This listing is for a cast iron “honey bear” coin bank. Judging from the list of traits that indicate a cast iron piece is old, I believe this one to be a vintage/antique item. The only concern I have is that the center seam is not flawlessly aligned/closed. However, the screw that holds this piece together is a flat-headed screw, the bank’s surface is smooth, there are no file marks along the seam (indicative of the removal of excess flashing from a newer, sloppy casting process), and the metallic paint’s wear patterns appear to be genuine usage and age wear and not fake “antiquing”. There are a couple of small rusty spots on the bear’s left side. The bank measures about 2.5 inches tall. Please note: Colors in photos may differ slightly from those of the actual item, and terms for the names of colors can be subjective, depending on who is using them. What is teal to one person may be turquoise to another. I do my very best to describe items accurately, and please be aware that subtle differences of opinion as to the names of colors may occur. Out of fairness to all prospective buyers, auctions must run their full length (unless a fixed price option is taken) and at their assigned price. If you have any questions or would like to see additional pictures, just let me know. Comes from a non-smoking home, though we do have pets. If it will take you longer to pay, just send me a message so I know not to open an unpaid item case. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. The item “Vintage Antique 2.5 Cast Iron Honey Bear Coin Bank” is in sale since Tuesday, June 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Still, Piggy Banks\Animals\Bears”. The seller is “doubleeyeblinkies” and is located in Reading, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Material: Cast Iron