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I got this a few years ago from a Chinese iron casting factory

Nobody from the salespeople know where it came from

Possible a sample that a client left behind

I think it is from USA ,uniform looks like hotel bell boy style in the thirties

It is completely in casted iron , hand painted

If you put a coin in his hand and turn one of the ears he "swallows " the coin
Same moment the eyes turns away

Somebody see this before ?


Added: Jun-17-2012 Occurred On: Jun-17-2012
By: H3dgehog
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Tags: cast iron, money box, negro, bell boy
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  • This was invented to simulate what Obama is doing with our tax dollars.

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  • This was a premonition piece warning the future about what Barry Soetorro and the hyphenated scum would be doing to our tax dollars.

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  • one version currently for sale

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GENUINE-Vintage-GREEDY-NEGRO-BOY-Coin-Swallowing-NEGRO-Bank-NEW-ZEALAND-made-/190689870947#ht_1693wt_1139

    and the repro ( which i think you have

    http://www.kittynation.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=845

    they where common

    there was also a white sailor and a chinese , but the Black face one was the most popular

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  • Info related.
    http://ormistons.eu/Jolly-*****-Bank--and--Dinah-Black-Americana.php

    And yes as Jack404says below there was a version made in NZ, was made with the lever behind shoulder, hand raises coin to mouth, eye roll and tongue receded...
    Ears did not move, unlike the Starkies example....it was more like the John sharper version.

    My gran had one when I was a kid.
    Worth a few pennies nowadays though !

    The version u show in the clip-video is a recent fraudulent Chinese piece of trash...no More..

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    • @Donovan301
      I agree, quality is no where like the real thing.

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    • @Donovan301
      Yeah i know its junk
      Finnishing is just arwfull

      I was just curious about the history behind it , these days things like that are political incorrect

      Thats why i love it

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    • @H3dgehog

      ...and this is why it now has a value, but in the further future maybe have more of a value... Fake or Faux as it may be, it will regardless oneday have a higher value than it has today, or in 30 years time....
      All due to the subject matter.

      Fact is, if you own an original like my Gran... then you is in the money something serious..

      or.... until people disregard or misunderstand racisim in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries...

      Then you have a funny looking money box that no one car More..

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    • @Donovan301
      Im quite sure if i put that on Ebay in EU it gonna be removed

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  • LOL my mum collected a few different antiques of these. Many about are fakes. They are originally called 'greedy little ***** boy' and it will be imprinted on the base for authentic ones. This model is lower quality than the originals.

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  • Theres a few at the local food stamp offices? JK. Kinda cool how that works.

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  • It's name is politically bad but never the less I'll say it.
    It's called a "Jolly Nagger Money Box" (I instead of A) If its one of the originals it was worth up to $100 AU back in the late 90's.
    Worth more now I guess. I bought two but one was a 1940's reproduction.
    Originals are much older. 1890 maybe earlier.
    Another great ond to get is the fat Transvaal Money Box. You have to get one of them too now. :)
    The back of his head is a good way to tell original from fake. I can't remembe More..

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  • When I was a kid there was a shop on the main street of Greenock, Scotland, that had these on the counters collecting coins for charity, that was in the 60's

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  • Interesting collectible.

    There's a pile of books on collectibles; Miller's Guide To... is one series.

    Carter's is another series.

    It's bound to be in there.

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  • Maammmeeey!

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  • Fuck those Knee Grows are hideous and lazy cunts.

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  • you , my kind sir, have a really old version of KKK memorobilia.

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  • I don't think they are allowed in Chinese market. Must be exported.

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  • Well, we had those things in the 50's-60's, supposedly to help out the black people in former Congo... Silly, because the people who went there got filthy rich on the black men's back, yet they wanted us to pay for their food.
    Greedy bastards.
    Anyway, ours had heads that nodded when you put in a coin.

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    • @pruut

      No

      That where the plaster negros wo head nodded everytime you put a 1 frank or 5 frank in it

      I have one as these to at home

      By the way

      All the people who came back from congo did that without 1 cent in their pocket
      They leaved everything behind even their pets
      Most of them only got the clothing that they wear on the time they moved out

      It was only the Belgium banks who made heaps of money there and still making

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  • I can't remember the website but the chinese make some awesome (and rude) desk top toys including pencil sharpeners (Female, guess where pencil goes) and even a cigarette lighter monk.
    The first of these iron toys were brilliant, they turn up on ebay occasionally

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  • this piece is originally from africa

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  • Why make a video with photo's ?

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