Lot Number 177

A vintage aluminium mechanical money bank and a small soft toy bear. [W] Note: Mechanical cast iron banks were first manufactured in the late 1800's during the industrial revolution. The 'Jolly Banks' or money boxes were a popular item during this period and are also associated with Black Memorabilia. These items are listed on the basis that they are illustrative of a bygone culture in which there were different social norms. We understand the potential controversy surrounding this type of item but believe that providing transparent information about historical context fosters greater understanding of our complex cultural history.