This wonderful little bank safe was given to me by my grandfather over 60 years ago. I believe it to be over 100 years old, as he had it as a child and was born in 1886. The bottom of the front door is stamped "Patented May 1881". It is in original paint and also has the original key which works the lock fine. The detail of the casting is very fine. T is a very small chip at the bottom rear of one side. I have been told that IXL products were known for their high quality and this certainly seems to be the case with this bank. Happy bidding !!NO PAYPAL !!!!! Money order or Cashiers check payment due within 10 days of auction end. Insurance and Delivery Confirmation are included in the shipping cost. Please ask all questions before you bid. No returns on items. Thanks for checking my auctions! We want this experience to be a pleasant one so please make sure you have read the entire write-up before bidding, and remember that your winning bid is a legal contract to buy the item. We have excellent feedback ratings and take great pride in them! Please leave feedback once the transaction is complete and we will do the same!