Rare english Starkie jolly black boy mechanical bank

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 04,2006
  • Channel: Online Auction
This cast alloy money box was manufactured by Starkie's of Burnley, Lancashire, England, early last century. The paintwork is completely original and not retouched. Consequently t are many places w the paint has come off, due to the paint not adhering as well to alloy as it does to iron. The jacket is maroon in colour, with yellow collar and cuffs and blue bow tie. The bank operates by placing a coin in the extended right hand and tweaking his ears. This causes the hand to move up, his eyes roll and the tongue moves, making way for the coin, which is then deposited into his mouth. The bank is in excellent working condition. Registration number 844290 and Starkie's patent number 32537 appear on the baseplate. bidder pay postage, please check out our other auctions and happy bidding. :)

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