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Posted 9 days ago

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jscott0363
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Hello everyone!!!
This is my antique Harrison Cady Peter Rabbit (or Peter Cottontail to some folks) bank. He's nearly 100 years old and was made sometime around the 1920's. Harrison Cady wrote and illustrated a Peter Rabbit comic strip in the 1920's and this bank is a depiction of the Peter Rabbit he drew in his comic strip.

He's still in pretty nice condition and retains most of his original paint. There is no stopper in the bottom, so the only way to retrieve your money would be to break this fellow into pieces. Due to the absence of a stopper, few have survived. So, he is extremely rare!! I've never seen another one like him in all of my years of collecting.

He's made of a composite material and very light weight. He measures 8 3/4" tall and 4 1/2" wide. He was also available in a cast iron doorstop version, a door knocker and even a cast iron statue that were painted exactly like this one. Those too are extremely rare to find. I have a doorstop version, but mine is porcelain enamel coated. No one has ever been able to tell who the maker of this bank or the doorstop version was. In case you missed my Harrison Cady Peter Rabbit doorstop, here's the link to it.

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/231247-antique-harrison-cady-peter-rabbit-doors

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my Harrison Cady Peter Rabbit bank as much as I do!!
Scott

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  1. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 9 days ago
    He looks great and in marvelous condition for being so old !! :)
  2. Newfld Newfld, 9 days ago
    Grandpa Rabbit is quite handsome Scott, a true antique, he appears well loved over the years. Clever design putting the coin slot at base of his neck
  3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 days ago
    Thanks Ken!! He is in nice condition, but I would've took him even if he wasn't. These are extremely hard to come by.
  4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 days ago
    Thanks Jenni!!
    He's indeed handsome. For him to have survived this long without someone breaking him, he had to be well loved. But, I can assure you that he'll be well loved here as well. The coin slot was a clever design. But, if they'd have only put a replaceable stopper in the bottom, more of these would still be around today.
  5. buckethead buckethead, 9 days ago
    Grandpa Rabbit is looking good! He's a very dapper fellow :)
  6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 days ago
    Thanks buckethead!! He is quite the dapper fellow:)
  7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 days ago
    Thanks everyone so very much for the loves, comments and for stopping in,
    McCoyNelson
    Ken
    Jenni
    Kevin
    Roy
    Lisa
    Mani
    and
    buckethead
  8. fortapache fortapache, 9 days ago
    That is the finest of fine rabbits. Has the definite look of a true antique.
  9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 8 days ago
    Fabulous Scott and could not have found a better home!!:-)
  10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 8 days ago
    A wonderful character rabbit !~
  11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 days ago
    Thanks fortapache!!! I hope to be able to find, and afford, the cast iron version of this fellow one day. Unfortunately, all that I've ever seen are priced at $$$$
  12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 days ago
    Thank you Judy!! He sits right on the top shelf of an old antique china cabinet to keep him from getting broken and from the dust.
  13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 days ago
    Thank you Phil!! I couldn't believe it when I came across this fellow and found him to be quite affordable.
  14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 days ago
    Thanks so very much for the loves, comments and for stopping by
    fortapache
    Karen
    Judy
    and
    Phil
  15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 days ago
    Thomas!! So very glad to hear from you again!! I thought you were gone for good. Hope all is well in Alabama.
  16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 days ago
    Thanks so very much for the loves and for stopping by,
    aura
    and
    Thomas
  17. Brunswick Brunswick, 8 days ago
    And you as well!! Keep on keeping an eye on the 'Bluegrass' State for Me!
    T.
  18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 days ago
    Definitely will do Thomas!!
  19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 days ago
    Kyra and Mike,
    Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by!!

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