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VINTAGE~1923 Bankers Utilities Company Coin Bank Book
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Apr 04, 2011
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US $34.85
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Item location:
Grand Junction , CO, United States


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Used: An item that has been used previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
coin bank book:

bank book

Buffalo New York:

San Francisco

book bank:

coin book bank

Thanks for bidding! God Bless and please when given the opportunity, "Say Thank You to a Veteran!

No reserve auction with low opening bid !  Vintage Book Bank – Buffalo Savings Bank – “first and oldest bank in Buffalo”- by Bankers Utilities Co. of San Francisco - Patent July 3, 1923.......this one takes me back. My "banking" memories go back to a childhood in Pittsburgh, and the trips "downtown" to the enormous and stately building that housed our bank.   We dressed up to go "downtown" and we often treated ourselves to lunch and ice cream at Isalys.

The bank in this auction would have been given to you when you opened your first savings account. You saved your nickels, dimes, and quarters, and when it was full, you went to the bank and handed it to the teller, to have the contents deposited to your very own account. 


This bank was obtained from the Buffalo Savings Bank located in Buffalo, New York.  An image of the bank, it’s logo is embossed on the front of the leather cover, along with the slogan "The Oldest Bank in Buffalo"  My favorite part was always the embossed words on the book's spine, "Book of Thrift- Vol.1"  

This bank was manufactured by the Bankers Utilities Company of San Francisco, Ca. and was patented July 3, 1923. It has a brass framing which shows on the edges, with the embossed green leather covering. It is lined inside with copper, and has a slot that will accept coins and if folded bills. It is also ingeniously designed so that coins will not easily shake out. It must be opened with a key. Measuring 4-1/4" by 3-1/8" by 1" thick, the bank does not have its key. Considering its age over 80 years, this bank is in very good nice condition. The only real wear shows on the corners, with the rest of the surfaces being in exceptionally good shape. 


Packed weight is approximately 8 oz. Please see my pictures and as always, good luck bidding! 


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After more than 38 years in antiques, I truly attempt to accurately describe all items posted for auction to the best of my ability, and provide clear photographs. I identify any damage and post production imperfections that fall outside normal wear.  However, due to the nature of antiques and vintage items, some signs of wear and usage are to be expected. I am an honest seller - please review my feedback. I will not accept returns due to “BUYERS REMORSE” and urge all bidders to examine my photos and descriptions carefully and to e-mail me with any questions or concerns for clarification before bidding. 




Is expected within 5 days of auction’s end – if not, the item could be re-sold.


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International buyers are more then welcome to bid on my auctions; but customs forms will NOT be falsified - please don't ask. If requested, I will calculate international shipping costs for you prior to the end of the auction. If you choose to do your own calculation after you've won, based on the above weight, please add $1.10 to that amount to cover the cost of a "Certificate of Mailing."  I require a Certificate of Mailing on ALL International Shipments as confirmation and assurance to the buyer that the item shipped. International payment is to be through PayPal only please.  If you do not accept these terms please do not bid.


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I strive to pack as carefully and as economically as possible to keep the buyers shipping costs down. I will also combine shipping of multiple items won to further reduce the buyers USPS costs. Delivery confirmation is included in the shipping costs.

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