MacDaddyRico

Marietta, Georgia

Personal Website: macdaddybanks.com/mdbcart…

"He's an old hippie and he don't know what to do Should he hang on to the old Should he grab on to the new He's an old hippie...his new life is just a bust H"He's an old hippie and he don't know what to do Should he hang on to the old Should he grab on to the new He's an old hippie...his new life is just a bust He ain't trying to change nobody He's just trying real hard to adjust " -Bellamy Brothers (Read more)

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Earth Globe Bank Commemorating John Glenn: Signed - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Miniature Mercury Rocket Bank - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
2015 AAMS ADDITIONS - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Updated Group Shot 2015 Including Peter Max And Charles Fazzino - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Charles Fazzino Berzac Bank #1 - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Peter Max Rocket Bank - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Duro Mold Banks: Foreign Specimens  - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Astronaut Signed Destination Moon Banks - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Updated Group Shot 2014 Season - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Book Banks - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated

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  1. Thank you Manikin..!
  2. The ninth annual Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show is fast approaching, and this will be my eighth year. This year's event had been renamed Space Rendezvous, but all the many great features rema...
  3. A genius...that's what she was...and a wonderful spirit...
  4. I agree it's a modern fabrication, purposely rusted to look old.
  5. "Check Out This One-Of-A-Kind Fazzino Commission" http://www.fazzino.com/art-blog/check-out-this-one-of-a-kind-fazzino-commssion/
  6. Thanks, SEAN68..!
  7. Stars generally mean purity in gold and silver, but I don't see any other marks identifying this as being either.
  8. That makes sense...thanks for clarifying, TallCakes..!
  9. Much appreciated, Nicefice..! Just imagine: One day you've found something in an antiques store you've never seen before, start researching it, and next thing you know you're meeting astronauts and...
  10. Thank you..! I love sharing this information..!
  11. I believe so... These banks are what really got me started on this Mission: http://www.go-star.com/antiquing/space-banks.htm As The Mission unfolded it also evolved...the comments in this blog h...
  12. Thanks, Nicefice...It's just one of the many historically significant American artifacts I had signed by various astronauts. I chose the unusual, off-the-wall items to get signed as opposed to you...
  13. Could this be a modern fabrication to advertise this shop in France which sells antique and vintage military artifacts..? I can't figure out why "The Hairy" would be molded into a brass knuckle gun......
  14. It's a shop in France... https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://lepoilu-paris.com/&prev=search
  15. Love these cute old toy banks! Another way to tell the age of a globe: http://www.replogleglobes.com/howOldIsYourGlobe.php
  16. Loving this bank! I have a nice collection: a few variables were produced; yours here is the earliest one...No details on the far side of the Moon. Then came details of the far side, then the impact a...
  17. Thanks, ho2cultcha!
  18. AzTom, she was the collector whose estate it came from. I don't think she made it; from the article; "Skilled in watercolor, pastels and charcoal, her artistic eye is evident in the collection. It emb...
  19. Thanks, Rick55!
  20. Thanks, Manikin! I don't usually collect miniatures, but I had to buy this one for my collection of Space Race Banks. It may be a one-of-a-kind made especially for Adell...I'm still trying to find ...
  21. AzTom, whom are you referring to?
  22. Thank you very much, Nicefice!
  23. It even functions properly!
  24. Right you are Alan... If you haven't already, feel free to review my collections and explore the links provided here: http://www.go-star.com/antiquing/space-banks.htm http://www.antiquetoyworld....
  25. Total mechanical banks signed: 58 Total signatures: 66 Total astronauts: 30 Total other NASA personnel/family: 10 Mechanical Banks signed: Mercury-1; Strato-13; Commemorative Strato-4; Sat...
  26. Great advise on the differences...I'd like to add that the older banks had flat-head screws, while the earlier reproductions had Philip's Head screws...But as mentioned, they (mostly China) got better...
  27. Growing up on the Upper West Side in New York City, I found tons of lost change in various payphones from Broadway to Columbus Avenue...I'd hit every phone booth I saw and simultaneously click the coi...
  28. Thought I'd add the links to the articles here: American Mettle: Banking On The Race For Space http://www.go-star.com/antiquing/space-banks.htm Mission: Incredible (Mysterious vintage toy bank l...
  29. Thanks, Rick. Yes, the photos definitely represent Certificates Of Authenticity. Every one of these astronauts had never before seen these intriguing artifacts and were genuinely delighted each and ...
  30. You've got a great eye for antiquities, and these Japanese figures are absotively the cutest..!
  31. Thanks, Caperkid! This was my seventh year attending the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's annual Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show.
  32. 2011 Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show in Cape Canaveral, Florida https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kci6BoC2AeY
  33. From Mr. Cary Berzac, the son of John Berzac and nephew of Steven Berzack, both brothers having been founders of Astro Manufacturer and creators of the Guided Missile Bank in 1957: “John and Steven we...
  34. I finally had the opportunity to update the Group Shot. I am still adding to this collection, with my seventh annual trip to Cape Canaveral approaching fast.
  35. YouTube Video of the Peter Max and Charles Fazzino Specimens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U11KKFG0Lnw
  36. Whoa... Check out this blog... http://www.fazzino.com/art-blog/check-out-this-one-of-a-kind-fazzino-commssion/
  37. Mr. Fazzino went over the top with this one...
  38. This was the very first model I came across in an antique store several years ago...If interested, you may read more about these fascinating and historically significant American artifacts here: http:...
  39. While the first specimen was painted to honor my business, the second model done features Lady Liberty and a bit of the New York City skyline, and commemorates America's 240th Anniversary... I've a...
  40. I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but Peter Max never did any work for 7 Up... "I told Max a bit more about the actual piece was that I purchased in Texas. I mentioned it was the 7-UP outdoor the...
  41. I love the opportunity these banks had given me: Meeting Apollo Moon walkers and other brave men and women astronauts, from Mercury through all phases of Space Exploration up to the Space Shuttle an...
  42. The following collector areas are represented in this unique collection: Mechanical/Still Toy Banks, Advertisement/Promotional Items, Bankers/Credit Unions/Insurers , Americana, Space Race Artifacts, ...
  43. Thank you very much Alan2310 I've got a couple of those steel types in my collection as well as book banks and others... You've got a great collection yourself...
  44. Knock down a wall...or just add a room..! [/sarcasm] Or, if you don't have the big money to renovate your home, you can convert a closet...
  45. Thanks..!
  46. Thanks, antiquerose...Some of these also were made in Canada...
  47. (How did it post twice?!) My apologies... Is this the same satellite..? http://www.examiner.com/article/china-tests-new-anti-satellite-asat-weapon
  48. Will a magnet stick to it? What are its dimensions?
  49. Will a magnet stick to it? What are its dimensions?
  50. Thank you..! It's always fun finding one of these, especially if it still has old coins in it... I'd found a few containing silver dollars, halves, quarters and dimes...as well as copper Wheat a...
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