Spring 2019 Premium Auction Closing May 11
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Offered in this lot is the wildly popular “Darktown Battery” mechanical bank produced by J & E Stevens around the turn of the 20th century. Originally produced in 1888, this mechanical bank was a massive hit with consumers thanks to its vibrant colors and unique coin action. The pitcher throws the coin to the catcher, who catches and deposits the coin as the blue and yellow clad hitter swings and misses. This bank measures approximately 10 x 3 inches, with a height of 7 inches. This example is incredibly well preserved, with bright colors and all pieces intact. Also included with this bank is a magazine page from 1906-07, which shows the bank for sale for the grand price of $1.00. Also included is a slabbed page with instructions for operating the bank provided by the Cromwell, Connecticut-based J & E Stevens Company. This is a magnificent display piece for the astute baseball collector!

Circa 1888 Darktown Battery Cast Iron Mechanical Bank With Paperwork
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,214.00
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Sunday, May 12, 2019.
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