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Tribal, Jewelry, Art, Coins, and Asian

Sat, Sep 16, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 18

J E Stevens Black Americana Mechanical Bank

Estimate: $200 - $300

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000

Updated. Manufactured by The J & E Stevens Co. (Cromwell, CT). Cast Iron and painted coin bank that feeds coins into the character's mouth by means of a mechanical arm. All components function. There is evidence of adhesive on the access at the bottom of the bank but no apparent repair made. There is general age related wear throughout, most notably the fading (and in some areas, chipping) of the original paint. Keywords: antique, Jolly, money, currency, Black Americana