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1950s Gibbs-Conner Green Bay Packers Bank

Lot Number 1246

Quantity: Bid Starts: 02/01/2019 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 250.00  Bid Ends: 02/13/2019 23:30:00 
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Description




Decorative ceramics studio Gibbs-Conner broke out of the mold pattern they established for their line of football mascot banks, with this 1950s Green Bay Packers bank. This variation sees a uniformed Packers player in place of a mascot figure and though the pose is typical, instead of planting his right foot on top of a helmet, this guy is propped up on a packing carton impressed on the front with the words "Acme Packing Company". This novel departure makes for a nice change of pace and so far as we can tell it's just one of two 1950s G-C banks with a figure and a football coin receptacle designed with something other than a helmet on the base, the other being the NY Giants with a player getting a leg up on his stadium. This remarkable piece shows a few very minor factory firing flaws, however there are no traces of wear evident, so we'll give this example a desirable (NM+) grade, which is pretty darn good in light of its considerable age.

 

Not so coincidently the NY Giants football bank and many other multi-sports statues, figures and bobbleheads pulled from a top quality collection can found in this current auction in our "Bobbleheads, Statues & Figurines" category. 



 
 
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