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    Posted 5 years ago

    baliles
    (14 items)

    I won these two still banks and one other mechanical bank in an online auction last night through auctionzip. I'm so new at trying to identify authentic banks and it's even more challenging for me to judge from a single photo. Since the auction was through an auction house, I felt a little more trusting than I would have been had they been on ebay. I'm hoping since they were described as vintage and rare they are not repo's. We'll see. When I see the prices that some of the banks reach at auction it made me wonder after having won them at well below what I expected. I either lucked out and happened upon an auction that was not well attended, or I paid too much and will learn another valuable lesson.

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    1. AzTom AzTom, 5 years ago
      Doesn't look good. There is no better way to learn about these than actually feeling them in person. Hit some antique shops and find some of the originals and study them.
      These are still collectible, just not real valuable. Enjoy them for what they are.
    2. baliles baliles, 5 years ago
      Ok, good advice AzTom Thank you!!!
    3. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      I like how a lot of people these days are representing something as vintage knowing that it's a reproduction and not old.

      Michael

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