Below are just some of the benefits of joning the SBCCA.
The annual convention is held in various parts of the country in early June each year featuring a new member orientation, guest speakers, informative seminars and visits to prominent collections of local members. The convention features an auction of usually 400+ quality still banks. All (primary) members will be presented a specifically manufactured convention bank or souvenir. Historically these become most collectable in their own right. The majority or members attending offer banks for sale or trade. A larger selection of antique still banks will not be viewed or offered anywhere in the world annually! Past conventions have been in New Orleans, Gettysburg, Orlando, and Kansas City Mo. Future conventions will be held in Dayton Oh, and Chicago in 2013.
The members web hosts a wealth of bank collecting related resources. Old advertisements, patent papers, slide shows, members buy and sell, new finds, articles and over 3000 bank images. The content is frequently updated. Members will receive password access via the Penny Bank Post publication.
Published three times per year and includes informative articles written by members with many years of collecting expertise on all aspects of still banks and related areas of interest. This publication also provides information on annual convention, as well as special projects.
The SBCCA has produced a number of publications covering a wide variety of topics relating to the collecting still banks. These books are not available commercially and new projects are constantly being undertaken by the membership. The latest book on Cast Iron Building Bank is now available to current members. Once you are a member you will be able to purchase this book for $70.00 plus $5.00 shipping for a total of $75.00. There will be an upcoming book on Lead banks produced by the club.
Updated and printed periodically for the members of the SBCCA. This three ring binder includes the history, by-laws, and the entire membership, listed alphabetically, geographically, and demographically. An invaluable tool when traveling to meet fellow collectors worldwide.
Bonus for joining now.
For a limited time get a free copy of the club's publication Pocket Banks written by Bob and Shirley Peirce. This $25.00 value book is yours free just for becoming a new member.** And after joining you can purchase other books the club has also published, like the new Building Bank Book by Bob and Shirley Peirce. If you like building banks, this is a must have. This book retails for $75.00 shipping included. See above.
Act now as this offer will not be around long because quantities are limited.
*Images shown are SBCCA convention banks manufactured by Reynolds Toys.
**First time new members only.