Fellow building collector Howie, recently acquired a very rare LA City Hall coin bank. On the bottom plate is written, “Art-vertising corp., Los Angeles cal.1928. This is when the bank was manufactured and also the date when the real building was constructed. The metal bank has its original green paint and measures about 6 inches tall, 4 3/4 inches long, and 3 1/4 inches deep. According to Howie, “Art-vertising corp., seems to have made a metal prudential life insurance company rock of Gibraltar bank that is #1264 on page 121 of Moore's penny bank book, 4th edition. Also an Abraham Lincoln, some cars, etc., kind of like Banthrico. “ I've written previously about the LA City Hall building.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
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