Monday, March 12, 2012

Vintage Snow White Dime Banks

Beautifully lithographed, this Snow White dime register bank is made of tin and measures approximately 2.5" square and is .75" thick. Copyright markings read "©1938 Walt Disney Enterprises."
















Dwarfs graphics appear on all four sides with bank instructions on the bottom.






Once the first dime is inserted into the bank, the back slide-open door locks. When the bank has registered the insertion of $5.00 worth of dimes, the door unlocks and allows access to the coins.



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A Dopey dime register bank was produced the following year. It pretty much has identical measurements and functions as the Snow White bank, though the copyright markings differ, "©1939 Walt Disney Productions."

Image via The Collectors Encyclopedia of Disneyana by David Longest and Michael Stern, p.147, 
Collector Book 1992.



Each of the four sides features a slightly different Dopey image.



The two side panels...



Bottom...



Top...




The back has the same instructions and "wood grain" design as the Snow White bank with the addition of a "Made in U.S.A." imprint.

Dopey Bank images via Hakes, Morphy Auctions and Gold Silver Antiques.

2 comments:

  1. NICE!!! But what if I want my dimes before the total reaches $5.00?

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  2. I think that's when a hefty sledgehammer would come in handy. :)

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