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Equestrian Show Jumper Authentic Foundry Cast Iron Mechanical Bank
Item#SP1552
Equestrian Show Jumper Authentic Foundry Cast Iron Mechanical Bank
The equestrian sport of show jumping is featured in this charming collectible mechanical coin bank. The first major show jumping competition was held in England during the Horse of the Year Show at Olympia Field in 1907. Rock the horse and rider back to the starting line and place your coin in the show jumper's mouth. Press the switch, and watch him hurdle the gate and see your coin fly into the manger trough! Our mechanical replica antique coin bank is cast in foundry iron and authentically hand painted. Our Design Toscano finely detailed replica coin bank makes a clever mechanical bank gift and a charming equestrian collectible.
9"Wx3"Dx6"H. 6 lbs.
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Design Toscano Collectors' Die-Cast Iron Mechanical Coin Banks Cast Iron banks have long been treasured collectibles, popular in Renassance Europe and even found among the tombs of ancient civilizations. In the US, mechanical banks became a household staple as 18th-century parents sought to reinforce Benjamin Franklin's aphorism: "A penny saved is a penny earned." After the Civil War, toy mechanical cast-iron models were produced en masse until about 1930. Operating with the drop of a coin or the push of a lever, these clever banks, produced in hundreds of different themes, sizes and personalities, were at once functional, decorative, and a delight to the eye. "Still banks"-so called to differentiate them from banks with mechanical parts-have also long been collectors' favorites. Because sought-after mechanical coin banks can bring more than $50K at auction, collectors have turned to fine replicas as a more affordable way to satisfy a love for these witty, novelty, cast-iron replica works. In fact, reports indicate that even replicas are growing in value! Design Toscano offers a plethora of novelty mechanical banks to launch or supplement a proud collection.

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