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Metal boy & dog piggy bank

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:33 pm
by Pizzareah
Hi
My Grandfather had this five inch metal Crackerjack Sailor Boy & his dog since before he could remember.
It was never a prize but does anyone know anything about it?
Thanks

Re: Metal boy & dog piggy bank

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:31 pm
by Cyndy Boesch
Sorry, but this isn't Sailor Jack and Bingo. Jack wears a typical sailor suit with pants, no skirt. Also, the hat isn't a sailor's hat and the dog isn't like Bingo. This is a very cute vintage bank, but not who you were thinking. Thanks for posting it.

Re: Metal boy & dog piggy bank

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 8:37 am
by Luke
That is an absolutely lovely bank. I'm no expert by any means, but it appears to be a Victorian era object. That was a time when it was fashionable for children to wear sailor outfits, and also a time when young boys wore skirts/dresses and had long hair. If you do find out more about it, please come back and tell us.

Below is a picture of a young boy in 1884, with long hair and a skirt/dress. He became a famous president in the US.
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Re: Metal boy & dog piggy bank

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:12 pm
by edteach
FDR if I am not mistaken.

Re: Metal boy & dog piggy bank

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:12 pm
by Cyndy Boesch
You are right! This photo shows up on several FDR web sites!

Re: Metal boy & dog piggy bank

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:21 pm
by Jeffrey Maxwell
I'm surprised no one recognized this is a Buster Brown Shoes bank.

Re: Metal boy & dog piggy bank

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:49 am
by Luke
I've completely forgotten about Buster Brown . I feel kinda stupid now.