1920's Starkies Jolly Ni*ger Mechanical Bank Nr Complete $325 For SaleHello all!! Bankskull is back! 2013 is going to continue to sizzle! Idid not do much bank collecting this last year BUT here is the up side: I am downsizing my personal collection and I will be selling off some incredible near mint to mint cast iron and tin pieces, plus many other pieces/parts and projects!! Many I have never seen on for sale before. I have put away many of the best items I have found and will be offering them to you! If you are not on my email list yet, I suggest you get on it, you don’t want to miss out!! (Details below) THERE ARE29 MORE ITEMS UP FOR SALE IN THIS sale BLOCK. Only to one item listed in the title is for sale on this page. If you would like to see the other29items up for sale now, hit the see sellers other items button. I generally collect but I have been having fun with these sales so I’m picking up “extras” when I find them now & offering them to all you collectors out there on . I hit all the garage & estate sales, flea markets, antique shows & some treasures!!!! I have banks manufactured by all the major manufacturers. I also have branched out into some of my other cast iron interests, mainly doorstops & paperweights but I have some unexpected surprises as well. Always and starting at $.99 because I feel the quality the items will speak for themselves and get a fair price. I regularly have sales. If you would like, send me your email & I will add you to the list & notify you when I have an sale. I ONLY use this info to send you info on my sales, absolutely nothing else!!
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You are offerding on an original c1920's Starkies Jolly Ni*ger mechanical bank. This bank is in pristine condition for these aluminum banks; they are notorious for the paint flaking off. This is an English bank. Has 90%+ of the original paint. The mechanics would work perfectly if the eyes/ears were there (these are generally in great condition because they are inside the bank!), put a coin in this hand, hit the lever & his eyes & ears roll down & he eats the coin. There is a washer /spacer that goes behind the screw that is not present too. Has the trap with Starkies patent no 32537, reg no 344298. Listed in The Bank Book by Bill Norman, pg 96 # 3270 with a 3 rarity (1-5, 1 rarest) & a 3 value (1-50 scale, $90 per point). With the condition as pristine, which I am considering this bank minus the missing eyes/washer, it’s value in 1984 was $325, 20 years ago
Will combine, prefer it actually. It’s generally the same cost or a buck or two more depending on the weight. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL I SEND YOU A COMBINED SHIPPING INVOICE. WILL SEND YOU ONE WITH THE FULL SHIPPING PRICE FOR ALL THE ITEMS PURCHASED. IF YOU PAY BEFORE I SEND A COMBINED INVOICE, I MAY NOT NOTICE THAT YOU OVER PAID FOR SHIPPING. IF I DO NOTICE I WILL REFUND THE DIFFERENCE BUT PLEASE WAIT FOR THE COMBINED INVOICE TO SAVE A REFUND HASSLE FOR BOTH OF US. THANKS.
FYI: I always go to the USPS to mail the items
so I always have a receipt/ proof that the items were mailed
I suggest to the winner to print a copy of this
sale, it will increase the resale value of your purchase tremendously having
this information as a hard copy along with the bank. You are paying for this
information, make use of it! Plus it’s fun to look back in 20 years and say I
only paid $200 for that way back when. Most of the banks today selling for
$200-$400 were $15-$50 in the mid 1970’s, big money when the reference guides I
have were printed.
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