Tag Archives: Banks

Gavels 'n' Paddles: “Jonah the Whale” bank, $119,925, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A “Jonah the Whale” cast iron mechanical bank by J. & E. Stevens sold for $119,925 at a Mechanical & Still Bank Sale held Jan. 14 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, an unmarked cast iron “Seek Him Frisk” mechanical bank featuring a […]

Fontaine's May 21 Auction Sees Record Results for Rare Antique Chinese Animated Clock

The clock was the top lot in a sale that grossed $2.5 million and had more than 4,300 online bidders. PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A rare antique Chinese animated triple fusee bracket clock roared past its pre-sale estimate of $500,000-$750,000 to sell for $1.27 million at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s cataloged antique and clock auction held May […]

Lifetime Collections to be Sold by Showtime Auctions Services, Apr. 1-3

The three-day event will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor, Michigan ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN….The lifetime country store and advertising collection of Tom and Mary Lou Slike, and the equally impressive coin-op collection of Deke and Joanie Richards, will co-headline a three-day auction slated for the weekend of April 1-3 by Showtime […]

Mechanical Spacebanks

Mechanical Spacebanks

Mechanical Spacebanks by Raymond Reines “I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieve the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.” ~JFK: May 25, 1961. This ambitious challenge was presented by our 35th president just 20 days after America successfully launched […]