I was shopping on Ebay again and ran across this very unique vintage dutch boy cast iron bank. It was used for advertising for the Dutch Boy Paints as listed in the auction.
All that mattered to me was it was a dutch boy and I could use it as a unique bank for saving paper money for our Disney trips. Why no coins? Well, this little guy weighs 6 lbs before any money is even put in there!
This bank has been repainted by someone that was very good at it. The value of it is not what it would be if it was in it's original painted colors, it was still a great find and something I could afford.
This banks measures 9" high and is 3-3/4" across the base of the barrel that the boy sits on. To get your money out of the bank you need to unscrew the two halves apart. This makes it easier to save for me as it's not an easy task to get the money out so I'm not tempted to rob it!!
Update On Apr 21, 2010: I've learned since buying this bank that it is made by Hubley and is entitled "Hubley Dutch Boy on Barrel" and it's circa 1930. It doesn't change anything for me as far as value since this one has been repainted. I just think it's a unique piece that I enjoy keeping my spare paper money in for vacations!