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Re: Frankenstein giant head bank chalkware
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 02:34:02 PM »
Might be one of those busts you get at the crafts store and paint it yourself.
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Re: Frankenstein giant head bank chalkware
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 03:22:12 PM »
So rare hereís another.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113291484689

Itís from the late 1980s. The seller has been informed several times. His story is totally fabricated.

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Re: Frankenstein giant head bank chalkware
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 03:48:24 PM »
Itís from the late 1980s.

So why do you think it says c. 1965 on it?
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Re: Frankenstein giant head bank chalkware
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 11:55:35 PM »
Wasn't this on one of those pickers shows a few years ago?

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Re: Frankenstein giant head bank chalkware
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 09:35:32 AM »
Its plaster. Easy to carve a date.

Yes. Pickers had one.

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Re: Frankenstein giant head bank chalkware
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2018, 09:46:40 AM »
Wait a minute.  Which seller is fabricating the story, the guy who claims he had it for over 40 years?   The solid Green Frank Bank?     Because the other seller with the 110 dollar price tag only says its vintage and quite FRANKly heh heh, I don't see a 1965 copyright on the 110 Frank Bank.
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Re: Frankenstein giant head bank chalkware
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2018, 11:17:18 AM »
The Frankenstein Bank that started this discussion:







They are described variously between 12 and 13 inches tall, have a big rubber base they sit in (or rubber stopper), and almost always fetch more than they are worth.  Some have slits in the back of their necks, some don't.  I think they all have the 1965 date. 

Because they all lean to one side, they are seldom photographed face-on.  I have never seen any two painted exactly the same.

Here are a few others:



I don't know where mine is.  (I got one for about $30.00 a l-o-n-g time ago.)  I'm sure mine has the full-sized rubber base.


The most convincing back-story I have encountered is that some fan produced these and brought them to a toy show/convention back before the Internet and eBay ruled and product was scarce and available only at shows and through magazine ads.

This is NOT a $600.00 item.
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Re: Frankenstein giant head bank chalkware
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 05:18:29 PM »
I have one that I bought in a plaster shop back in the late 1970's.  It was unpainted and cost less than $5 at the time.  It has a slot in the back for coins and a hole in the bottom for removing  coins.
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