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This is the original LBZ tin birdhouse bank made in Western Germany. There have been many reproductions made of this toy, but this is the original in the original box. When the crank is turned, the bird pops his head out, grabs a coin with is beak, and pulls it inside to drop it into the bank. The beehive on the birdhouse reads Made in Western Germany, and the box says LBZ made in Germany Nr. 307
Condition: Very good vintage condition, has some tin bent along the roof and one corner. Rubber band to hold the coins is missing, as well as the door and key for the bottom of the bank. This is a beautiful piece, no rust, fading or chips in the finish. The box is fairly damaged as shown in the photos.
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