Posted ByLL on April 24, 2003 at 15:21:21:
In Reply to: Jack Benny piggy bank 1950's?????HELP! posted byDave R.T. on April 24, 2003 at 08:10:06:
: Greetings! I have recently come into possesion of
: a rather curious piece of JB memorabilia. It's a small
: plastic bank with a picture of JB on the dial. It's
: about 6X8 inches or so. Don't know if it has to do with
: the B of A anniverary or not, but I suspect it does.
: It's just sooo cool! Any help would be appreciated:)
Yes, I have one of those as well. Looks like a little brown vault with Jack's photo on it. I am fairly certain that this was connected with the Americare 39 insurance promotion by the American Republic Insurance Corporation around 1972. Jack looks his older self but with very artificial dyed dark brown hair.
These come up on Ebay from time to time, and last I checked, were bringing in the $8-$15 range. I got mine for about $5.50. It may not be the priciest Benny collectable out there, but like you said, it's pretty cool for us Bennyphiles!