanee Boiler is an advertising
premium bank.
Germany - Circa 1930
Material: Silvered Lead
Condition: Excellent or Better
Estimate: $250 - $350
Germany - Circa 1930
Germany - Circa 1935
Germany - Circa 1935
Material: Silvered Lead
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $200 - $250
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Germany - Circa 1925
American - Circa 1930’s/40’s
Material: Lead, Silver and Alloy
Condition: Both Fine
Estimate: $400 -$ 600
Lot 64
Wire Haired Terrier by Ball
Lot 65
Horse Pulling a Piano
Lot 66
Cocker Spaniel Puppy by Ball
The bank is 2.125” tall.
A very unusual key locked trap bank that we have
not previously seen. It is 6” long.
This appealing bank is the book example
and is 2.125” tall.
Material: Papier Mache and Tin
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $175 - $225
Material: Spelter and Tin
Reference: PGSB #301
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $600 - $800
Lot 68 Chicks in Basket
Lot 69 Sailor Boy with Pipe
Germany - Circa 1920
This is a classic bank that is 3.25” tall.
This is a scarce bank depicting a
little sailor bulldog. It is 3.75” tall.
Material: Spelter
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $350 - $450
This is a classic charmer that depicts
a young sailor boy. He is 4.5” tall.
Germany - Circa 1925
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $300 - $400
Lot 67 Bulldog in Wash Bucket
with Pipe
Material: Spelter
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $450 - $650
Germany - Circa 1910
Germany - Circa 1925
Germany - Circa 1925
Germany - Circa 1930
Material: Spelter
Condition: Fine (Needs a Clean)
Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Lot 70 Baby Elephant
Lot 71 Deer by Ball
Lot 72 Elephant with Hinged Head
A little calf that is 3.5” long.
Another bank that we have previously not seen.
It is 6” long x 3” tall.
This bank must be quite scarce as it was not
included in Bob & Shirley Peirce’s seminal work
“Painted German Spelter Banks”. It is 4.75” long.
Germany - Circa 1925
Material: Spelter
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $200 - $300
Germany - Circa 1925
Material: Spelter and Tin
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $350 - $450
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Germany - Circa 1925
Material: Spelter
Condition: Near Excellent
Estimate: $350 - $450
STILL BANKS
Lot 73 Liberty Bell Clock
Probably American - Circa 1950
This is a scarce post WWII still bank. It is 9.75” tall.
Material: Lead and Alloy
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $100 - $150
Lot 74 Harpers Liberty Bell
J. M. Harper
Chicago, Illinois - Circa 1905
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $200 - $300
Lot 75 Wisconsin War Eagle
American - Circa 1890
An excellent condition example of this scarce bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 76
Donald Duck Prototype
Lot 77
Lot: Punch & Judy/Thermo X Gas
Both English - Circa 1950 and 1925
Germany/England - Circa 1920/1950
This appears to be a prototype for a Donald Duck
bank that was never commercially produced.
It is 6” tall.
Two wonderfully lithoed English banks.
One a scarce Roly Poly Soldier. The other a Watch
Me Grow Bank complete with paper advertisement.
Probably American - Circa 1940
Material: Brass
Condition: Excellent (No Trap)
Estimate: $300 - $500
Lot 79 Lot: Two Pig Banks
American - Circa 1920/1930
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine or Better
Estimate: $100 - $150
Material: Tin
Condition: Excellent and Near Mint with Box
Estimate: $175 - $275
Lot 78
Lot: Two Tin Banks
Material: Tin
Condition: Both Pristine
Estimate: $250 - $350
Lot 80 Lot: Three Elephants
Lot 81 Lot: Two Lion Banks
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine - Very Fine
Estimate: $150 - $200
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $75 - $125
A. C. Williams
Ravenna, Ohio - Circa 1915
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A. C. Williams
Ravenna, Ohio - Circa 1915
Lot 82 Amherst Buffalo
American - Circa 1930
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $250 - $350
Lot 83
Lot: Buffalo, Stag and Boy Scout
A. C. Williams
Ohio - Circa 1920
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $175 - $225
Lot 84 Lot: Red Goose Shoes /
Pig with Bow
American - Circa 1920
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Both Very Fine (Need Cleaning)
Estimate: $150 - $200
Lot 85 Circus Elephant
Lot 86 Red Goose School Shoes
Lot 87 Elephant with Howdah
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $150 - $200
The rare version “School Shoes”.
We have not seen this elephant before but it is
similar to the Elephant Hubley used with the
Chariot. It is 5” long. It has great color.
Hubley Mfg. Co.
Pennsylvania - Circa 1930
Lot 88 Saddle Horse, Red
A. C. Williams
Ravenna, Ohio - Circa 1915
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $225 - $275
Lot 89 Osborn Pig
A. C. Williams
Ohio - Circa 1920
J. M. Harper
Chicago, Illinois - Circa 1905
We have not seen one in red before.
“You can bank on the Osborn Molding Machines”.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $250 - $350
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $250 - $350
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Hubley Mfg. Co.
Pennsylvania - Circa 1906
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $350 - $450
Lot 90 Red Goose School Shoes
Rare Colors
Arcade Mfg. Co.
Freeport, IL • 1920
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Paint (repaired foot)
Provenance: Moore Collection (#626)
Estimate: $550 - $750
Lot 91 Old Abe & His Shield
Lot 92 Turkey - Small
Lot 93 Hen on Nest
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $700 - $900
A virtually mint, unused example.
This is a rare and desirable still bank.
A great addition to your collection.
American - Circa 1880
Lot 94 Thoroughbred
Hubley Mfg. Co.
Pennsylvania - Circa 1946
This is a scarce bank made just after World War II.
It is near mint and bright.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint Plus
Estimate: $250 - $350
Lot 97 Lot: Three Safes
A. C. Williams
Ohio - Circa 1915
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Mint
Estimate: $250 - $350
Probably A. C. Williams
Ohio - Circa 1905
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Lot 95
Lot: Mailbox, Safe and Liberty Bell
Lot 96 Turkey - Large
The safe is practically mint with its original key.
The Liberty Bell dates to about 1970 and is not a
bank.
This is a scarce example with black japanning.
American - Various Dates
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent to Mint
Estimate: $150 - $200
A. C. Williams
Ohio - Circa 1915
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $350 - $450
Lot 98
White City Puzzle Safe #2
Included are an Animal Safe, Panel Door Safe and
Liberty Dime Safe. All 2.5” - 3” tall.
Nicol & Co.
Chicago, Illinois - Circa 1893
Lot 99 Lot: Fidelity Safe Large & Small
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent (Animal Safe does not lock)
Estimate: $350 - $450
This example is Near Mint and retains a
complete operating label underneath.
The Chicago World Fair was called “White City”.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $250 - $350
American - Circa 1880’s
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint (Great Paper Label)
Estimate: $250 - $350
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Kyser & Rex
Philadelphia - Circa 1880’s
Lot 100 Stenciled Door Safe
American - Circa 1880
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $150 - $200
Lot 101
White City Puzzle Safe #12
Nicol & Co.
Chicago, Illinois - Circa 1894
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $350 - $450
Lot 102 National Iron Safe
American - Circa 1880
The 4.375” version.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Good
Estimate: $200 - $300
Lot 103 Coin Deposit Safe
Grey Iron Casting Co.
Pennsylvania - Circa 1928
This bank is in virtually mint condition.
It is 8” tall.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint Plus
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 104
The “Stork” Safe
J. M. Harper
Chicago, Illinois - Circa 1907
A classic J. M. Harper Safe bank in
superior, bright paint condition.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Lot 105 The Royal Bank
Sydenham & McOustra
England - Circa 1910
A superior and colorful example of the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $350 - $450
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Lot 106
Coronation Bank
Sydenham & McOustra
England - Circa 1910
This is a truly superior and
bright example of the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $700 - $900
Lot 107 Trunk Bank
Piaget Company
American - Circa 1890
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine (Needs a clean)
Estimate: $175 - $225
Lot 108 Gas Pump
Lot 109 Stop Sign - Small
Lot 110 Stop Sign - Large
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Excellent
Estimate: $400 - $500
This is a brightly painted example.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Excellent
Estimate: $500 - $700
Arcade Mfg. Co.
Freeport, Illinois - Circa 1925
Dent Hardware
Fullerton, Pennsylvania - Circa 1920
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
(.5” piece of gold trim is missing)
Estimate: $250 - $350
Dent Hardware
Fullerton, Pennsylvania - Circa 1920
Lot 111 Auto with Passengers
Lot 112 Fire Alarm Bank
Lot 113 Model A Sedan
This is a superior example of the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $300 - $400
This is a scarce automotive bank.
A. C. Williams
Ohio - Circa 1915
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $700 - $900
Japanese - Circa 1940
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Arcade Mfg. Co.
Freeport, Illinois - Circa 1920’s
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $700 - $900
Lot 114 Battleship (Unnamed)
J. & E. Stevens
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1902
This is a wonderfully painted example that is
missing part of its rear mast.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus (See Above)
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 115 Apple Bank
Kyser & Rex
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1885
This is a scarce and highly sought after still bank.
Marked “K & R” under the leaf.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine Plus
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Lot 117 Rocking Chair Puzzle Bank
Designed by C. J. Manning
Probably Ives, Blakeslee Co.
Bridgeport, Connecticut - Circa 1898
Lot 116 Fortune Ship
The bank snaps together and comes apart ingeniously.
This example with two tiny cracks on the chair back.
This is a scarce English bank that is marked
“Brighton” underneath.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
English - Circa 1895
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 118 Santa Claus with Tree
Lot 119 Peaceful Bill / Smiling Jim
Lot 120 Buster Brown & Tige
This is an exceptional example of the bank.
Made for the 1908 Presidential Election
William Howard Taft and James Sherman were
the Republican candidates and ultimate victors
of the election cycle.
This is one of the finest examples that
we have seen.
Hubley Mfg. Co.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1905
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
(Taft / Sherman)
J. M. Harper • Chicago - Circa 1908
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Lot 121 I Love a Copper - Brass
Lot 122 Lot: Mammy / Mutt & Jeff
Material: Brass
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $300 - $400
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $250 - $350
English - Circa 1910
Lot 124 Parlor Stove
American - Circa 1920’s / 1930’s
Lot 125 Indian Family
A. C. Williams
Ravenna, Ohio - Circa 1915
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint and Bright
Estimate: $700 - $900
Lot 123 Doughboy
Hubley Mfg. Co.
Pennsylvania - Circa 1920
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $550 - $750
Lot 126 Give Me a Penny,
Screw Version
American - Circa 1890
J. M. Harper • Chicago, Illinois - Circa 1905
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus (Needs a clean)
Estimate: $250 - $350
A scarce and desirable bank. The gold appears to
be very old repaint.
Wing Mfg. Co.
American - Circa 1920
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine (See Above)
Estimate: $600 - $800
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 129 Santa, “Save & Smile”
Bank
Lot 127 Captain Kidd
Lot 128 Baseball on Three Bats
This is a superior example
of the bank.
This is an excellent specimen of a scarce bank.
The bats are pristine and bright.
This is a scarce and highly sought after bank
that is meant to be hung on a wall.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $550 - $750
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Ives, Blakeslee Company
Bridgeport, Connecticut - Circa 1890
Lot 130 World Time Bank
Arcade Mfg. Co.
Freeport, Illinois - Circa 1915
Material: Cast Iron and Paper Labels
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $350 - $550
Hubley Mfg. Co.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1914
English - Circa 1910
Lot 131 Merry Go Round
Lot 132 Battleship “Maine” - Small
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $350 - $450
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $275 - $375
Grey Iron Casting
Pennsylvania - Circa 1925
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Grey Iron Casting
Pennsylvania - Circa 1900
Lot 133
Sentry at Guard House
Lot 134
Milking Cow on Base
Lot 135
Bear Seated on Log
We have never seen this little gem before.
The bank is 4.5” tall.
This is a scarce bank in virtually mint condition.
This is a scarce still bank that is in
unusually excellent condition.
Probably German - Circa 1910
Material: Silvered Lead
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $300 - $400
Lot 136
$100,000 Money Bag
Austrian - Circa 1910
This is a scarce heavy spelter version
Material: Spelter
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $250 - $350
American - Circa 1900
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint Plus
Estimate: $400 - $600
American - Circa 1910
Material: Cast Iron
Provenance: Seaman’s Savings Bank
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $700 - $900
Lot 137
Postal Savings Mail Box
Lot 138
Junior Cash Register - Multicolor
This is a scarce and beautiful mail
box themed bank. It has two tone
electroplating. The bank is 6.5” tall,
mounted on wood, which can be hung
from a wall.
This bank is in superior condition.
Possibly J. & E. Stevens
American - Circa 1890
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $400 - $500
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J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1915
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint Plus
Estimate: $200 - $300
Lot 139
Yellow Cab
with Bold Stripe
Arcade Mfg. Co.
Freeport, Illinois - Circa 1921
This is a superior example of the
bank. Similar to the Moore example of
the bank. It has four different phone
numbers on the sides of the cab.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Lot 140 German Hospital Boat
Germany - Circa 1925
This is a rare and colorful bank that we have not seen before. The bank is 13” long. It is in superior condition.
Material: Tin • Condition: Near Mint (Does not lock, but mechanism is intact) • Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Lot 141
Grenade on Base
American - Circa 1920
This is an extremely rare bank.
In fact, we have not previously
seen one. It is 4” tall and in
superior condition.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $350 - $450
Lot 142 U. S. A. Liberty Tank Bank
American - Circa 1920
This is an exact likeness to the World War I tanks employed by the
U. S. Army. It is a superior, nickel plated, example. It is 8” long.
Material: Cast Iron and Tin
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $300 - $400
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ARCHITECTURAL STILL BANKS
Lot 143
Palace Bank, Green
Ives, Blakeslee Company
Bridgeport, Connecticut - Circa 1885
Polychromed versions of the Palace Bank are extremely rare. For
many years, this exquisite bank featured prominently in Donal
Markey’s collection. Since it’s discovery, this has always been
regarded as the finest example finished in green. Here’s a rare
opportunity to add museum quality to your collection.
Material: Cast Iron
Provenance: Donal P. Markey Collection
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
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Lot 144 Hall’s Liliput Bank - Patriotic Colors
J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, CT - Circa 1876
As a still bank, the Liliput Bank is extremely scarce. This stunning specimen,
finished in patriotic colors, was produced for America’s Centennial in 1876.
Extraordinary quality. Very probably the finest known.
Minute hairline on right side panel.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint
Provenance: Donal Markey Collection
Estimate: $7500 - $9500
Lot 145 House with Bay Window - Medium
Probably J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1874
House with Bay Window banks are very scarce.
They are rarely seen in such superior, bright and colorful condition.
This is definitely one of the finest known specimens. A true show stopper.
Material: Cast Iron
Provenance: Jim Yeager
Reference: CIBB #80-f
Condition: Near Mint Plus and Bright
Estimate: $5,500 - $7,500
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Lot 146
Caisse Bank with Bird Finial
Lot 147
Space Heater with Flowers
This bank is pristine, bright and rare
with the bird finial. It is 6” tall.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $150 - $200
France - Circa 1915
Material: Brass
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $500 - $700
England - Circa 1890
Lot 149 Bureaux Caisse
Lot 150 Castle on the Rocks
This is a classic French bank that is in
uncommonly great condition.
This is a heavy spelter bank that is about
5” tall x 5.75” wide. It is scarce.
Material: Brass
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $700 - $900
Material: Spelter
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $550 - $750
France - Circa 1915
Probably German - Circa 1920
Lot 152
Caisse Bank
Lot 148
Caisse Bank with Scalloped Roof
and Rooster Finial
France - Circa 1915
Another charming “Caisse” bank that is 5.5” tall.
Material: Brass
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $400 - $500
Lot 151 Bureaux Caisse
Type Bank, Aluminum
France - Circa 1930
This later version of the bank with star finial
is in superior condition.
Material: Aluminum
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $450 - $650
Lot 153
Caisse Bank
France - Circa 1915
France - Circa 1915
Material: Brass
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $200 - $300
Material: Brass
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 154 Villa Bank - 1882 Church
Lot 155 Blackpool Tower
Lot 156 Villa (“Prison”) Bank
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine (Needs a clean)
Estimate: $350 - $550
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $175 - $225
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $550 - $750
Kyser & Rex
Philadelphia - Circa 1882
Chamberlain & Hill
England - Circa 1908
Kyser & Rex
Philadelphia - Circa 1890
Lot 157 Tower Bank
Lot 159 Tower Bank - Painted Base
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $400 - $600
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $550 - $750
John Harper Ltd.
England - Circa 1905
John Harper Ltd.
England - Circa 1905
Lot 158 Building with Belfry Brass Version
Kenton Hardware
Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1895
Lot 160 Log Cabin Side Chimney
Kyser & Rex
Philadelphia - Circa 1882
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $250 - $350
This is a rare brass version of the bank
and it has an acorn type finial.
It is possibly a prototype.
Material: Brass
Provenance: Robert Peirce Collection
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 161 Log Cabin Center Chimney
Kyser & Rex
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1882
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent (Needs a Clean)
Estimate: $250 - $350
Lot 162 Midget Bank
Lot 163 Rose Window - Turnpin
Lot 164 Six Sided Building
This is a scarce little building bank.
This is a scarce bank when found
in such pristine condition.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $550 - $750
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $400 - $500
This rare little gem has the dubious honor
of being the smallest building bank ever
produced in cast iron.
Lot 165 “1878” House - Red
Lot 166 State Bank - Tiny
Lot 167 “1878” House - Green
A colorful bank in superior condition
Red with green roof.
A superior example of this bank.
A scarce painted version.
It is green with a black roof.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $300 - $400
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $175 - $225
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent (Needs a Clean)
Estimate: $200 - $300
John Harper Ltd.
England - Circa 1911
American - Circa 1878
Lot 168 Roof Bank
J. & E. Stevens
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1887
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $225 - $275
England - Circa 1895
Kenton Hardware
Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1895
Lot 169 Lot: Building Banks
American - Circa 1920
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Good
Estimate: $125 - $175
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American - Circa 1890
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $550 - $750
American - Circa 1878
Lot 170 Home Bank
H. L. Judd Company
Wallingford, Connecticut - Circa 1885
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $400 - $500
Lot 171 Four Tower Bank
J. & E. Stevens
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1895
An excellent condition example with
great gold highlights.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $250 - $350
Lot 174 Victorian House Large
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1899
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $250 - $350
Lot 177 High Rise Second Largest
Kenton Hardware
Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1915
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $300 - $400
Lot 172 Goodyear Zeppelin Hangar
Ferrosteel Company
American - Circa 1935
Material: Aluminum
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $225 - $275
Lot 173 State Bank Straight Letters
Kyser & rex
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1890
A scarce version with unusual assembly.
It is near mint.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $300 - $400
Lot 175 The United Bank
Probably A. C. Williams
Ohio - Circa 1925
Lot 176 Double Door Bank Silver
A C. Williams
Ravenna, Ohio - Circa 1905
The actual building was headquarters to the
United Bank & Trust Company of Cleveland, Ohio.
The building still exists today.
This is a superior example of the scarce
silver and gold version.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine Plus
Estimate: $350 - $550
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $550 - $750
Lot 178 Lot: Blackpool Tower /
Skyscraper
Lot 179 Skyscraper - 6 Finials
English and American - Circa 1915
A. C. Williams
Ravenna, Ohio - Circa 1910
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Both Very Fine
Estimate: $200 - $300
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $350 - $450
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Lot 180
Westminster Abbey Rectangular Base
Sydenham & McOustra
England - Circa 1908
This is an extremely scarce
version of the bank as it has a
rectangular base. Maybe 1 in
200 were made this way.
This is a superior example.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint and Bright
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Lot 181 Fort Bank
Lot 182 Home Bank - Small
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $350 - $450
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Good
Estimate: $550 - $750
Kenton Hardware
Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1910
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1872
Lot 183 Westminster Abbey Blunted Spires
Sydenham & McOustra
England - Circa 1908
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $225 - $275
Lot 184
New England Church Nickel Plated Variation
American - Circa 1930
This unusual nickel-plated version
of the New England Church may
be a unique example. The crimson
red roof is a nice match for the
silver color.
Materials: Cast Iron & Aluminum
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $1200 - $1500
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Lot 185
State Bank - Second
Largest
Kenton Hardware
Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1900
The scarce 6.75” version of the
bank. It retains its original key
and is a superior example.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $400 - $600
Lot 186
Finial Bank
Kyser & Rex
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Circa 1887
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $450 - $650
Lot 188 Egyptian Revival Monument Light Green
Lot 187 Eagle Bank - Tall Version
American - Circa 1885
A scarce deluxe version, three stories tall, rather than
the more common two story version. This example with
wonderful two tone red paint.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Lot 189 German Tower - Gold
Germany - Dated 1886
Germany - Circa 1900
This fascinating alms box was used to collect support funds
for the Men’s Glee Club of Sanger, Germany. 9.25” tall.
A wonderful, scarce and impressive tower bank used as
some form of alms box. It is marked “Nichtswurdig 1st
Die Nation”. It is 9.25” tall.
Material: Lead/Spelter Alloy
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $700 - $900
Material: Heavy Alloy
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $600 - $900
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Lot 190 Cupola Bank, Medium - Brick Red
Lot 191 Cupola Bank, Medium - Blue
This bank is in superior condition and hails from the Donal Markey
Collection. Unusual diamond stenciling on roof.
Rare and unusual color combination for the medium cupola bank.
It is certainly one of the finest known examples and comes
from famed bank collector Donal Markey.
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1872
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1872
Material: Cast Iron
Provenance: Donal Markey Collection
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $900 - $1200
Material: Cast Iron
Provenance: Donal Markey Collection
Condition: Near Mint and Bright
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
Lot 192
Bank on Legs with Steps
Lot 193
Cupola Bank, Medium - White
Lot 194
Home Bank - Deep Version
These scarce and colorful banks were made
by a cottage industry foundry.
Many have been marked Reading, Pennsylvania
and dated 1934 (this one is not).
This is a red, white and blue example with a
fantastic stenciled roof.
Similar to example 223-d (pg. 169)
of Bob & Shirley Peirce’s seminal book
“Cast Iron Building Banks” (“CIBB”).
Reading, Pennsylvania - Circa 1935
Material: Cast Iron
Provenance: Richard Garthoeffner
Condition: Near Mint and Bright
Estimate: $500 - $700
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1872
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $350 - $450
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J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1872
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Very Fine (Needs a Clean,
small piece missing from upper roof)
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Lot 195 Crown Bank on Legs - Small
Lot 196 Moody & Sanky Bank
This is a scarce bank in excellent condition.
Moody and Sanky were religious revivalists that travelled America
in the 1870’s and 1880’s. The Ninety and Nine slogan on the bank
was Sanky’s favorite hymn.
Smith & Egge
American - Circa 1970
Probably J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1872
Material: Cast Iron
Provenance: Robert Peirce Collection
Reference: CIBB #227-a
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Lot 197 Large Cupola - Mocha
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1875
A scarce paint variation that is mocha,
brown and green.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $600 - $800
Material: Cast Iron and Paper
Condition: Very Fine Plus (Needs a Clean)
Estimate: $1500 - $2500
Lot 198 Home Savings Bank Multicolor
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1875
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 199 Large Cupola - Red
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1875
In superior condition with a fabulously stenciled
roof.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Lot 200 Large Cupola Bank - Apple Green
Lot 201 Palace Bank
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1875
Ives, Blakeslee Co.
Bridgeport, Connecticut - Circa 1890
This is a very rare version of the bank utilizing a twist pin rather than a
screw for assembly. We have bought and sold banks for 40 years and have
never seen another. The bank is apple green, brown and red.
This is an excellent condition example of a japanned palace bank.
It has great highlights in the grass.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Material: Cast Iron
Provenance: Leon Perelman and Donal Markey Collections.
Reference: CIBB# 89-s
Condition: Pristine and Bright
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Lot 202 Crown Bank Small, Green
Lot 203 Villa Bank (1882 Church)
- Multicolor
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine (Needs a Clean)
Estimate: $300 - $400
This bank employs five colors; light blue, yellow,
green, red and gold. It is really terrific.
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1875
Kyser & Rex
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Dated 1882
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Excellent
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
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Lot 204 Cupola Bank, Small Yellow
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut Circa 1872
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $175 - $225
Lot 205
Statue of Liberty,
Medium - Aqua Blue
Kenton Hardware
Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1915
The scarce aqua blue version
of the bank. It is a superior
example of the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 206
Columbian Administration - Largest Size
Kenton Hardware
Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1895
The scarce large size that has a beautiful bronze/gold paint.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Lot 207 New England Church
George Brown Company • Forestville, Connecticut - Circa 1875
This is an extremely scarce American tin bank. There are probably
less than 10 known examples. This example is complete and says,
“For Good Little Children” on its roof.
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500
Lot 208 Columbian Administration Second Smallest
Kenton Hardware
Kenton Ohio - Circa 1895
This is a scarce multicolor example that is in truly superior condition
and is quite possibly the finest one known. It retains its original trap.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint and Bright
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
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Lot 209
Old South Church Small Size
American - Circa 1880’s
The South Church bank is arguably
one of the rarest and most desirable
building banks ever produced.
This particular example is very
superior in quality. There are no
cracks and it retains many of
its paper accents.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $6000 - $8000
Lot 210 Administration Building Bethel College
Multicolor Version • Westwood Service Foundry - Dated 1923
This is the first multicolor example of the bank that
we have seen. It is guaranteed all original. This building
is located in Newton, Kansas and was built in 1888.
A chance to add a rare building bank variation.
Material: Cast Iron • Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
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Lot 211 House With Basement
Ohio Foundry Company • Ohio - Circa 1893
This is a scarce building bank. It has great mica flakes on the base and retains its original butterfly trap.
It is one of the best examples that we have seen.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $4,500 - $6,500
Lot 212 Park Bank - Japanned Version
American - Circa 1890
For architectural still bank collectors, the Park Bank represents an elusive Holy Grail that is found only rarely.
This example, with its richly jappaned finish, may be unique.
Material: Cast Iron
Provenance: Donal Markey
Reference: CIBB #66-d
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
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Lot 213 Reid Library
Lot 214 Administration Building Columbian Exposition
American - Circa 1930
Magic Introduction Company
American - Circa 1893
Reid Library is located within “Lake Forest College”, 30 miles north of Chicago.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $350 - $450
Lot 215 “Bank” Building
Probably Grey Iron
Pennsylvania - Circa 1885
This is a superior example of the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $300 - $400
This is the mechanical bank version of the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $275 - $375
Lot 216 Cupola Bank Large Size - Yellow
Lot 217 State Bank - Largest Size Nickel Plated
An excellent to superior example of the bank.
Nickel plated examples of state banks are quite scarce.
We have never seen the largest size of the bank nickel
plated before. It is 8.5” tall.
J. & E. Stevens
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1875
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $600 - $800
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Kenton Hardware
Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1895
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate; $1,200 - $1,800
Lot 218 City Bank
Grey Iron Casting Co. • Pennsylvania - Circa 1903
A scarce little bank with great copper japanning.
Lot 219 Crown Bank - Medium
Grey Iron Casting Co.
Pennsylvania - Circa 1905
Lot 220 State Bank - Flat Top 3.25” Tall
Kyser & Rex • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1885
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $175 - $250
Flat Top State Banks are all scarce.
Lot 221 Large Domed Mosque
Scarce Door Variation
Lot 222 Crown Bank - Large
Lot 223 Medium Domed Mosque
Rare variant in great condition.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Very Fine
Estimate: $600 - $800
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $250 - $350
Grey Iron • Pennsylvania • Circa 1910
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $800 - $1000
J & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1880
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Very Fine
Estimate: $350 - $450
Grey Iron • Pennsylvania • Circa 1920
A very sublime example of the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $350 - $450
Lot 224 McKinney Stables
Lot 225 Dome Bank - Green Wash
This is a very scarce modern building bank. McKinney Stables was built in 1909.
Cuba, New York is about 100 miles south of Rochester.
It was the home of Johar Arabians. It is 12” long.
Very few examples finished this way.
Unknown Maker • American - Circa 1960’s
Material: Cast Iron • Condition: Near Mint • Estimate: $300 - $400
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A. C. Williams • Ohio • Circa 1920
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $250 - $350
Lot 226 Flatiron Building - Largest Size
Lot 227 “Jarmulowsky” Building
The very scarce large size version of the bank.
This building still exists at 175 Broadway in downtown Manhattan.
The original owners of the building were M. & L. Jarmulowsky.
This is a rare building bank that is completely intact.
Kenton Hardware
Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1915
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1912
Material: Cast Iron
Provenance: Robert Peirce Collection
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $3,500 - $5,500
Material: Cast Iron and Sheet Steel
Provenance: Robert Peirce Collection
Condition: Excellent Plus (No Trap)
Estimate: $4,500 - $6,500
Lot 228
Blackpool Tower
- Silvered Lead
Version
Germany - Circa 1915
These banks are scarce and
were sold as souvenirs.
It is 4.75” tall.
Material: Silvered Lead
Provenance: Andy & Susan
Moore Collection
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $350 - $450
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MECHANICAL BANKS
Lot 229
Artillery Bank Southern
Made by the
J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut Circa 1892
A coin is placed in the mortar/
cannon and the hammer is
depressed. When the lever is
pressed, it causes the coin to fly
through the air and into the tower.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Good
Estimate: $700 - $900
Lot 230
Cabin Bank
Made by the
J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut Circa 1883
Place a coin on the roof and pull
the broom forward causing the
figure to flip over and kick the
coin in the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $550 - $750
Lot 232 JN. String Bowtie
English - Circa 1925
Material: Aluminum
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $300 - $500
Lot 233 Dinah Bank - Short
Sleeves
Produced by John Harper
Willenhall, England - Circa 1911
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Good
Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 231 Cat and Mouse
J & E Stevens Co.
Cromwell, CT - Circa 1890
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
(one rear pedestal foot is lacking)
Estimate: $900 - $1200
Lot 234 JN. Dagger Eyes
English - Circa 1935
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $250 - $350
Lot 235
Darktown Battery
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1888
Place a coin in the pitcher’s hand and press
the lever. He pitches the coin and the batter
swings, but the coin sails so quickly by him that
it deflects off the chest protector of the catcher,
dropping into the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine Paint (Repaired bat end)
Estimate: $700 - $900
Lot 236
I Always Did ‘Spise a Mule, Bench
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1897
Place a coin under the boy on the bench.
Then, press the lever just in front of the mule’s
rear legs. The mule kicks around simulates
knocking the boy over, depositing the coin.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 237 Lion and Monkeys - Double Peanut
Lot 238 Monkey Bank - Dark Green
Collectors have named the taller version of the Lion & Monkeys Bank
the “Double Peanut” to reflect the shape of the knot in the tree.
To operate the bank, place your penny on the palm of the
monkey’s right hand. Then press the lever (tree root) and
he deposits your coin in the lion’s mouth.
The monkey springs forward to deposit the coin into the
organ grinder’s hurdy-gurdy.
Made by Hubley Manufacturing Company
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1930
Manufactured by Kyser and Rex
Philadelphia, PA - Circa 1880’s
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent (lacks trap)
Estimate: $900 - $1200
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Lot 239
Organ Bank, Medium
Lot 240
Owl Turns Head - Grey Owl
J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1880
Kyser & Rex Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1882
The mechanism is similar to other Organ
Banks, but no revolving figures.
Put a coin in the tree branch and press the lever.
The owl’s head turns and the coin drops into the
aperture. Release the lever and his head snaps
back. The bank is scarce when the owl is grey.
The monkey doffs his hat in thanks for the penny
you have given him. The children rotate and the
bells chime when the crank is turned.
Kyser & Rex Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1882
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Material: Cast Iron & Glass Eyes
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
Lot 242 Paddy and the Pig - Green Jacket
Lot 241
Organ Bank, Boy and Girl
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Lot 243 Rooster Bank
J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1884
Made by the Kyser & Rex Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1880
The Irish reached America’s shores after the potato famine of the early 1850’s.
Like all immigrants, they were seen as outsiders, and as such, became the
target of racist and bigoted humor. Here, the Irish “Paddy” is satirized as a
useless drunk who has lost control of his beloved pig. It would be decades
before Irish people were able to assimilate into the general population.
The rooster moves his head when lever
is depressed and coin is deposited.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Very Fine
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
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Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine (New Lever)
Estimate: $350 - $550
Lot 244 Tammany Bank
J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1880’s
Lot 245 Eagle and Eaglets Bank
Lot 246 Pig in High Chair
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1883
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1897
Place a coin in his hand and its weight causes Stevens originally marketed this politically themed bank as
the hand to lower and deposit the coin into “The American Eagle Bank”. It depicts a mother feeding her
his pocket. His nod signifies that he has
young, defenseless chicks. Place a coin in the eagle’s beak,
accepted your “gift/bribe”.
depress the lever and she leans forward and deposits the coin.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $550 - $750
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Place a coin on the pig’s tray,
depress the lever on his back and
he swallows your penny.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $400 - $600
Lot 247
Trick Dog, Solid Base
Hubley Toy Company
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1925
Dog jumps through the hoop to deliver
the coin into the barrel.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 248
William Tell Bank
J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1896
Place a coin on the rifle and depress
William’s right foot. The coin is shot
into the castle, after knocking the apple
off his son’s head.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
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Lot 249 Weedens Plantation Bank
Lot 250 New Bank
Lot 251 Watchdog Safe Bank
Made by Weeden Manufacturing Company
New Bedford, Massachusetts - Circa 1888
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1872
Probably made by J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1890
Wind the mechanism on the rear of the bank.
Then drop a coin in the slot and one man dances
while the other plays the banjo.
Pull the lever at front and a coin slot
is exposed to deposit your coin.
Place a coin in the slot. Depress the activating
lever, the coin drops into the safe, the dog opens
his mouth and a squeak sound is made.
Material: Tin and Wood
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine (Needs a Clean)
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $700 - $900
Lot 253 Butting Buffalo
Lot 252 Uncle Remus
Made by the Kyser & Rex Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1891
Made by Kyser & Rex
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - March 20, 1888
A policeman catches a young black boy robbing the chicken coop.
Place a coin in the slot on the roof. Depress the rooster in the
foreground, the policeman chases the boy back inside the
chicken coop and the coin is deposited.
The not so subtle bigotry of this bank involves a black boy being butted
up a tree to come face-to-face with a raccoon, as the coin is deposited.
The implication is the meeting of two coons.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine (Raccoon and Trap Replaced)
Estimate: $3,500 - $5,000
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Excellent
Estimate: $5,500 - $7,500
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CAST IRON FIGURAL SEWING MACHINES
From the collection of Lorraine and Tom Sage Sr.
These magnificent figural sewing machines were manufactured in Germany (circa 1890’s).
To our knowledge, we believe them to be the only known pair to reside in one collection.
Here’s a rare chance to add “museum pieces” to your collection.
Lot 254
Woman Seated at Sewing Machine
Germany - Circa 1890’s
There are perhaps a dozen known examples of this
elegant child’s toy. Note the extraordinary casting with
multiple folds and a ruffled collar for her Victorian dress.
Exquisite original condition. Very possibly it is the finest known
complete specimen. The table is marked “Patent No. 2841”.
The toy is 7.25” tall to the top of her chignon hairstyle.
Amazingly, it still works quite well.
Materials: Cast Iron and Sheet Steel
Condition: Pristine Plus
Provenance: Lorraine & Tom Sage Sr. Collection
Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000
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Lot 255
Clown Seated at Sewing Machine
Germany - Circa 1890’s
To our knowledge, there are only three known
examples of this unusual toy. The presence of the
clown character seems rather obscure, but he may
be a representation of Canio, the Pagliaccio (clown)
character from Leoncavallo’s comic opera Pagliacci.
This opera made a huge sensation throughout Europe
when it premiered in the early 1890’s and the clown
character became much beloved by audiences.
On this one, the table is marked “Patent No. 4289”.
Again, it very probably is the finest known specimen.
Beautiful toys such as this only rarely come
to market. 8” tall to top of hat.
Materials: Cast Iron and Sheet Steel
Condition: Pristine Plus
Provenance: Lorraine & Tom Sage Sr. Collection
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
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DOOR STOPS & OTHER CAST IRON
Lot 256 Lot: Two Match Safes
Lot 257 Eagle Gate Post
Lot 258 Lot: Two Match Safes
These single tin match safes are
7.5” and 6.75” tall respectively.
This stylized eagle was trotted out on patriotic
occasions and screwed in as a gate post topper.
8.5” tall x 9” deep.
These double tin match safes are
8” and 6.5” tall respectively.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Excellent
Estimate: $250 - $350
Material: Brass
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $250 - $350
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $350 - $450
Lot 259 Seated Cat
Lot 260 Calla Lilies with Blue Urn
Lot 261 Violets in Basket
H. L. Judd Company
Wallingford, Connecticut - Circa 1880
Hubley Mfg. Company
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1930 - 9” Tall
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $350 - $450
Lot 262 Flower Vase
Hubley Mfg. Company
Pennsylvania - Circa 1930 - 10.5” tall
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $300 - $400
American - 1920’s
American - Circa 1930 - 7” tall
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $350 - $450
H. L. Judd Company
Wallingford, Connecticut - Circa 1880
Hubley Mfg. Company
Pennsylvania - Circa 1930 - 6” tall
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $350 - $450
Lot 263 Fruit Basket - Large
Lot 264 Modernistic Flowers
This is a scarce and highly sought after door stop.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine (Some surface rust)
Estimate: $400 - $500
American - Circa 1920 - 11.75” tall x 10” wide
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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American - Circa 1920 - 10” tall
Lot 265
Cottage
Lot 266
Cape Cod Cottage
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate; $200 - $300
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $250 - $350
Hubley Mfg. Company
Pennsylvania Circa 1930 - 5.75” tall
Hubley Mfg. Company
Lancaster, Pennsylvania Circa 1930 - 5.5” tall
Lot 267 Ann Hathaway’s Cottage
Lot 268 House with Woman
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $500 - $700
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $600 - $800
Hubley Mfg. Company
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1930 - 6.5” tall
Eastern Specialty Mfg. Co.
American - Circa 1925 - 5.75” tall
Lot 269 The Highland Lighthouse
Lot 270 Lighthouse on Rocks
Eastern Specialty Company
American - Circa 1925 - 8.5” tall x 9.5” wide
American - Circa 1920 - 15” tall x 10.5” wide
We have never seen this doorstop before.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine (Needs a clean)
Estimate: $600 - $800
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine (Needs a Clean)
Estimate: $700 - $900
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Lot 271 Bathing Beauties
Copyrighted “Fish”
Hubley Mfg. Company
Pennsylvania - Circa 1920 - 11” tall
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine (Girls and umbrella are repainted)
Estimate: $600 - $800
Lot 272 Dressing Mirror
with Floral Design
Lot 273 British Royal
Guardsman
American - Circa 1890
Probably English - Circa 1935 - 13.5” tall
This is a wonderful late Victorian rotating
mirror with great color.
This is a scarce doorstop that we have
previously not seen. It is unlisted.
Material: Cast Iron and Mirrored Glass
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Lot 274 Colorado Cigar Holder
Lot 275 Mallard Sprinkler
American - Circa 1920 - 8.5” high x 6” wide
American - Circa 1930 - 13” long x 8.5” tall
This is similar to the rare Man on Bale of Cotton doorstop,
except he sits on a cigar box that opens. A great desk
ornament.
This is a scarce and desirable sprinkler.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $700 - $900
Material: Cast Iron and Lead Alloy
Condition: Excellent (Needs a Clean)
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
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CAST IRON TOYS
Lot 276 Center Door Sedan
Lot 277 Showboat
Arcade Mfg. Co. • Freeport, Illinois - Circa 1925
Arcade Mfg. Co. • Freeport, Illinois - Circa 1930
This classic toy is 6” long.
The boat is 10.75” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Good
Estimate: $225 - $275
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $400 - $600
Lot 278 Century of Progress Bus, 7.5” Version
Lot 279 Lot: Wood Patterns for Speedboats
This is the 7.5” long version that is in superior condition.
These are painted wooden patterns for two classic speedboats by Hubley.
They are 4 and 4.75” respectively.
Hubley Mfg. Co. • Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1930
Arcade Mfg. Co. • Freeport, Illinois - Circa 1934
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $250 - $350
Material: Wood
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $250 - $350
Lot 280 Three Drawer Dresser
Lot 281 Baby Grand Piano
J. & E. Stevens Co. • Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1875
Arcade Mfg. Co. • Freeport, Illinois - Circa 1928
A wonderful toy that can be used to store jewelry. It is 6.5” high.
This is a toy that perfectly resembles a baby grand piano of the day.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $350 - $450
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 282 Yellow Cab
Lot 283 Andy Gump - Deluxe Version
This is a superior example of the 8” size cab.
This is the deluxe version of the toy with a painted figure and rear
licence plate. It is in excellent condition and is 7” long.
Arcade Mfg. Co.
Freeport, Illinois - Circa 1925
Arcade Mfg. Co.
Freeport, Illinois - Circa 1920
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,200
Lot 284
Midget Racers - Kiddie Toy
Hubley Mfg. Co.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1940’s
These Midget Racers are 7.25” long
and mint in the box.
Material: Metal Alloy and Rubber Tires
Provenance: Robert Brady Collection
Condition: Mint in the Box
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Lot 285
Stutz Bearcat Roadster
Kilgore Mfg.
Westerville, Ohio - Circa 1925
This is a classic mid-1920’s
streamlined automobile. It is 10”
long and in superior condition.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 286
Alphonse and Gaston in their
Automotive Phaeton
Kenton Hardware
Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1911
Alphonse and Gaston were comic strip
characters created by Frederick Burr Opper.
They first appeared in W. R. Hearst’s New York
Journal in 1901. They were depicted as a pair
of bumbling Frenchmen with a penchant for
extreme politeness. Kenton’s iconic toy shows
them repeatedly bowing to each other as if to
decide who should step down first. 7.5” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $4000 - $5000
Lot 287 “Seeing New York”
Kenton Toy Company
Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1910’s
This iconic iron toy depicts an early motor coach known as a charabunc. Assembled for a sight-seeing excursion we find five hugely popular
comic characters from the newspaper serials of the early 20th century. They are The Captain, Mama Katzenjammer, Gloomy Gus,
the Sailor and Happy Hooligan. The quality of this toy is absolutely sublime. Approximately ten” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $5500 - $7500
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Lot 288
Horse Drawn Pumper
Dent Hardware
Fullerton, PA - Circa 1910
An impressively scaled fire toy by
Dent Hardware. Driver is a great
period replacement. 22” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $700 - $900
Lot 289
Miniature
Hook & Ladder
Ives, Blakeslee Co.
Bridgeport, Connecticut Circa 1890
This is a rare and highly sought
after toy that is part of a three
piece set that accompany the Ives
Firehouse. This is a superior
example. It is 20” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Lot 290
Pumper
Hubley Mfg. Co.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1895
This is a scarce early version with
running horse. It is about 17” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $550 - $750
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Lot 291 Hook & Ladder
Wilkins Hardware • Keene, New Hampshire - Circa 1893
This is a colorful early Wilkins toy. It is in superior condition and is about 21” long.
Material: Cast Iron • Condition: Pristine • Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Lot 292
Hose Reel
Shimer Toy Co.
Pennsylvania - Circa 1890
Shimer was only in business for a few years,
consequently their toys are scarce.
The toy is 10” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $500 - $700
Lot 293
Royal Circus Rhino Cage
Hubley Mfg. Co.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1915
This is the 12” version of the toy.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $400 - $600
Lot 294
Overland Circus Calliope
Kenton Hardware
Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1938
The Calliope is the scarcest toy of the Overland
Circus series. This example with cast iron wheels
under the horse signify it’s from the 1930’s.
It is 13.5” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $600 - $900
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Lot 295
Overland Circus Bandwagon
Kenton Hardware
Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1947
This is a mint example of the toy.
It is 15” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Mint
Estimate: $700 - $900
Lot 296
Royal Circus Calliope
Hubley Mfg. Co.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1906
A colorful toy that is a key to the
Royal Circus series. It is 16” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Lot 297
Plantation Cart
Dent Hardware
Fullerton, Pennsylvania - Circa 1910
This toy is 10.5” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $300 - $400
Lot 298
Sleigh with Woman
Hubley Mfg. Co.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1905
This wonderful two horse sleigh is 15” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $700 - $900
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Lot 299
Plantation Dray
Welker & Crosby
American - Circa 1882
Welker & Crosby toys are quite scarce.
This toy is 11” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 300
Santa Sleigh
Hubley Mfg. Co.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1906
This classic toy is in wonderful
condition. It is 17” long.
A great add to your collection.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Lot 301
“Nero” Dray Wagon
Ives, Blakeslee Company
Bridgeport, CT - Circa 1890
Fantastic primitively styled cast iron
horse pulls the tin/wood wagon.
14” long.
Material: Cast Iron, Tin & Wood
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $700 - $900
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Lot 302 Hook & Ladder - Type II Horses
Ives, Blakeslee Co.
Connecticut - Circa 1893
This toy is with Type II (work) horses. It is 25.5” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $700 - $900
Lot 303 Pumper Type II Horses
Ives, Blakeslee Co.
Connecticut - Circa 1893
The pumper with Type II
(work) horses is 18” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Lot 304 Hose Reel Type II Horse
Ives, Blakeslee Co.
Connecticut - Circa 1893
The second scarcest of the
Ives Royal Flush fire series.
Only the Fire Chief is harder
to come by. It is 14” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800
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Lot 305
Fire Patrol,
Type I Horses
Ives, Blakeslee Co.
Connecticut - Circa 1893
This fire patrol is 21” long
and has Type I horses.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
(Missing one patrolman)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Lot 306
Pumper Large Size
Hubley Mfg. Co.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania Circa 1906
This is a large scaled and
impressive fire pumper
that is 22” long and in
excellent condition.
Material: Cast Iron and
Rubber Hoses
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800
Lot 307
Hose Reel
Harris Toy Company
Toledo, Ohio - Circa 1890
This is a rare and highly sought
after fire toy. It is 19.5” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500
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Lot 308
Fire Patrol
Hubley Mfg. Co.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania Circa 1895
This is an early series Hubley toy
that is 17” long and retains all of
its original figures.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Lot 309
Pumper #53
Carpenter Toy Co.
New York - Circa 1892
Made by Carpenter, this toy
retains both original figures.
The toy is 18.5” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Lot 310 Electroplated Hook & Ladder
Dent Hardware • Fullerton, Pennsylvania - Circa 1905
This is a large scaled (31” long) electroplated hook and ladder fire toy. Electroplating was much more expensive than painting
and was popular at the turn of the 19th Century; known as the “Gilded Age”. An exceptional example of the toy.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
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Lot 311 Katzenjammer Kids See-Saw Toy
Lot 312 Bob & Bruno Bell Toy
Kenton Hardware • Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1910
Gong Bell Mfg. Co. • Connecticut - Circa 1900
This is a superior and bright example of the Kenton comic
character toy. It is 7.5” long.
This is a scarce bell toy depicting comic characters Bob riding his trusty dog
Bruno (“Bob & Bruno”). It is 6.5” long and in superior condition.
Material: Cast Iron • Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $600 - $800
Material: Cast Iron and Sheet Steel Wheels • Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Lot 313 “Two Coons” Bell Toy
Lot 314 See-Saw Bell Toy
This is a rare and highly sought after bell toy. It depicts a young
black boy and a racoon entering a hollowed out log from opposite ends.
The racist adaptation of “a meeting of two coons”.
This is a superior example of the toy. It is 9” long.
A wonderful toy employing both cast iron and tin elements.
It is 7.5” long.
Gong Bell Mfg. • Connecticut - Circa 1890
Material: Cast Iron • Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $5,500 - $7,500
Lot 315 Cinderella Chariot Bell Toy
Gong Bell Mfg.
Connecticut - Circa 1890
Material: Cast Iron and Tin
Condition: Very Good (Girl figure restored)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Lot 316 Columbus Bell Toy
Gong Bell Mfg. • Connecticut - Circa 1890
J. & E. Stevens Co. • Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1893
A classic bell toy that is 9.5” long.
This is a superior example of the toy. Made for the 400th Anniversary
of Columbus’ discovery of America. The toy is 7.5” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $550 - $750
Material: Cast Iron • Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
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Lot 317 “Butting Match” Cap Gun
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1890
This is a scarce animated cap gun depicting two
young boys butting their heads together as the cap
explodes. It is 5” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Lot 318 Pony Cart with Box
Harris Toy Co.
Toledo, Ohio - Circa 1890
The box for this little plaything is marked “Toledo Brand”
No. 83 - Pony Cart”. Cardboard boxes for cast iron horse
drawn toys are very rarely found.
Approximately 6.5” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine Overall
(One side of horse is dark in places)
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 319 Phaeton
Pratt & Letchworth
Buffalo, New York Circa 1890
This is an excellent
condition example of the
toy. It is 16” long.
Material: Cast Iron and
Sheet Steel
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800
Lot 320 Dog Cart
Pratt & Letchworth
Buffalo, New York - Circa 1890
The dog cart vehicle is scarce and
highly sought after. This is a superior
example and is 12” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
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Lot 321
“Mobile” Locomotive
Model
American - Circa 1890
This is a finely crafted miniature
scale model of a late 19th century
locomotive. It is possibly a working
model or prototype. It is beautifully
painted and it is about 8” long.
Material: Tin, Brass and Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Lot 322 Floor Train with Original Box
Pratt & Letchworth Company
Buffalo, New York - Circa 1885
Nineteenth century toys get no better than this. The simple graphic lines and colorful details of this toy render it a folk art masterpiece. As listed on the
box, the toy is shown complete with engine, tender, two gondola cars, an engineer and a brakeman. Box marked “Buffalo Brand”, which was a line of toys
produced by Pratt & Letchworth. 33” long when assembled.
Material: Cast Iron and Sheet Steel with Cardboard Box
Condition: Pristine Plus in Box
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Lot 323
“Monarch” Cannon
Probably Ives, Blakeslee Co.
Connecticut - Circa 1895
This cannon functioned with exploding caps.
It is quite scarce and in beautiful, all original,
condition. It is 9.5” long and works well.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 324
Two Seat Surrey
Pratt & Letchworth
Buffalo, New York - Circa 1890
This is a superior example of a
classic Pratt & Letchworth toy.
It is 15” long.
Material: Cast Iron and Sheet Steel
Condition: Pristine Plus
(Horse missing guide wheel)
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Lot 325
The “Barouche”
Pratt & Letchworth
Buffalo, New York - Circa 1890
The barouche is the scarcest of the
Pratt & Letchworth fancy vehicles.
This example with three figures.
The toy is 17.5” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Excellent (Original
woman figures are old repaints)
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Lot 326
Mama Katzenjammer
Spanking Toy
Made by Kenton Hardware
Kenton, Ohio - Circa 1910
Deluxe version with Happy Hooligan
standing at the rear of the dray platform.
The toy is 11.5” long and the articulated
spanking action works well.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $2500 - $3500
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Lot 327 Two Seat Brake
Hubley Mfg. Co. • Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1906
The “Two Seat” Brake by Hubley is quite a scarce and highly desirable toy. It is 16” long and in great condition.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus (rear male figure restored)
Estimate: $5,500 - $7,500
Lot 328
Circus Cage Wagon - Deluxe Version
Kyser & Rex
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1885
The Circus Cage by Kyser & Rex is a very scarce
and desirable toy. This is the deluxe version with
a revolving kangaroo and bear. It is an excellent
condition example of the toy. A great addition to your
collection. It is 12.5” long.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
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AMERICAN CLOCKWORK TOYS
Louis Hertz, the pioneering collector, prolific researcher and renowned author of antique toys and banks,
reserved a place of honor for his discussion of the American clockwork toy industry. He affirms that these
miniaturized automated “Slices of Life” represented the highest level of achievement both in design and
function in the 19th century. Ironically, in the period, few children ever had the chance to enjoy their novel
and amusing charms because they were very expensive. Ives Blakeslee circulated a list of their wares
at the Centennial Exhibit in Philadelphia. The prices ranged from $2.00 to $5.00 an enormous sum of
money for 1876. Jerome Secor’s “Freedman’s Bank” was even more expensive, a whopping $7.50.
The Clockwork toy industry emerged in Connecticut where clock-making had flourished since the mid
18th century. Clock manufacturers such as Seth Thomas could provide an abundant supply of inexpensive
brass mechanisms to toy designers as a perfect drive engine for their fanciful and intricate creations.
George Brown, Stevens & Brown, Jerome Secor, Automatic Toy Works, Ives-Blakeslee and Merriam Mfg.
were among the most prominent players in the Connecticut toy industry.
Lot 329
Black Dandy
Automatic Toy Works
New York City Circa 1870
A young Black Dandy
is out on the town.
He works sluggishly.
It is about 10.5” tall.
Material: Wood and Fabric
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
Lot 330
The Dancing
Chinaman
Automatic Toy Works
New York City Circa 1875
This is a scarce version
with dancing Chinese
figure. It works very
well and is 10.5” tall.
Material:
Wood, Fringe
and Paper Litho
Condition:
Near Excellent
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
Lot 331
Clockwork Bear with Box
Ives, Blakeslee Company
Bridgeport, Connecticut - Circa 1875
Very scarce polar bear variation.
9” tall and works well.
Material: Papier Mache and Fur
Condition: Near Excellent (Box worn)
Estimate: $700 - $1,000
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Lot 332 Four Dancing Figures on Platform
Automatic Toy Works
New York City - Circa 1875
This lot was recently found in Scotland and includes the following figures that
could be interchanged for ones usage: a Black Dandy, a Chinaman, an Irishman
and a Scotsman. The toy is in superior condition as all the figures were stored
in a leather satchel. We have never seen the Irishman or Scotsman figures
before. It is 10.5” tall and works very well.
Material: Wood, Fabric and Papier Mache
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Lot 333 Grinning Black Dandys
Lot 334 Grinning Black Dandy
This is a rare version of the toy with two figures.
We have only seen a handful of them in forty years.
The toy is about 9.5” tall and works very well.
The deluxe version with a papier mache head and tin
platform. He is 9.5” tall and works very well.
It is a superior example.
Material: Wood, Fabric, Tin and Papier Mache
Condition: Near Excellent
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500
Material: Wood, Fabric,
Papier Mache and Tin
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Ives, Blakeslee Company
Bridgeport, Connecticut - Circa 1875
Ives, Blakeslee Company
Bridgeport, Connecticut - Circa 1875
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Lot 335
The “Clergyman”
Ives, Blakeslee Company
Bridgeport, Connecticut - Circa 1875
This is the scarce version of the toy with a
robed clergyman in front of a rounded pulpit.
He works extremely well and is about 10” tall.
Material: Wood, Fabric and Papier Mache
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Lot 336 The “Warner” Oarsman
Ives, Blakeslee Company
Bridgeport, Connecticut - Circa 1875
This is a wonderful functioning boat that is 12.5” long and works well.
The vessel is marked “Jenny” in honor of singer Jenny Lind.
Material: Wood and Fabric
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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Lot 337 Clockwork See-Saw
Ives, Blakeslee Company • Bridgeport, Connecticut - Circa 1875
This stunning example of Ives’ See-Saw was once in the collection of noted toy enthusiast and author Louis Hertz. It works very well.
Material: Wood, Fabric and Brass Faces
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Lot 338 The Pugilists
Automatic Toy Works
New York City - Circa 1872
To our knowledge this is only the third
example with white boxers to ever surface.
This toy predates Ives, Blakeslee’s version
with black boxers by about 10 years. It is in
superior condition and works very well.
Material: Tin, Wood, Papier Mache and Fabric
Condition: Pristine
(Missing piece of wood from base)
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
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Lot 339 The Banjo Player
Jerome Secor
Bridgeport, Connecticut - Circa 1872
Jerome Secor opened shop just after the Civil War as a sewing machine maker.
His talent for making clockwork mechanisms led him to designing a small series of toys.
He made a minstrel series that included the Bones Player, Sister Lucinda,
a Tambourine Player and a Banjo Player. These toys sold for about $8.00 each,
a vast sum of money in the day. Consequently, these toys are very rare
and highly sought after. This example works very well.
Material: Cast Iron, Fabric and Wood
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $14,000 - $18,000
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PAPER LITHOGRAPHED TOYS
Paper lithographed toys first appeared in the United States shortly after the Civil War. There was a
particular orientation to this type of toy production in eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island because
of the profusion of printing presses and paper manufacturers in that geographic area. Early companies
include Bliss, W.S. Reed, Milton Bradley and McLoughlin. Later on, companies such as Mason & Parker,
Converse and Gibbs applied paper litho and decals to sheet tin and composite wood.
Lot 340 Base Ball Ten Pins
Probably by Selchow & Righter
American - Circa 1880’s
This rare and exquisite American toy was found recently at a flea market in northern England. It is absolutely mint condition
and it had been stored for more than a century in its original box. It seems that the ball players have rarely strayed from the box because
the lithography is as bright today as the day they were sold. This rare set of figural ten pins is particularly significant because they depict
men playing baseball; a favorite American spectator sport. There are only a handful of other known sets and a couple of isolated figures.
And none of those retain this extraordinary quality. This set also includes three original wooden balls that would have been rolled to knock
down the figures. The chromo-lithographed label for the lid of the box shows a ballgame in progress. The graphics are nothing less than
AMAZING. A second label on the side of the box reads “One Piece Base Ball, S & R (Selchow and Righter) Ten Pins”. This is one of the
greatest antique toys that RSL Auctions has ever sold and certainly the finest paper litho toy to ever be offered publicly.
Materials: Wood and Paper
Condition: Mint in the Box
Estimate: $14,000 - $18,000
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Lot 341 U. S. Mail Cart
Lot 342 Lot: Sulky and Horse with Jockey
Gibbs Mfg. • Canton, Ohio - Circa 1910
This toy is in bright condition and is 12.25” long.
Material: Tin, Paper and Wood
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $250 - $350
Lot 343 Military Ten-Pins with Box
Gibs Mfg. • Canton, Ohio - Circa 1915
The horse with jockey is 9” long and the sulky toy is 6.5” long.
Material: Paper, Wood and Tin
Condition: Both Very Fine
Estimate: $175 - $225
Ives, Blakeslee Company • Bridgeport, Connecticut - Dated 1885
These are the classic set with single leg. They are 8” tall.
Material: Wood and Paper
Condition: Good - Excellent (Condition Varies)
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Lot 344 Pony Circus Wagon
Gibbs Mfg. • Canton, Ohio - Circa 1915
This is a scarce Gibbs toy in wonderful condition (slightly faded). It is 13” long.
Material: Tin, Paper and Wood
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $600 - $800
Lot 345 Atlantic Circus
W. S. Reed Company • Massachusetts - Circa 1880
This is a scarce lithographed on wood toy depicting 4 horses going around a circus ring. It comes complete with riders, clowns, assistants and a ring master. Works well when assembled.
Material: Wood
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
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Lot 346
American and European
Menagerie
Manufactured by Bliss Toys
Pawtucket, RI - Circa 1890’s
Very bright and colorful lithography.
Toy is 14.5” long.
Materials: Wood and Paper
Condition: Excellent
Estimate $800 - $1000
Lot 347
Menagerie of Wild Animals
McLoughlin Bros.
American - Circa 1885
This is a wonderful panorama of wild
animals by McLoughlin Bros. It has
fantastic color and is about 12” square.
Material: Paper and Wood Frame
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Lot 348
“Volunteer” Clipper Ship
W. S. Reed Company
Massachusetts - Circa 1882
This classic paper litho boat is
32” long and retains bright
lithography.
Material: Wood and Paper
Condition: Very Fine Overall
(Missing one wheel and front mast
slighlty torn)
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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AMERICAN TIN TOYS
Hand-painted tin toys represent the very earliest toy production in the United States. Industrial archives
have indicated that Francis, Field & Francis of Philadelphia had produced a line of toys to compliment
their other tole wares as early as 1831. By the 1860’s, several other tin toy companies had set up shop in
southern and central Connecticut. These included George Brown, Hull & Stafford and Merriam Mfg. James
Fallows and Althof Bergmann also became major players in tin toy manufacturing. These imaginative
little creations, with their simplistic designs and primitive silhouettes, have often been compared to folk
art, even though they were produced in a factory milieu.
Lot 349
Horse on Platform
Lot 350
Dog with Basket Platform Toy
Lot 351
Horse on Platform Toy
Lot 352
Lion with Young Boy Platform Toy
Lot 353 Sheep Platform Toy
Lot 354
Boy Riding Dog Platform Toy
Probably Merriam Mfg.
Connecticut - Circa 1880
This toy is 4.25” long.
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $250 - $350
George Brown
Forestville, Connecticut - Circa 1880
This is a rare and desirable little tin toy.
It is 4” long.
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $900 -$ 1,200
George Brown
Forestville, Connecticut - Circa 1880
This toy is 6.5” long.
Material: Tin
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $350 - $450
George Brown
Forestville, Connecticut - Circa 1880
This toy is 6” long and quite scarce.
Material: Tin
Condition: Near Fine
Estimate: $350 - $450
James Fallows Company
Philadelphia - Circa 1885
This toy is 4.5” long.
Material: Tin
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $250 - $350
George Brown
Forestville, Connecticut - Circa 1880
Another scarce American tin toy.
It is very bright and is 4” long.
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Fine (Base Very Good)
Estimate: $500 - $700
Lot 355
Double Horse Bell Toy
James Fallows Company
Philadelphia, pennsylvania - circa 1885
We have never seen this rare toy before.
It is in excellent condition and is 6” long.
Material: Tin
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 356 Shepherd Tending His Sheep
Rare Articulated Platform Toy
James Fallows Manufacturer
Philadelphia, PA - Circa 1880’s
Fallows produced a very extensive line of articulated platform toys.
We have never before seen this particular variant.
9” long and works well.
Materials: Tin and Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $3500 - $4500
Lot 357 Billy Goat Platform Toy
American - Circa 1875
The goat is one of the rarer animal figures
used in tin platform toys.
4” long.
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Good
Estimate: $350 - $450
Lot 358 Equine Hoop Toy
Probably Althof Bergmann
New York City - Circa 1880
Small rolling hoops such as this constitute
the rarest form of American tin toy production.
They were among Barney Barenholtz’s
favorites.
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Fine Plus
Estimate: $1000 - $1500
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Lot 359 “Man’s Best Friend”
Dog Platform Toy
American - Circa 1875
This clever canine is able to carry his masters meal
in a basket in his mouth. 4” long
Material: Tin
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $450 - $650
Lot 360 Jockey Riding Dog Platform Toy
Lot 361 Double Horse Platform Bell Toy
This is a scarce toy depicting a dog larger than his jockey. It is 10” long.
This is a scarce, all original, bell toy by Fallows. It is 9” long.
Material: Tin
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $700 - $900
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Good
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
George Brown
Forestville, Connecticut - Circa 1880
James Fallows Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1885
Lot 362
Closed Wagon
Tin Toy
American - Circa 1895
This tin wagon has lithographed
paper labels attached to its sides.
It is 10” long.
Material: Tin and Paper
Condition: Fine
(Minor denting)
Estimate: $400 - $600
Lot 364
“Pure Milk” Wagon
James Fallows Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Circa 1880
This classic toy is
about 12.5” long.
Lot 363 Gothic House
with Three Chimneys
George Brown
Forestville, Connecticut - Circa 1875
Material: Tin
Condition: Fine
(One side a little darkened)
Estimate: $600 - $800
Lot 365 “Yankee
Notions” Wagon
The slightly scarce version with three
chimneys. It is 6.5” tall x 5” wide x 5” deep.
George Brown
Forestville, Connecticut Circa 1875
Material: Tin
Condition: Near Very Fine
Estimate: $600 - $800
This is a small sized Yankee
Notion Wagon; that is 11” long.
It is really charming.
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Fine Overall
(Some paint restoration)
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
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Lot 366 Broadway and 4th Avenue Trolley
George Brown
Forestville, Connecticut - Circa 1875
This magnificent quality trolley is 11.5” long.
Material: Tin
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Lot 367 “Florida Oranges” Covered Dray
Probably made by James Fallows
Philadelphia, PA - Circa 1890
This is one of the most fascinating and unusual tin toys in existence. In our many years in the business, we have never seen anything quite like it.
It is marked “Florida Oranges, Merchandise No. 50”. Be sure to note the never before seen flamingo stencil. A staggering 20” long.
Material: Tin
Condition: excellent Plus
Estimate: $9000 - $12,000
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FOLK ART
Lot 368 Boy with Rosy Cheeks
Lot 369 Woman with Pocketbook
This eccentric and bizarre carving, though small, makes an exceptionally
strong presentation. The severity of his rigid pose make him alternatively
humorous and eerie. Fantastic painted surface with great patina. 9.5” tall.
This statuesque glamazon appears to be going out for an afternoon of
shopping. Don’t mess with her. She is 16.5” tall on the base.
Material: Wood
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $600 - $800
Material: Wood
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $900 - $1200
American - Circa 1930
American - Circa late 1930’s
On a Beautiful Modern Base
Lot 370 Female Chorister
Lot 371 Soldier in his Sentry Post
This carving was executed by the same artist as
the previous lot. She appears to be a very prim
and proper church goer. 9.5” tall on the base.
Powerful small folk carving with great color
and design. 6” tall x 5” wide.
Detailed Carving is 7” tall.
Material: Wood
Condition: Pristine (lacks right shoe)
Estimate: $350 - $450
Material: Wood
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $250 - $350
American - Circa 1940
Material: Wood
Condition: Excellent (figure lacks her right hand)
Estimate: $600 - $800
American - Circa 1890’s
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Lot 372 Carnival
Weight Lifter
California - Circa 1930
Lot 373
Bull Windmill Weight
American - Circa 1920
This is a scarce windmill weight that is
14” long x 12” tall.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
Lot 374
Optometrist’s
Trade Sign
French - Circa 1930
The frames are created with tubular brass.
The red and blue glass lens inserts are meant
to grab your attention. 15” long.
Materials: Brass & Glass
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $800 - $1000
Lot 375
Running Horse Weathervane
Probably J. Fiske
New York City - Circa 1890
This is a 32” long vane in overall fine
condition. There are a few tiny buckshot holes.
Material: Copper
Condition: Fine (See Above)
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
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Lot 376
Seaplane Carving
American - Circa 1935
This is a fantastic carving of an Art Deco
era Seaplane. It is 23” long and has a
22” wingspan. It has a great surface.
Material: Wood
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Lot 377
“Grape Valley” Truck
American - Circa 1950
An immigrant trucker living in
California made a number of these
whimsical trucks in his retirement.
This particular one is 20” long
and very colorful.
Materials: Wood with Paper Advert
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $500 - $700
Lot 378
Fire Pumper Model
American - Circa 1928
This model comes with the
provenance of having been
built by a father and son. It
was modelled after a pumper
utilized by a Newark, New Jersey
firehouse. It is detailed and
24.5” long.
Material: Wood, Steel and Alloys
Condition: Excellent (Rubber
tires distressed or missing)
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
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Lot 379
“Patience” Ocean
Liner
American - Circa 1925
This is a wonderful carving/
model of a three funneled
ocean liner. It is 39” long on
the base and is 17” high.
Material: Wood and Sheet Tin
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
Lot 380
The “Kollege Kids”
Violin and Case
American - Circa 1900
The violin and its case date to
around 1900. The graphics on
the case were done about 1920.
It is a strikingly beautiful painting
of three early race cars making
the turn for the Finish Line.
Material: Wood
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Lot 381
Indian in Canoe
Whirligig
Found in Maine - Circa 1930
One of the most extraordinary
whirligigs we have ever seen.
It is an impressive 47” long.
It is extremely colorful and in
fantastic condition.
Material: Wood
Condition: Pristine Plus (One tiny
piece of his headdress is missing)
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
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Lot 382
Whimsical Hupmobile
American - Circa 1918
This attractive primitive automotive model
may have been used for play with dolls.
It is very solidly constructed and includes
a durable canvas roof. 21” long x 14” tall.
Materials: Wood, Canvas and Steel
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $550 -$750
Lot 384
“Jiggs” Ashtray
Lot 383
Butler Tip Tray
American - Circa 1925
American - Circa 1930
This ashtray depicts Jiggs
of comic book fame.
He is 33” tall.
He is 34” tall.
Material: Wood
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $200 - $300
Material: Wood
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $400 - $600
Lot 385
Lunch Room Trade Sign
New England - Circa 1920
This is a graphic sign that employs
white lettering on a black sand painted
background. It is 33” wide x 24” tall.
Material: Wood
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
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TIN AND OTHER NOVELTY TOYS
Lot 386 The Tango Dancers
Lot 387 The Ball Tosser
Guntermann • Germany - Circa 1910
Guntermann • Germany - Circa 1910
Another classic Guntermann toy that is 7.25” tall and works quite well.
The toy is 9.5” tall and works very well.
Material: Tin
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Good
Estimate: $350 - $550
Lot 388 Windup Carousel
Lot 389 Strolling Scotsman
A colorful and graphic carousel depicting four boys
riding horses. It is 14” tall and works very well.
We have never seen this little guy before.
He is 6” tall and works sluggishly.
Material: Tin
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Good
Estimate: $350 - $550
Germany - Circa 1915
Germany - Circa 1915
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Lot 390 Banjo PLayer
Guntermann
Germany - Circa 1910
A classic Guntermann toy that is
6.5” tall and works well.
Material: Tin
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800
Lot 391 Toyville Merry-Go-Round
Lot 392 Red Star Van
Lot 393 Walking Santa Claus
This is a well lithographed hand cranked
merry-go-round with plinkity-plink sound.
It is 5.5” tall and works well.
This colorful windup is 7.5” long and works well.
This is a superior example of the toy.
He works well and is 6” tall.
American - Circa 1925
Ferdinand Strauss Corp.
New York City - Circa 1925
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $125 - $175
Material: Tin
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $200 - $250
Lot 394 Lot: Wanna a Boy a
Duck / Dancing Dandy
American - Circa 1930
Two classics that are each about
8.5” tall and work well.
Lot 395 Lot: Two Zeppelins
German/American - Circa 1930
J. Chein & Co.
Newark, New Jersey - Circa 1930
Material: Tin
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $300 - $400
Lot 396 Delivery Boy
Stock Mfg.
Germany - Circa 1920
The “Los Angeles” Zeppelin is 6.5” long and made in Germany.
The “Chicago” Zeppelin is 10” long and made by F. Strauss.
This classic German toy is 6.75” long and
Both work well but are missing their cardboard propellers.
works sporadically.
Material: Tin
Condition: Fine (some fading)
Estimate: $250 - $350
Material: Tin
Condition: Near Excellent (See Above)
Estimate: $175 - $225
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Good (Trunk loose)
Estimate: $200 - $250
Lot 397 “Lil Abner” Dogpatch Band with Box
Lot 398 Popeye, Olive Oyl and Wimpy Ramp Walkers
A classic toy in excellent working condition.
These are all superior examples of scarce and desirable ramp walkers.
They range from 5 - 5.5” tall.
Unique Art Mfg. Co.
Newark, New Jersey - Circa 1935
Material: Tin
Condition: Excellent (Slightly faded and box torn)
Estimate: $300 - $400
King Features Production
American - Circa 1935
Material: Papier Mache
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $550 - $750
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Lot 399 Knife Sharpener
Lot 400 Acrobatic Bears
A very unusual German novelty toy depicting a man
at his grindstone on a circular base. Works well.
These adorable mohair gymnasts perform all sorts of acrobatic
flips on their high bar. 12” tall and works extremely well.
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $850 - $1250
Material: Tin, Lead and Mohair
Condition: Nearly Mint
Estimate: $1250 - $1750
Germany - Circa 1900
Germany - Circa 1920
Lot 401 Soldier at Drum Bank
Lot 402 Monkey Playing Drum
Lot 403 Pig Playing Drum Bank
This is a very scarce bank that works well.
This is not a bank, but a classic
Schuco toy that works well.
A scarce windup bank that works well.
Schuco Mfg.
Germany - Circa 1935
Material: Tin and Fabric
Condition: Very Fine (Right side of drum worn)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Schuco Mfg.
Germany - Circa 1935
Material: Tin and Fabric
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $150 - $250
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Schuco Mfg.
Germany - Circa 1935
Material: Tin and Fabric
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Lot 404 Kobe Toy
Lot 405 Belsnickle/Girl on Sled
This is a well animated and colorful kobe toy
that is 4.75” long and works well.
The belsnickle has great color and is 6.25” tall.
The girl on sled is 4” long and an elaborate Christmas ornament.
Material: Wood
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $400 - $600
Material: Papier Mache, Tin, Wood and Bisque
Condition: Excellent to Pristine
Estimate: $350 - $450
Lot 406 Mickey Mouse Trapeze Artist
Lot 407 Horse Drawn Bell Toy
Japanese - Circa 1905
Germany - Circa 1915
Japanese - Circa 1938
Distributed by Geo. Borgfeldt & Corp.
Germany - Circa 1905
A colorful and graphic large scaled bell toy
(15.5” long) in superior condition.
This colorful celluloid toy is in mint condition and includes the
original cardboard box. It is 8.5” tall and works well.
Material: Tin, Felt and Papier Mache
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Materials: Celluloid and Tin
Condition: Mint in the Box
Estimate: $700 - $900
Lot 408 Elegantly Dressed Girl
Strikes Bell Platform Toy
French - Circa 1890
This beautiful French
toy is 8” long.
Materials: Tin, Lead,
Bisque & Fabric
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $1500 - $2000
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Lot 409
Hand Drawn
Water Pumper
Gebruder Bing
Nurnberg, Germany - Circa 1905
An exact likeness to actual hand
drawn pumpers of the day. This toy
could pump water.
It is about 14” long and in superior
condition.
Material: Tin
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500
Lot 410
Two Funnel Ocean Liner
Fleischmann Mfg.
Germany - Circa 1938
This is the smaller size version of the boat.
It is 12.5” long and works very well.
Material: Tin
Condition: Near Mint Paint
(Masts and life boats restored)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200
Lot 411
Two Funnel Ocean
Liner
Arnold Mfg.
Germany - Circa 1935
This toy is 8.5” long
and works well.
Material: Tin
Condition: Excellent Paint
(missing support stanchion)
Estimate: $350 - $450
Lot 412
Gunboat
French - Circa 1895
This toy is stained, rather than,
painted. It is 10.5” long.
Material: Tin
Condition: Excellent
(Tin flag must be reattached)
Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 413
Telephone Poles
Marklin
Germany - Circa 1920
There are 10 poles that are 9” tall.
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $200 - $300
Lot 414
Sedan Cigarette Box
Germany - Circa 1925
This colorful desk accessory is used
for holding cigarettes. It is 9” long
and in superior condition.
Material: Tin and Glass
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $700 - $900
Lot 415
Blue Two Door Sedan
Gebruder Bing
Germany - Circa 1925
This colorful sedan is 12.5” long
and works very well.
Material: Tin
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Lot 416
Open Touring Car
Made by H. Yamada
Japanese - Circa 1920
This is a rare prewar Japanese
windup touring car made
by H. Yamada in the early
1920’s. It is 11” long and
works well. The driver goes
up and down.
Material: Tin
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $2,200 - $2,800
Lot 417
Saloon Coupe Large Scale
Paya • Spanish - Circa 1935
This is a fantastic art deco
stylized saloon coupe in pristine,
all original condition. We have
not seen another like it and to
our knowledge it is not in any
books. It can take batteries to
electrify the headlights. It is
about 19” long.
Material: Tin
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate; $2,500 - $3,500
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ALMS BOXES & ODDITIES
Most alms boxes were made in Europe, particularly in England and Germany. They were used to raise
funds for church projects and other charities. Many mechanical bank collectors have actively sought out
alms boxes because of their mechanical nature and the fact that they receive coins.
Lot 418 African Mission Alms Box
Germany - Circa 1920
Lot 419 Sint Antonius
Missierbusse
French/Swiss - Circa 1950’s
Made of a plaster top and a wooden base.
It is about 10” tall.
This alms box with no action is 9” tall.
Material: Plaster and Wood
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $300 - $500
Material: Wood
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $125 - $175
Lot 421
China/Congo
Missions Alms
Box
Germany - Circa 1930
This appears to be an
alms box that was used to
raise funds for missions
in China and the Belgian
Congo. It is 11.25” tall
and works well.
Material: Plaster and Wood
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $450 - $650
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Lot 422
Young Boy
Alms Box
Germany - Circa 1910
This is one of the prettiest
alms boxes that we have
seen. It is very detailed
and bright. It is 8.5” tall
and works well.
Material: Papier Mache,
Gesso and Wood
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Lot 420 Merci Alms Box
French - Circa 1920
This is a colorful Alms Box used to raise funds
for missions in French West Africa.
It is 8” tall and works well.
Material: Ceramic
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $350 - $550
MECHANICAL BANKS
Lot 423 Acrobats Bank
Lot 424 Trick Pony Bank
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1883
Made by Shepard Hardware Company
Buffalo, New York - Circa 1888
Lock both figures into place and put a coin into the slot.
Press the lever and the gymnast is released kicking the clown,
causing the penny to be deposited into the bank.
Place a coin in the pony’s mouth and pull the lever.
The pony deposits the coin into the trough.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Lot 425 Bulldog Bank, Coin on Nose, Blue Blanket
Lot 426 Bill E. Grin - Multicolor Clothing
Place a coin on the dog’s nose and pull his tail and he will swallow your coin.
This is a superior example of the bank.
The clothing was painted post J. & E. Stevens production.
Most likely by the parent of the recipient. The paint is all crazed
and done at least 100 years ago in our opinion. Put a coin in the slot at
the top of his head and he sticks his tongue out and rolls his eyes.
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1880
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $3,500 - $5,000
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1915
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus (See Above)
Estimate: $2,500 - $4,500
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Lot 427 Chief Big Moon Bank - Bronze Base
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1899
Charles Bailey’s inspiration for “Chief Big Moon” may have come from the frog pond adjacent to the Stevens
foundry building. Once again, we find his meticulous, almost obsessive, attention to detail.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Lot 428 Cabin Bank, Green
Lot 429 Calamity Bank
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1883
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1905
Place a coin on the roof and pull the broom forward
causing the figure to flip over and kick the coin in the bank.
The “Calamity Bank” portrays collegiate football as it was played at the beginning
of the 20th Century. Wearing only nominal protective gear, many players sustained
serious injuries. President Teddy Roosevelt viewed this situation as very dangerous.
He planned to incorporate the abolition of collegiate football as part of his platform
re-election in 1904. It’s a good thing that his political advisors talked him out of it.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Fine (All original figures. One tackler should have blue sleeves.)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Lot 431 Chief Big Moon Bank - Red Base
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1899
Charles Bailey’s inspiration for “Chief Big Moon” may have come
from the frog pond adjacent to the Stevens foundry building.
Once again, we find his meticulous, almost obsessive, attention to detail.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Lot 430 Clown on Globe, Yellow Base
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1890
When the globe is brought into position and the lever is
released, the globe and the clown whirl around in a very
amusing manner. By pressing the knob on the reverse
of the globe, the clown will flip up and stand on his head.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent (He has great face paint)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Lot 432 Darktown Battery
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1888
The “Darktown Battery” ranks among the most celebrated of all mechanical banks.
It’s sports theme, composition, vivid colors and dynamic action all contribute
to this wide popular appeal. Place a coin in the pitcher’s hand and press the lever.
He pitches the coin and the batter swings, but the coin sails so quickly by him that it
deflects off the chest protector of the catcher, dropping into the bank.
Can’t you hear the umpire screaming “Yer out”?
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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Lot 433
“Deutscher Schulverein” Bank
Germany - Circa 1880
This is an extremely rare bank.
To our knowledge there are only three known
examples. Deutscher Schulverein translates to
German School Association. A chance to add
a rare bank to your collection.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500
Lot 434 Elephant Swings Trunk
Lot 435 Dog on Turntable, Copper Plate
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Excellent
Estimate: $175 - $250
Turn the crank and the dog enters the building and deposits the coin.
A C. Williams
Ohio - Circa 1910
Made by the H. L. Judd Company
Wallingford, Connecticut - Circa 1895
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Lot 436
Indian and Bear
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1883
Place a coin on the barrel of the gun.
Press the lever and the Indian shoots the bear.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 437 Hall’s Lilliput - Green
Lot 438 Hall’s Excelsior Bank - Yellow and Brown
Place a coin on the man’s tray and the weight of the coin causes
the figure to pivot and deposit the coin into the bank.
Put into production in 1869. The cashier rises up when the front door knob
is pulled. Put a coin on the desk and the weight causes the figure to fall back
in, thus depositing your coin. This is a superior example of the bank.
The J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1877
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1869
Material: Cast Iron and Wood
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $700 - $900
Lot 439 Home Bank, without Dormers
Lot 440 Hall’s Excelsior Bank - Red, White and Blue
Release the knob and your coin is deposited.
This example with a cast iron cashier.
Put into production in 1869. The cashier rises up when the
front door knob is pulled. Put a coin on the desk and the weight
causes the figure to fall back in, thus depositing your coin.
The J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1872
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1869
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Material: Cast Iron and Wood
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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Lot 441
Elephant Howdah
Made by
Hubley Manufacturing Company
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1935
Place a coin in the trunk, pull the tail
and it is deposited into the howdah.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 442 Frog on Lattice
Lot 443 Humpty Dumpty
Press his foot down, he opens his mouth to receive the coin.
A superior and bright version of the bank.
Place a coin in the clown’s hand and press the lever on his back.
Then he will gladly swallow your coin.
This is an excellent example of the bank.
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1875
Made by Shepard Hardware Company
Buffalo, New York - Circa 1885
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus and Bright
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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Lot 444 Little Joe - Movable Ears Lot 445 Dinah Bank - Short Sleeves
Starkies Patent
England - Late 1920’s
Produced by John Harper
Willenhall, England - Circa 1911
A fascinating early incarnation of the Little Joe
Bank. Fewer than a handful of known specimens.
Coins drop from the tongue into the bank when
his ears are twisted backwards.
A classic English coin swallowing bank.
Material: Aluminum
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $550 - $750
Lot 447 Jolly N. English
Made by John Harper & Co.
Willenhall, England - Circa 1895
Place a coin in his hand and press the lever.
Your coin is swallowed.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $600 - $800
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 448 Jolly N. Bank Circular Twist Trap
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1897
Stevens purchased the patent for this iconic
coin-swallower bank from Shepard Hardware
and then made several minor modifications
in the design before re-offering
the bank for sale in 1897.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
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Lot 446 Jolly N. - Movable Ears
Starkies Patent
England - Circa 1930
Another early version of a Starkies bank
that is qutie scarce.
Material: Aluminum
Condition: Good
Estimate: $400 - $600
Lot 449 Jolly N. English
Made by John Harper & Co.
Willenhall, England - Circa 1895
Place a coin in his hand and press the lever.
Your coin is swallowed.
Add a truly superior example.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Mint
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Lot 450
American Bank
(Sewing Machine)
Manufacturer Unknown
American - Circa 1885
An extremely rare bank in truly
wonderful condition. Deposit a coin
into the slot. Turn the crank and the
needle moves up and down.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $17,500 - $22,500
Lot 451 Perfection Registering Bank
J. & E. Stevens Co. • Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1893
No one has ever figured out the source of the inspiration for the imagery portrayed in the “Perfection” bank. Oliver Clark has convincingly suggested that
this may be an early interpretation of the characters from “The Wizard of Oz”, which was serialized in the newspapers at the time. After all, we do find a
“Dorothy” type young girl accompanied by a “Toto” like little dog standing upon what appears to be a “yellow brick road”. Also, there is a very stiff Sentry
(possibly meant to be the frozen TinMan) and a “Cowardly Lion” cowering at the corner of the bank. The little newsboy is interpreted as the “Scarecrow”
because he is shown running from the birds in the field.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $18,000 - $22,000
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Lot 452 The Bread Winner’s Bank
Based on a design by Charles Bailey
Manufactured by J. & E. Stevens • Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1886
The Bread Winners Bank has long been regarded by bank collectors as one of the most historically significant banks ever produced. It derives its dynamic
imagery from the controversial debate that raged in the press as to the harmful nature of monopolies. It clearly references the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1886,
which enabled the federal government to break up and dismantle any businesses that were perceived as having disadvantageous monopolistic features. It also
alludes to the rise of unionism as depicted by the labor arbitrator who works tirelessly to reconcile the interests of factory ownership (capitalism) with the
humanistic needs (working conditions) of the work force. A full spectrum of socioeconomic stratification is portrayed in this cleverly conceived bank. Notice
the sheer muscular strength of the worker. He is portrayed as an immigrant, possibly one of Italian extraction. He earns his wages honestly, through hard
work and toil at his job. This is depicted by the “Honest Labor Bread” in which coin deposits are made. Contrarily, at the opposite end of the socioeconomic
spectrum, the factory owner is shown in a very nefarious light; his head emerging from a bag of money designated “Boodle, Steal and Bribery”.
All negative attributes suggesting that his money is earned in ill-begotten ways at the expense of his workers. Caught in the middle is the arbitrator,
who is presented to us as a Jewish man with his yarmulke, curling sideburns and beard. Ultimately, he is the “rascal” who flips over during the action
of the bank. A very superior example of the bank without any repair or restoration. Works well.
Material: Cast Iron • Condition: Excellent • Estimate: $40,000-$50,000
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Lot 453 Bad Accident
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1888
This is a racist depiction of a black driver eating watermelon as
he takes his cart to market. The moral of this bank is, when
you are not paying attention, accidents happen. One of the best
examples that we have seen.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint & Bright
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Lot 454 The Two Frogs Bank
Manufactured by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1882
Once again, the frog pond besides the Steven’s foundry building must
have provided the humorous imagery for this playful bank. Place
a coin on the belly of the small frog, press the lever and it’s kicked
into the bigger frog’s mouth. The action is so fast that the human
eye cannot detect the movement of the coin into the bank. A truly
superior example of the bank and one of the finest that we have seen.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint and Bright
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
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Lot 455 Coin Registering Bank
Made by Kyser & Rex Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1890
This is the rarest building bank that Kyser & Rex produced. The
dome of the building must be turned to operate the mechanism.
Place a nickel or dime in the appropriate slot and turn the dome
to the right. The coin will disappear and the amount will be
registered on the front of the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Provenance: Richard Garthoeffner
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Lot 456 Creedmore Type Bank with Feather
Probably the J & E Stevens Company
Cromwell, Ct - Circa 1890
To our knowledge, only a handful of these unusual banks exist. The typical incised markings found on the tree stumps of a conventional Creedmore Bank
are not present on this rare variant. Additionally, the stumps themselves are slightly smaller and the figure is attached to the base in a different manner.
This example was converted to an alms box, possibly to collect funds for Civil War veterans. Another golden chance to acquire museum rarity.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine Plus
Estimate: $7,500 - $9,500
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Lot 457 Boy and Bulldog
Lot 458 Pelican - Man Thumbs Nose
This is a scarce and charming little bank. The coins are deposited
when the activating lever is pushed. A truly superior example of the bank.
Put a coin in the pelican’s head and the beak opens
revealing the Man Thumbs Nose.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
H. L. Judd Company
Wallingford, Connecticut - Circa 1885
Trenton Lock and Hardware Company
Trenton, New Jersey - Circa 1878
Lot 459
Boy Hammering On Barrel
Probably a prototype
Charles Bailey Designer
This unique bank was found by renowned
collector Rick Milheim in western Ohio
in the early 1960’s. Undeniably, it is the
work of Charles Bailey, lead designer at J &
E Stevens during the period 1880 - 1895.
This is the exact same figure employed by
Bailey for his “Christmas Morn” bell toy
prototype and stylistically similar to the
figures on Old Aunt Dinah and the Fairy.
Place a coin upright in the coin slot and
press the lever on the boy’s back enough
times to hammer your deposit into his
barrel. It is approximately 6.75” tall.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $9,000 - $12,000
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Lot 460
Clown on Globe, Yellow Base with Box
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut Circa 1890
When the globe is brought into position and the lever is
released, the globe and the clown whirl around in a very
amusing manner. By pressing the knob on the reverse of
the globe, the clown will flip up and stand on his head.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus & Bright (Box missing lid)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Lot 461
Creedmoor Bank
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1877
This is a classic coin-shooting bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Lot 462
Eagle and Eaglets Bank, Tan Base
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1883
Stevens originally marketed this politically themed
bank as “The American Eagle Bank”. It depicts
a mother feeding her young, defenseless chicks.
Place a coin in the eagle’s beak, depress the lever
and she leans forward and deposits the coin. A
superior example of the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint and Bright
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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Lot 463
Elephant Howdah
(Man Pops Out)
Made by Enterprise Mfg. Co.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1884
Examples of this scarce bank are seldom
found in such illustrious condition.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Lot 464 Elephant with Three Stars
Unknown Manufacturer
Appears in a jobber’s catalog dated 1884
P. T. Barnum’s beloved pachyderm “Jumbo” arrived in the United States in 1883. This was not a licensed image of Jumbo, nevertheless,
it was produced at that time to capitalize upon the growing enthusiasm for elephants. Hands down, the finest known example of this bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Mint-Mint-Mint
Provenance; Ron van Anda, Oliver Clark and Rick Goldstein
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
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Lot 465 Alligator Spring Jawed
Lot 466 Afghanistan Bank
One of a series of spring jawed banks made in Germany.
Drop a coin in and the jaw wiggles.
A souvenir for a New Jersey shore resort.
This historically significant little bank represents the military confrontation
of Russia (Bear) and Great Britain (Lion) during the Crimean War.
Both empires hoped to gain geopolitical leverage in the region by
forcing their way through the city gates of Herat.
Kyser & Rex - Philadelphia - 1880’s
Germany - Circa 1920
Material: Spelter
Provenance: Tom & Lorraine Sage Sr. Collection
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $5000 - $7000
Lot 467 Memorial Money Bell
Lot 468 Hen and Chicks Bank, White Hen
This delicate bank was made for the United States Centennial
Exposition held in Philadelphia in 1876. The sides of the
bank have transfer images of several exhibition halls from the
fair. Push a coin into the slot and the Liberty Bell will chime.
Another J. & E. Stevens classic bank made circa 1901.
Place a coin in the slot in front of the hen. Raise the lever, the hen pecks,
a baby chick comes out from under her and the coin is deposited.
Enterprise Mfg. Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1876
The J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1901
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Material: Cast Iron
Provenance: Edwin Mosler Collection
Condition: Pristine & Bright
Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500
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Lot 469 I Always Did ‘Spise a Mule,
Bench - Red Base
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1897
Place a coin under the boy on the bench. Then, press
the lever just in front of the mule’s rear legs. The
mule kicks around simulates knocking the boy over,
depositing the coin. Another superior example of the
bank. A superior and bright example of the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint and Bright
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Lot 470 I Always Did ‘Spise a Mule - Jockey Version,
English
Made by John Harper & Company Ltd.
Willenhall, England - Circa 1902
Lot 471 Jolly N. Bank - Circular Twist Trap
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1897
An extremely scarce English version of the bank.
Place a coin in the Jockey’s mouth. Press the lever and the mule throws the jockey.
The coin is deposited to the tree stump.
Stevens purchased the patent for this iconic coin-swallower
bank from Shepard Hardware and then made several minor
modifications in the design before re-offering the bank
for sale in 1897.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine (Needs a clean)
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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Lot 472 Flugpost Bank
Saalheimer & Strauss
Germany - Circa 1925
Lot 473 Monkey Bank
This is not a mechanical bank, but is similar to the
mechanicals made by Saalheimer & Strauss. Flugpost
translates to “Flight Post”. This bank appears to represent
a departure flight time board. It is about 7” tall.
The monkey springs forward to deposit the coin into the organ grinder’s hurdy-gurdy.
Material: Tin
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint Plus
Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800
Made by Hubley Manufacturing Company
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1930
Lot 474
Owl Turns Head,
Grey Owl
J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut Circa 1880
Put a coin in the tree branch
and press the lever. The owl’s
head turns and the coin drops
into the aperture. Release the
lever and his head snaps back.
Material: Cast Iron & Glass Eyes
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
Lot 475 Organ Bank, Cat and Dog
Kyser & Rex Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1882
The monkey doffs his hat in thanks for the penny you have
given him. The animals rotate and the bells chime when the
crank is turned. A superior example of the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus and Bright
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
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Organ Grinder and Performing Bear
Kyser & Rex • Philadelphia • Circa 1880’s
There’s a sad and sensitive narrative that accompanies this bank. If you examine the bank carefully, you will find that the hurdy-gurdy player is actually a
Confederate soldier down on his luck. At the time this bank was available for sale the Civil War was long over. Nevertheless, the socioeconomic impact upon
the war’s participants would have lingering effects decades afterwards. This poor “Johnny Reb” lost his left leg in the war. You can glimpse his wooden
peg leg by looking under the organ. Tragically, he was compelled to train a bear to give shows for children to earn some wages.
There would be no more earnings from his plantation owing to his crippled state.
Material: Cast Iron • Condition: Pristine and Bright • Estimate: $8000 - $10,000
Lot 477 Mason Bank
Made by Shepard Hardware Company
Buffalo, New York - Circa 1887
Place a coin in the hod and press the lever at
the right side of the bank and the Irishman
throws the coin into the bank. This is a
superior example of the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Provenance: Edwin Mosler & Larry Feld
Condition: Pristine and Bright
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
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Lot 478 Rooster Bank
Lot 479 Tabby Bank
Made by the Kyser & Rex Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1880
Unknown Manufacturer
Shown in Selchow & Righter Christmas Catalog 1886
The rooster moves his head when lever is depressed
and coin is deposited.
Place a coin in the slot in the cat’s back and the baby chick’s head moves.
This is an excellent example of the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus and Bright
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus and Bright
(.75” hairline crack near screw)
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Lot 480 Rabbit Standing, Small
Made by the Lockwood Mfg. Company
South Norwalk, Connecticut - Circa 1882
Place a coin in the ball and depress the rabbit’s
tail. The ears move and the coin is deposited.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Lot 481 Queen Victoria Bust Second Casting
England - Late 1980’s
Two second castings of the bank were made
in the late 1980’s. If you do not want to pay
$50,000 for an example, then this is your baby!
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
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Lot 482 Bear and Tree Stump
Made by the H. L. Judd Manufacturing Company
Wallingford, Connecticut - Circa 1880
Be careful or the hungry bear will swallow
all your coins.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Lot 483
Tammany Bank Hall’s Patent
Cromwell, CT - Circa 1870’s
This image of the notorious
political operator known as Boss
Tweed has captivated collectors
for decades. It’s effective use
of political satire is dead on
the money. Tweed had become
infamous for his outrageous
political maneuvering for personal
financial gain. Here we find him
“pocketing” our deposits and
nodding his thanks to us for the
“bribe” we have offered to him.
Absolutely stunning original
condition and very possibly the
finest known example with
Hall’s Patent.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint & Bright
Provenance: Donal Markey
Estimate: $5000 - $7000
Lot 484
Stump Speaker Bank
Shepard Hardware Company
Buffalo, NY - Circa 1888
The Stump Speaker portrays a fancy
dressed dandy in outrageously colorful
clothes and top hat. He is a clear
representation of the carpetbagger;
the group of insidious Northern
outsiders who descended upon the
South after the Civil War. These
unscrupulous men came with very
dubious objectives. Today, the term
“carpetbagger” has come to mean
opportunism and exploitation by
outsiders. With his swollen cartoonish
head, he seems very comfortable
slipping your coins into his luggage.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine & Bright
Provenance: Milstein Collection
Estimate: $6000 - $9000
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Lot 485
Polychromed World’s Fair Bank
Made by J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, CT - Circa 1893
This bank was produced to commemorate the
400th anniversary of the discovery of America.
The monochromatic gold and silver version was
available for sale as a souvenir at the Columbian
Exposition in Chicago in 1892-1893. Only a
scant handful of multi-colored examples have
been found over the years. It has been plausibly
speculated that Charles Bailey painted these
as a special order for the Board of Directors of
the World’s Fair Steering Committee. This is the
second finest known specimen.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine Plus & Bright
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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Lot 486 Uncle Sam Bank
Shepard Hardware Company
Buffalo, NY - Circa 1888
From the annals of mechanical bank production, one
quickly discerns that the Uncle Sam Bank is the ultimate
patriotically themed bank. Uncle Sam is characterized
as a kind-hearted patriot willing to help all those who
save their pennies in his satchel. Clever design elements
and vibrant colors have made him a great favorite with
bank collectors. Because it has been used extensively for
advertising purposes, this bank has also attained renown
beyond the usual suspects.
Material:Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint & Bright
Estimate: $15,000 - $18,000
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Lot 487
Mule Entering the Barn
Made by the J, & E, Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1880
Place a coin between the mule’s hind legs.
The, press the lever and the mule somersaults
over and deposits the coin. A small, frightened
dog runs out from his shelter.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Lot 488 Leap Frog Bank
Lot 489 Monkey Bank - Scarce Paint Variation
Banks that depict children at play are very popular with collectors because they
evoke the wistful memories of childhood when one lolled the hours away in idle
pursuits. Here, a boy leap-frogs over his friends back when the lever is activated.
The monkey springs forward to deposit the coin into the organ grinder’s
hurdy-gurdy. This is a scarce painted variation with dark green base and
varied costumes for the organ grinder and monkey.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800
Made by Shepard Hardware Company
Buffalo, New York - Circa 1890
Made by Hubley Manufacturing Company
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1930
Lot 490
Magic Bank, Green
Made by the
J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut Circa 1876
Place a coin on the tray in
front of the cashier.
Press the lever on the right
side of the bank and the
cashier spins around,
rapidly depositing your coin.
A superior example
of the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Mint
(One tiny roof crack)
Estimate: $3,500 - $5,500
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Lot 491 Magic Bank, Yellow
Lot 492 Novelty Bank - Grey
Place a coin on the tray in front of the cashier.
Press the lever on the right side of the bank and the cashier
spins around, rapidly depositing your coin.
Open the door and place a coin on the tray. A tap to the open door will
cause it to snap shut quickly and deposit the coin into the bank.
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1876
J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1873
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500
Lot 493 Punch & Judy Musical Bank
Lot 494 Punch and Judy, Small Letters
Nuremberg, Germany - Circa 1920’s
Drop a coin in the roof slot and Punch hits the alligator with his broom
while the music plays. This unusual bank is 5” tall x 4” wide.
Material: Wood
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $1,250 - $1,750
Shepard Hardware Company
Buffalo, New York - Circa 1884
Pull out the top lever to lock the figures in place. Put a coin on
Judy’s dust tray and press the lower lever. Punch will rush forward
to admonish Judy with his club and she will make the deposit.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500
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Lot 495 Cabin Bank, Yellow
Lot 496 Uncle Sam Bust
Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1883
Unknown Manufacturer - Circa 1900
Drop a coin in Uncle Sam’s hat and his goatee/beard jiggles.
Place a coin on the roof and pull the broom forward causing
the figure to flip over and kick the coin in the bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Pristine
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Lot 497 Sentry with Advertising
Lot 498 Santa Claus at Chimney
This is a colorful bank with advertising for Lyons’ Toffee on the baseplate.
Press the lever and he brings his rifle to port arms,
rolls his eyes left and the coin slot is opened.
Place a coin in Santa’s hand. Depress the lever and
he deposits it into the chimney.
Saalheimer & Strauss
German - Circa 1920’s
Made by Shepard Hardware Co.
Buffalo, New York - Circa 1889
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus and Bright
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Material: Tin
Condition: Near Excellent (Very minor dent to rear)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 499 Roller Skating Bank
Kyser & Rex • Philadelphia, PA • circa 1880’s
The Roller Skating bank is clearly evocative of a Victorian skating parlor. It is one of the most colorful and animated banks ever designed, making its appeal
to collectors very universal. However, it is extremely rare. Several high-powered examples have reached well beyond $100,000 at auction. Snap the competing
skaters into place at the front of the track. Press the button and they race to the back, where the girl is presented with a victory wreath of flowers.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine (one figure restored and lacks trap).
Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000
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Lot 501 Lot: American Eagle and
Fowler Trade Cards
J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1890
Material: Paper
Condition: Excellent
Estimate: $200 - $300
Lot 500 Safe Deposit Safe
Trade Card
Henry Hart Co.
American - Circa 1890
This is a rare trade card that we have never
seen before. It has tremendous color.
Material: Paper
Condition: Pristine Plus (1 tiny tear)
Estimate: $350 - $550
Lot 502 Jonah and the Whale
Shepard Hardware Co. • Buffalo, NY - Circa 1890
Vivid colors and clever design that includes white-capped waves and a whale with articulated “gobbling”
mouth have justifiably made the “Jonah” bank a favorite with collectors.
Material: Cast Iron • Condition: Excellent • Estimate: $2500 - $3500
Lot 503 Rabbit in Cabbage
Lot 504
Tank and Cannon
Made by Kilgore Mfg. Company
Westerville, Ohio - Circa 1925
Made by Starkies
Burnley, England - Circa 1920
Press a coin into the coin slot and the rabbit’s ears raise up
and lower back down. Kilgore marketed this adorable little
bank as “Floppy Ears”.
Place a coin on the platform and pull back the lever,
release the lever and the coin is fired into the tank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Fine
Estimate: $400 - $600
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
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Lot 505
Teddy and the Bear
Made by J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1907
This is a classic coin-shooting bank
depicting Teddy Roosevelt shooting a
tree and a bear emerging.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Lot 506
Tommy Bank
John Harper & Company
Willenhall, England - Circa 1914
Lay a coin on the rifle after it has
been cocked. Press the lever and
the coin is shot into the tree.
It is a fairly scarce bank.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Lot 507
U. S. and Spain Bank
Manufactured by J. & E. Stevens
Cromwell, CT - Circa 1898
The Stevens foundry created this war
themed bank to celebrate the US
military triumph over Spain in 1898.
Spain’s Armada, once renowned for its
naval prowess, was easily overtaken by
the sheer cannon might of the American
Army and its vast arsenal of weapons.
Place a coin in the slot at the base of the
ship’s mast. Pull the cannon’s hammer
back and insert a wooden shell.
Push the lever and the missile flies
through the air knocking the ships
mast over, thereby depositing the coin.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
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Lot 508 Trick Dog, Solid Base
Lot 509 Trick Dog, Six-Part Base - Hubley Version
Dog jumps through the hoop to deliver the coin into the barrel.
Place a coin in the dog’s mouth and press the lever. The dog jumps
through the clown’s hoop and deposits the coin into the barrel.
Made by the Hubley Toy Company
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1925
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Hubley Toy Company
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Circa 1906
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Near Excellent
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
Lot 510 Trick Dog, Six-Part Base
Shepard Hardware Company
Buffalo, New York - Circa 1888
Place a coin in the dog’s mouth and press the lever. The dog jumps through the clown’s hoop and deposits the coin into the barrel.
Material: Cast Iron
Provenance: Oliver Clark
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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Lot 511 Squirrel and Tree Stump
Lot 512 Zoo Bank
Mechanical Novelty Works
New Britain, CT - Circa 1880’s
Made by Kyser & Rex Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa 1880
Like the squirrel who saves acorns in a hollowed out tree stump,
the child who saves pennies will turn them into dollars. Lessons teaching children
the virtues of thrift and economy were omnipresent in Victorian society.
Without a doubt, the Zoo Bank is the smallest and cutest bank
ever produced. Place a coin in the roof dormer and press the
monkey’s face. This causes the lion and bear to appear
in the windows below when the shutters open.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine Plus
Estimate: $2250 - $2750
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Pristine
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Lot 513 Two Frogs Bank
J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1882
Place a coin on the belly of the small frog, press the
lever and it’s kicked into the bigger frog’s mouth. The action is so fast that the human eye cannot detect
the movement of the coin into the bank. Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Very Fine
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Lot 514 William Tell Bank
J. & E. Stevens Company
Cromwell, Connecticut - Circa 1896
Place a coin on the rifle and depress
William’s right foot. The coin is shot
into the castle, after knocking the apple
off his son’s head.
Material: Cast Iron
Condition: Excellent Plus
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
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