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updated 01/14/2017

 

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2 versions with NC Stickers on the bases - click to enlarge

1970's Harry Husker Bank

 

     These banks were first issued in 1970, when the Red N on white helmet style was first used.  Banks gave them out as free gifts for opening new accounts, so many have stickers with the name of the bank that issued them.  After Nebraska won its National Championships in 1970 and 1971, some had National Championship stickers on the base instead of the bank name.  A second version was also produced, with the main difference being the eyes.  

 

Thanks to Bob Ihrig for the information, Dan Wagner for the photo!


1980's Herbie Husker Mascot Bank

 

     I'm guessing that this Herbie Husker bank was produced in the early 1980s by the style and colors used.  I could be mistaken.  Please contact me if you have more information on this one.

not in my collection, thanks to Barry Harris for the photo!


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1977 Husker Dog Bank

 

      This proud pooch stands 8" tall.  Not sure if it is meant to be Snoopy, or just a generic dog.  Features hand painted helmet and uniform stripes with a mess jersey. 

 

 

Thanks to Chad Maun for the photos.

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1972 Schedule Bank

 

       Put out by the Sutton State Bank. This one is small, only 5" long, with the 1972 schedule.

 

(thanks to Dan Wagner for the pics!) 

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1970's Football Bank

 

     Small ceramic bank with the classic red helmet and "GO BIG RED" on one side, Herbie Husker and "Cornhuskers" on the other.  Likely a mid-1970s bank.

 

Thanks to Dave Brown for the photo and info.  

(not in my collection)


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1960s Ceramic Helmet Bank

 

       Another nice bank, probably from the 1950s or early 60s.   Metal face mask, standard rubber stopper. 4" tall.

 

(thanks to Chad Maun of Omaha, NE for the info and pics!) 

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1950's Fred Kail Corn Husker Mascot Bank

 

     This piece can be dated back to the 50's because of the red helmet and two-word "Corn Huskers".  The Huskers wore red helmets with the white center strip from 1953 to 1956, then added a white number on the side through the 1961 season.

     The base says  "First Continental National Bank & Trust Co. Lincoln, NE." Note the NFL shield on the football.  Many of these were leftover NFL team banks purchased by banks for their local collegiate team.

     The real McCoy's will have a stamp on the bottom somewhere with "FAK" above "FRED A. KAIL, JR" and are made in Japan.

Information from Bob Ihrig.

     I found a posting at Inside the Park Collectibles showing a 1960 advertisement for the NFL version of these from a Green Bay program.


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1950's Fred Kail Corn Husker Mascot Bank

 

          Another example showing the stamp "FAK FRED A. KAIL, JR" on the back instead of the bottom. Gold foil label on the bottom next to the plug.

Photos and info from Jim Ehlers.

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Another Version

 

     A second version of the above has surfaced, this one from the Citizens State Bank of Lincoln.  Same basic bank with different color scheme.      

     This one is curious, as the helmet is white, which may indicate a reissue after the start of the 1962 season, or an alteration by a previous owner.

 

Information from Bob Ihrig.


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1950 Jan Products Bank

 

     This is a great bank from 1950, made my Jan Products.  Features the white helmet and pants with red sweater worn as the team uniform during the early 1950s.  

 

Thanks to Chad Maun for the photos and info.

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1940/50's Moyer Bank

 

     Moyer made a series of these banks in all different color combinations in the 40's/early 50's.  They had no lettering on the chest. It is the common belief that they were sold to schools with matching colors and the school letter (i.e. "M" for Michigan) was painted on by students and sold at the local school shops.  

 

Thanks to Lee Atherton for the Pics and Info!!!   

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