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    1880’S DARK TOWN BATTERY BANK AND CARD. This classic 19th century cast iron bank (7"by 10" by 2 ½") features a Negro figural pitcher, batter and catcher, that is set upon a rectangular coin vault base. Each of the three "players" have moving head and arms. The pitcher’s arm swings back and when the button is pushed a coin is "pitched" into the trap door on the catcher’s stomach while the batter swings and misses. Long considered one of the most desirable banks, this example has much of the original paint faded or missing, but still presents well with some overall colors apparent. Also included with the bank is the original 1880’s "Baseball Bank" paper trade card (EX/MT) featuring an illustration of the "Dark Town Battery" bank. (# This item may require additional shipping charges).

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2003
    9th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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