Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Leeds Snow White Ceramic Banks

A Snow White figural coin bank was manufactured by Leeds China Co., circa 1949. Glazed ceramic. Measures 6.5" tall. A slot along the side allows for coin deposits. No "removal" opening on the bottom, though.




Images via bookhouse_boys.


A similar non-bank figurine was produced too. It's listed in Hake's Official Price Guide To Disney Collectibles (p.853).



And there was also a Dopey bank.







Dopey images via Milkweed Antiques.


In addition to the banks, Leeds China Co. manufactured similar-looking Snow White and Dopey ceramic planters as well.

4 comments:

  1. I've always thought that these "sacrificial" banks with no trap at the bottom are weird. Are you really supposed to smash the thing with a hammer when it's full??

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    1. I remember as a kid having a piggy bank which caused the same dilemma. I tried to retrieve the coins through the slot when needed, but in the end, it met its demise with a smash.

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  2. I had one like that too, I found that a knife helped the coins fall out, though it was a huge pain in the a**!

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    1. Yeah, I remember using the butter knife too. :)

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