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Humpty Dumpty Mechanical Bank Trade Card

Circa 1882: In his Official Price Guide to Mechanical Banks (Gemstone Publishing, 2007), author Dan Morphy tells us that "most mechanical banks were sold in a very limited quantity, so therefore minimal promotion via trade cards was warranted, and most of this coming when a bank was first brought to market. Becuase of this limited demand, mechanical bank trade cards are relatively rare." This 5 1/2" x 3 3/8" chromolithographed 1882 Shepard Hardware Company Humpty Dumpty Toy Savings Bank trade card made for late 19th century Ddetroit, Michinan, hardware wholesalers Buhl, Sons, & Company and printed by The Courier Lith. Co. of Buffalo, N.Y., is in near mint conditon with bright coloration and one miniscule insignificant tears on the bottom white border. This card, however, unlike most of these scarce mechanical bank trade cards, retains its full size and has not been trimmed, thus including its border with information on the printer and dealer.

Antique Cast Iron Humpty Dumpty Mechanical Bank Trade Card For Sale

Antique Cast Iron Humpty Dumpty Mechanical Bank Trade Card For Sale

Antique Cast Iron Humpty Dumpty Mechanical Bank Trade Card For Sale

Antique Cast Iron Humpty Dumpty Mechanical Bank Trade Card For Sale

Antique Cast Iron Humpty Dumpty Mechanical Bank Trade Card For Sale

Humpty Dumpty Mechanical Bank Trade Card

For Sale: $650

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