Snoopy Glass Coin Bank - One That Got Away Estate Sale Find


Another day, another post of an Estate Sale item that got away.  This one, too, is from the Twin Lakes Estate Sale that I visited a few weeks ago.  First, I shared the photo of a telephone desk.  Then the Mayor Daley (first one) Primary campaign poster.

Today, is this glass Snoopy bank.  It has a slot at the top for coins.  You can see in the background that this guy was a Peanuts collector.  He had a bunch of Peanuts stuff, but none of it was of interest to me except for this bank.  I have posted another Snoopy item that I picked up at a Goodwill - a Snoopy political glass.

Why this bank?  Because we had one of these in my house when I was a kid.  I remember it well and remember that it didn't have a hole on the bottom to let any of they money out.  The only way to get dough out of this thing was to smash it.  One of my sisters used this and she stuck dollar bills in it, which gummed up everything even worse.  With the slot and *just* coins in there, you could kind of tilt and twist and shake the bank and a few coins would leak out.  But with the folded up bills?  They kind of stopped up the slot and it became something that would just 'save' your money.  (which...I guess is a good thing for kids?)

Put this in the 'one that got away' column.  And remember:  It is enough to enjoy the existence of things without possessing all of them.

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