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!

Thanks for dropping by,
And as always,
Have a great part of the day or night,
Wherever you may be.

Stacey Bindman

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