It all began in the summer of 1969 when a friend suggested they go antiquing. Since Andy was a banker it was only natural to start collecting penny banks. They found their first bank in the third antique shop they visited.
By Christmas of 1969 their collection had grown considerably. However, they would later discover that many of those early finds were reproductions. By 1971 they discovered the Chicago Toy Show and met fellow still bank collectors Bruce & Blossum Abell. In 1972 they joined the Still Bank Collectors Club of America (“SBCCA”). They attended their first Still Bank Convention in the spring of 1973. There they met so many wonderful people that shared their passion for still banks.
In their book, “The Penny Bank Book” they talk about building a collection, toy shows and conventions and the dissolution of Burt Whitings famed still bank collection in 1972. Andy talks in detail about how that collection was sold and how those banks were cast to the winds.
It was not easy for Susan and the Moore children to come to the decision to sell these banks. She takes great comfort in the knowledge that these banks will go to collectors that share her and Andy’s collecting passion.
In this catalog we have highlighted the banks (both still and mechanical) that come from the Andy & Susan Moore Collection and where appropriate listed the banks reference number in the Penny Bank Book (PBB#).
It is a privilege for us to sell these banks.
Information About the Robison and Garthoeffner Collections to be highlighted in our next update! - RSL Auction Company