Huge Collection of Antique Still and Mechanical Money Banks Proxibid, the world’s largest provider of live auction webcasting services, today announced that it has been selected by the Charles County Auction Company to provide live online bidding for an upcomi
News-Antique.com - Apr 13,2009 - Omaha, NE ─ April 14, 2009 ─ Proxibid, the world’s largest provider of live auction webcasting services, today announced that it has been selected by the Charles County Auction Company to provide live online bidding for an upcoming auction of antique money banks. The live auction will take place Saturday, April 25 at 9:00 a.m. EDT, with live online bidding on Proxibid commencing at that time. Auction registration and pre-bidding are already available at www.proxibid.com/CharlesCounty.
More than 300 money banks, or piggy banks, as they are more commonly known, from what is believed to be Southern Maryland’s largest money bank collection in recent history will cross the auction block during this live auction webcast. This extremely large and unique collection features many rare and hard-to-find banks. Featured items include:
• Lot 6: Beehive Bank – Still, Iron, unmarked, 7" tall, 1lb 5oz
• Lot 27: Boy Acrobat – Mechanical, Iron, reproduced from original collection of the Book of Knowledge, 9" tall, 3lb 1oz
• Lot 35: “The Jolly N” – Mechanical, Iron, marked 1882, made by J&E Stevens Co., 7" tall, 3lb 15oz
• Lot 45: 1892 Space Heater – Still, Iron, unmarked, 6" tall, 1lb 9oz
• Lot 95: Birth Bank – Still, Metal, made in England, 1860s (?), 7" tall, 1lb 3oz
“Looking at the collection in its entirety gives people a real perspective of American History, from Victorian times to the 21st century,” said John Hall of Charles County Auctions. “There are many iron mechanical banks depicting scenes from American folk law and history. Also many still banks reflecting famous buildings and icons through the ages. This once-in-a-lifetime auction will give people from across the globe a rare opportunity to own a piece of American history.”
For more information about this auction, to register to bid or to leave a pre-bid, please visit www.proxibid.com/CharlesCounty.
Since 2002, Proxibid has webcast more than 16,000 auctions – more than any other company in the industry. Proxibid’s proprietary live Internet bidding service and Web site were developed by auctioneers and industry-leading professionals to provide our bidders with the most user-friendly and comprehensive live online auction experience possible.
Proxibid’s customer service and support is unmatched in the industry. The company’s toll-free support center is open before, during and after every live auction, and is staffed with bi-lingual auction specialists who assist both bidders and auctioneers. For more information about Proxibid, please visit us online at www.proxibid.com.