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professor pug frog great bicycle feat antique painted cast iron mechanical bank for sale

Professor Pug Frog's Great Bicycle Feat Cast Iron Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1892: Designed by Charles A. Bailey and manufactured by The J. & E. Stevens Company in Cromwell, Connecticut, Professor Pug Frog's Great Bicycle Feat is one of the most ingenious cast iron mechanical banks ever produced.

For Sale: $9,450

Dark Town Battery Mechanical Bank For Sale

Rare Cast Iron Kenton Sight-Seeing Auto »

Circa 1905: What a pleasure it is to offer this extremely scarce Kenton Sight-Seeing Auto to the antique toy collecting community!

For Sale: $5,500

jonah and the whale mechanical bank

Jonah and the Whale Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1890: Original Jonah and The Whale cast iron mechanical bank, Shepard Hardware Company, superb original paint, works great, wonderful example, 5.5"H x 10.25"L x 3.75"D.

For Sale: $4,750

Punch and Judy Mechanical Bank

Punch and Judy Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1884: The Shepard Hardware Company in Buffalo, New York, manufactured cast iron mechanical banks for a scant ten year period and is known for the high quality and beautiful paint schemes of their ingenious mechanical banks, most of which, like the ever popular Punch and Judy bank, were designed by Peter Adams, Jr.

For Sale: $4,250

antique american painted tin windup toy gunthermann Jack Sprat

Superb Gunthermann Jack Sprat Dancers Tin Windup »

Circa 1890-1920: This tin windup toy from the German firm Gunthermann portrays famed nursery rhyme couple Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sprat: "Jack Sprat could eat no fat, / His wife could eat no lean. / And so between them both, you see, / They licked the platter clean."

For Sale: $3,950

19th Century clown on globe mechanical bank with harder to find yellow base

Clown on Globe with Yellow Base Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1890: This version of the Clown on Globe has the scarce yellow base and the round Stevens coin trap. The bank retains an unusually high percentage of its colorful original paint, and is in superb working order.

For Sale: $3,750

1920s Pressed Steel Vehicle American National Giant US Army Truck for Sale

Pressed Steel American National Giant U.S. Army Truck »

Circa Late 1920s: The era of large pressed steel vehicles are highlighted by rare examples like this 27.5" long American National Giant series U.S. Army truck.

For Sale: $3,500

poodle dog and clown bell ringer cast iron pull toy

Poodle Dog and Clown Bell Toy »

Circa 1880: Produced by East Hampton, Connecticut's storied Gong Bell Manufacturing Company, this Poodle Dog Bell Ringer No. 45 features a colorfully adorned clown and his trick dog.

For Sale: $3,500

original antique painted cast iron mechanical leap-frog bank for sale

Original Cast Iron Leap Frog Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1891: Designed by Charles G. Shepard and Peter Adams and manufactured by Buffalo, New York's legendary Shepard Hardware Comany, this colorful and amusing cast iron bank depicts two young men playing the classic child's game of leap frog, whose origins stretch back to the late 16th century.

For Sale: $3,250

early american tin articulated double horse bell toy james fallows and sons philadelphia pennsylvania

Rare James Fallows Double Horse Bell Toy »

Circa 1880s: This whimsical 7.75"H x 8.75"L x 4.5"D early American tin atriculated bell toy with an eye catching pair of yellow horses atop a green base was manufactured by Philadelphia's James Fallows and Sons.

For Sale: $3,250

antique j de p tin windup delage limousine made in paris france

Large J de P Delage Tin Wind-up Limousine »

Circa 1928-1932: A finer example of this sleek Jouets de Paris (J de P) 13" long Delage Limousine would be extremely difficult to find because this beautiful French tin wind-up retains nearly all of its untouchedd original polychromatic paint decoration and has only minor in use wear.

For Sale: $3,250

early american tin Dexter racehorsehorse with rider pull toy james fallows and sons philadelphia pennsylvania

Dexter with Rider Early American Tin Pull Toy »

Circa 1880s: This sculptural 12.25" long early American tin pull toy manufactored by James Fallow and Sons of Philadelphia depicts the immensely popular racehorse Dexter (1858-1888) being ridden by a gentleman wearing a tophat.

For Sale: $2,950

antique paint decorated wooden gameboard brilliant blue paint

Original Paint Decorated Antique Gameboard »

Circa 1880s: This wonderfully dynamic 6 color paint decorated walnut Parcheesi board with a rare robin's egg blue ground features a very unusual inset home square and a mitred walnut frame.

For Sale: $2,950

antique 19th century cast iron pull toy

Ding Dong Bell Cast Iron Pull Toy »

Circa 1880: Created by East Hampton, Connecticut's famed Gong Bell Manufacturing Company, this beefy 9.25" long Ding Dong Bell / Pussy's Not in the Well cast iron bell toy depicts a cheerful couple and their beloved white cat, who, thankfully, is not trapped in the well.

For Sale: $2,950

american folk art paint decorated tabletop dartboard gameboard

Petite Tabletop Dartboard in Original Paint »

Circa 1920s: Measuring a petite 13.5 "H x 9.5"W, this gorgeous 4 color paint decorated pine tabletop dartboard features a graceful cut-out shape and an uncommon paint scheme of teal green, orange, red, and black.

For Sale: $2,900

antique cast iron home still bank from 1872 by J.W. Stevens Company

Patriotic Home Bank: Scarce Still Bank Variation »

Circa 1872: Manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut's J and E Stevens Company, this cast iron Home Bank features a patriotic red, white, and blue paint scheme and is the very scarce still bank variation of its widely distributed mechanical cousin.

For Sale: $2,850

antique cast iron santa claus mechanical bank for sale

Original Cast Iron Santa Claus Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1889: Buffalo, New York's Shepard Hardware Company manufactured a bevy of classic mechanical banks, and the iconic Santa Claus standing at the chimney remains one of its most popular and endearing creations.

For Sale: $2,850

19th century antique cast iron pelican mechanical bank

Original Cast Iron Pelican Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1878: John Girard’s highly detailed Pelican mechanical bank was manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut bank giant J. and E. Stevens Company and depicts a realistic pelican who has captured a comical Middle Eastern gentleman in its mouth.

For Sale: $2,795

Two Frogs Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Original Two Frogs Cast Iron Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1882: Originally marketed as the Bullfrog Bank and the Frog Bank, James H. Bowen’s strikingly visual Two Frogs mechanical bank was manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut bank giant J. & E. Stevens Company and imitates, in comic fashion, a frog catching its prey, in this case a child’s coin, by having the small frog punt the coin into the bigger frog's open mouth.

For Sale: $2,750

original cast iron bad accident  mechanical bank

Original Bad Accident Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1890: Ingeniously designed by Charles A. Bailey for J. & E. Stevens Company, the Bad Accident mechanical bank features a mule drawn wagon whose driver who is too busy munching a slice of watermelon to notice a careless child run out in front of the wagon from behind a bush and cause a calamitous accident that spooks the mules, upends the wagon, and throws the poor driver backward.

For Sale: $2,650

1888 boy on trapeze mechanical bank

Boy on Trapeze Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1888: Cast iron Boy on Trapeze mechanical bank, J. Barton Smith Co., Philadelphia PA, excellent original paint, no chips, cracks, or repairs, 9.5”H x 5”L x 5”D.

For Sale: $2,450

black americana stevens and brown althof bergmann clockwork tricycle velocipede

Rare Stevens and Brown Clockwork Velocipede »

Circa 1870s: The Stevens and Brown velocipede, forerunner of the modern tricycle, is one of the earliest and most cherished American clockwork toys, and this example is the scarce version with a young African American male driver.

For Sale: $2,450

Unique and Rare Antique Paddy and the Pig Mechanical Bank For Sale

Paddy & the Pig Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1882: J. & E. Stevens originally pictured Paddy and the Pig in a number of their catalogs as the Shamrock Bank.

For Sale: $2,450

antique Lehmann tin windup Echo motorcycle made in germany

Lehmann EPL 725 Echo Tin Windup Motorcycle »

Circa 1917-1935: This German hand painted and lithographed tin windup EPL 725 Echo motorcycle from the storied firm Lehmann is one of the company's most recognized toys with its two tone blue lithographed frame and its lithographed rider with factory hand painted details.

For Sale: $2,350

1920s buddy l red pressed steel fire pumper antique toy vehicle

Buddy L Pressed Steel Fire Pumper »

Circa Late 1925-1929: This beautiful 205-A Buddy L Pumper Fire Engine is one of the wildly popular and highly desirable large pressed steel toy vehicles manufactured in Moline, Illinois, home of the famous John Deere tractor.

For Sale: $2,195

1950s masudaya modern toys 301 racer made in japan

Masudaya Japanese 301 Race Car »

Circa 1950s: In near mint condition with only very minor scratching, this large battery operated racer features a dynamic six color paint scheme and the sleek 1950s aerodynamic design modeled after the Indy race cars of the period.

For Sale: $1,950

blue dress speaking dog mechanical bank

Blue Dress Speaking Dog Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1890s: The Speaking Dog, like the Girl Skipping Rope, is one of a handful of mechanical banks marketed specifically for girls and the blue dress variation is the most difficult to find.

For Sale: $1,950

Humpty Dumpty Antique 19th Century Original Cast Iron Painted Mechanical Bank For Sale

Humpty Dumpty Cast Iron Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1882: This example has 85% of its original paint, has never been touched up or repainted, and has no chips, cracks, or repairs.

For Sale: $1,950

Lehmann naughty boy tin windup

Lehmann Naughty Boy »

Circa 1920s: Marked "made in Germany," this nearly 5" long antique tin litho windup Lehmann Naughty Boy depicts a father and his ill-behaved son in an early automobile.

For Sale: $1,950

antique cast iron clown on globe mechanical bank

Clown on Globe with Brown Base Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1890: This version of the Clown on Globe has the brown base and the round Stevens coin trap. This is a fine example of one of the most unusual, graphically pleasing, and kinetic of all the great American cast iron mechanical banks.

For Sale: $1,850

antique William Tell cast iron mechanical bank

Pristine William Tell Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1892: Designed by Charles A. Bailey and manufactured by The J. & E. Stevens Company in Cromwell, Connecticut, Professor Pug Frog's Great Bicycle Feat is one of the most ingenious cast iron mechanical banks ever produced.

For Sale: $1,750

Novelty Bank Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Antique 19th Century Cast Iron J. & E. Stevens Novelty Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1873: This is a terrific original Novelty Bank from the beginnings of the great age of cast iron mechanical banks.

For Sale: $1,750

1920s antique cast iron arcade yellow taxi cab freeport illinois

Large 9" Arcade Cast Iron Yellow Cab »

Circa 1921-1928: The cast iron Yellow Cab is Freeport, Illinois, toy giant Arcade Manufacturing Company's most famous creation. This is the largest version of the iconic Yellow Cab.

For Sale: $1,695

Antique Bell Pull Toy Heart Wheels Hunter and Rabbit

Hunter and Rabbit Cast Iron Bell Toy »

Circa 1900: East Hampton, Connecticut's N.N. Hill Brass Company innovated the manufacture of small bells and produced a superb line of cast iron pull toys that incorporated their bells.

For Sale: $1,650

the capitalist cast iron still bank rare deluxe version

The Capitalist Cast Iron Still Bank »

Circa 1905: Manufactured in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, by the little known firm Ober Manufacturing Company is this rare 5" tall The Capitalist sociopolitical themed still bank.

For Sale: $1,595

cast iron stork with baby penny bank

J. M. Harper Stork Safe Bank »

Circa 1908: Signed "Copyright by J. M. Harper 1907," this scarce cast iron still bank depicts a stork delivering a baby. Figural safe banks are rare and desirable in the bank collecting community, and finding the only one designed by the elusive Mr. Harper is a difficult feat indeed.

For Sale: $1,495

Lehmann Antique German Tin Wind Up Toy New Century Cycle for Sale

Lehmann New Century Cycle Tin Windup »

Circa 1895-1938: From the great German manufacturer Lehmann, comes this charming tin windup. Working condition.

For Sale: $1,450

Antique Cast Iron Kenton Yellow Kid Donkey Drawn Goat Wagon

Kenton Yellow Kid Donkey Wagon »

Circa Early 20th Century: Richard Felton Outcault's groundbreaking 1890s comic strip Hogan's Alley features a character named Mickey Dugan, who became widely known as The Yellow Kid and is generally regarded as America's first comic character.

For Sale: $1,450

1924 Maggie Jiggs antique tin windup toy

1924 Nifty Maggie and Jiggs Platform Toy »

Circa 1924: This 7" long antique German tin litho windup Maggie and Jiggs platform toy was manufactured by Einfalt for comic character toy giant Nifty.

For Sale: $1,450

Halls Liliput Paint Decorated Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank 19th Century American Toys

Original 19th Century Cast Iron Hall's Liliput Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1875: The Liliput measures a petite 4.5" H x 3" W and takes its name from Jonathan Swift's classic taleGulliver's Travels.

For Sale: $1,450

cast iron stork with baby penny bank

Original Frog on Round Base Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1872: Made in many color combinations and designed by Russell Frisbie, the Frog on Round Base mechanical bank was patented on August 20, 1872 and manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut's storied J. & E. Stevens Company.

For Sale: $1,395

vintage tennessee folk art carved wooden dolls

Tennessee Folk Art Carved Wooden Dolls »

Circa 1930: Exhibited at the Washington County Museum of Fine arts in 1988, this outstanding pair of wooden folk art dolls are attributed to Polly Page at the Pleasant Hill Academy in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee.

For Sale: $1,350

Antique Wooden Paint Decorated Dolls Sled Green and Black Lester and Star for Sale

Green and Black Paint Decorated Doll Sled "Lester" »

Circa 1880s: With it's central star motif, folky borders, and the popular name of "Lester" this 10" antique wooden dolls sled is a delightful find.

For Sale: $995

blue and white antique new york gameboard

Graphic J. Pressman and Co. Ring Toss Gameboard »

Circa 1922-1946: This 17.75" square blue and white ring toss game is signed " J. Pressman & Co. Inc., New York, N.Y." Pressman came to fame in the gameboard world by manufacturing Chinese checkers games, and they also had a line of other wooden boards, including graphically dynamic ring toss boards.

For Sale: $975

statue of liberty antique cast iron still bank

Statue of Liberty Cast Iron Still Bank »

Circa 1911-1932: Manufactured in Kenton, Ohio this 9 5/8" tall Statue of Liberty penny bank in its original silver paint with gold highlights is the largest and most difficult to find version of this patriotic still bank.

For Sale: $950

charlie chaplin swiss bucherer fully jointed metal figure antique toy

Charlie Chaplin Jointed Figure by Burcherer Co. »

Circa 1920s: The Swiss have long been known for technical innovation, and the August and Cie Bucherer Company of Amriswil, Switzerland, produced a fabulous line of metal fully movable metal jointed dolls with composition hands and changeable composition heads.

For Sale: $950

mcloughlin bros picture and abc blocks

McLoughlin Bros. Picture and ABC Blocks »

Circa late 19th century: Complete set of seven nested chromolithographed paper on wood boxes, McLoughlin Bros. New York, with nursery rhyme scenes, losses to paper as photographed and a few late small unobtrusive nails added for stability, largest box 6"H x 7 1/8"L x 7 1/8"W, 39.5"H when stacked.

For Sale: $895

antique vintage baseball player still bank

A.C. Williams Baseball Player Still Bank (Blue Uniform) »

Circa Early 20th Century: Manufactured in Ravenna, Ohio, by still bank giant A.C. Williams, this 5.75" cast iron baseball player penny bank is modeled after Hall of Fame baseball palyer Ty Cobb, The Georgia Peach, the most storied athelete of his era.

For Sale: $795

antique cast iron shell out still bank

Shell Out Cast Iron Still Bank »

Circa 1882: Manufactured by J and E Stevens Company, the Shell Out bank carries a humorous message by asking its keeper to "shell out" some change, thus serving as a teaching tool for children to set back a few pennies for a rainy day.

For Sale: $750

antique cast iron seal still bank from Arcade Freeport Illinois

Near Mint Arcade Seal on Rock Cast Iron Still Bank »

Circa 1910-1913: Sporting near mint black paint and what appears to be an unturned orginial screw, this high grade seal on rock still bank manufactured by Freeport, Illinois, cast iron toy giant Arcade measures 3.5" tall and 4.25" long.

For Sale: $695

Lehmann antique tin windup ehe red white blue vehicle

Antique Tin Windup Lehmann EHE »

Circa 1907-1935: Here is a nice 7" tin litho Lehmann EHE & Co 570 open bed truck. The mechanism works, and the paint is all original.

For Sale: $650

antique vintage baseball player still bank

A.C. Williams Baseball Player Still Bank (Gold Uniform) »

Circa Early 20th Century: This classic bank retains its original paint, has its original screw, and serves as a fantastic tribute to America's favorite pastime.

For Sale: $595

Presto Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Bank  Kyser and Rex Marked 485

Presto Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1892: This architectural bank comes complete with its coin drawer, coin slot, and key, which are almost always missing.

For Sale: $395

Original Cast Iron Buster Brown and Tige Penny Bank For Sale

Buster Brown and Tige Still Bank »

Circa Early 20th Century: Manufactured in Ravenna, Ohio, by still bank giant A.C. Williams, this 5" tall cast iron Buster Brown and Tige penny bank has original four color paint scheme.

For Sale: $325

Mutt and Jeff antique comic character still bank for sale

A.C. Williams Mutt and Jeff Still Bank »

Circa Early 20th Century: This 5.25" tall cast iron Mutt and Jeff penny bank depicts Bud Fisher's famous comic strip characters posing on a box.

For Sale: $295

schoenhut circus camel antique wooden toys

Antique Schoenhut Circus Camel  »

Circa 1918-1933: This regular sized wooden Schoenhut two hump camel with painted eyes measure 8" long not including its original tail.

For Sale: $295

Happy Heidi Vintage Fiestaware Pottery for Sale all old colors complete collection

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