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.