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Antique Heavy Brass Still Penny Bank Golden Turkey Standing with Fanned Tail

  • $ 149.99

Description: A nice antique cast brass heavy still penny bank. The bank is cast in the form of a turkey standing and looking forward with its tail raised. The turkey's head is pointed forward and its wings are resting on its side. The bank is golden in color and the material is non-ferrous (does not stick to a magnet). We believe the piece is made of brass, but the fact that the turkey is rather heavy for its size (weighs over 1 pound and 6 ounces) makes us think it could be bronze. The bank is made of two parts held together with a screw. The casting shows details of the feathers throughout but no other details, except for the general shape, are evident. The bank appears to be all original and shows quite a bit of wear throughout. It has the coin slot on the back of the bird below to the raised tail. This is a very nice-looking penny bank in relatively good condition and would make a great addition to your collection. Please carefully review photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: Unknown but we feel it is probably from the late 1800s (19th century) or early 1900s (20th century).

Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Size: The bank measures ~3 1/4" at its longest (from tail to chest), ~3 1/2" at its highest point (to the top of the tail), and is ~2 5/8" at its widest (across the fanned tail). The bank weighs over one pound and 6 ounces.

Maker: Unknown.

Marks: We were not able to open the bank, it seems the screw is stuck) and as such we were not able to determine if it is marked on the inside. The piece has no markings on the outside.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice still penny bank which would make a nice addition to your collection.

Condition: This cast brass or bronze bank is in good condition. It has no breaks and no repairs. The bank appears to be all original. However, we are not certain about the screw since we were not able to unscrew it to open the bank and decided not to force the screw in fear of damaging the piece. The bank shows some soiling, scratches to the surface, and general wear with some pitting throughout, which can be seen in the photos. Be that as it may, this is a great looking bank worthy of a spot in your collection. Please view photos to appreciate beauty of this bank and for additional condition information.

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