Monday, July 3, 2017
Bertoia Auctions Find of a Rare Mechanical Bank
July 1, 2017
Overcast and Raining
23 C 74 F
Bertoia Auctions Find of
a Rare Mechnical Bank
J. & E. Stevens Co., c 1880's, made of cast iron with a painted lead goat on top, by placing a coin on the goat's tail and turning the faucet, this allows figure to deposit coin and seemingly present the depositor with a stein of beer, very attractive in scarcer painted barrel scheme colours and a very strong conditioned goat. Tip of one horn reattached, tin trap replaced, otherwise all original in (Excellent Condition) as found in a Virginia attic.
Well, this mechanical bank is certainly rarer and interesting.
The final bidding price was estimated between $ 15,000 - $ 25,000 US.
The final price was $ 51,000 - Wow!
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