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Lot # 657 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1888 Mechanical Dark Town Battery Baseball Bank

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,900.00

Classic nineteenth-century cast iron bank features a figural pitcher, batter and catcher, set above the rectangular coin vault base. Each of the "players" has a moving head and arms. The pitcher's arm swings back and, when a button is pushed, pitches a coin into the trap door on the catcher's stomach while the batter swings and misses. "Pat Jan 17 1888" stamped on the bottom. Extremely desirable bank highly regarded by baseball, Americana and mechanical-bank collectors alike. The bank is in perfect working order. Much of the original paint is still intact. Excellent condition overall. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,900.00

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