{} 1886 Antique Color Trade card "Uncle Sam" Mechanical Bank (Gurnee, il) $1

October 9, 2012 in Chicago


This is a true antique it is 125yrs old, it was Printed in 1886

This card actually depicts The Antique Mechanical Bank “UNCLE SAM”
This basically was depicting Uncle Sam with an Umbrella and it being a Bank that he Drops Money into his carpet bag
The Message Was “Save for a Rainy day”

This bank was produced by the “Sheapard Hardware Co.”" and the Color Trade card was done by the Famous “The Curier Lith Co. Buffalo, NY”

Look at the Color of this card and its Detail.
They were true Artisens back when they did this work

This Trade Card Is extremely Rare

The Front and Back are in Awesome Condition You don’t find them in this kind of Condition being 126 Years Old
These have been going at auction between $900 in so-so condition to over $2000 for Near Mint. This is not Near mint but is right under that
Truely a RARE Piece of Historic Ephemera.

The Card size is 3 1/4 by 5 1/2 Inchs
This was Purchased 13 Years ago from a Long Time Member of the MBCA (Mechanical Bank Collectors of America Club)
The top organization in regards to Antique Mechanical Banks
I was a Memberof the MBCA in 1998 and 1999

This was also a time when they actually took pride in the work they did and you could see that in Banks themselves and then in the Advertising Color Trade Cards.
The Colors, the Detail You do not see that In today’s products
“Antique Mechanical Bank -UNCLE SAM- Color Trade Card by The Courier Lith. Co. Buffalo NY

EMAIL to Above, TEXT, or CALL: 224*637*Zero 1 2 Nine
Tell me what you have to trade
Along with any Pictures you may of the item
and Phone number for quickest response.

Other Items I have currently up for Barter can be seen by going to Chicago CL page and in Search Type in “antique mechanical banks” and make sure Category under that box is “For Sale”

Looking for in trade:

Front Load Washing Machine prefer last 2-3 years models, Dishwasher with STAINLESS STEEL TUB prefer last 2-3 yrs models, Metal Detector, Hunting Items, stuff with Moters, Vending Machines, Moped, or vespa type scooter, Antique Gambling Games from around Prohibition era Punch Boards Complete not used and other Trade Stimulators used in Bars, or other estaplishments and are COIN OP’d, Vintage Lego sealed sets, Pit Bikes, Ipad 2 & 3, Ipod Touch, Lawn Aerator, Overseeder, and/or Dethatcher all moterized Lawn equipment, Backpack Power Blower, Tag Watches, Juke Box, antique Mechanical Banks, Other nice watches, Current Laptops, 3DS, Key Cutter, Pinball or Arcade Games, Or anything else you have, I might just take it worst I could do is Say No Thank You

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