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RARE and GENUINE Money Box Female NEGRO Coin BANK

  • Closed: Fri 23 Dec 2005, 9:00 pm
Listing #: 43148899
This is absolutely GUARANTEED to be a 100% GENUINE ANTIQUE "Dinah" Nigger bank manufactured CIRCA 1911

Registered design # 581285 (This is NOW found on the fakes but marks are SHALLOW)

Internally marked "Reg. # 581285" (fakes are only lightly internally markeIF at all)

Dinah's original base plate (NOT seen in images, sorry) is made of iron, & drilled with dozens of holes (removed for internal image photo) marked "Made in England"

Full working condition NO damage NO repairs depress the lever behind her right shoulder ? Her eyes roll back, her arm lifts up, and she greedily GOBBLES the coin just like the New Zealand made "Greedy Nigger Boy" money banks (BASED on these original English models)

Paintwork is an OLD re-touch.... and it is HARD to tell for certain But she HAS been repainted (she should be yellow, not green)

FAR better a repainted ORIGINAL, than a FAKE in ORIGINAL paint :-)

TWO (2) versions of the "Dinah" bank were produced.

The EARLIEST version (this one !) Had a "solid arm" (solid cast-iron) this arm-type had a strong tendency to BREAK if handled roughly..... as children DO

Later versions had a light-weight arm that was not so prone to breakage. It looks very different to this example

This is the ONLY example of the solid-arm I have EVER SEEN that has NOT been broken !!.... and as such she is VERY RARE INDEED

There are 100's of cheap fake reproductions of this RARE mechanical bank being sold as the "Real McCoy"

Make NO MISTAKE this lady is the genuine article !!

SEE the photographs SEE the DEEPLY INCISED protective "Registered Design" Numbers

DO NOT BUY any "Dinah" seen without these registered # markings, unless she is VERY CHEAP (well under $100).... because she certainly WILL BE a FAKE

Shipping details

  • $5.50 insured COURIER delivery
  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • cash, cheque, Visa Mastercard American Express Diners club

About the seller

phillipjames (6082 6082 positive feedback)
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Closes: Fri 23 Dec, 9:00 pm. 2005