Here is possibly the hardest of all Chein banks to find. This is the globe bank made for the 1939 World’s Fair. It is our belief that this bank was not as popular as the Chein Trylon and Perisphere bank. And thus, it did not end up in households.
If you collect Chein banks as we do, ya gotta have one of these in your collection. So here is your chance.
Size: 4 ¼ inches tall; base is 3 ¼ inches in diameter; globe is 3 ½ inches in diameter
Condition: The lithography is excellent on the bank. The land masses show well. Silver paint was used on this bank to show the water, rather than the typical blue of all other Chein Globe Banks.
There are some scratches. Some dings around Siberia and the Artic. And there is one noticeable dent near the Chein shield. We took pictures of these to show them at their worst!!!!!
The bank doesn’t sit flat, but we think this is a design problem. Maybe these we made this way. We checked our example and it has the same base problem. In fact most of the Chein banks using this style of platform have a similar problem.
The trap is present, but doesn’t close all the way. This could be fixed with a pair of pliers and patience, but there is always the risk of further damage.
All in all, this bank still displays well and is a must have if you are like us.