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I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank with Scarce Yellow Base

Boy on Bench Variation

Circa 1897: Patented to James Bowen on April 72, 1897 and manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut's J & E Stevens Company , the iconic boy on bench variation of the I Always Did 'Spise a Mule cast iron mechanical bank stands as one of the most recognizable pieces of 19th century Black Americana and is a must have for all collectors of antique mechanical banks and Black Americana. This bank retains a high percentage of its original paint and has the highly desirable and eye poppingly graphic yellow base, a feature Dan Morphy notes in his Official Price Guide to Mechanical Banks that makes this classic antique cast iron mechanical bank worth double the value of the standard red base variation in equal condition.

Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank Rare Yellow Base Variation Spise a Mule 19th Century Stevens Company for Sale

Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank Rare Yellow Base Variation Spise a Mule 19th Century Stevens Company for Sale

Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank Rare Yellow Base Variation Spise a Mule 19th Century Stevens Company for Sale

Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank Rare Yellow Base Variation Spise a Mule 19th Century Stevens Company for Sale

Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank Rare Yellow Base Variation Spise a Mule 19th Century Stevens Company for Sale

Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank Rare Yellow Base Variation Spise a Mule 19th Century Stevens Company for Sale

Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank Rare Yellow Base Variation Spise a Mule 19th Century Stevens Company for Sale

I Always Did "Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank with Scarce Yellow Base
For Sale: $2,950

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