hi iv`e come across ajolly nigger coin bank money box i believe made inthe 1890`s,a coin is placed on the arm and a little lever at the back is pushed down the arm lifts and the coin enters the mouth at the same time the eyes roll back the bank is not in to bad a condition for its age alittle , some of the paint is missing and the base of the box is missing also any ideas regards keith
my wife and i have a lady that we have known for years, she is in her mid 70`s and she is having a clearout, she gave it to us saying she`s had it for years and that it might be worth something its so old.
Thanks for the pictures, it would have helped if we had a picture of the back of the head. These money boxes were made of cast Iron with either a solid back of the head & back, or with holes in the back of the head and a solid back, or with holes in both the back of the head and back.
I believe yours date to around Circa: 1900 and is most probably original. The fact that the base plate is missing will greatly reduce the value.
In answer to your 2 questions. Firstly as to the value, as previously said due to the base plate missing, I would either start your auction off at £20.00 with no reserve say for 7 days or as I now do with all my items place them on for a month, at say £30.00 with no reserve & accept have a haggle.
If you choose the first way your item may well go for it's starting price of just £20.00. Had the base plate been on the money box, you may well have got around £50.00 for it.
As regards how much to charge for shipping, you really should weigh it & allow for packing on top. I would send it by STANDARD PARCELS. I imagine the weight to be between 2 - 4 kilo which will cost £7.70 to send in the UK, abroad will be very expensive to send, because of the weight.
Don't forget to get a CERTIFICATE OF POSTING from the post office signed & ask & keep the receipt for postage .
Good luck selling your money box - Ken antiques et cetera
Updated By antiques et cetera on 30 Jan. 2007 09:52:20
Hi Everyone- I can't seem to get photos to post to this site, but I found a bank very similar to this recently. I've had a hell of a hard time identifying it so it may just be a cheap knock off but it has elements of some of the older and more expensive versions of this coin bank so I'm really not sure. Here's a link to several views of this coin bank----http://www.flickr.com/photos/73306007@N06/
The color and several elements are actually more like the Jolly Boy coin banks I've seen. Can anyone help offer a few clues as the the producer and age of this bank? It's coming from a market in Mumbai, India! Many thanks in advance. cheers, Rosey
The reason you have been having trouble loading photos here is probably because they are too big a file size. I can't remember the max size allowed but it is pretty small! If it is coming from a market in mumbai and seems to be a mix of styles, then I would guess it is likley to be a modern knock-off, but I don't know these well enough to be at all certain about this, so i could very well be wrong...