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VTG Reutter Porzellan Germany Porcelain Pig Piggy Bank Teddys Spielstunde Bears
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$11.25
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Vintage Retired Couple Porcelain Banks
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$0.99
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Vintage Cat Bank White Porcelain Ceramic Signed
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$35.00
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VINTAGE MUSHROOM COIN BANK
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$7.50
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Baby Shower Vintage Rare DIAPER MONEY Bank Goods Gallery Ceramic Change Me
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$17.05
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Adorable Vintage 70s 80s Ceramic Duck Barrel Coin Bank With Stopper
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$15.95
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Piggy Bank Pink Ceramic Vintage
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$8.00
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Piggy Bank Pink Ceramic With Rose Flower Decor Vintage
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$10.00
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Vintage Farmer Piggy Bank In Overalls Ceramic Hand Painted Sealed
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$27.99
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AF VINTAGE PAY TELEPHONE FAMILY BANK
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$37.50
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Vintage Hand Painted Ceramic Piggy Bank With Blue Floral Design w Stopper
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$4.99
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Vintage Sad Dog With Tear Porcelain Piggy Bank
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$29.00
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Vintage Porcelain Coin Bank Guitar Playing sPANISH DOG BEAGLE
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$25.49
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Vintage BT Babbitt BAB O Enamel Porcelain Cleaner Tin Coin Bank Paper Label 3
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$18.00
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vintage fancy pink porcelain toy flowered piggy bank original clock doll plug
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$65.00
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Vintage Piggy Bank Girl with Hat Parasol Blue Pet Dog on Barrel Ceramic 7
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$12.99
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14197 VINTAGE PORCELAIN STORK BANK
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$14.95
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Vintage Porcelain Wall Hanging Bank Flat Iron Japan c 1950s poppies flowers
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$9.00
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VINTAGE A TOUCH OF UKRAINE BY JW PORCELAIN EGG
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$7.99
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1974 Vintage Ceramic PIG BANK Hand Painted
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$9.95
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Piggy Bank Black Ceramic Hand Painted Vintage Japan
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$14.99
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Vintage 10 Classic Sad Face Eyed Dog Basset Hound Coin Piggy Bank Porcelain
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$35.00
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Vintage Porcelain Pink Baby Elephant by Norcrest A14 4 with tags
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$19.99
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Vtg Delft Shoe Clog Coin Bank White with Blue 5 inch Porcelain Windmill
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$6.96
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$17.50
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Vintage Smiling Pig Piggy Figurine Bank Ceramic Atlantic Mold 1996 A 406 Hat Bow
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$13.59
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$9.99
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Old Vtg Ceramic Holy Bible Praying Hands Still Savings Bank and pen holder set
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$10.00
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$13.45
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VINTAGE HAND PAINTED CERAMIC PIGGY BANK PLASTIC STOPPER
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$4.99
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Vintage Ceramic Piggy Bank
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$4.25
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Vtg Retro Made in Italy Porcelain Winking Bear Bank 7 tall Good Cond
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$10.00
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Vintage Mc Coy piggy bank 1940s porcelain very nice condition cute collectible
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$5.99
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Pin Money Purse Ceramic Bank Rhinestones Gold Trim Vintage Numbered No Stopper
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$22.99
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VINTAGE AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL PORCELAIN BOBBLE HEAD MONEY BANK
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$199.00
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Vintage Lego Gold Tone Porcelain Coins Bank
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$2.50
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Vintage White Porcelain Piggy Bank With RAISED Pink Flowers With Green Leaves
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$4.40
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VTG HOLLAND HOUSE BANK CERAMIC SIGNED MUST SEE
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$29.00
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RARE VINTAGE RETRO ELEPHANT COLORFUL CERAMIC COIN BANK MODERN ART
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$14.98
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Vintage Hand painted Ceramic Piggy bank Pig playing a guitar 6 x 4 half
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$19.43
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S25 VINTAGE CERAMIC PORCELAIN STONEWARE COIN PIGGY STILL BANK GREEN BROWN BLUE
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$79.99
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Vintage PIGGY BANK PIG Ceramic Handpainted Brown HIGH GLOSS
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$18.99
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Vintage Childs Porcelain Bank Sweet Boy with Dog bird Bank for a Rainy Day
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$17.99
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SHAWNEE PIGGY BANK Porcelain Red and White Hand Painted Vintage Antique
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$7.00
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Vintage Porcelain Old Man Coin Bank PRICE REDUCED
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$5.00
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VINTAGE ALBERT EINSTEIN PORCELAIN BANK NO3147
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$40.00
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$2.99
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Vintage Porcelain Coin Piggy Bank W Yellow Boret 45 X 45 Cute Classic Pig
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$18.00
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Vintage Old Man  Woman Grandpa  Grandma Porcelain Bank
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$49.95
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Vintage hand painted porcelain Cat Kitten 6 tall figurine coin bank FREE S H
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$7.50
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Vtg c50s Ceramic Bisque 3 little PIG Athletes TobeLefton Japan
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$11.75
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Vintage Florida Piggy Bankwhite porcelain1980soranges design pigflowers
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$6.99
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Vintage ALMAK CREATIONS Ceramic Hand Painted Pin Money PURSE STILL BANK
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$17.99
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Vtg Art Deco Ceramic Still Bank Seamans Bank for Savings McCoy Porcelain Co
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$45.00
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VINTAGE CHRISTMAS Santa Claus Glitter Porcelain NORCREST BANK
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$9.99
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Vintage 1950s Ceramic Piggy Bank Pig In A Barrel Still Bank Japan Old Blue Label
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$6.95
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2 Vintage Ceramic In Case of Emercency Banks LOOK
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$35.00
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Vtg Porcelain baby doll
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$10.00
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$10.50
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Vintage 1981 Precious Moments Piggy Bank Porcelain You can always Bank on Me
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$5.00
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Delightful Vtg OLD Miniature Porcelain PIG Piggy Bank made in Czechoslovakia
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$8.00
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Vintage Ceramic Pottery Piggy Bank with Handle
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$3.99
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SOCCER BALL PIG shaped vintage CERAMIC PIGGY BANK very unusual estate find
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$9.99
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1950s VINTAGE ceramic FOR MY CADILLAC PIG PIGGY BANK 1950s
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$12.00
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Vintage Piggy Bank Ceramic Savings Bank Boy Pig In Blue Overall 6 half  Tall
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$7.25
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Vtg Ceramic white Pig Piggy Coin Bank Figurine w Stopper Country Farm Animal
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$6.99
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Vintage Howdy Doody Riding a Pig Piggy Bank Shawnee Pottery 1950s
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$49.99
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Vintage Reutter Irish Porcelain Bear Piggy Bank with Stopper Germany
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$19.99
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Vintage State of NY University at Oswego Ceramic Piggy Bank Gold Trim
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$9.99
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Lot of 8 Vintage Souvenir Piggy Coin Banks Blue  White Ceramic Pottery
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$9.99
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Set of 4 Vintage Antique Ceramic Flower Patterned Piggy Banks Unpunched
set of 4 vintage antique ceramic flower patterned piggy banks unpunched
$15.99
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VINTAGE 1960S DOE  FAWN PORCELAIN POTTERY PIGGY BANK MADE IN JAPAN
vintage 1960s doe fawn porcelain pottery piggy bank made in japan
$8.99
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Vintage 1940s Pinmoney Porcelain Purse Bank
vintage 1940s pinmoney porcelain purse bank
$17.00
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Vintage Ceramic Pink Piggy Bank Rolls Royce Car Coin Money Porcelain RARE
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$1.00
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Vintage Porcelain Otagiri Piggy Bank Hand Crafted in Japan
vintage porcelain otagiri piggy bank hand crafted in japan
$14.99
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Vintage 1930s Ceramic Piggy Bank Sitting Pig with Red Bow Unmarked
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$12.99
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ATQ Pink Pig Porcelain Piggy Bank Hand Painted ADA Rhinestone Porky VTG Pottery
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$39.00
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VTG 1950s Penny Pincher Porcelain Bank Scotsman
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$13.45
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Vintage Porcelain Delft Piggy Bank Hand Painted
vintage porcelain delft piggy bank hand painted
$9.99
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Vtg Ceramic Piggy Bank Boy Pig with Striped Shirt 6 inch for Coins
vtg ceramic piggy bank boy pig with striped shirt 6 inch for coins
$6.96
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Vintage Porcelain Miniature Rosey Pig Piggy Bank with Floral Prints
vintage porcelain miniature rosey pig piggy bank with floral prints
$6.99
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VINTAGE SITTING PINK PIGGY BANK with FLOPPY EARS
vintage sitting pink piggy bank with floppy ears
$199.99
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VINTAGE PORCELAIN PUPPY DOG BANK 1940S 1950S
vintage porcelain puppy dog bank 1940s 1950s
$12.99
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5 Vintage Piggy Coin Banks Ceramic Shell Souvenir Estate Lot San Antonio Hawaii
5 vintage piggy coin banks ceramic shell souvenir estate lot san antonio hawaii
$39.99
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Vintage Pig DANKEThank You Ceramic Piggy Bank Unmarked believe its German
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$19.95
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Lot of 3 small vintage ceramic piggy bank pigs 2 Japan 1 souviner Galesburg
lot of 3 small vintage ceramic piggy bank pigs 2 japan 1 souviner galesburg
$5.00
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Vintage Bluebird Porcelain Bank Rhinestone Eyes CB
vintage bluebird porcelain bank rhinestone eyes cb
$14.99
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VINTAGE SANTAS POST OFFICE CHRISTMAS CERAMIC BANK
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$19.99
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Coin bank vintage ceramic spaghetti design Santa Japan
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$12.99
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Beautiful Vintage Yellow Striped Porcelain Piggy Bank
beautiful vintage yellow striped porcelain piggy bank
$57.20
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VINTAGE 1982 PORCELAIN BANK BUILDING COIN BANK W STOPPER
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$15.27
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Collectable Vintage Porcelain Pink Piggy Bank MR Rogers Advertising
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$22.95
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VINTAGE PORCELAIN RETIREMENT FUND SANTA IN ROCKING CHAIR BANK 55X35 EXCELL
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$6.39
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VINTAGE LOT 3 SOUVENIR PIGGY BANKS STATES COLLECTIBLES TEXASMYRTLE BEACH AZ
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$9.99
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Porcelain Vintage Outhouse Japan
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$5.00
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Vintage Bank British Red Ceramic Telephone Bank With Stopper on Bottom
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$13.99
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VINTAGE CERAMIC PIGGY BANK PURPLE PINK FLOWER EUC PLUG IN BOTTOM
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$16.92
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VINTAGE PORCELAIN BANK IN LITTLE CROCK
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$2.75
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Vtg Reutter Porzellan Porcelain Germany Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Bank w Box
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$10.00
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Vintage Relco Japan Ceramic Pig Piggy Bank FIGURINE
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$12.99
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NICE 11pc VINTAGE CERAMIC CHRISTMAS NATIVITY SET w STAIN GLASS WINDOW CRECHE
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$34.99
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Vintage brass  porcelain world globe shaped cigarette holder art deco
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$225.00
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Japanese vintage tea cup porcelain YUNOMI Arita ware with painting of a geisha
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$29.99
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6 Vintage French Porcelain white KNIFE RESTS marked bb ANGELS CHERUBS
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$33.00
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Enesco VINTAGE 1986 unicorn porcelain figurine
enesco vintage 1986 unicorn porcelain figurine
$30.00
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Set of 4 Antique Vintage CROWN SHAFFORD Porcelain Floral Coasters NC 5404
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$41.00
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VINTAGE PORCELAIN PITCHER WHITE  ROSE FLORAL WITH GOLD LUSTER DECORATION 5 half
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$25.00
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Vintage Old Collectible Rare Sunlight Soap Ad Porcelain Enamel Sign England
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$80.00
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Vintage Enamel Porcelain S C 026 Sign Board Collectible
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$49.00
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GORGEOUS VINTAGE HAND PAINTED  SIGNED PORCELAIN FRENCH TRINKET BOX FROM FRANCE
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$65.00
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Vintage Victorian Porcelain Angel Clip on Christmas Tree Light Covers Lot of 12
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$59.00
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Vintage Small Porcelain Chinese Floral Pen Holder Table Lamp
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$39.00
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Vintage Tin Enamel Porcelain Sign COIFFEUR Blue and White Sign 98 X 39
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$24.95
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Vintage Porcelain Chinese Floral Jar Table Lamp2
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$59.00
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Goebel DOG HOUSE BANK Porcelain VINTAGE New Un Used Excellent Condition
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$21.95
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Vintage House Of Goebel Porcelain Capodimonte Benacchio Boy Figurine School Pal
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$40.00
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VINTAGE ORIGINAL RARE BOSCH SERVICE CENTER PORCELAIN ENAMEL SIGN 1940s
vintage original rare bosch service center porcelain enamel sign 1940s
$449.25
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VINTAGE DOCKERS PORCELAIN ENAMEL SIGN RARE CIRCA 1940S MADE IN JAPAN
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$299.25
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VINTAGE STANDARD BATTERIES PUSH DOOR PORCELAIN ENAMEL SIGN C1960S GERMANY
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$224.25
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OLD RARE ORIGINAL VINTAGE WILLS GOLD FLAKE PORCELAIN ENAMEL SIGN COLLECTIBLE
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$749.99
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VINTAGE AMRUTANJAN PAIN BALM PORCELAIN ENAMEL SIGN PHARMA SIGN GERMANY 1920
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$974.99
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C 1960S VINTAGE FRANCONA STRAPS AND BRACELETS PORCELAIN ENAMEL SIGN
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$131.25
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Vintage British Service Station Industrial Black White Porcelain Lamp Shades
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$299.99
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VINTAGE ORIGINAL BRYLCREEM PORCELAIN ENAMEL SIGN MADE IN ENGLAND C 1940S RARE
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$524.25
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Antique Lamps - Kung Hei Fat Choi by Maurice Robertson

"Kung Hei Fat Choi!" or "Happy New Year!" - the great festival of the Chinese speaking world. It is unknown exactly when and how this event began, except to say that with China's 5000 years of history, not being able to recall the beginnings of such celebrations can be well understood.

In contemporary China, the New Year celebration is known as the Spring Festival and is considered one of the most important events in China. This important occasion carries with it certain obligations for people preparing for the New Year. All disputes must be resolved, so that the New Year can begin with a clean slate. Spring cleaning is done, so that the house can greet the New Year clean and tidy & all clothes have to be cleaned and pressed.

The date of the Chinese New Year is established by the lunar calendar, so the first day of the lunar year marks the date of the Chinese New Year. This places the date of the New Year between late January and early February. Finally at midnight, on New Years Eve, the fun begins!

At the stroke of twelve the New Year is greeted by the explosion of fireworks, bells, drums and gongs. In traditional China, or, Imperial China, the midnight cannonade was designed to drive away evil spirits and so cleanse the infant New Year.

It is at this time, that every city witnesses one of China's most ancient cultural events, the dragon and lion dance. Through the streets of every town and village the dragon, to the sound of fireworks, drums and gongs, snakes his way across China.

The dragon is the most ancient of Chinese cultural symbols and is highly revered and honored by the Chinese people. Unlike in the West, the Chinese dragon is a totally benign creature, the deity of water, rivers and streams and offering assurance from the threat of drought. The lion, the symbol of power and courage, protects and wards off mischievous spirits.

With the tradition of New Years celebration so deeply embedded in the Chinese psyche, no effort is spared in traveling vast distances to bring gifts and spend this important holiday with the family. Known in China as the "Spring Movement", it is, in fact, the largest mass migration on the planet!

The week long holiday is filled with entertainments and special New Year dishes. House window frames and doors are freshly painted and the houses brightly decorated with lights and red lanterns, red being the symbolic colour for wealth and good fortune. Children receive the traditional red envelope, containing money, quickly spent on treats and sweets!

With a major tradition being the exchanging of gifts, the focus of this article is the traditional gift of "New Year" or "Cracked Ice" blue and white Chinese porcelain.

Oriental porcelain was introduced to the West as early as the mid 15th century, when precious examples appearing in Lisbon, Portugal being the first to acquire trading rights from Imperial China.

Prior to this, porcelain, both Chinese and Japanese, was seen in Europe as a mystical substance with almost magical properties, from a place that very few knew of, let alone, had been to. Most information was still based on the visit made by Marco Polo in 1275.

The "secret" of blue and white porcelain is cobalt, a natural mineral ore which gives the blue. Cobalt was then confined to Persia, today's modern Iran. This trade between China and Persia undoubtedly propelled the Chinese decoration of ceramics into a new direction, with the first truly blue and white porcelain made around 1290 AD.

The production of porcelain in China has had a history of thousands of years and is the very reason we call porcelain "China" because that's where it came from!

Not only porcelain, but all traditional Chinese art is filled with symbolic meaning and has always played a highly important role, as with gifts offered for auspicious occasions, like birthdays, births and weddings, with good wishes offered for long life and a comfortable old age.

If we randomly choose just four symbols and their meanings, symbols frequently found in Chinese art, these could be -:

Dragons - a symbol derived from ancient traditions. This celebrated symbol ranks first among all. The five-clawed dragon was reserved for the Emperor from ancient times until the end of the last dynasty. The four-clawed dragon associates with royalty and the three-clawed dragon with the Chinese people.

Bamboo - standing for longevity and courage in adversity. As bamboo is evergreen and because it grows straight, it was a popular symbol for an honest mandarin official.

Bats - the homonym "fu" stands for both "bat" and "happiness", hence the bat is a popular symbol. Five bats shown together signify the Five Blessings: longevity, health, wealth, virtue and a natural death.

Crane - the crane is another longevity symbol as the bird was thought to live for two thousand years. A bird flying or looking towards the sun represents a desire to rise high in the government hierarchy.

In traditional China, New Year, or, cracked ice decorated porcelain was a popular gift with its message of spring and new beginnings. The decoration consists of a rich blue ground to simulate ice, or, frozen water. This effect is produced, sometimes with heavy brush strokes, or fine white lines produced by exposing the underlying white porcelain. This frozen ice ground is broken up by branches of plum blossom flowering on old wood, again, the decoration achieved by exposing the underlying white porcelain. The symbolism here speaks of the winter's ice giving way to the welcome arrival of spring, with budding plum blossom about to break through.

Chinese traditional art is filled with symbolic meaning and has always played a highly important role as with gifts offered for auspicious occasions. The gift is one thing, the message is something else!

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