Vintage Starkie Aluminium Jolly Black Man money Box/Bank, 1945; Good Cond. GWO;

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Aug 11, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

Vintage Starkie Aluminium Jolly Black Man money Box/Bank, 1945 Model; Good Cond. GWO

Starkie 1945 type Jolly Black man Money Bank. Once known as Starkie's Jolly N***** Mechanical bank. In good condition but with some re-touching of the paint around the face and with a replaced base plate. Working well (with all coins except 50p's, �2's and 2p's.

The original bank was patented in 1920 by Robert Eastwood Starkie. In 1945 a patent was issued for a similar bank by Starkie and that is the one sold here. Both were aluminium and quite similar but with small differences. Please follow this link for more information on identifying the two banks: /2011/01/20/the-antique-trade-january-blog/

All aluminium, No markings on back. Hand and thumb are seperate castings. Ears located in the middle of front and back castings. Base plate is a replacement metal sheet- unperforated. Arm is not raised up at the elbow

Dimensions: 155mm (h) x 135mm (w) x 135mm (d) Weight = 470g

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