Nice Vintage Cast Iron Still Bank Large Standing Mailbox Marked JM99 IRON ART
Description: A beautiful vintage cast iron still penny bank. It is cast in the form of a standing mailbox. It is the large variety which is ~5 1/4" tall. The box is a reproduction of the original Hubley bank from late 1920s. It is cast by Iron Art. The bank is made of 4 interlocking pieces held together with one screw. All pieces are marked JM99 IRON ART. The coin slot is the letter deposit slot that is covered with a swinging cover having a handle. The bank is painted with a dark blue color verging on black. See page 102 of Andy and Susan Moore's book "The Penny Bank Book; Collecting Still Banks" Published by Schiffer Books, of Exton, PA in 1984 for a similar example (bank 841). Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Unknown but most likely mid to late 1900s.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southern New Jersey USA.
Size: Bank measures ~5 3/8" in height, and its body is ~2 1/4" by ~2 1/2". The piece weighs over one and a half pounds.
Maker: IRON ART.
Marks: Stamped JM99 IRON ART in various locations.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice example of this very desirable bank. It would display very well and make a nice addition to your collection.
Condition: The bank is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. It maintains most of its original paint with minimum loss with a few minor scratches. It has a few minor spots of rust and is soiled. Be that as it may the piece is beautiful and would display very well. Please view photos carefully for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this great piece.
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