1923 Coin Book Bank Iowa State Bank Des Moines ART DECO

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 14, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House

Early Book Bank

Iowa State Bank

This auction is for a vintage advertising coin bank from the Iowa State Bank of Des Moines, Iowa. Circa 1920's.

This beautiful old coin bank is in the form of a blue and ivory leather book featuring gilt highlighted embossing as well as fantastic Art Deco geometric decoration. The front reads "Iowa State Bank, Des Moines, Iowa". The side is embossed with "Book Of Thrift" and the FDIC shield. The reverse features extraordinary embossing of an airplane, a ship, a building, and columns. The coin slot is on the top and the lock is on the side. We do not have a key. The bottom is marked "Bankers Utilities Co., San Francisco, Patented July 3, 1923, Made In U.S.A.".

This great old piece is in excellent condition showing only age appropriate wear. It measures approximately 4 1/2" high, 3 1/4" wide, and 1" deep.

A fantastic old piece sure to please any early coin bank or Iowa memorabilia collector.

Low Start Bid ~ No Reserve

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